My CrossFit journey began in December of 2009. I had a friend in from out of town and we were eating breakfast at a restaurant on Clybourn Avenue. During our conversation my friend looked across the street and noticed a sign that said “CrossFit Chicago,” and he would then spend the next fifteen minutes informing me about what CrossFit was and how I would like it. On the way out the door I wrote the number down and called within the next few days to set up an introductory session for a weekday afternoon. As I walked up the stairs to the original CrossFit Chicago I began to wonder if my friend was a little crazy. The gym was small and had no equipment, no mirrors, no showers or steam rooms, no televisions, and no front desk. Instead Rudy met me when I walked in and led me through a short workout and informed me what CrossFit was all about. I dropped in for a class that week and was immediately hooked. I actually wanted to sign up immediately, but Rudy told me to wait it out until I was sure this was something I wanted to do. In January of 2009 I joined CrossFit Chicago and my life since then has changed dramatically.
From the time I had joined CrossFit Chicago I had pipe dreams of some day owning my own gym. In the past, I had coached high school sports and after a few years away from it, the itch to coach grew rapidly. I eventually became Level 1 Certified and Rudy allowed me to coach at Crossfit Chicago. I immediately fell in love with it. Then, in October of 2010, Rudy presented me with the opportunity to purchase CrossFit West Loop and I jumped at the chance. With help from a few of those same friends that introduced me to CrossFit originally, I ended up where I am today. My fitness goals are very much the same as two years ago but my professional goals have changed drastically. I want to help build a great community of individuals who strive to constantly better themselves through hard work and through helping each other.
I want to thank everyone who has helped me accomplished both my fitness and business goals and I’m excited to finally introduce CrossFit Construct!