Benchmark Fitness

Benchmark Fitness


Hi yall
I'm visiting Bama again for a week in May.
Hope I can get a 1 week membership!!
๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ We have almost 300 runners registered for the Moody Color Run!!!! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ Lets make it to 500! Tag a friend, share, and help us spread the word. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Both the 5k AND the Fun Run will be in ๐ŸŒˆ FULL๐ŸŒˆ COLOR ๐ŸŒˆ
The best way to start off Benchmark Fitness!
Iโ€™m coming to the 8:30 class tomorrow but Ima need some heat on!
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we invite you to join us for the first annual Fight Like A Girl event benefitting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama!
This will be a 2 member co-ed team with both RX and Scaled divisions!
The workouts will be based on the โ€œclassic CrossFit Girlsโ€ but will be tailored for a partner, because no one fights Breast Cancer alone!
You and your members can learn more by checking out our page here:
or email us at [email protected]
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Benchmark Fitness is the home of Yellowhammer CrossFit. We provide group training, personal training

Training that focuses on all ten elements of optimal physical fitness: cardio, stamina,strength,flexibility,power,coordination,balance and accuracy.

Operating as usual


Getting a jump start on making 2023 a great year for health and fitness improvements and changes!! ๐Ÿ’ช

NYE WOD done - now time to bring in the new year. ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅ‚

We hope you all have a Safe and Happy New Year! ๐ŸŽ‡


Schedule Reminder for Friday & Saturday:

Friday Classes (12/30): 5:15am | 8:30am | 4:45pm

Saturday (12/31): 9:00am - Free Community New Year Workout
*bring a friend or family member*


Wishing Everyone A Merry Christmas ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„โ˜ƒ๏ธ


๐ŸŽถ Annnd on the 12th Day of Christmas, my Coach gave to meee...๐Ÿ‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ‹โ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŽ

We hope you all have a Merry Christmas! ๐ŸŽ…โ˜ƒ๏ธ

Photos from Benchmark Fitness's post 12/06/2022

๐Ÿ“ข The BF-YHCF Winter/Spring On-line Store is LIVE!!!

โœ”๏ธ Hoodies - traditional and soft
โœ”๏ธ Long-sleeve tee and hoodies
โœ”๏ธ Joggers
โœ”๏ธ T-shirts

๐Ÿ”ฅ Order now, store closes next week:


๐Ÿฆƒ BF-YHCF Thanksgiving Schedule ๐Ÿˆ

-5:15am | 8:30am | Staffed Open Gym 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Thursday & Friday
-No Classes
-Happy Thanksgiving

-9:00am Class


๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Thank You Veterans ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ

Thank you for your service.



"It's a win-win for me. Either I get it done or I get a great workout trying." - DeAngelo

Gentlemens bet settled Monday night ๐Ÿค

Challenge: 200 burpees in under 20 minutes.

Mike and DeAngelo completed the bet they made last Thursday night of 200 burpees in 19:53 โœ”๏ธ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ’ฏ
Annnd they did it post workout ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Big thank you to Terrica for staying after 6:45p class and judging these two. . .or using it for your entertainment for the evening ๐Ÿ˜

Well done fellas ๐Ÿ‘

Schedule your free consultation with us today:


Reminder: Labor Day Schedule ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

๐Ÿ’ช 9:00am Class Only, Monday 9/5/22

๐Ÿฅ˜ FitFive Meals pick-up on Tuesday

Hope everyone has a fun and safe Labor Day!


Member Brightspot!!!
Benji hit a huge milestone this week - first time being under 330lbs in 4 years ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ช

๐Ÿฉบ His ultimate goals are to be under/at 275lbs and be healthy for his daughter and family ๐Ÿ’œ

๐Ÿ‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ Fitness - dialed in
๐ŸŽ Nutrition - much improved
๐Ÿ—“ Consistency - ๐Ÿ’ฏ

Congratulations Benji - huge accomplishment ๐Ÿ‘

The Chandler brothers are on ๐Ÿ”ฅ


Member Bright Spot!
It takes time, consistent work, and behavior changes that fit your goals! ๐Ÿ‹๏ธ๐Ÿฅ˜๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐ŸŽ

Jo noticed immediate weight loss after he started with Benchmark Fitness home of Yellowhammer CrossFit. He noticed it plateaued after losing about 30lbs.
He knew he needed to start focusing on his diet more at that point. Jo's recently started getting it dialed in and he has lost another 21lbs so far!!

The ultimate goal 275lbs; readjust goals from there :)
Congratulations Joseph Chandler - you've earned it sir....looking forward to future updates!

Photos from Benchmark Fitness's post 07/06/2022

Big shout-out and congratulations to Coach Beka on successfully completing and passing her CrossFit L-2 Certification!!! ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ‹โ€โ™€๏ธ

Photos from Benchmark Fitness's post 07/04/2022

We hope everybody has a fun and safe 4th of July!!! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ


4th of July Schedule:
Only one class Monday @ 9:00am!

*free community workout - bring a friend or family member*

Normal schedule Saturday


BF-YHCFโ€™s Member Spotlight is the one and only Jeremy Spratling! Master of the grill, smoker, business owner, veteran, author, and so much more!

Learn a little more about Sprat and why he enjoys Benchmark!


Photos from Benchmark Fitness's post 06/20/2022

Big shout-out and congratulations to Coach Elizabeth on successfully completing and passing her CrossFit L-2 Certification!!! ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ‹โ€โ™€๏ธ


Happy Father's Day to all of our amazing dads!! Hope you all have a great day!! ๐Ÿฆพ

Photos from Benchmark Fitness's post 05/30/2022

All Gave Some. . .Some Gave All.
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ
Remember them this Memorial Day.
Thank you to all who came out Saturday and those that participated in Murph this Memorial Weekend. To Celebrate, Honor, and Remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Photos from Benchmark Fitness's post 05/27/2022

Memorial Weekend Schedule + Tips & Strategies for the Murph WOD.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Free Community Murph Workout tomorrow (Saturday), 9:00am @ Benchmark Fitness, to honor and remember our fallen soldiers

๐Ÿฆพ Strategies for breaking up the workout or scaling it to a level you are comfortable with (via the folks at Btwb)


FREE Community Event - Saturday, 5/28/22 @ 9:00am - MURPH HERO WORKOUT
Friends, family, kids, are all welcome to join us. We just ask that all nonmembers let us know in advance.
BYOB & Snacks
Benchmark Fitness, home of Yellowhammer CrossFit, will be honoring soldiers who have sacrificed their lives, Saturday, May 28th of Memorial Day weekend (9:00am).
The Murph workout is intense, but can be scaled up or down to accommodate new to CrossFit athletes and advanced level athletes and is an amazing way to honor those that have sacrificed their lives for our freedoms! Feel free to bring your kids as well, they can do the workout, or parts of the workout, with you!
"The โ€™MURPHโ€™ is more than just a workout, it is a tradition that helps push us, humble us, and dedicate a bit of pain and sweat to honor a man who gave everything he had." -

About the Murph workout:
It's in memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was killed in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005.
This workout was one of Mike's favorites and he'd named it "Body Armor". From here on it will be referred to as "Murph" in honor of the focused warrior and great American who wanted nothing more in life than to serve this great country and the beautiful people who make it what it is.

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Happy Mothers Day to all of our amazing mamas! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‹โ€โ™€๏ธโค
We hope you have a wonderful day ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒท


One of our most special community events is right around the corner - Memorial Day Murph Weekend!

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If you would like a Memorial Day Murph t-shirt, our virtual store is live. You can place your order now, until Tuesday, May 10th. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ


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Photos from Benchmark Fitness's post 02/21/2022

Shout-out to Snap, Crackle, and Pop (knees, hips, ankles ๐Ÿคฃ) for knocking out a half-marathon this weekend.
Ya'll braved through harsh conditions, such as sounds of the ocean, blue-bird days, mild wind, and boardwalks! But you pulled through ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ–๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿฉด
*great job ladies*


Due to the weather:


4:45pm Only Class tonight

Photos from Benchmark Fitness's post 01/26/2022

BIG congratulations to Bobbie for winning our December consistency challenge!

Getting a new pair of kicks will put you in that 'strike a pose' kind of mood! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ“ท

A little fitness mixed with a little fun - come check us out:


Starting 2022 off right! Hope everybody had a Happy New Year! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฅ‚๐ŸŽ†


Our New Year Class Schedule for the week! ๐ŸŽ‡๐Ÿฅ‚๐ŸŽŠ


๐ŸŽถ Annnd on the 12th Day of Christmas, my Coach gave to meee...๐Ÿ‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ‹โ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŽ

12 Days of Christmas workout in the books for 2021.

We hope you all have a Merry Christmas! โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŽ…


๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ… Reminder for our class schedule for the rest of the week ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿคถ
12 Days of Christmas is Friday


Photos from Benchmark Fitness's post 12/13/2021

Congratulations to our very own Jay Spratling on his amazing, book, launch party this weekend!

Grab a copy here:

A great book for any aspiring business owner or current business owner ๐Ÿ’ฏ

He wrote this book to "help you prepare to become a successful business owner. I want to answer many of your "how" "what now" and "why" questions.


๐Ÿ’ป On-line store closes tonight! ๐Ÿ“ฑ

Order your Benchmark gear now, before it closes!

You can order your gear here:

Long-sleeves, Hoodies, Zip-up Hoodies, Joggers, Crop Hoodies, Thin Long-sleeve Hoodies - we've got a lot of great stuff to choose from ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ’ฏ

*All items will come to Benchmark for pick-up. We will not have many extras available. Snag your favorites now!*

Photos from Benchmark Fitness's post 11/26/2021

Benchmark Fitness Winter Gear On-line Store is LIVE!!!!

Store closes on 12/7/21.

You can order your gear here:

Long-sleeves, Hoodies, Zip-up Hoodies, Joggers, Crop Hoodies, Thin Long-sleeve Hoodies - we've got a lot of great stuff to choose from ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ’ฏ

*All items will come to Benchmark for pick-up. We will not have many extras available. Snag your favorites now!*


Reminder of our class schedule for the week of Thanksgiving ๐Ÿฆƒ

Photos from Benchmark Fitness's post 09/11/2021

We Remember.

Never Forget.

9/11 Tribute WOD


We started this week honoring the 13 soldiers who died on August 26, 2021, at the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, while engaged in mission to save the lives of others. They were assisting in the evacuation of US Citizens and friendly Afghan nationals. Thirteen soldiers died, 11 Marines, an Army Corpsman, and a Navy Corpsman.

The attack marked one of the deadliest days for American forces in the past decade of the 20-year war in Afghanistan.
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Honoring ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Heroes ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ


Labor Day Class Schedule ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ

๐Ÿ“… Monday (9/6): 9:00am Class Only

๐ŸŽ๐ŸŒฏ๐Ÿฅ˜ FitFive Meals will be ready for pick-up on Tuesday (9/7)

Photos from Benchmark Fitness's post 08/24/2021

Such a crazy, yet fun, Mayhem on the Mountain this year! Congratulations to these two squads for competing at Mayhem on the Mountain Saturday.

๐Ÿ‹โ€โ™€๏ธ The ladies hit several PRs throughout the competition, both during cardio and strength events. Really impressive stuff! Annnd finished better than anticipated! " " ๐Ÿ˜†

๐Ÿ‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ The fellas surprised themselves in several events - Mayhem always hits you with a curveball. They ended up taking first place in the Men's Team Scaled division. A lot of competition, at all levels, at MOTM....Congratulations guys! ๐Ÿฅ‡

And a big thank you to everybody that made it out to support our crew!! It meant a lot to them! Great times with great friends!


Conversation had regarding top left picture with Nichole and her Coach:
Nichole: who's that?
Brandon: that's you!!
Nichole: oh, I thought that was one of your coaches. . .
. . . I did not realize. . .that IS me. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿคฉ

Nichole started Personal Training with us in April of this year. Prior to joining Benchmark Fitness, through her own hard work and nutrition changes, she had lost over 100lbs, but wanted to tone her body up, get stronger, add muscle, and try to decrease the amount of loose skin she has.

She wasn't sure how to break through her plateau and keep progressing, thus wanted to work with a professional to help her reach her goals.

We're still early in the process, but she has dropped body fat, significantly increased her muscle mass, strength, and conditioning in just 3.5 months!!! And she's loving the progress she's made in toning up her body ๐Ÿ˜

Amazing job Nichole!
Book Your Free Personal Training Consultation to see how we can help you reach your goals!

Photos from Benchmark Fitness's post 08/15/2021

Fun couple of weeks here at Benchmark Fitness!! So many Bright Spots to hit on as we head into a new week. . .

Casey, Dave, Elizabeth, and Paige PRโ€™d their 5k row times - like BIG TIME PR'd them! Laney actually did the 5k row! ๐Ÿ˜

Katrina, Michael, and Laney attempted some firsts in the gymnastics/skill area:
-Katrina did wall walks AND wall holds
-Laney did shoulder taps . . .and then attempted handstand walks and cleared over 4 feet!
-Micheal made his first attempt at handstand walks โ€“ cleared 5 feet - progress! ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ

While Casey and Jenn leveled up their walks- clearing over 300 feet of distance, each! ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ’ฏ

We had several folks level-up from knee raises to knees-to-elbows and/or do toes-to-bar for the first time, while learning how to leverage a kip to assist

Savanna has been putting in work to improve her form with overhead lifts. NOT ONLY has she improved her form, but she finally got the weight she's been chasing for quite some time - 105# squat sn**ch ๐Ÿ‹โ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿฅณ

Kam has been working on and improving his cardio to complement his recent strength gains - making big strides ๐Ÿ *progress update soon*

Not only has Coach Elizabeth hit several strength and conditioning PRs the past 2 weeks, but her and her training partner, Emily, took podium at last weekends Summer Meltdown competition! With an unexpected 1st place in the running event. Congrats ladies! ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

And a big shout-out to the โ€˜brothersโ€™ โ€“ Benj and Joseph -they are down a combined 80lbs! They have really started to get their nutrition dialed in and it's paying off ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿฅฉ๐Ÿ•๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿซ‘

See how we can help you:

Photos from Benchmark Fitness's post 07/09/2021

A little progress each day is what it's about!

And we like to celebrate those accomplishments.

This week we had some first timers for rope climbs and toes to bar! ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ

Improvements in strength with our strength cycle- Kam hit a 15# PR on his Split Jerk ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ’ช

Good week. Good people. Good times.
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