Success Stories

April 30, 2018

Success Story-Eric Richard

Name: Eric Richard  Age: 30  Occupation: Project Analyst   What is your athletic background? I played a bunch of sports growing up and played baseball and football in high school.  What was your workout routine prior to CF Spero? Since I moved to the Chicago area after college I have had memberships at Planet Fitness and LA Fitness. I always tried to balance my workouts with weights and cardio in some way. All my weight lifting experience came from high school football training. I tried to change that up over the years, but it was the only  thing I knew (squats, bench press, cleans, dumbbell […]
March 31, 2018

Success Story-Rebecca Robinson

Name: Rebecca Robinson Age: 24 Occupation: Aquatic Coordinator at the West Cook YMCA   What is your athletic background? I played water polo for the past 9 years, 5 of which were club at the University of Iowa   What was your workout routine prior to CF Spero? Over the summer I ran 3 days a week, but after that I didn’t do much   How much weight have you lost since you began? I’ve lost 9 lbs since joining CrossFit Spero   What was your first experience with CrossFit? My first experience was here, and I love it!   […]
February 28, 2018

Success Story-Dave Schoning(Scho’nuff)

Name:Sho’nuff Age:42 Occupation:Architect What is your athletic background? Going all the way back to my high school days I was really involved in tennis.   I played year-round and was obsessed with everything Andre Agassi.  It was the ’90s so that’s my excuse.  I made it to the state competition my senior year.  When I went to college it was during the rise of the x- games and everyone was obsessed with extreme sports. I was really into rollerblading and skating.  We tore up the U of I campus daily.  It was really a lifestyle back then and skating had a […]
January 31, 2018

Success Story-Kathleen Odell

Name: Kathleen Odell Age: 42 Occupation: University Faculty / Administrator What is your athletic background? I’ve been always been pretty athletic.  I played Little League as a kid and volleyball and basketball in high school.  In college I discovered Iyengar Yoga.  I moved to Chicago in my early 20s, and kept up with my yoga practice.  I was yoga teacher (on the side) for several years.  In my 30s, I got busy with traveling, graduate school, and my kids being born, and it was hard to keep up with exercising.   What was your workout routine prior to CF Spero? […]
January 2, 2018

Success Story-Sam Shank

Name:  Sam Shank Age: 14 What is your athletic background? I played soccer from age 7 to 9, flag football from 8-10 and tackle football from 9-12 years old.   What was your workout routine prior to CF Spero? Conditioning during sports seasons and paddle boarding, kayaking and swimming in the summer.   What was your first experience with CrossFit? I stopped playing football, so my Dad recommended the Spero Teen Class as a great way to get into shape.   When did you start CF? May 2017   Why did you choose CF Spero? My Dad is a member […]
December 5, 2017

Success Story-Eleni Marsh

Name:  Eleni Marsh     Age: 43 Occupation: Social worker   What is your athletic background? Not much!  I was clumsy and hated sports, even though I did play basketball, volleyball, and softball in junior high and doubles tennis in high school. I remember my dad trying to get me to lift weights in high school. Oh, I nearly forgot:  I used to run a number of 5K’s with a past boyfriend over 10 years ago and enjoyed it.  But then I broke up with the guy and guess I broke up with running, without really meaning to.   What was […]
November 3, 2017

Success Story-Ben Rogerson

Name: Ben Rogerson Age: 39 Occupation: Post-Production Coordinator / Adjunct Faculty at Columbia College Chicago What is your athletic background? I grew up playing sports. Golf and baseball are my favorite. I played high school baseball and continue to play golf, but not as often as I would like. Also, I’ve completed the Chicago Triathlon and Chicago Marathon twice.       What was your workout routine prior to CF Spero? Lots of swimming, treadmills, ellipticals, P90X, and bootcamp classes until I signed up for Foundations at Edgewater CrossFit. How much weight have you lost since you began? I lost 10 pounds […]
October 3, 2017

Success Story-Allison Hosack

Name: Allison Hosack Age: 36 Occupation: Epic Trainer (that’s actually my job title!) What is your athletic background? Does marching band count? Seriously…not an athletic kid or young adult What was your workout routine prior to CF Spero? I really didn’t have one. Several years before I was really into boxing and more recently I worked with a trainer at a big box gym, but that was a couple years ago. I historically let a lot of excuses keep me from being consistent. I’m done with that mess now though! How much weight have you lost since you began?16 lbs […]
September 28, 2017

Success Story-Abbie Glenn

Name: Abbie Glenn Age: 34 (turning 35 this month-although maybe I shouldn’t mention that or I may have to do Burpee Pull ups) Occupation: Stay at home mom   What is your athletic background? Played water polo and swam in high school. Didn’t do much after that until I started running in 2010. Ran 3 marathons and many half marathons.   What was your workout routine prior to CF Spero? After I had kids I never really got back into a great routine.   How much weight have you lost since you began? Maybe around 5 lbs, but I’ve lost […]
August 4, 2017

Success Story-Alejandro Bodipo-Memba

Name: Alejandro Bodipo-Memba Age: 49 Occupation: Management & Communications Consultant   What is your athletic background? I played basketball competitively in high school and college.   What was your workout routine prior to CF Spero? Immediately before joining CF Spero last summer, I had been doing P90X to try and get back into “shape”. I had been doing the program for about three months.   How much weight have you lost since you began? I’ve lost about 28 pounds since I started crossfit.   What was your first experience with CrossFit? I had gone to two “on ramp” sessions in […]

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