Since 1990

About Us

We are a friendly, family based gym focused on nutrition, education and functional fitness.

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The coaches do a great job structuring the classes, with a focus on community. The community is extremely inviting and a mix of all abilities, ages and interests.

Susan Kramer


Fun Fact: I was in choir in High School – Tenor, I am a new dad to a little girl whom I love singing to! 🙂

Barrett started his fitness career at a young age. He participated in football and baseball in high school and was captain of his college football team. Barrett earned a BS in Physical Education and Health in 2010 taught high school PE for just under 5 years. When lived in Milwaukee, they lived a block from a CrossFit gym. After starting up as members, Barrett quickly realized this was where he wanted to be. He left teaching and moved to Madison to open CrossFit Big Dane in June of 2014


Brandon is passionate about helping people, not just in the gym, but in all aspects of life. “I want to help as many people as I can better themselves to live the life they’ve always wanted,” he says.

Brandon participated in track and field at University of Wisconsin Madison before becoming a CrossFit coach. After a year of CrossFitting, he fell in love with the technical aspects of movement. “I found that I had a good eye for assessing people’s movement, and being someone that loves to teach others, coaching almost came as second nature.”

Brandon has the following certifications: CF-L1, CF-L2, CrossFit Sport Specific Application


I found CrossFit back in 2011 and have been doing it ever since! I have been coaching at BDC back when it was CrossFit Big Dane when I received my CF-L1 certification in 2016, and my CrossFit Kids Specialty Certification in 2018. By day, I am an Occupational Therapist and by night, I am a CrossFit Athlete, human/dog/cat mom. Personally, I enjoy all aspects of CrossFit because everyone is there to learn, better themselves, and have fun!