Success Stories

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 […]
July 2, 2018

Success Story-David Nee

Name: David Nee Age: 43 Occupation: Software Developer What is your athletic background? Hurling(Irish Field Sport…think Lacrosse) up to mid-teens. Martial arts ( kickboxing, tai chi) and swimming. What was your workout routine prior to CF Spero? Was doing the Globo-gym thing on my own and having mediocre success. How much weight have you lost since you began? Actually I’ve been trying to gain weight.In my mid-thirties I was carry some extra pounds and managed to loose that mostly through diet (40 lbs). I’ve added about 5lbs since starting Crossfit but also feel like my overall muscle mass is up […]
June 1, 2018

Success Story-Diane Moriarty

Name: Diane Moriarty  Age: 50  Occupation:  Director of Religious Education at Ascension Catholic Parish What is your athletic background? Tall, lanky and uncoordinated is how I would explain my childhood.  I was most comfortable in the swimming pool and bicycle.  Not being naturally coordinated made me not a very competitive person but I did swim on the high school team and road my bike long distances building up endurance more then speed.  Growing up in southern California I enjoyed long distance riding along the coastal bike trail and mountain biking in the hills above the ocean. What was your workout […]
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? […]

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