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  •  in 	 Lake Forest - CrossFit Lake Forest - September Athlete of the Month - Jeff Wehmeyer

    September Athlete of the Month - Jeff Wehmeyer

    Your story. Who are you? What do you do when you are not here (job,
    school, etc)?
    When I’m not being yelled at by the most wonderful coaches ever, I’m hanging out with my amazing family. I have a wonderful wife,Julie and two young boys, Andy and Nick. We travel often and make the most of life. To help pay for my CrossFit addiction I schlep wine for a living! Need some wine advice? I’m your guy. Past athletic history?
    Growing up in Texas I played Soccer as a Goalie all through high school. I also spent a lot of time cycling around west Texas and spent the summer of 1995 riding my bike from SF to DC. I’ll do anything that keeps me ....

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  • Rest Day Anyone?

    Rest Day. For some of us, it comes well deserved. We’ve worked our butts off 3 days in a row and our bodies are wrecked. For others, it’s built out of necessity. Work, family plans, life in general sometimes dictates the days that we can’t work out. Still for others, rest day is a four-letter word. They feel the need to workout as much as possible and feel guilty if they skip a day. So what should rest day look like? Let’s take a look… CrossFit generally adheres to the 3 days workout/1 day rest principle. Although that’s ideal, it’s simply not feasible for some due to work, family, etc. We do what we can when we can. Either way we need our ....

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  •  in 	 Lake Forest - CrossFit Lake Forest - Meet our August Power Couple - Alyson & Jose´

    Meet our August Power Couple - Alyson & Jose´

    Your story. Who are you?
    Alyson--wife to the manwho doesn't smile Jose--the invisible man What do you do when you are not here (job, school, etc)?
    A: I have been anICU nurse for almost 20 years. Don't ask me how I've been able to work night shift for that long.I used to train for Oly lifting, but that took a back seat when I returned to school to become a Nurse Practitioner. It is difficult to juggle working full time with school AND working out. Crossfitting helps to decrease my anxiety so I make sure I show up as much as possible. J: I buy and sell illegal narcotics but get paid by the government. In our down time, we volunteer as foster parents fordogs who ....

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  •  in 	 Lake Forest - CrossFit Lake Forest - Meet our July Athlete of the Month - David Lopez

    Meet our July Athlete of the Month - David Lopez

    Congrats to David Lopez for being our July Athlete of the Month! Hi my name is David I've been doing CrossFit about a year I found you guys because I work next door in Yuppy Puppy my background has always been martial arts you guys have amazing coaches they told you everything from point A to point B and all the above you guys treated me like a part of the family so friendly my advice to anybody never give up you always you always going to find obstacles on your way but you must reach that goal in CrossFit the never have goals because it always has something new even if you have one I reach that goal and I want the other goal ....

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  •  in 	 Lake Forest - CrossFit Lake Forest - Meet our June Athlete of the Month - Sheryl Keller

    Meet our June Athlete of the Month - Sheryl Keller


    Your story. Who are you? What do you do when you are not here (job,
    school, etc)?
    My name is Sheryl Keller. I have lived in Lake Bluff for 20 years with my husband and two daughters. I work part-time with a Dermatologist in Glenview. Past athletic history?
    I was never much of an athlete. I started working out 15 years ago while my daughters were in school full day. Running, biking, free weights and boot camps. Why CrossFit? How did you find CrossFit Lake Forest?
    I started Crossfitting in January 2015 at Crossfit 155 where my husband knew the coaches. After 2 1/2 years of driving to Mundelein to workout, friends recommended I try Crossfit Lake Forest. ....

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  •  in 	 Lake Forest - CrossFit Lake Forest - Meet our May Athlete of the Month - Jeremy Baugh

    Meet our May Athlete of the Month - Jeremy Baugh

    Your story. Who are you? What do you do when you are not here (job, school, etc)?
    I grew up in the Atlanta area but have lived all over the place: Wisconsin, North Carolina, California, Alaska, Washington. Starting over in new places is getting old. I am a quality control manager for a construction company doing federal contracts. My current projects are at Naval Station Great Lakes. Other things I do and enjoy: cooking, reading, hiking, biking, and playing board games. Past athletic history?
    I played soccer in high school, club rugby in college, and intramural indoor and outdoor soccer in graduate school. For a while after college I was a "runner," running 5-6 ....

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  • The Open is Over... Now What?

    CrossFit Open 2018:
    Sooooo, How did the 2018 Open go for you? It was awesome to see so many of you do the WODs every week. There were some outstanding performances, and it’s time to recognize you all! PLEASE join us this Friday night for our final Friday Night Lights Workout to celebrate the 2018 CrossFit Open. Doors open at 4:30 , WOD kicks off at 5 followed by awards and some frosty libations…. We will see you there! Programming:
    Now that the Open is over, we will focus our efforts on building strength and power. We are embarking on a 3-month cycle with the intention of getting stronger and more explosive. Obviously with the change in weather we will ....

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  •  in 	 Lake Forest - CrossFit Lake Forest - March Athlete of the Month - Tom Chatamra

    March Athlete of the Month - Tom Chatamra

    Your story. Who are you? What do you do when you are not here (job,school, etc)?
    I am Tom Chatamra, almost 14 years old and I am in 8th grade in Highland Middle School, Libertyville. I was born in England moved to Holland when i was 5 and finally I moved here. I have lived here for almost 7 years now. I am half Thai and half Swedish I travelextensivelywith my family and I go see my cousins inSweden. My story is I was always a small short and skinny kid. I was never the strongest or the most athletic. But I was always a helping kind person no matter what. Now through CrossFit I am the strongest kid in my school and the one of the most athletic well rounded ....

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  •  in 	 Lake Forest - CrossFit Lake Forest - February Athlete of the Month - Mike Cushing

    February Athlete of the Month - Mike Cushing

    Your story. Who are you?
    I am the father of three amazing boys Jack (11) Roc (10) and Ben (7), and extremely lucky to be married to my wife Laura. What do you do when you are not here (job,school, etc)?
    During the work week I spend a lot of time at a desk or in court. I’m a personal injury attorney, so I help people who have been injured in accidents. When I’m not at work I can be found at a hockey rink, a cross country meet, out hiking on a trail or somewhere watching my kids have fun. Pastathletichistory?
    Sports and athletics have always been a part of my life. Growing up and throughout high ....

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  • New Year, New Beginnings!

    Hey everyone! Hope you had a fun holiday with friends and family. It’s great to see you all back in the box after the holidays, mostly complaining about eating and drinking too much and being couch sloths. But it’s a New Year, and with that a refocus on your fitness goals. First off, thanks to Andi for her years of devotion to building CrossFit Lake Forest. We appreciate all that you have done here, and we wish you the best on your new endeavor! The coaches, Marty, and I will continue to provide you all with the best we can to achieve your fitness goals. Thanks to all of you that have already filled out your goals sheet that Candace sent out. IF you have not ....

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