"You'll kill me!"

It's a statement we've heard more than once when we ask people to come check out our gym. It's the furthest thing from the truth but we understand why people respond that way.

If you've ever heard anything about CrossFit it probably has to with how intense the workouts are. CrossFit is known for its high intensity and the results intensity produces.

This is also what keeps the people that need it most away.

We began this journey as an out of shape couple. We were in our early thirties, overweight and displaying symptoms of declining health.

We knew almost nothing about what we were getting into but we knew we needed a change. In January of 2011, we began doing CrossFit in a freezing cold barn at 5:30 am with several other crazy people. We all had to be crazy to be up that early in the freezing cold.

The workouts were intense, to say the least. We were constantly sore but we chose to wear that soreness as a badge of honor. We leaned into it and fought through to the other side.

We changed our diet and quickly lost body fat and increased muscle.

6 Month Progress

We were literally pulling ourselves out of the poor health we'd developed and it felt good.

Other people would come and go at the gym. People wanted to make a change but just weren't ready for the intensity asked of them on the first day. As time went on we realized that the early adopters of CrossFit embraced the pain and loved it, but that most people need a different approach.

We knew the CrossFit methodology could literally change lives but people had to actually do it. So we set out to create a safe place for regular people to improve their lives without all the intimidation and super high intensity.

Yes, we ask people to push themselves, but that looks different for each individual. We want you to be better. We want people to be healthy and live longer, but we know that it's a journey and hitting the ground running at 100 miles an hour will leave people not wanting to come back.

When we teach someone to squat we know that it could actually keep them from needing a nursing home later in life. It's not about lifting more weight than your body and technique can support. For us, it's about an improved quality of life.

CrossFit 43 North was born out of our desire to make Nampa a healthy community. We are here first and foremost to guide people towards a better life.

That's it.

We're not here to make you sore or make you puke. We might share the name CrossFit with those other gyms but we truly are different. Down to the very core of why we do this.

We help you get in shape and build confidence.

The traditional fitness industry is intimidating and confusing. We take all the guess work out of getting in shape so you can focus on transforming your body and mind.

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Nutrition Coaching

Do you strugle to find the “right” nutrition coach and plan for you?

You'll learn how to eat, lose weight and transform your body.

  • Custom Nutrition Plan
  • Body Measurements
  • Weekly Accountability Calls
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Fitness Coaching

Do you stuggle with going to the gym and knowing what to do?

You'll learn how to do exercises safley and perform workouts that will transform the way your body looks.

  • Learn the exercises with a Coach
  • Personal or Group Training
  • Customized Workout
  • Everyday is different and fun

Clayton Borah

In 2011, after over a decade working as a graphic designer Clayton and his wife Bridgett were introduced to CrossFit. Almost immediately Clayton began coaching others, constantly pushing them to improve their technique. Health and Fitness became all Clayton could think about. CrossFit had such a profound impact on both of their lives that in 2015 they decided to open CrossFit 43 North.


  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 1 Gymnastics Trainer
  • Mobility|WOD Level 1 Coach
  • FreeStyle Movement Trainer
  • Super Total Certification
  • Adaptive Athlete Trainer

Bridgett Borah

Bridgett understands how normal people feel about diet and exercise. Not everyone wants to be an elite athlete and she understands that. Bridgett has been doing CrossFit since 2012 and has seen the results first hand of how it can change your body and mind.


  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • Mobility|WOD Level 1 Coach
  • Freestyle Movement Trainer
  • Adaptive Athlete Trainer

Bertha Bock

A former running coach for half and full marathoners, Bertha has had the honor of coaching many new runners to their first full and half marathon finishes. She joined CrossFit 43 North in early 2017 and loved it so much, she became a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.


  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainier

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"Constantly varied, functional movements, performed at a high intensity."


We want to have the broadest level of fitness available to us. This means we don’t do the same things all the time. Say good bye to legs day or bi’s and tri’s day. Say hello to, running, jumping, rowing, weightlifing, powerlifting and gymnastics.


Functional movements are the foundations of human movement; they are performed in a wave of contraction from core to extremity; and they use multiple joints together. They are natural, effective, and efficient movers of our bodies and external objects. Most important are their capacity to move large loads over long distances, and to do so quickly. It's the collection of load, distance, and speed that makes functional movements the best for a high production of power. More power means more work and that means getting fitter faster.


Intensity is power. Power can be defined as a simple math problem. If power can be defined then intensity can be defined, observed, and tracked. CrossFit workouts push the limits of intensity by pushing the limits of power your body can produce.

It is CrossFit's combination of these three elements, constant variation, functional movements, and high intensity that delivers remarkable results, and changes lives.