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  •  in 	 Lake Forest - CrossFit Lake Forest - Meet our January Athlete of the Month - Mike Maka

    Meet our January Athlete of the Month - Mike Maka

    Your story. Who are you? What do you do when you are not here (job,school, etc)?
    When I’m not doing CrossFit, I’m either at one of my three jobs or spending time with my wife. With my doctorate in clinical psychology, I have been fortunate enough to begin private practice work in Lake Forest, continue to administer neuropsychological assessments, and aid adolescents with emotional and behavioral disturbances at a local therapeutic day school. Pastathletichistory?
    A bulk of my past was consumed by training and competing in MMA. Why CrossFit?? How did you find CrossFit Lake Forest?
    Oddly enough, I was in opposition for quite some time to even try CrossFit. My ....

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  •  in 	 Lake Forest - CrossFit Lake Forest - Meet our December Athlete of the Month - Mary Ann Barry

    Meet our December Athlete of the Month - Mary Ann Barry

    Your story. Who are you? What do you do when you are not here (job,school, etc)?
    When I am not at the gym I am managing a CPA firm in Lake Forest, preparing taxes, and responsible for several rental properties in Illinois and Colorado. I am very involved in a couple non-for-profits that provide jobs for those with special needs. I am on the Board of Directors and the Treasurer of Best Futures, Inc. Best Futures, Inc. provides jobs to 25 individuals with Developmental Disabilities at the Centennial Ice Rink Snack Shop in Highland Park. I also created Eggceptional Abilities, a micro-business, that provides meaningful tasks for several young men on the ASD Spectrum by ....

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  •  in 	 Lake Forest - CrossFit Lake Forest - November Athlete of the Month - Tevni Loria

    November Athlete of the Month - Tevni Loria

    Hi my name is Tevni. I am a first generation Belizean/American. In my free time I like to go out the movies with friends, watch scary movies, read books, listen to records and spend time with my daughter. I chose CrossFit because it has a wide range of exercises that keep me challenged with every workout. I found CrossFit Lake forest because I work at Yuppy Puppy which is in the same plaza and have been with you for five and a half months. To me the best part aside from the workouts; are your phenomenal coaches and the way they offer great one on one guidance and encouragement even in a group setting. My favorite workout over all would have to be Deadlifts. Box Jumps are still a challenge, ....

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  • The Method Behind the Madness

    So you all love CrossFit training and are hopefully liking the programming. We’ve seen a lot of gains at our box, countless success stories, and people are getting more fit every day. So why do we train this way? For many of us, we like the sense of accomplishment, feeling stronger, and pushing ourselves to the limit. But what’s the method behind the madness? To answer that question, let’s first start with words straight from Greg Glassman, founder of CrossFit: Fitness in 100 Words: Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starchand no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train major lifts: deadlift, ....

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  •  in 	 Lake Forest - CrossFit Lake Forest - October Athlete of the Month - Paul Gotta

    October Athlete of the Month - Paul Gotta

    Your story. Who are you? What do you do when you are not here (job,school, etc)?
    I was born and raised in Kenosha, Wisconsin (yep, I’m a cheese head). I attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received a degree in civil/structural engineering. I am currently president of a design/construction company that builds multi-family residential housing and some commercial building. I am married to Reenee and have a daughter named Kate. We moved to Lake Forest five years ago from the City. For fun I play paddle-tennis and believe it or not enjoy lawn care / planting. Pastathletichistory?
    Growing up I was really into ....

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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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