Our Location

It all starts at our studio. CrossCycle Fitness & Adventures operates out of a customized fitness studio located in the heart of East Burke, Vermont.

We’re here to help you mindfully and consistently because we believe the work you do inside the studio should translate to the activities you love outside of our walls. Our 800sf studio has been outfitted to suit your fitness needs, whether you are looking to enhance performance, improve agility & mobility, or get quality exercise for the week.

More importantly, our mission is to get you outdoors. Whether you are an avid cyclist, runner, hiker, or skier, we want to provide you with the tools and inspiration to improve your outdoor experience by getting you stronger and increasing your confidence. The time spent on the bike, in the strength room, or yoga mat is valuable and we work hard to make every minute meaningful with carefully guided programs that leave you empowered mentally and physically. We want you to walk away from us ready to tackle your day or activity.

Conveniently locate upstairs in our building, Kevin Duniho of Vermont Pain Relief offers superior physical therapy services & proessional bike fitting. Additionally, deep tissue massage and nutrition is handled through Kevin's partner, Bonnica. We all work together with our clients by promoting strength, flexibility, endurance, balance and recovery so they can enjoy the many varied outdoor activities our area has to offer.

Meet Our Team

Chris Gagnon, CFT
Owner, Strength Endurance Coach, & Personal Trainer

Chris grew up in a small town along southern Maine coast and quickly developed a love for health/fitness at a young age via ice hockey, skiing, and cycling.

As an art major throughout his college years, bike racing and fitness training started to bleed into his studies. Cross-country mountain bike racing became a passion and focus over the past 25+ years, allowing him to spend more time in the fitness industry, adventuring outdoors, and becoming involved in community events. Chris' sense of adventure has landed him into the Northeast Kingdom where he opened up shop and helps spread health & wellness to the local community.

Professional Experience

  • CrossCycle Fitness & Adventures Studio - East Burke, VT - 2017 -
  • In-Home Personal Trainer - Boston, MA - 15+ years
  • Fitness Instructor - Equinox Boston, MA - 10 years
  • Personal Trainer - Energy Fitness & Gymnastics Needham, MA - 10 years
  • Cycling Instructor - Boston Sports Club - 10 years
  • Professional Endurance Athlete - 15+ years

Education & Certs

  • BFA - Tufts University & SMFA
  • CFT - ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer
  • CPT - NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • CrossCycle® Certified Instructor
  • TRX Suspension Training®
  • Schwinn, Stages, & Mad Dogg Cycling Certification
Jesse Holden
Outdoor Trail Running Leader

Jesse is the leader of our outdoor RunCross series, and lover of everything outdoors. He grew up running, jumping, climbing, swimming, and biking his way around the NEK.

After lots of traveling, he now lives in St. Johnsbury with his amazing wife and daughter. Jesse works at St. Johnsbury Academy where he teaches PE, is the director of the Outing Club, a dorm parent, coach, adventure camp director, and any other role that helps others in enjoying and recreating in the outdoors.

He is a Wilderness First Responder, and in recent years has focused his energy on ultra running in the NEK and White Mountains of NH. Jesse really has a passion for sharing his love and knowledge of the area while running through our local mountains! Jesse has run numerous 25 and 50k's, a sub 12 hour Pemi loop, and sub 10 hour Presidential Traverse. He has been the sweeper three years running for the Mansfield Double up and has helped direct and organize many races.

What more can I say about this program except that it kicks my ass each week and leaves me dripping. Endurance strength to the max and is perfect for me as an outdoor cyclist looking to gain full-body strength during the off season. I am stronger, leaner, and in better shape than I was this time last year.


CrossCycle® is seriously the hardest indoor cycing class that I have ever taken and make it a priority in my weekly workout routine. The combination of both body bar/body weight training with the bike is a great combination and really pushes me to another level I would never get in another cycling class.

Kirk S.

CrossCycle® is the most intense, physical one hour class I have found. It takes muscle confusion to a new level. The intensity and physical nature of the class leaves you exhausted – and craving for more. It's the healthiest addiction available.

Matthew W.

Hi Chris- great class this morning- very intense! So great to start out the week with a good fitness push from your class- always intense, challenging and interesting- always pushing the limit which is why I come back!

Greg M.

This is the best instructor-led workout I have found. Chris has managed to take an indoor gym class and turn it into a total body transformation experience for all levels. It pushes you to the edge of both your strength and cardio limits...and beyond. It challenges both the less-experienced athletes and seasoned triatheletes.

Arlan M.

When I first started taking the class a year ago, I could hardly do any pushups or squats or hold a plank and now I have worked up to doing a full minute of pushups and even on one leg! CrossCycle® is a full body workout as my core has never been any stronger. I look forward to the challenge of CrossCycle every week. CrossCycle® is the most innovative and challenging program around! Thank you Chris for whipping my body into shape!

Maria M.

CrossCycle® was the bootcamp that I needed to build up my strength and endurance. Its amazingly fastmoving by incorporating the spinning and the timed floor strength training. The class really challenges one to go beyond their comfort levels. Every week, with the help of Chris, I pushed myself to fitness levels that I never imagined and I could feel myself getting stronger.

Katie L.


Where are you located?

Our home base is conveniently located on the first floor of 83 Kirby Road in East Burke, VT. A few pedal strokes from Kingdom trails and iconic Vermont gravel roads.

Do you offer personal training & coaching?

Absolutely, one-on-one coaching & small group training is available to anyone. Whether you are looking for fitness conditioning or outdoor guiding, we have you covered. More importantly, we work with clients of all ages and abilities. Learn more

Do you offer guided cycling tours?

100% YES! Our mission is to be outside whenever possible, and want you to experience the same. We offer the most epic private and small-group cycling tours for both mountain bike & gravel. Whether you are looking for a beginner friendly mtb tour, or an incredible 5 hour mixed-terrin experience, we have you covered. Learn more

Do you provide custom fitness & cycling camps?

We sure do. We'll customize a long weekend or even a week of incredible riding, farm-to-table food, and all the right beverages. Tell us what you are lookig for and we'll design it for you. Contact us

Grateful for our community!

Our Affiliates

Vermont Pain Relief is conveniently located upstairs from us in the same building. We highly recommend our clients book their physical therapy or massage sessions with them.

We work together with our clients by promoting strength, flexibility, endurance, balance and recovery so they can enjoy the many varied outdoor activities our area has to offer.

For more information, please visit: http://www.vermontpainrelief.com/

The Wooly Buggah Barn was once a sheep farm offering hand-dyed yarn. Outdoor enthusiasts Chris and Katie purchased the farm in October of 2016 and completely transformed the barn into the perfect vacation destination.

The well-appointed rental offers all the comforts of home and can accommodate up to 6 guests. The barn features two lofted bedrooms with gleaming knotty pine flooring, a full kitchen with gas range, a custom built farmhouse dining table, spacious living area, and bathroom with walk-in Vermont slate shower. Reclaimed woodworking is featured throughout the space along with unique touches such as handmade light fixtures and hand poured concrete kitchen counters.