About Us


Our Story 

CrossFit Grandview formerly known as Rogue Gahanna was founded by Brandon Couden in December of 2009. Leading up to that point Rogue Fitness aka CrossFit Columbus had operated as a CrossFit Affiliate and training facility starting in 2006. During that same time period, Brandon had been working as a personal trainer at SportFit in New Albany (now affiliated as CrossFit New Albany) and had begun, diving deeper into CrossFit Training with his clients and personally. In 2009, Rogue began to expand their business beyond training into the sale and manufacturing of equipment. Rogue needed to move their headquarters to a larger more centralized location, which lead to an opportunity for Brandon and his former business partner Graham to take over the Original Rogue Fitness Gym in December of 2009.

Building off the success of Caity Matter Henniger’s victory in the 2008 CrossFit Games, the next three years would see Rogue Gahanna go onto to establish itself as one of the top performing affiliates in the CrossFit Games.

Trophy Case

2010 Graham Holmberg Crossfit Games World Champion

2011 Individual Graham Holmberg 4th Place,  Affiliate Cup Central East Regional 2nd, Affiliate Cup CrossFit Games 14th

2012 *Trifecta* Individual Graham Holmberg 10th Place, Individual Heather Welsh 22nd Place, Affiliate Cup Central East Regional 3rd place, CrossFit Games team 25th Place 2012 Only Affiliate to qualify a Male Individual, Female Individual and Team in 2012

2013 Central East Regional Team 8th Place, Individual Graham Holmberg 14th Place CrossFit Games

2014 Male Individual Regional qualifier (Joey Tortora), Female Individual Regional Qualifier (Kyri Gold), Team Regional Qualifier,  2014 THE BIZ “Raise Your Game” Business of Year.

2015 Affiliate Cup Central Super Regional 5th Place, Affiliate Cup CrossFit Games 8th Place, Named one of The Top 50 Gym’s in America by Men’s Fitness Magazine

2016 Affiliate Cup Central Super Regional 8th Place

2017 Male Individual Central Super Regional Joey Tortora 11th place

2018 Male Individual Central Super Regional Joey Tortora 11th place, Affiliate Cup Central Super Regional 12th Place

2019 Joey Tortora 1st place Team “Strength in Depth qualifier” as part of Team Central Beasts which qualified them to the CrossFit Games where they took 5th place!, Team CrossFit Grandview 8th Place The CrossFit Lowlands Throwdown Sanctional

2021 27 QuarterFinal qualifiers, 22nd Ranked Open Team Worldwide, 35th Place Team in QuarterFinals, Semi Final Qualifier Team CrossFit Grandview, West Coast Classic Semifinals 9th Place Team

In September 2012, Rogue Gahanna moved to Grandview and was rebranded as CrossFit Grandview. The move transformed the Affiliate from a destination location to a community gym with an edge! During this time, CrossFit Grandview started to become an innovator in the affiliate community establishing best business practices that can be felt outside our walls all over the community to this day. We started thinking outside the box with open gym time, competition programming and became one of the first 10 gyms to utilize online tracking with Wodify. Many in the Affiliate community soon followed. In 2014, we pushed the envelope further! First offering an in-house nutrition services and personal training services with the Body Biz. In the Spring of 2014 we opened the Athletes’ Corner a store open to the public providing supplements, food and clothing specifically for CrossFitters and athletes. Then September 20th 2014 we unveiled one of our most ambitious projects ever, a second location a mile away Grandview Barbell! A 24-hour key fob access facility full of competition weight, Assault bikes, True Form Runner Treadmills and other speciality equipment leaving our athletes never gym-less! Specialty programs Power Hour and Rev soon followed and have evolved into some of the most unique group training programs in the micro gym business.

CrossFit Grandview is frequently featured on television, magazines and in articles as an example of excellence in the gym industry. As the gym and industry have evolved CrossFit Grandview has gone from being known as a CrossFit Games power house, to a business of excellence known for establishing best business practices in coaching education and compensation!

 As member, you can expect CrossFit Grandview to be the best hour of your day! Here you can fully customize our training options to suit your specific goals. We have multiple tracks of programming, highly educated full time professional salaried staff, top notch equipment and the support to help you be the best you can possibly be. We also have one of the best communities in the game, frequently host challenges and have fully catered parties for all our members! 

Graham Holmberg was a co-founder of CrossFit Gahanna in 2009 (aka. Rogue Gahanna) In 2013 Graham left to open his own Affiliate in Hillard Ohio. – Founder and Owner Brandon Couden