Games of the Guardians

On April 19th, Ground Zero will host a benefit workout to highlight a social struggle that has captured our attention—the struggle against human trafficking. The UN estimates that among the many facets of human trafficking, at least 27 million people are enslaved in the sex trafficking market. This struggle is both a global and local problem—even here in Oklahoma! We are partnering with an organization called Unbound http://unboundnow.org/ to bring the issue to the CrossFit community, raise general awareness about the struggle, and help raise funds for their survivor aftercare program.

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WHAT IS CROSSFIT?
CrossFit is many things. Primarily, it’s a fitness regimen developed by Coach Greg Glassman over several decades. He was the first person in history to define fitness in a meaningful, measurable way (increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains). CrossFit itself is defined as that which optimizes fitness by using constantly varied functional movements performed at relatively high intensity. CrossFit is also the community that spontaneously arises when people do these workouts together. In fact, the communal aspect of CrossFit is a key component of why it’s so effective.

All types of people doing CrossFit, kickin’ tail!

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CROSSFIT BASICS is our dedicated point of entry for everyone unfamiliar to CrossFit coaching or workouts. BASIC consists of …
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CrossFit Progressions

If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.” – author unknown…

PROGRESSIONS exists with the understanding that life takes time. We move forward day by day and…
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-- Ground Zero CrossFit --

We are ground Zero CrossFit

MISSION

We exist to make you fit and change your life.
Our Calling is very simple, and we consider it a privileged to be able to pursue it…
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HISTORY

Ground Zero CrossFit (GZCF) officially affiliated and began fitness-training operations in January of 2008 in a residential…
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CREW

Our team is passionate about CrossFit, Ground Zero, and giving people real achievements in fitness. Get to know a little about them here:
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1200 Rock Creek Road
Suite B
Norman, OK 73069
ph: (405) 701-8400
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In their words

Pinky Kuan

Wow, I can't believe I have been doing Crossfit for a year!! It has been an amazing experience! I am in the best shape of my life because of it and I have done things I didn’t think my body was capable of doing.

Marcie Billen

Hey you guys should know I really do love my job...most 25 year olds can't say they are doing their dream job but I can and that's thanks to you... I believe in you and the people in the box do as well

Our Crew

When you walk into a CrossFit Affiliate, you will find staff, trainers, and coaches that are excited about the movement and movements of CrossFit. They are excited about the pursuit of elite fitness, the pride of seeing someone overcome a tough workout, and an understanding that they are part of a unique and effective method of getting people fit. We are no different. What we bring to the table is a dedication to your success. We love CrossFit and we are dedicated to your success in the most incredible and most effective fitness movement in history.

UWEM EKPENYONG

Coach/Co-Owner
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CrossFit Level 1
CF Coaches Prep Course
CF Movement  and Mobility
CF Olympic Lifting
CF Football
CF Gymnastics I
CF Endurance

In the summer of 2005, I “tweaked” my back lifting a stroller from the trunk of my car. My wife was also suffering from the effects of a Cesarean birth nine months AFTER the birth of our first child. I was at once mad and alarmed. I remember thinking, “We cannot keep going like this! We’ll be broken and debilitated in no time…” That night after everyone was asleep. I said a prayer, turned on the computer, and began my search for the truth about physical training, rehabilitation, and nutrition.
In that search, I found CrossFit.com. I examined the offerings on the website and every time I read an article or watched a video, I was more taken with CrossFit. I realized that I had found a unique program. A NO GIMICK program. I was so convinced and excited that I wrote a post on the CrossFit Message Boards, introducing my wife and myself. I entitled the thread, “Looking up at Ground Zero” (pardon the typos…). By November 2005, I was meeting Greg, Lauren, Annie, Amundsen, Nicole, Tony, and others in Golden, Colorado at a Level I Certification Seminar. The reception we received from everyone was unexpectedly warm. Coach personally came up to us to convey how excited he was that we had come. They believed that CrossFit was not just for the already athletic, but for everyone. We were so sore after the seminar, we could not move for a week, but we were convinced that CrossFit was the closest thing “out there” to the truth about fitness, and we were on board.

DEBBIE EKPENYONG

Co-Owner/Coach
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CrossFit Level 1
CF Kids Coach
CF Gymnastics 1
CF Olympic Lifting

I first attended my Level 1 Cert in November of 2005 a Cert led by Coach Glassman. My eyes were opened to the endless possibilities that a new life of fitness would provide me.  The opportunity to break out of the mold of a sedentary, weak, overweight, unhealthy life.  To change my family tree.  I have maintained my level 1 and have since attended CrossFit Kids, CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting, and Gymnastics Certification Seminars.  I am passionate about helping people to overcome their barriers to living as healthy and strong a life as they want to and with CrossFit I believe the sky is the limit to what we can achieve if we’re willing to work at it and push past our fears and insecurities.  Being a stay at home Mom, homeschooling,  fulfilling my other responsibilities as co-owner of the gym, and coaching CrossFit Kids and Base Camp keep me running.  With my busy schedule, I am always developing easy, fast, and hopefully delicious Paleo recipes for my family to enjoy.
Debbie Ekpenyong makes her home in Norman with Uwem Ekpenyong, their children: Karis, Sophia, and Theophilus, a house mate named Dana, and two cats.

CHARLES BAKER

Coach
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CrossFit Level 1

Growing up, Charles Baker was always the last one picked. While this never deterred Charles from doing the best he could at what he was getting picked for, he was not quite the athlete that some kids his age were. Charles had always been what some would call “fluffy” and would try on a daily basis to curl the bars, push the weights, and pull the inner beast he thought he always had, out. He played tennis and would work-out with the HS wrestlers, but even this could not unleash the best. CrossFit has made the beast come alive. Charles has now been doing CrossFit for over 2 years and will never look back. Seeing the growth inside him come to life has inspired him to try and help others do the same. Coaching CrossFit has become a passion of his and while he continually grows he hopes that he inspires and motivates others around him to do the same. Charles received his L1 Cert in April of 2012 and has been coaching at Ground Zero CrossFit since then.
None of this would have been possible without the loving support of his amazing, patient, tolerable, compassionate, and gorgeous wife Alison. No man needs a greater inspiration, to get up and do the things they have to do, then to simply roll over and see the inspiration, every morning. Let’s GO!!

DAMON LOCURTO

Coach
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CrossFit Level 1
USAW Sport Performance Coach

Having been in the Army the last 9 years I have always looked for ways to challenge myself and make sure that I was in good physical condition. I always did Army PT and even forayed into the various different exercise programs with limited results. I would lose some weight or be just above average on the PT test and I was always trying to find a way to push myself over the edge. After trying Crossfit for the first time in 2010 at the request of a coworker I was instantly hooked. After about 6 months I was in the best shape I had ever been in and was really excited. Unfortunately I ended up having knee surgery and was out for six months, during that time I grew lazy and lost my Crossfit counterpart. I PCS’ed to OKC and began the search for a new gym determined to get back to where I was. I found Ground Zero in February of 2012 and haven’t looked back since. The community and enthusiasm I found at the gym drove me to obtain my L1, and in September of that year I began coaching and love being able to help others achieve their fitness goals.
All of this came at the support of my beautiful wife Margaret who not only supports but pushes me everyday to be better. Harden Up.

MARCIE BILLEN

Personal Trainer / Coach
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CrossFit Level 1
NASM CPT

I became a Level 1 CrossFit Trainer and National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM) certified personal trainer in 2013 after a long journey to my own personal health. It began with daily walks through the cow pastures on a country ranch and peaked during a year of living in the Arab Gulf. It was there that I discovered that there are no restrictions of climate, culture, or anything else that can prevent someone with just a bit of courage and the desire to change from transforming their bodies and living a healthy lifestyle. After becoming a certified personal trainer I pushed my own limits and started CrossFit and since then seen exponential growth in my life and in the lives of the athletes I coach. I know from experience that a strong, healthy body doesn’t just happen. We must work for it. It’s not a matter of finding the time, but making the time and making active decisions.

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