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About Us

Just about everybody is looking for that special "Magic Pill" to burn fat and to get heatlhy and fit....

Well, we believe that something worth having is worth working for. We believe that being healthy and fit is a lifestyle and we assist our members in living that lifestyle with our "Magic Pill". Our "Magic Pill" is: commitment, consistency, community, variety, and intensity, in a safe, fun and comfortable, non-intimidating atmosphere where goals are encouraged and supported. The other part of that magic pill is, of course, healthy nutrition. We make a huge effort to educate our members in the big, confusing world of proper nutrition as that is the foundation of a healthy lifestyle.

CAUTION: Side effects of our "Magic Pill" may include...

...better functional movement, strength, flexibility and mobility, better balance and coordination, cardio endurance, more energy and stamina, feelings of happiness and self confidence, a toned and hard body, clear and healthy skin, a feeling that you can accomplish anything.

CAUTION: This "Magic Pill" is highly addictive



Our Coaches

Chris Fournie

Chris is owner and head coach of CrossFit Elk River. Leading by example with honesty and integrity are key traits he lives by. He has had a 37 year journey of training and helping others lead happier, safer and healthier lives. His considerable experience has helped him create a vibrant CrossFit community where all are accepted, treated with respect and encouraged to reach their goals, whatever they may be.

His experience includes:

  • 3 years of full time CrossFit coaching
  • 17 years as an Gym Owner, coaching, training leaders and conducting classes in Martial Arts, Kickboxing, Russian Kettlebells and CrossFit
  • Created and implemented a highly successful fitness/weight loss program for 12 years
  • Numerous seminars on nutrition as it relates to fitness an d weight loss
  • Private instruction and coaching i ncluding P rofessional athletes
  • Helping people continue their training while working through injuries and other issues
  • Martial Arts instructor for 35 years
  • Conducted numerous Personal Safety, Child Safety and Women’s Self Defense seminars as well as Firearm instruction
  • Executive Protection/Bodyguard
  • Private Investigator


  • CrossFit Level 1 Certificate
  • Level 2 Russian Kettlebells
  • Black Belts in Karate/Kickboxing and Arnis
  • Many certifications over t ime relating to fitness, nutrition, coaching, personal safety, weapons defense and martial arts
  • Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor (Canada)
  • American Council on Martial Arts
  • KidSafe



Chris Fournie - Crossfit Coach

Stephanie Domchick

Stephanie is an Assistant Coach at Crossfit Elk River – primary responsibilities include Bootcamps and On Ramps for new members. Growing up in Akron, OH she participated in sports and after college her focus evolved around fitness to include kickboxing classes, weight training, yoga and the occasional TRX class. In October of 2013 she finally tasted the “Crossfit Kool-Aid” and it has become a passion and important part of her life. She moved to Minnesota and found Crossfit Elk River in October 2014 and has really enjoyed the strength and confidence Crossfit has given her as well as the amazing friends and community spirit CFER has brought into her life. She enjoys working with new members; showing them that they ARE capable of reaching their fitness goals, that that they ARE athletes, and helping them build that self-confidence in themselves that CrossFit has given her. She loves the competitive spirit that CF brought out in her and really enjoys doing local CrossFit Competitions with her teammates and fellow CFER athletes.

Favorite CrossFit Element: CLEANS!!

Least Favorite: Thrusters


  • CF L1
  • CF Gymnastics



Stephanie Domchick - Crossfit Coach