Our Staff

Falls City CrossFit uses only the best and most experienced coaches in the area. We pride ourselves in teaching the proper technique on all Olympic movements as well as the utilized movements and exercises associated with CrossFit workouts. Rest assured that you will learn the correct functional technique even if it means scaling the workout back to elementary levels. We want all members to progress correctly. As your fitness level and comfort rise, the movements will progress, and you will see huge strides in strength and overall health.

laura website Laura Barito – Coach/Owner

Laura has been an avid athlete her whole life, playing every sport she could get her hands on. In college, she won individual NCAA DIII titles in two different sports, swimming (50 yard freestyle) and track and field (400m hurdles). After college she turned to CrossFit to remain as a competitive athlete, qualifying for Regionals in 2013 and 2014, but after struggling to keep up in the longer workouts, and outlifting most of her competitors, she turned to weightlifting to fuel her competitive fire. She has since competed in two USAW nationals (2014, 2016: 13th place nationally) and the American Open (2015). Her educational background is in mechanical engineering and sports biomechanics, and she is currently at University of Louisville to earn her masters in exercise physiology. CrossFit L1, USAW L1

Laura writes all of the CrossFit and weightlifting programs for Falls City CrossFit.  With her biomechanics background, and having the opportunity to regularly work with some of the best coaches and athletes in American weightlifting, she puts a large emphasis on biomechanical corrections, with and without the barbell.   This will not only ensure safety during workouts, but help every client move better in their every day lives.


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Roo was a college field hockey player, where she made history at Ohio University. She now fuels her competitive spirit through CrossFit, competing in local competitions. She earned her degree in Exercise Physiology and now works full-time with individuals experiencing various forms of paralysis. She earned her CrossFit L1 Certification in 2014.