Aaron and Lindsey Watts are Superman “nerds”.
That’s why they named their business Smallville Crossfit Fort Scott.
“Smallville is a small town in Kansas, where Superman grew up,” Lindsey said. Aaron was called Clark Kent/Superman while serving in the army, she said. Lindsey was from Fort Scott, Aaron lived in Fort Scott for a while when younger.
In December 2016, Aaron was honorably discharged from the army, following seven years of military service. He was stationed at Ft. Bragg, N.C. and also Fort Campbell, Kentucky and served in Kuwait, Iraq, and Jordan.
“At Fort Campbell, we found Crossfit,” Lindsey said.
Lindsey had been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia in the seventh grade.
“Doctors told me all the activities you weren’t supposed to do,” she said. “I was taking 5 to 10 pills, two to three times a day. Nothing was helping.”
“I would sleep all the time.”
When Aaron and Lindsey got married eight years ago, they started “putting on weight,” she said. Aaron then started fitness training and together they started doing bodybuilding-type workouts.
“I found when I put stress on my body I felt better, less pain, less fatigue,” she said. “That intrigued Aaron. He learned about things to do in fitness. We’d go to the gym four to five times a week.”
Lindsey’s health improved.
That inspired Aaron to be a fitness coach in thinking about a job following his army career.
Lindsay always wanted to own a business, someday.
On June 1, 2017, they purchased the fitness business at 13 S. National Avenue. Lindsey is the business manager, Aaron writes the fitness programs and is the gym manager, with both husband and wife coaching the Crossfit members.
There are over 100 members currently.
CrossFit packages are $90 for unlimited contracts, $80 for student unlimited and a 10 class punch card for children for $80.
Two beginners classes will be offered in January. A beginner class is $50 for a one week class.
“We go over nine foundational movements and diagnose our athletes and find restrictions and teach them the movements they are capable of,” Lindsey said.
New hours for the business as of December 1: Monday, Wednesday, Friday classes start at 5 a.m. with the last class at 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday have fewer classes offered. Saturday is open gym from 8 to 11 a.m. most Saturdays. Fit Kids is offered Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
Aaron writes programming and training for the volleyball and baseball teams at Fort Scott Community College, as well.
For more information contact the Watts at 620-719-9602 or check them out on their Facebook page Smallville Crossfit.