Meet Cody Berns

How long have you been at CrossFit 8035?

  • Five months as of May 13th.

What’s your proudest achievement at 8035 to date?

  • When I PR’d my squat clean after 16.2 and beating my 14.5 time more than two minutes in 16.5.

Tell us about you…where do you work, family life, and hobbies outside of CrossFit.

  • I am an Air Force Security Forces Defender. I work full-time for the Iowa Air National Guard and am going to work part-time in August while attending school full-time.  My family consists of my two sisters, Jessica and Emily, my half-brother Carsen, and my mother Melody. Emily and I are both Security Forces Defenders for the Iowa Air National Guard. My favorite hobbies consist of traveling, visiting local coffee shops I haven’t been to before, coaching baseball, and shooting weapons. Now that I’m 21 I can enjoy a beer or two once in a while as well.

What are a few of my goals in 2016?

  • In 2016 I would like to compete in my first RX competition and become a stronger, healthier me. Personally, I would like to attend college full-time again and work toward my dream job. I also want to take up coaching baseball again.


mindi decker

Meet Mindi Decker

How long have you been at 8035?
  • I joined 8035 at the end of August 2015.
What’s your proudest achievement at 8035 to date?
  • My proudest achievement is competing in the 2016 Open.
Tell us about you..Where do you work?  Family life? Hobbies outside of Crossfit?
  • I grew up in a small town in Southern Iowa and played golf for Graceland University.  I work for the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa as the HR Specialist.  I’m also a personal trainer for the Wellmark YMCA.  If I’m not at work or at 8035, I’m spending time with the Yrats (group of friends from the YMCA) doing triathlons, running, biking, etc.  I finished my first Ironman in August 2015!
What are a few of your goals in 2016?
  • Master double unders
  • Be able to do kipping pull ups
  • Continue to get stronger
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