About CrossFit FYR



At CrossFit FYR (Find Your Reason), we provide high level functional training to all generations and fitness levels. We offer CrossFit with certified instructors, boot camps, multi level functional training, nutrition assistance, and yoga.


Julie Jean – Owner

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I always dreamed of opening a fitness facility that could offer fitness for a wide range of people – both beginners and serious lifters.  I wanted a family friendly place with activities for kids to do while their parents workout.  A gym that is comfortable and inviting where all people felt welcomed instead of intimidated.

At 40 years old, I decided to make my dream a reality one step at a time.

I found an ideal location at 101 Production Drive Slidell, Louisiana.  Once I secured the location and, I flew to Fitness Depot in Houston and returned with state of the art equipment.  I assembled a team of certified CrossFit, fitness, and yoga instructors.  Finally, I got to work.

Since CrossFit FYR is focused on family, I created a game room and play room with big windows that divides the 5000 square-foot, climate controlled facility.  This allows kids to see their parents while they do homework, play video games, board games, or simply watch TV.

With the help of many loyal friends and family who believed in me, I created the gym of my dreams – CrossFit FYR.

Julie Jean – About me

First and foremost, I am a mother to two awesome boys – Ethan and Julian.

I am a local who graduated from Pearl River High lettering in five sports.  I graduated form Southeastern with a degree in Exercise Science, minoring in Kinesiology.  Some of my certifications are:

  • L2 CrossFit Instructor
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE)
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Personal Trainer
  • Body Pump Instructor
  • Figure Competitor

I have been a CrossFit Instructor since 2012.  I have competed in several CrossFit competitions and was a figure competitor as well.