CrossFit Breakwater owner Amy Dalrymple has outfitted her exercise facility with an impressive assortment of weights, bars and fitness equipment. PHOTO BY STEPHEN FAY

Ellsworth woman opens CrossFit gym at Mill Mall



ELLSWORTH — Amy Dalrymple, a city native and Ellsworth High School grad (Class of 2006), has opened CrossFit Breakwater at the Mill Mall on State Street.

The capacious (6,600 square feet) exercise facility formerly housed an unfinished furniture retail operation.

Amy, formerly affiliated with Acadia CrossFit on Bucksport Road, has six years of experience as a coach and has been a certified CrossFit trainer for three years.

The CrossFit approach to fitness and health involves varied movements that incorporate aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, running and rowing, among others. Although CrossFit competitions featured on television show athletes undertaking herculean feats of strength and endurance, Dalrymple matches the workout to the individual.

“Everything can be scaled,” Dalrymple said.

Introduction to fundamentals entails six classes on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Newbies will be guided through the basics of mobility and healthy choices in the areas of protein, carbs and fats. The total body workout emphasizes mechanics (form), consistency and intensity (speed, repetitions) and is customized to meet the individual’s abilities.

Dalrymple, a Wheaton College graduate with a degree in biochemistry, is the daughter of Anne C. Gibson and Jeff Dalrymple.

Dalrymple has an arrangement with the Down East YMCA that permits Y members, for a modest fee, also to use the CrossFit facilities.

CrossFit Breakwater is open from 5 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Saturdays from 7 to 10 a.m. and Sundays from 8 to 10. The fitness center has special classes for children ages 7 to 13 twice a week, as well as for high-schoolers on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Agility and stability classes for individuals over 50 are offered three times a week. Certified trainers lead total body workout classes several times each day starting at 5:15 a.m.

For information on schedules and fees: 479-1054 or [email protected]