Welcome to your Wellness Program. Brought to you by Forest Wellness and CrossFit Forest. The below programs are just the beginning. Be sure to check out the blog for announcements and photos. If you have an idea for a program or group please feel free to bring it up to Pete Jones, pete@forest-wellness.com or 714.448.3006. All employees and their spouses/significant life partners are eligible to participate in the Wellness Program at no cost unless specified directly.   Evidence of Health Insurance coverage is required to participate in this benefit.

A message from founders Pete and Sandy Jones:

To us, being well is about helping you be able to do more with your life. Really, it is our interpretation of CrossFit's aim and definition of fitness - increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains, said another way - do more with every aspect of your life. Whether that is to run your first 5K or do more for your community or love your family and friends with more passion. 
Your approach to being well should look at the body as an entire system and seek functional strength. In the same way we believe you should view your life as an integrated system. Each relationship, each aspect of your life affects the other.

While your time alive is finite, what is available to you during that time is infinite. We believe the point of life is to maximize your time while here. There are a number of things that  we believe are important to maximize. Those being: love, self awareness, full self expression, giving and being adventurous. Being well provides a foundation from which to build to maximize those pursuits. From there, your genius and desires allow you to pursue the rest..

We hope to find something for everyone. If there is a program you would like to see, please let us know.

Pete and Sandy




Thank you for participating in the Wellness Feedback survey.  We utilized your feedback to create a variety of new wellness programs for you and your eligible partner to enjoy.  We hope to find something you like.  If not, feel free to contact Pete at pete@forest-wellness.com with your request.  Note that all of these programs are in addition to existing programs such as CrossFit Level 1,2 & 3, Pilates, Yoga, Bod Pod, and Nutrition Seminars.


Want to get started working out but don't have the time?  Join us for PiYo with Sheila, where you can get a great introductory level workout done in 30 minutes or less!  Classes meets on  Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:15 - 12:45 at Baker Ranch Yoga.  No need to sign up ahead of time.

ROCK CLIMBING Tuesday and Thursday 12-1 and 5-7pm


Let's climb to the top!  Aesthetic Climbing Gym, located at 26974 Vista Terrace in Lake Forest (1 mile from Pauling off Lake Forest Drive), provides a fun and safe place to experiment with climbing (for beginners) as well as challenging climbs for those with more experience. You may wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes (a limited number of rock climbing shoes are available to borrow as well).

For more information about the gym, visit:


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We have a running group that meets twice each week at CrossFit Forest, which is a Certified CrossFit Endurance Facility.  Each week, participants will mix it up with short runs, intervals, and mid-distance runs.  This approach allows runners and aspiring runners to achieve faster times with less injuries and wear and tear on the body.  

People at all levels of fitness and speeds can sign up for this class. Feel free to come and walk, jog, or run -- it is up to you and your comfort level how much you want to push yourself or if you want to go the whole distance. For folks that prefer rowing over running or are injured, all workouts can be performed on the rower as well.  This class is free for all employees and their spouses, your friends are also welcome to join us for a $5 drop-in fee.  

Endurance classes will start soon. Be sure to check our schedule and to sign up. If you have not yet created an account to sign up for classes, you can go here for your free membership:  http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studio=CrossFitMissionViejo&stype=40&prodid=138

Once you have created your account you can go here to sign up for class:


Contact pete@forest-wellness if you have any questions about our endurance running group.  For more information about CrossFit Endurance, you may visit the website:



Soccer anyone?  Forest Wellness hosts a pick-up soccer game every Thursday or Friday.  People of all levels can enjoy this fun-filled evening of friendly competition.  Games will take place at the Foothill Ranch Community Park (above the Pauling building) and facilitated by one of our coaches.  Please bring cleats if you have them (otherwise, tennis shoes are fine) and one light shirt and one dark shirt. Email martin@crossfitforest.com or Don Bui for updates. 


Wellness Consultations

Annual Wellness Consultations include:

  • A state of the art body composition test with our Bodpod. The Bodpod is used by the National Institutes of Health, the NFL and research universities for the most accurate measurement of body composition. Learn about the BodPod, CLICK HERE
  • A 3 day life journal analysis of: nutrition, stress, exercise and play
  • Goal Setting and Recommendations

Monthly 15 min check in

  • After your initial consultation, you may sign up for a monthly 15 min check in.

Please contact Pete at pete@forest-wellness.com with a couple days and times that work for you.

Nutrition Class (btw, it all starts with nutrition)


Nutrition Seminar the last Thursday of the month (except in October, November, and December of 2014 where it falls on a holiday). Check the schedule on the Front Page to confirm times. We go over insights from the book "It Starts With Food." The book outlines a clear, balanced, sustainable plan to change the way you eat forever-and transform your life in profound and unexpected ways. Your success story begins with the Whole30, a powerful 30-day nutrition reset. 

Since 2009, their underground Whole30 program has quietly led tens of thousands of people to weight loss, enhanced quality of life, and a healthier relationship with food-accompanied by stunning improvements in sleep, energy levels, mood, and self-esteem. More significant, many people have reported the "magical" elimination of a variety of symptoms, disease, and conditions in just 30 days.  


Wellness Walks - (all levels)


Let's get out in the open air! Open to any and everyone. Just getting out in the open air for a walk relieves tons of stress. Did you know our paleolithic ancestors walked on average 11 miles a day? As this class develops, we may offer a 3-6 month "Couch To 5K", depending on your level and motivation.

We currently do not offer walks due to lack of interest.  If you are interested in getting started with one, let us know!  sandy@forest-wellness.com.


Baker Ranch Yoga

Baker Ranch Yoga provides the Yoga services. We have a full schedule.

Taught by an instructor registered with Yoga Alliance RYT-500.

Beginner to Intermediate Yoga

Schedule: check www.bakerranchyoga.com for more detials. 

Beginner/Intermediate yoga is the perfect class for students who have never done yoga before, or those who are fairly new to yoga. The class moves at a pace that allows students to begin to understand the fundamentals of body alignment that will lead to greater flexibility in areas of the body that are typically 'tight' such as the hips, legs, and shoulders. The class focuses on flexibility, balance, and using our own strength to create a more relaxed body.

If you have not yet created an account to sign up for classes, you can go here for your free membership:  


Once you have created your account you can sign up for class here:




Intermediate to Advanced Yoga

Schedule Wednesday at 7pm

Designed for those with a familiarity with yoga asana or a moderate level of physical fitness, these classes build strength, flexibility, and stamina while still providing thorough instruction. The practice includes dynamic and rigorous vinyasa flow, linking one pose to the next continuously through breath and movement. With a cardiovascular element, these classes offer a challenge for intermediate to advanced students by including poses requiring greater strength, flexibility, stamina and focus.  The classes will focus on traditional methods of practice. Thursdays Classes are taught by an instructor registered with Yoga Alliance RYT-500.

Swimming Pool Access

See Front Desk at Pauling Office to check out or reserve a key for one day at a time and location.

When Ready, You may also participate in our regular CrossFit Class and programs.  See CrossFit Forest for additional fitness programs, including Barbell and Olympic lifting Club.   

We error on the side of caution in all of our CrossFit classes. Slow and steady is the approach. By design, the class is low to moderate intensity. Each class is led by a certified coach. There is a warm up, skill instruction, workout and cool down. We have four levels of difficulty in every class.

Have an idea for a Program or Group?? email Sandy at sandy@forest-wellness.com