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  • CrossFit in 	 Lake Forest - CrossFit Lake Forest - April Athlete of the Month - Jason Hauer

    April Athlete of the Month - Jason Hauer

    Your story. Who are you? What do you do when you are not here (job,
    school, etc)?
    I worked at Caterpillar for 18 years. Caterpillar allowed my family to travel all over the world and we lived in Brussels, Belgium and Geneva, Switzerland. Then my wife (Kim) and I decided that our family couldn't keep up with her extremely demanding work/travel schedule so I became a stay-at-home dad in 2011. While being a stay at home dad, I was elected to our local Board of Education in Peoria, IL. I was also an elected official in Peoria County.I love to hang out with friends....dinner, bars, concerts, etc. I can't sit still and have to be doing something constantly. I am currently working on ....

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  • CrossFit in 	 Lake Forest - CrossFit Lake Forest - Meet our March Athlete of the Month - Charlotte Van Schooten

    Meet our March Athlete of the Month - Charlotte Van Schooten

    Your story. Who are you? What do you do when you are not here (job, school, etc)?
    I grew up in Sunnyvale, CA but moved to North Chicago after being accepted into Chicago Medical School in 2017. I've lived here for about 1.5 years and have been with CrossFit LF for about 6 months and loving it! Why CrossFit & what do you love about CFLF?
    I originally started CrossFit last year when I was in Cleveland for research and wanted a new way to challenge myself physically. I found CrossFit to be a good stress relief and enjoyed meeting new people with a similar passion for physical health. I love CrossFit LF because of the amazing coaches who really push me to reach new ....

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  • CrossFit in 	 Lake Forest - CrossFit Lake Forest - CrossFit Open 2019!

    CrossFit Open 2019!

    To be “CrossFit” is to possess a general physical capacity that lends itself generally well to any and all contingencies: to the likely, to the unlikely, to the known, to the unknown. The fitness of the CrossFit athlete provides a solid foundation from which to take on any sport or any task. CrossFit Sport highlights the feats of everyday athletes applying this general physical capacity to the demands of their individual lives and chosen sports, along with the CrossFit Games , the world’s premier test of broad and general fitness, and its qualifying events. The CrossFit Open is for ANYONE! If you want to learn more and sign up, Here’s the link. ....

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  • CrossFit in 	 Lake Forest - CrossFit Lake Forest - Meet our February Athlete of the Month - Jessica Ostrom

    Meet our February Athlete of the Month - Jessica Ostrom

    Who are you? What do you do when you are not here (job,school, etc)? I am a historian of Anglo-Saxon Britain and the Vikings, but am currently a teacher. I teach History, Latin, German, and Archaeology. I don’t do much since I am at heart a lazy sloth; so I am either at work, the gym, or at home. Past athletic history? I was a competitive swimmer in high school and college. I focused mostly on freestyle and backstroke. My event was the 200 Free. Why CrossFit?? How did you find CrossFit Lake Forest? I was bored at the gym. I’ve been a gym addict since I was injured out of swimming. I would spend 3 hours at the gym getting everything in that I wanted to do, but I ....

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  • CrossFit 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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  • CrossFit 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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  • CrossFit 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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  • CrossFit 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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  • CrossFit 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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