June Newsletter

June 2019 Newsletter

Issue 2






“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you” – Oprah Winfrey






Someone recently asked me: “What is your purpose in life?” I thought this was an easy question until I really sat down and thought about it. I grabbed a piece of paper and pencil but was ultimately blank. Purpose – what exactly is someone’s purpose and what does this mean? I struggled and contemplated for quite some time. Still without an answer, I decided to look up the definition of this word.


Noun – 1. The reason for which something exists or is done, made, used, etc.

  1. an intended or desired result; end; aim; goal.
  2. determination; resoluteness.

Verb – 1. To set as an aim, intention, or goal for oneself.

  1. to intend, design

The definition helped, but I needed to understand this in my own words. What gives me drive for my daily actions? What values define me and do I carry out in my day to day journey? What excites me?

I journaled for quite some time and finally developed my personal answer with a huge feeling of enlightenment.  That was it? What EXCITES me and gives me ENERGY? Purpose comes down to PASSION and passion is not a destination, job, money, or a person. Purpose does not exist outside of you, but rather is what naturally makes you curious and energized. My purpose and passion is where my heart feels most fulfilled. For each individual this may look different and change from one day or week to the next. We must look inside of ourselves and pursue, explore, and learn about things that energize and align with what brings us joy. It may be small daily tasks, or it may be many years of working progress. You won’t FIND passion or your purpose on the outside. It is within you and your energy. I challenge you to slow down and ask yourself – where do you feel most energized and where do you feel depleted? Track yourself and become curious about your world and surroundings. When you feel exhausted, depleted, or lost, reconsider what naturally energizes you and brings us the most joy. This is where your purpose will shine.

So why do you train? What is your reason to come in day in and day out, early mornings, after long days of work or class? Why do you choose to power through the urge to go home and instead come to the gym when you think off every reason not to? How do you push through common complaints and excuses? What is your purpose, passion, desired result, determination, goal, or aim? What brings your natural ENERGY?

Our purpose and passion at Black Hills CrossFit is embedded and cultivated from each and every one of you. We are more than a gym – we are a community of athletes supported with guidance and encouragement by energetic coaches who embrace similar fitness goals. We live out this purpose and passion by portraying and encompassing the values of engagement, community, quality, integrity, and dedication. We welcome each and every one of you to come as you are, all ages, abilities, and experience. The energy in our gym is naturally beautiful because of the passion and purpose of our members


Murph was a huge success! The turnout and participation on Memorial Day was amazing and truly shows the respect and community we portray at Black Hills CrossFit in honoring those who have served and fallen. This is what we are all about – our passion, our purpose!


24 Hour Access – We please ask for your patience as we get this solidified and up and running. More to come on this.  Until then, gym is open during class times and when a coach is in the facility.

Equipment – We would like to remind you to wipe down equipment after use and respect the equipment in the gym. Please put chalk back in the bins, equipment back in its home, and pick up your belongings. Lost and found is always donated at the end of the month. PLEASE do not touch or adjust fan settings or temperature thermostat. Thank you!

Programming – Reminder that the daily programming is now only under “Workout of the Day” tab on website. Additional accessory work is for time outside of class, and we highly encourage to continue to work on this accessory work to develop skills, gymnastics, and strength.

Construction – This will continue throughout the upcoming months as we continue to build our gym home! Please excuse any future construction and please be respectful of working crew and equipment.


















Black Hills CrossFit

1848 Fountain Plaza Drive

Rapid City, SD 57702


Wednesday and Friday Morning Running Group – 6 a.m.

Come join us at Sioux Park track for a running class and workout hosted by Coach Jacque. This is open to everyone. Meet at the track at 6 a.m. Wednesday and Friday mornings to get your summer sun and a good running workout. 

Keegan Hog Roast – Saturday June 1st at 5 p.m.

Join the Keegans and friends for their annual hog roast. Bring a salad, side, or dessert to share. They will have the pork! Great time to enjoy outdoor time with friends! Bring a chair and stay a while. Lemonade will be available, but otherwise BYOB.  It is a family friendly event, you have been warned!

Row for Mental Wellness Fundraiser – Saturday June 8th at 8:15 am.

Rushmore CF is hosting an annual row-a-thon. Teams of 4-8 will row for three hours to accumulate as many meters as possible. See Rushmore CF Facebook page or event on Facebook for more detail. We have signup sheet in the gym board for teams.


Please help us in welcoming our newest members to the BHCF community!

Dusty Meyer

Rachel Varilek

Dylon Vasknetz

Tryg Andersen


Special thank you for being patient with the move and all of those who have helped! Construction is still in progress and updates will continue to happen. Please excuse the construction in the bathrooms, lobby, and any future updates!