Scott grew up having a vast athletic background, competing in cross-country, baseball, football, and wrestling growing up in high school. After High School, Scott dedicated himself to his education, attending college at the University of Illinois, studying to become an Electrical Engineer in one of the top ranked programs in the country. Missing the active lifestyle, always participating in sports growing up, he tried to fill that athletic void in his life by training for and running several half and full marathons. After realizing that while he was becoming better at running, he actually felt like he was becoming less athletic. That is when he started researching and experimenting with different strength and condition programs in a quest to become a more “fit”, healthy, more confident individual. This is when he discovered CrossFit…and he hasn’t looked back ever since.
As Scott became more immersed in CrossFit, regularly training at the local CrossFit gym, he found himself, not only becoming the most fit athlete he has ever been, but also becoming much more interested in the methodology and theory behind the training. He began spending his long commutes on the train to and from his Engineering desk job and all of his free time at home searching the internet and getting his hands on as many books and resources as possible. Researching and learning everything he could about CrossFit, fitness, nutrition, and strength and conditioning programs, he continued to gain all of this knowledge and was eager to share it with the world. He started off by ordering up some CrossFit equipment essentials, setting up a small gym in his house, and started training friends and a family for fun after work. Being able to share this passion for health and fitness with others and seeing the impact it had on them was so much more rewarding than any money could buy. This is when he realized that coaching was what he was truly meant to do and made the jump changing his life path, “retiring” from a career in engineering and committing a 100% to Health & Fitness as a CrossFit coach. Three years later, Scott has had the opportunity to work with a wide range of individuals looking to improve their lives through health and fitness. He has worked with and learned from some of the top coaches in the industry, continually improving his knowledge and skills in writing workouts, coaching, and running a CrossFit gym. It has been an amazing journey for Scott who is extremely grateful to have the opportunity to share his passion with the CrossFit community and to see how it has improved so many of their lives, both inside and out of the gym.
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2)
Carl is committed to improving the health of the Community. He is coming to The Box with experience at both the North-suburban YMCA where he worked with individuals of all fitness levels as well as EFT Sports Performance in Deerfield where gained experience working with youth athletes up to professional athletes. Carl gained his coaching experience working as a Crossfit coach for 2 years. Carl is committed to becoming a regional athlete and lives by the CrossFit Methodology. Carl’s coaching style is rigorous and motivating, with a sense of humor that makes you smile while you sweat. He has the unique ability as a coach to know where all his athletes are at both physically and mentally in their fitness development and adeptly applies his skills and experience to get them closer to their goals.
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
After a lifelong commitment to being active and involved in sports such as cheerleading, volleyball, dance, running and dabbling into Insanity, Zumba, and yoga, Cheryl began her CrossFit journey in 2013. It began as an after-school activity of de-stressing after teaching 6th graders and coaching a middle school cheerleading team. After four months, Cheryl competed with a team in the “scaled” division of the Galt Games in 2014, and participated in her first CrossFit Open. Cheryl also began taking additional Olympic Weightlifting lessons to improve her technique in what was so profoundly complex to her in her early CrossFit career. She was intrigued by the aspect of sport and competition in CrossFit as a means to improve her athleticism, but also for the purposes of serving as a role model for the athletes she coached within her CrossFit community. She continues to train diligently for competition and coaches other athletes in CrossFit classes, all while developing friendships with those exact individuals. In December 2016, Cheryl completed her Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification and has already engaged with individuals in individualized meal planning and progress monitoring. She looks forward to growing her knowledge and aiming for expertise in the field of fitness and nutrition in order share her passion for making an impact on others’ lives. Next, Cheryl plans to attain her CrossFit Kids certification and attend seminars to further her education in nutrition.
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Precision Nutrition Certified
As a child and throughout her teenage years, Rachelle has always had an active background including basketball, soccer, track & field, softball, and volleyball. At the age of 21, Rachelle’s health took a turn for the worst, which included a 40lb weight gain. After months of commitment to healthy eating and exercising, Rachelle lost all of that unwanted weight but she was still searching for that “next level” of fitness. She became an avid runner and ran in multiple races, including The Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Then in June of 2013, Rachelle saw the CrossFit Games on ESPN for the first time and finally knew what she was looking for. Rachelle has now been doing CrossFit for over 3 and a half years and coaching for about 2. Although she has her own personal goals as an athlete, her goal as a coach is to dissolve and demolish the words “I can’t do that” from the minds of athletes and to encourage them that anything is possible- both mentally and physically. She believes that every individual has that drive within them and the ability to exceed their own expectations plus more.
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
USAW – Level 1 Sport Performance Coach