CrossFit Acadia celebrates its 10th anniversary 

ELLSWORTH — CrossFit Acadia has grown exponentially since its founding in a home garage in 2011.

Owner Nick Birdsall first opened his doors (garage doors, that is) to friends and family in the fall of 2010 to introduce them to the burgeoning fitness phenomenon of CrossFit. In 2011, he was granted his CrossFit affiliate and CrossFit Acadia was born. These days the business is in much roomier quarters — a 5,000-square-foot “box” (that’s CrossFit lingo for “gym”) at 249 Bucksport Road. The facility has all the equipment for a range of Workouts of the Day (WODs). 

Birdsall and his coaches have helped members meet their goals through individual attention in a group class setting.  

“Everyone’s goals are a little different, so we adjust the workouts to meet them where they are and guide them to where they want to be,” he said.

In 2017, CrossFit Acadia started its own in-house scholarship fund to help keep members active if they hit a financial hardship. The business also has helped raise money for individuals and causes beyond its walls. CrossFit Acadia hosted a fundraiser for a Maine state trooper battling cancer, as well as an annual October fundraiser supporting the Mary Dow Center’s Mammogram Scholarship. 

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