Who We Are

Bear State was established in 2014 by Dan and Wendi Crotts and they continue to be the driving force behind the community of gym goers at Bear State. While the culture has changed over the years, the gym is still committed to not only its gym family, but the surrounding community. Their desire to see everyone become the best versions of themselves can be found here in the functional fitness group classes and foundational in nutrition coaching. Both of which focus on building healthy habits, healthy relationships with others, and long lasting results.

Functional Fitness

We focus on combining strength training of muscle groups and high intensity cardio workouts. Every workout is focused, different, and created for you so you won’t get stuck in a ho-hum routine. Additionally, working with the Level Method, we can effectively scale each workout to your fitness level so you maximize your workout each and every time you come. Read more…

Nutrition

Food is necessary for life and we’re surrounded by food options. Building healthy habits, promoting healthy choices through education, and being there to help you through the process is the goal of our nutrition program. Whether you would like to lose a few pounds or get ready for an athletic competition, we’re here to give you the guidance so you can succeed. Read more…

bear state Coaches

Wendi Crotts

Wendi Crotts

Wendi is a CrossFit Level 2 trainer. She has always been very active, playing softball and volleyball while growing up in Houston, TX. She taught group fitness classes for 3 years before finding CrossFit in 2010. Once she began CrossFit, she was hooked and became a...

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Dan Crotts

Dan Crotts

Dan was searching for CrossFit before he knew what it was. Like a lot of people, he went to the "gym" and tried different things, Usually he would start my new routine all excited and then just fizzle out. One day Dan's wife said, "Hey I've been doing CrossFit for a...

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Elisabeth Murders

Elisabeth Murders

Elisabeth is a part-time CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. She loves to spend time with her husband and pets. If it's football season you can find her cheering on Alabama, "Roll Tide"! She primarily works as a Speech Language Pathologist, serving adults who have developmental...

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Jaime Mann

Jaime Mann

Jaime is the Head Certified Athletic Trainer for Sports Medicine of Northwest Medical Center – Bentonville and provides coverage for a local high school. She has been certified in Athletic Training since 2000. She has a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science/Athletic...

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Justin Jeter

Justin Jeter

Justin grew up in central Florida for the majority of his life. He was always active growing up, involved in gymnastics at a young age and sports in high school. After high school, he became more interested in lifting weights and enjoyed challenging himself...

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Hillary Jeter

Hillary Jeter

Hillary was first exposed to CrossFit in 2013 and went from being a casually active college student to a dedicated CrossFit member when she saw what CrossFit gave her body the ability to do. She moved to AR in 2014 and joined Bearstate as a member in 2015. She...

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Faith Newton

Faith Newton

Faith is a part-time CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. She primarily works as an Emergency Manager, guiding people and operations through the preparedness and response to major incidents. Faith has always had an active lifestyle but was first introduced to functional fitness...

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Steve Helms

Steve Helms

Like most people, Steve has had a love of food for his entire life. That love has served him well some days and not well others. In his early twenties, there was a period where he went from 145 lbs to 240 lbs. That didn't seem to go well so he began a series of diets...

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