that should be on a poster for crossfit makes me want to start doing it.
Frank, you've got 2 CrossFit boxes in your area: CrossFit Thunder Bay and CrossFit SubZero.
Most of these gyms will let you come in and do a free workout to see if it's right for you. The sense of community in these places is phenomenal. Certainly not what you'd get at a globo-gym. I'd give it a shot. Then come back here and start suffering with us.