Youth Athletic
Performance Training

Our Athletic Performance Training for youth is geared towards children Ages 8-18. Whether the kids are serious about playing a sport, or just testing out their athleticism, there is a class for everyone!

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Crossfit

Whether you're new to the "sport of fitness" or have a goal of competing in the CrossFit Games, there's a CrossFit MadTown class for you.

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Olympic Weightlifting

If you're looking to develop speed, acceleration, coordination, strength, and power, or if you simply want to up your fitness game, then Olympic Lifting with CrossFit MadTown is for you.

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Testimonials

Chris Cayne

"This box is everything CrossFit is supposed to be: high quality and expert coaching on technique coupled with the constantly varied workouts. Because of work travel, I have been to a lot of CrossFit boxes and Skip and Keysha are the absolute best. I have set more PRs in the 5 months I have been going here then I had in my previous year of CrossFitting. The huge difference is not only the quality of the coaching but the quantity - this is NOT a box where they leave you to your own as you work through a WOD or towards a PR. Nothing escapes Skip and Keysha and they are quick to correct, adjust and motivate. The fact that this box exists in a "smaller" market like Madison is like winning the power ball lottery because the coaching and workouts are "big" city, professional caliber. I love this box."

Bre Loughlin

"In 7 months the Benzings have brought me from sedentary to Rx injury free. I've been all over the nation now to different boxes and I commute half an hour, passing two other boxes on my route, to get the best coaches out there."

Greg Waldoch

"Coaches that know what they're doing, and great workouts!"

Nathan Conrad

"I cannot give enough praise to this box and the amazing coaches who have put me through my paces. Just over 7 months here and I have gone from fat and sedentary to winning the Madison Open Water Swim 1.2 mile wetsuit race today. 50 pounds down, feel better than I have since college and am primed to continue pushing. Thank you so much for helping bring back my competitive spirit and giving me goals to shoot for!"

The Founders

SKIPP BENZING

DIRECTOR

Prior to starting Crossfit Madtown, Skipp was Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach at the University of Iowa, University of San Diego, University of California-Irvine, and California State University, Fullerton. At these universities, he worked with elite level athletes and nationally ranked teams in baseball, football, soccer, gymnastics, tennis, swimming and diving, and track and field. Most notably, during his tenure with Cal State Fullerton, Skipp worked primarily with the Titan Baseball team in 2004 as they went on the become NCAA National Champions.

Skipp is the author of The Development of a Weightlifter, an instructional book on Olympic style weightlifting. Skipp is also an active member of USA-Weightlifting, coaching multiple athletes to the national championship level, including a Top 5 finish at the American Open in the 105 Kilo weight class

Skipp's credentials include a bachelor's degree in Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse and a master's degree in Kinesiology from California State University, Fullerton. At Cal State Fullerton, he worked alongside Dr. Lee Brown, former president of the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

KEYSHA BENZING

DIRECTOR

While majoring in kinesiology and earning her bachelor's & master's degree at CSUF (04 & 06), Benzing competed for the Titans for four years in cross country and track & field. Her accomplishments there include: Three-time Athlete of the Year, Two-Time All-Conference, NCAA Regional Qualifier, Big West Scholar Athlete as well as the school record holder in the 800M and 4X400M Relay Team. While a student-athlete at CSUF, Benzing served as a strength & conditioning intern, assisting with the notorious Titan baseball program. Prior to starting the MadTown Athletic Department, Benzing was an assistant strength & conditioning coach at several division one universities.

The University of Iowa working with the nationally ranked cross country team, indoor and outdoor track, golf, nationally ranked softball team, nationally ranked field hockey team and assisting with Hawkeye baseball program.

The University of San Diego where she worked with the nationally ranked baseball team, volleyball team, cross country, track, softball, crew as well as assisting the Torero football program. The University of Wisconsin, Madison where she was part of the 2007 National Championship Indoor Track & Field team. While at UW-Madison, Benzing was in charge of men and women’s cross country, indoor and outdoor track, softball, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s novice, light weight and open weight crew, the cheer, dance and pep squad and assisted with the Badger football program. Currently, Benzing is still a competing athlete. She is nationally ranked Olympic Style weightlifter, highly competitive track/road runner, CrossFit Games competitor and mother of two. She is an avid writer, having her Thesis published in the National Strength and Conditioning Research Journal (Vertical Jump & Plyometrics), The CrossFit Journal and The Rx Review (Speed Development).

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