The Studio

Located along a babbling brook just north of East Burke Village, and situated ideally between both Kingdom Trail network and Burke Mountain, our 800-squarefoot studio has been tastefully designed and built to suit your fitness needs. Whether you are looking to enhance performance, improve agility & mobility, or get quality exercise for the week, CrossCycle studio is the place for you.

We have some of the best equipment in the industry, including: 2 Stages SC3 indoor bikes, 2 Concept2 model D rowers, 1 Concept2 Skierg, a complete line of Rogue kettlebells, rubber hex dumbbells up to 70lbs, TRX straps, 1 cable crossover machine, DynaMax balls, BOSU balls, stability balls, and a variety of functional training tools that will help increase overall health and well-being.

Meet Our Team

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

Chris grew up in a small coastal town of southern Maine and developed a love for fitness at a young age through hockey, skiing, and cycling. In 2001 Chris discovered mountain bike racing and began spending more time studying fitness, quickly discovering that this is where he wanted to be.

Before reaching a career path in fitness, Chris had a strong background of art & design with a BFA from Tuft's University & the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Although freelance design has always been in his back pocket and continues to this day with Center Pond Design, Chris spent the past 20 years combining his love of mountain bike racing with fitness training, leading him to lead a successful in-home personal training business and become a top instructor for Boston's best health clubs. Undoubtably, his trademarked CrossCycle® class became the most successful program, regularly hitting top marks as the #1 class at Equinox year after year.

Chris' mountain bike racing career brought him to the pro level, with notable top finishes in many endurance events -- such as completing 24 SOLO 24 hour races in under 5 years, ranking 3rd overall nationally and attending World's 5x. His love for the outdoors & cycling brought him to move to the Northeast Kingdom where he married his wife and is now looking forward to becoming part of the local community.

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.

Click here for more information about the RunCross series.

Mary Zider
Former Pro Cyclist & Gravel Ride Leader

Mary Zider is the Director of Colavita Cares, a community outreach program that was inspired from Colavita USA and their long time support of professional and amateur cycling for over 15 years.

Mary has managed to turn a professional bike racing career into the ultimate work-adventure trip of a lifetime, leading to an infinite amalgamation between food, travel and connecting with people. Mary's journey originally started in Central Vermont as a high school All-American Soccer player. She attended Boston College on an athletic scholarship which allowed her to continue her success on the soccer field. After her soccer career, Mary found her way quickly onto the national cycling race scene.

From 2010-2012 Mary raced several extended campaigns in Europe where she learned to embrace the domestique roll. In 2012 Mary joined Colavita | Fine Cooking and raced the PRT calendar and UCI races as a super domestique. After four years of racing with Colavita Mary was offered the role of Director Sportif for Team Colavita. Going from rider to Director Sportif was an ideal career transition for Mary. She took the program to UCI status in 2016 and 2017 while also adding an extensive International Spring Racing campaign to the program.

Words from Mary about her love for gravel:

“As a native Vermonter, I have found the most well maintained roads to be gravel and that hidden class IV roads can open doors to uncharted territories. When I have the opportunity to take these roads it provides a completely different sense of being connected to what I’m actually doing. Gravel roads allow for different views, sounds, and smells. It’s a different stimulus and resistance under my wheels that slows me down just enough to help me feel that connection with nature and make every ride feel like an adventure. When I find that new hidden gem of a road that is no longer maintained or I never knew existed it makes me hungry to find more, and makes me feel like a kid in my backyard all over again!”

Ashley Warwick, E-RYT
Yoga Workshop Instructor

Ashley Warwick, E-RYT is a yoga teacher and public speaker, offering dynamic yoga classes and yoga philosophy lectures in northern New Hampshire and Vermont. Her alignment-focused vinyasa flow classes are smooth, fun, and energetic, encouraging each student to find their rhythmic breath and reconnect to their own sense of aliveness. Gentler modifications are offered as well as deeper and more challenging variations for those who crave a little fire. Ashley encourages her students to reconnect to their core essence through breathwork, movement, and deep relaxation.

Ashley completed her SmartFlow® yoga teacher training with renowned "teacher's teacher" Annie Carpenter in 2012. She taught for four years at several of Los Angeles’s premier yoga studios before relocating to the Northeast in 2016. In addition to weekly public classes, Ashley offers local and destination yoga retreats, lectures, and specialty workshops. She is also an adjunct instructor at Northern Vermont University- Lyndon, teaching courses in yoga studies and relaxation.

For more information visit: www.mountaincreekyoga.com

Jen Grant, RYT 200
Registered Yoga Teacher

Jen completed her yoga certification program through Heart Space Yoga Studio and is a Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance. Born in Lyndonville, Jen’s classes are inspired by her love for nature and outdoor activities, as well as her inquiry into personal growth and evolution through the practice of Yoga and Meditation.

Her sessions are both grounding and uplifting, guiding students to safely deepen their practice and open their hearts. Relaxation to reduce stress is a focal point as well as helping cultivate mind/body awareness while increasing flexibility and strength. Her intention is to share methods of alignment that help individuals connect to living healthy and active lives for as long as possible. Jen’s interests include hiking, mountain biking, camping, swimming and travelling.

Please contact Jen for information on private yoga sessions:

Janice Narey
Certified Reki Practitioner

Janice Narey has lived in Barnet since 1987, when she and her family moved from Massachusetts. She was a nurse for 34 years and obtained her Master of Science Degree in Nursing in 2012. Janice has been a Reiki practitioner since 2014. She has a Third Degree Reiki certification in Usui Shiki Ryoho and a Jikiden Reiki Shoden (Reiki I) certification.

While working at DHMC, she was a Reiki volunteer for the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth Code Lavender program, a program developed to provide support for the CHaD staff after they experienced stressful events. She also provided Reiki support for other departments through events sponsored by the chaplaincy department. Janice retired from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in 2016 after working there for over 28 years. She has had a Reiki practice in St. Johnsbury and Barnet and is a Reiki volunteer at Norris Cotton Cancer Center North in St. Johnsbury.

Reiki is translated as: spiritually guided life force energy. This universal energy flows through all things. A person’s energy can become stagnant when there has been physical or emotional injury or pain. Practitioners of Reiki learn to help to remove these areas of stagnation and thus improve the flow of energy. This improvement in energy flow can help to provide relaxation, reduce stress, reduce pain, and assist the body in its natural healing abilities.

Please contact Janice for more information on Reki workshops:

PERFORMANCE TAKES TEAMWORK


We are grateful for our community.

Our Affiliates

Trail 2 Wellness Spa is conveniently located upstairs from us in the same building. We highly recommend our clients book massage sessions and other body work 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: www.trail2wellness.com

SweetWater provides weekend restorative yoga workshops combined with the healing powers of Reki.

Sweetwater Studios believes yoga unites the mind, body, and soul in a way that eases tension, reduces inflammation, and promotes health and well being. Regular practice will help you perfect poses, correct posture and positioning, and improve your breathing and outlook on life.

For more information, please visit: www.sweetwaterstudiosyoga.com

Mountain Creek Yoga is operated by the wonderful Ashley Warwick, E-RYT, a yoga teacher and public speaker, offering dynamic yoga classes and yoga philosophy lectures in northern New Hampshire and Vermont.

Her alignment-focused vinyasa flow classes are smooth, fun, and energetic, encouraging each student to find their rhythmic breath and reconnect to their own sense of aliveness. Gentler modifications are offered as well as deeper and more challenging variations for those who crave a little fire. Ashley encourages her students to reconnect to their core essence through breathwork, movement, and deep relaxation.

Website:

www.mountaincreekyoga.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.

Website:

www.woolybuggahbarn.com

FAQ's

Where are you located?

We are conveniently located on the first floor of the Trail 2 Wellness building at 83 Kirby Road in East Burke, VT.

Is Trail 2 Wellness the same business?

No, as of May 1, 2019, we took over the fitness space under the name CrossCycle® Fitness & Adventures LLC, while Trail 2 Wellness continues to offer their spa services upstairs in the same building.

Do I have to be an athlete to workout here?

Absolutely not! In fact, 95% of our clients are people just looking to move & be healthy. We have worked with clients of all ages and abilities.

Do you work with kids?

We certainly do! Although kids aren't allowed in our weekly class offering, we offer custom development trainings for general movement & sports preparation.

Can I purchase class packages & services online?

Absolutely! You can purchase any of our packages here.

Can I book a class online?

Yes, and we prefer that you book online wo we know who to expect on any given day! Book classes here.