Success Stories

May 3, 2019

Success Story-Paul Franciszkowicz

Name: Paul Franciszkowicz Age: 49 Occupation: Attorney/Owner FMS Law Group What is your athletic background? Played soccer through high school.  As an adult participated in running/cycling.  Ran the Chicago Marathon three times. Scheduled to run it again this year.  Biked in RAGBRAI twice across Iowa. What was your workout routine prior to CF Spero? Running and biking.  Went to traditional big box gym and used treadmill. Used machines aimlessly. How much weight have you lost since you began? At one point I was down about 15 pounds.  I’ve been up and down based on my diet. What was your first […]
April 2, 2019

Success Story-Courtney Chasson

Name: Courtney Bella Chasson Age: 31 Occupation: Passenger Services Coordinator but soon to be changing (I hope my boss doesn’t see this.) What is your athletic background? I was one of those kids that tried every sport, but nothing really stuck. Soccer, surf, dance, swim, gymnastics, softball, track, tennis. You name it, I tried it. What was your workout routine prior to CF Spero? I started doing yoga 13 years ago and that was my main workout prior to CrossFit. I also love to go hiking. How much weight have you lost since you began? I haven’t lost any weight, […]
February 28, 2019

Success Story-Jason Jaffrey

Name: Jason Jaffrey Age:  Holding on to 45 for just another couple weeks… Occupation:  Metro Market Sales Manager for GOLF Business Services (Golf Channel) What is your athletic background? Extremely active growing up – baseball, basketball, martial arts, volleyball (court and sand), and passionate about snowboarding. What was your workout routine prior to CF Spero?   Aside from the occasional park workout and run with Jess, it was sparse, and lacking.  Glad to be back doing CrossFit again. How much weight have you lost since you began?   About 12 lbs How has CrossFit influenced your mental health?  It’s certainly an outlet. When […]
February 1, 2019

Success Story-Paula Zdziarski-West

Name: Paula Zdziarski West Age: 57 Occupation: Veterinarian What is your athletic background? Competitive swimmer and softball player until college What was your workout routine prior to CF Spero? I worked out at the Y about 3-4 times a week. I would run on the treadmill for about 45 minutes and lift weights about 30 minutes. I also cycled and ran outside on a regular basis. How much weight have you lost since you began? 10-15 pounds How has CrossFit influenced your mental health? CrossFit always pushes me to do more, so I feel good about myself when I’m done. What is probably more […]
December 31, 2018

Success Story-Charlie Yingling

Name: Charlie Yingling Age: 41  Occupation: Nurse Practitioner/ Nursing Professor What is your athletic background? For most of my life I have kept all things athletic in the distant background What was your workout routine prior to CF Spero? Running to catch the Blue Line How much weight have you lost since you began? I have lost a significant amount of shame and guilt as well as a pants size. I actually don’t know how much that weighs on the bathroom scale because I’ve decided that number has been distracting me from my primary goal of feeling healthy and strong. How has CrossFit […]
November 30, 2018

Success Story-Julia Garriga

Name: Julia Age: 24 Occupation:  Au pair What is your athletic background?  I used to play volleyball as a child, but stopped during high school and that was it, until I started CrossFit. What was your workout routine prior to CF Spero? I started CrossFit back in Argentina. How much weight have you lost since you began?  I  have lost around 20 lbs, but I don’t think the numbers on the scale really reflect the physical change. How has CrossFit influenced your mental health?  My mood has changed so much, I didn’t notice I was always in a bad mood until […]
October 30, 2018

Success Story-IV Ashton

Name:  IV Ashton Age:  48 Occupation: I am an attorney by training but founded a software company 17 years ago that helps people that cannot afford lawyers. What is your athletic background? I enjoy athletics.  I grew up skiing (my biggest passion), sailing and biking.  I played sports in high school — basketball mostly.  I still ski and bike when I can. What was your workout routine prior to CF Spero?  I have done Bikram Yoga since 2014.  Prior to joining Spero in 2016, I tried a few other gyms but nothing that I really connected with. How much weight […]
October 2, 2018

Success Story-Aurora Romero

Name: Aurora Romero Age: 36 years young Occupation: Full time super mom, also happen to be an awesome machine operator and medical instrument tech.   What is your athletic background? None. Just regular activities as a child with friends and school. What was your workout routine prior to CF Spero? I was attending bootcamp classes daily for about a year or so. I was looking for something to do and it just happened to be close to my job. How much weight have you lost since you began? I go up and down depending on my diet. But I can say I’ve lost at least a […]
September 3, 2018

Success Story-Adam Harsha

Name: Adam Harsha Age: 32 Occupation: Private Investigator with FTI Consulting What is your athletic background? Aside from short stint on the high school wrestling team, not much What was your workout routine prior to CF Spero? I did about 6-7 months of strength training in a big-box gym. How much weight have you lost since you began? 4-5 pounds. My midsection has slimmed down a bit How has CrossFit influenced your mental health? CrossFit definitely helps me get to sleep easier and keeps me relaxed. How has CrossFit impacted your physical health? Better endurance is a big change. My […]
August 1, 2018

Success Story-Amada Moore

Name: Amada Moore Age: 36 Occupation: Manager What is your athletic background?  As a kid I attended summer camps and after school programs that introduced me to various sports and weight training. What was your workout routine prior to CF Spero?  I’d swim in the mornings and strength train after work. How much weight have you lost since you began? Haven’t kept track of any weight loss. But I definitely know I’ve gained a lot of strength. How has CrossFit influenced your mental health? Crossfit has helped me break down so many mental barriers. There’s been plenty of times I wanted to […]

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