Welcome to Great State CrossFit

Our Story and Commitment to you

Our Story

The idea to open Great State CrossFit began when Head Coach & Owner, Mike Burton, was working at several other CrossFit gyms in Southern California. An athlete since childhood, Mike sidetracked in his early twenties, and found CrossFit by accident while living in San Diego. After over 5 years training himself and others, he wanted to bring his experience working with some of the best coaches in the nation to Madison, WI. Finally, after years of planning, GSCF was born.

Great State CrossFit’s philosophy is about more than just using strength and conditioning to improve your quality of life – nutrition and mobility are key factors that allow the S&C exercises to develop total wellness. We push every member to take advantage of our Yoga/Mobility classes as well as provide them nutritional guidance in order to achieve their wellness goals. For members who would like to take advantage of all the benefits of a high intensity workout without the more complex Olympic lifts, our one-of-a-kind Fit & Flexible program provides just that, and supplements the regimen with Mobility and Yoga classes.

Being the newest CrossFit gym in town also has its benefits – we have the newest equipment, fresh & clean facilities, and a drive to be the best box in Dane County. We are right off the beltline and just down the street from the Alliant Energy Center and Downtown. We offer all our clients a Wodify account to ensure they can SEE their numbers improving. Best of all, we are a gym that LISTENS to our athletes – its important to us that they are getting the services they want while getting the results they seek. Feedback is not only welcomed, but encouraged.

We hope to see you in the gym soon.


Mike Burton

Head Coach and Owner

CF Level 1
Dry Land Coach for MAC
OPEX CCP, completing case studies
Personal Trainer Certification