Cody Hajek started CrossFit Never Broken after serving 10 years in the Navy. Born in California and raised in Texas, Hajek enlisted right out of high school and spent five-and-a-half years in Florida before moving to Oklahoma to do Special Forces recruiting. Hajek was already certified and coaching locally when he decided to move home to finish his engineering degree until an opportunity presented itself to open a business.
CrossFit Never Broken opened in August 2016 and has both five trainers and classes a day. The times range from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and each class is an hour in length. Hajek described a general breakdown of the class with an emphasis on getting your body prepared for it.
“People are always surprised cause we’ll get you mobile before your workout and you need to warm up so your body is ready,” Hajek said.
Inspired by former Navy Seal, Josh Bridges, the name represents a philosophy that extends way past the gym.
“You become tempered through your hardships and so our kind of motto here is, ‘you may be bent but you’re never broken.’ So, we just try to really instill that here [because] you’re gonna deal with some stuff whether it’s physical, mental or emotional adversity and so we try to encompass all of that here,” Hajek said. “Through this adversity you’re going to become stronger from it, you’re gonna learn from it and come out better than you were to begin with.”
For those who are new to CrossFit, the coaches are going to meet you on your level. Hajek tells people to treat this workout like a checklist item, going in and getting the work done to the best of your ability and ultimately feeling good when you leave. Due to the fact your body has to adjust to any new level of activity, Hajek strongly advises not to try and set any new records or lift anything you haven’t before.
CrossFit Never Broken has clients ranging from ages 12 to 78 so there is a wide variance of age, personality and fitness levels. Hajek does a free consultation for interested parties to identify and set goals before they even set foot in a class. After the consultation, clients have three personal training sessions for familiarization and safety. To get you started, which includes your first month of membership, the investment is $135. Two plan options after that are three times a week at $100 per month or an unlimited pass for $135.
Hajek said that while he understands it may seem intimidating or even scary, the most important part is just to show up and try it out.
“A lot of people just get bored of their routine and it’s nice that it’s not routine and then the other piece of it is just show up and try it out. It sounds scary but anything that’s new is scary. If you come out and you try it, you’re gonna meet some people you can relate to and odds are you’re gonna leave better than you came in,” Hajek said.
For more information, contact CrossFit Never Broken via their website, www.neverbrokencf.com or Facebook page. You can also find them on Instagram @NeverBrokenOK .