Our Program

Wiseburn CrossFit is a registered, non-profit, public school-based CrossFit affiliate located in the small community of Wiseburn in unincorporated Los Angeles. Founded by Dana Middle School (DMS) teacher Kevin Corrinet, the program kicked off in AY 2013-14 by fully implementing a CrossFit Kids framework into 8 Physical Education sections at Dana.  We now have four full-time CrossFit P.E. teachers on staff, 40 CrossFit Kids/fitness-based P.E. sections in our master schedule and available to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders each semester, and our very own 2,000 square foot CrossFit facility (or ‘box’) on campus. We are driven by the following mission statement:

The mission of Wiseburn CrossFit is to provide transformational learning experiences that will motivate students to pursue lifelong fitness and equip them with the traits, values, and mindsets necessary to become leaders of character.

In addition to our CrossFit Kids P.E. classes, our program also has included/includes:

  • After-school, Advanced CrossFit Kids Teams (One male and two female teams with 25-30 athletes/team; all offered as a Spring sport)
  • Eight ‘Wiseburn Throwdown’ events; a grade-level CrossFit P.E. fitness competition held live and in front of over 400 people each year in the Dana gym and executed in the spirit of the CrossFit Games
  • The Wiseburn Barbell Club; an 8th grade co-ed Olympic weightlifting development team offered as a winter sport, which will be entering its 4th season this year
  • After-school, weekly CrossFit adult group classes for interested DMS faculty and staff (aka DolphinFit)
  • Being a host site / registered affiliate for the 2015 CrossFit Open (14 Dana staff members competed), the 2016 CrossFit Open (16 Dana staff members competed), the 2017 CrossFit Open (22 Dana staff members competed), 2018 CrossFit Open (15 Dana staff members competed), and 2019 CrossFit Open (14 Dana staff members competed)
  • The ‘Wiseburn Youth Fitness Summer Camp’ for students of the DMS community in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 (over 465 athletes have participated in total)
  • Consulting, collaboration, and general support to multiple middle and high schools across the country with their implementation of CrossFit P.E. / CrossFit Kids programs, to include serving as a demonstration classroom for outside schools/educators

As Wiseburn CrossFit continues to improve our current programs at DMS, we will make every effort to increase our impact on the Wiseburn school community. We look to:

  • Seek, hire, and train amazing new P.E. teachers and adult volunteers experienced in CrossFit and/or willing to receive CrossFit Level 1 and CrossFit Kids certifications
  • Continue to transition traditional P.E. Sections into CrossFit PE sections
  • In collaboration with EXOS and the Los Angeles Lakers, continue to incorporate nutrition as a foundational component of our instruction
  • Create a second, larger indoor CrossFit facility on the campus of Dana Middle School for CrossFit P.E. and after-school CrossFit Kids programs
  • Train and educate families of the Wiseburn Community through group CrossFit classes and nutritional seminars

We are thankful for the overwhelming support we have received from our community partners to make this program possible:

  • R.H. Dana Middle School P.T.A.
  • UCLA Health / EXOS Human Performance
  • Wiseburn School District Board of Trustees
  • Wiseburn Education Foundation
  • Hawthorne/LAX/Lennox Rotary Club
  • Waxman’s Gym

One response to “Our Program

  1. Hi there ~
    I’ve been a Level 1 coach since June 2012. I am also a full time math teacher at Eatonville High School. I would love to learn more about how you started a CF program in the school system. Would love to do the same at my high school.
    Thank you,
    Shianne Trentman

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