A Family Fitness Approach to CrossFit Training

A Family Fitness Approach to CrossFit Training

There will be days you won’t want to come in, there will be days when no matter how hard you try, the PR just doesn’t happen.

But that won’t deter us all from picking each other up, dusting ourselves off and striving for our best. The only competition you need to have here is the one within yourself. You dictate how far you want to go and we will support you the whole way.

A Family Fitness Approach to CrossFit Training

We want our gym to be your favorite place to go, we want you to stay as long as you’d like and we want you to feel at home while you’re here.

Our hope is that you find a new fitness family here. A family that will not only help you physically improve, but be there to cheer you on in those moments when you’re tired and just want to give up … because you can always do ONE MORE!

Meet Our Coaches

Craig Hoolahan, Owner of CMX Athletics

Craig Hoolahan, Owner

CrossFit Level 1 Certified

Craig Hoolahan is a father of two incredible children, whom he teaches that being spontaneous and impulsive isn’t always a bad thing. He thrives when he’s told something isn’t possible or is too risky. From Tough Mudders to MS150 bike rides to CrossFit, he’s learned that mental grit and heart are every bit as important as strength.

Brett Horchar, Coach at CMX Athletics

Brett Horchar, Coach

CrossFit Level 1 Certified / NASM-CPT

Fitness has always been a part of Brett’s life. When diagnosed with MS in March of 2018, he remained headstrong and believes the only limits he has in life are the limits he places on himself. He lives by this message and teaches with a passion to make members feel the same way. He loves nothing more than when he can help someone accomplish what they once thought was impossible.

Jimmy Kohan, Coach at CMX Athletics

Jimmy Kohan, Coach

N.C.S.F. / A.C.E. Certified Personal Trainer

Jimmy is known for his contagious high energy and extremely positive attitude. Jimmy has over 12 years of fitness and personal training experience. He brings a multifaceted knowledge of training from HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) to 1:1 and small group Athletic & Sports Specific Training.

Brian Pirone, Coach at CMX Athletics

Brian Pirone, Coach

CrossFit Level 1 / USAW Level 1 Certified

Brian attained his USAW Level 1 certification and his CrossFit Level 1 certification and has been coaching and competing in both Olympic lifting and CrossFit for over five years. Over the last 20 years he has helped more than 120 kids earn college scholarships in multiple fields of play. Brian is ranked 1st nationally for USAW age 45-49 (109+kg) and he is the current North Carolina, Pennsylvania and South Carolina State Champion. Brian also won three Golds at the Arnold Classic 2020 for the snatch, clean and jerk and total score

Julia Bryan, Coach at CMX Athletics

Julia Bryan, Coach

CrossFit Level 1 Certified

Julia started her CrossFit journey over 5 years ago. Prior to CrossFit her fitness routine primarily involved yoga, group bootcamp classes and cardio machines at the local gym. Julia was first exposed to weightlifting in a group kettlebell class and was amazed at the results she immediately started to see. Her love for group classes and a curiosity for Olympic weightlifting led her to CrossFit.

Julia’s favorite part of the sport is that you can’t escape your weaknesses, but instead are challenged to embrace work to overcome them. She fell in love with the endless process of improving and achieving new goals. Julia’s greatest achievement to date is living a pain-free life. Her whole life she suffered from chronic back pain and it wasn’t until she started proper strength training that she’s been able to overcome and grow as an athlete.

Julia’s goal as a coach is to get people excited about the wellness journey that they are on and help them accomplish something that they’ve never thought possible – be it by helping them overcome pain, losing weight, mastering pull-ups or simply by just giving them the best hour of their day.

When Julia’s not at the gym or working, she’s most likely hanging out with her dogs, Ronan and Pippin, and her husband, Sean. She loves cooking and traveling and recently did a three-week trip in Scotland, one of which was a whole week traveling via a campervan.

Why Choose CrossFit CMX Athletics?


Making strides in your fitness journey all starts with a base of support. Your fitness community is your support. To get better everyday, your friends and coaches you meet at CMX Athletics will motivate you to push through the discomfort to make the changes you want to see.


The coaching at CrossFit CMX Athletics sets us apart by providing in depth analysis and unwavering support throughout each athlete’s journey to the pursuit of greater fitness. The coaches will be your best friends and your fearless leaders.


We make it a high priority to keep members’ training experience unique by providing a wide range of programming options to fit the skill level of each member. From beginner to advanced, there is a programming option each workout that provides members the ideal stimulus for results.

Specialty Classes

We offer multiple specialty courses each month to further hone the skills required for endurance, weightlifting, and gymnastics. These specialized courses will enhance your ability to perform during the everyday class workout to optimize results.


CrossFit CMX Athletics is conveniently located right off of Route 910 in Gibsonia and offers a wide range of class times and open gym time to ensure you are able to get your workouts done each day.


Our coaches at CMX Athletics offer personal training sessions that can help you attain your specific goals paired with customized programming and weekly consultation.