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About Us 2018-05-14T14:01:01+00:00

We have risen from the ashes and are stronger than ever!

We have built a strong functional box with great coaches who care and an awesome supportive community.

We are fitness for everyone. Our community at CrossFit Phoenix 815 is diverse; it includes members of military special forces, full-time moms, doctors, police officers, firefighters, business executives, elite athletes, retired grandparents and people just starting their fitness journey. We are a friendly welcoming community. No matter your current fitness level, you will benefit from the coaching and community at CrossFit Phoenix.

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Michael Bodi

CrossFit Level 1 & 2
USAW Certification

What drew you to CrossFit? The opportunity to compete and better people’s lives at something that I was born for. I could also help others live and lead healthier lives.

What do you like most about CrossFit? Music, working out and community. The chance to help others reach their maximum fitness potential.

What are your interests outside of CrossFit? Music, basketball, hunting, my dogs, family, football, etc….

Professional and coaching experience: My first coaching job was a CrossFit/Olympic lifting coach at CrossFit Phoenix where I have been for four years.

Athletic experience: Judo national champion @ 8 yrs old. Two time CrossFit Regionals competitor. Placed 6 in 2014. Top 100 of the fittest athletes in the worldwide CrossFit Games Open in 2013 and 2014.

Andrew Dreher

CrossFit Level 1 & 2

What drew you to CrossFit? I discovered CrossFit towards the end of 2005. At the time, I was doing kickboxing and traditional lifting in a local “Globo” gym. CrossFit gave me a more intense and an all around better workout than anything that I had ever done. My first CrossFit WOD was a scaled form of “Kelly.” It kicked my butt and I fell in love with it.

What do you like most about CrossFit? I love that it doesn’t specialize in one thing. It focuses on everything (Cardio Endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Agility, Balance, Coordination, and Accuracy). No two days are the same, it’s never boring, and what you put into your workout is what you get out. Plus, you become insanely good at counting.

What are your interests outside of CrossFit? Spending time with my family and friends, watching movies, driving around in my jeep with the top down and the doors off, and continuing my journey of higher learning.

Professional and coaching experience: I’ve been coaching CrossFit since February 2012.

Emily Northup

CrossFit Level 1 & 2
USAW Certification

What drew you to CrossFit? I played rugby in college and was drawn to CrossFit as a way to train for my sport.

What do you like most about CrossFit? CrossFit is an all-inclusive and an amazingly supportive community, it keeps me coming back not only for the fitness aspect but also for all of the extraordinary people.

What are your interests outside of CrossFit? Outside of CrossFit I enjoy pick-up games of any variety, cooking, and spending time with my CrossFit family.

Professional and coaching experience: I starting coaching rugby at the University of Iowa where I was attending college. Shortly after moving to Crystal Lake and joining the CrossFit community here, I knew I wanted to become a CrossFit coach. I obtained my Level 1 certification in August of 2013 after being a coaching apprentice for about six months. I have been coaching and loving it ever since.

Athletic experience: Growing up I played softball, basketball, volleyball and participated in track. In college I was on the rugby team for four years and started competing in a variety of CrossFit competitions over the last two years.

Luis Gonzalez

CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Competitor’s Course

What drew you to CrossFit? I was just checking it out because my friend wanted to check it out and from there I didn’t stop and didn’t even realize what CrossFit was until 6 months into doing it.

What do you like most about CrossFit? Burpees… and… watching others do burpees.

What are your interests outside of CrossFit? Is there anything else other than CrossFit?

Why do you coach? I like to help others become the best they can be. While also getting a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment when training other people and seeing them better themselves.

Athletic experience: Before CrossFit I was a meat head at a traditional gym for two years. My biggest accomplishment was curling 55 lb dumbbells in each hand. I also was a boxer and still play soccer.

Wayne Schultz, Owner

CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Kids
USAV Cap I

What drew you to CrossFit? My daughter bugged me until I tried it. I had a crazy misconception that CrossFit was just for the elite athlete. I was dead wrong. When she finally got me to try it I discovered it was for everyone (all ages, all shapes and all fitness levels) and I have not stopped since. I liked it so much I now own a box.

What do you like most about CrossFit? I have always loved to compete with others and myself and I enjoy working out. CrossFit allows me to do both.

What are your interests outside of CrossFit? I have many other interests. Doing anything competitive. Chasing around my grandkids. I run a volleyball club called Club W and coach high school volleyball. I also enjoy driving my lovely bride of 33 years crazy.

Professional and coaching experience: Professional experiences I have had many. I have been a trader on the floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange, farmer, General Manager of a minor league baseball team, Operating Director of the Badger Region Volleyball Association and collegiate volleyball coach.

Athletic experience: I have been involved with sports my entire life from playing, to coaching, to overseeing large membership organizations. Athletics and staying fit has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.

Eric Hoffman

Coach

What drew you to Crossfit? Was always into working out and doing OCRs. A friend I ran OCRs with was doing CrossFit and convinced me to try it. First class had me down on one knee shaking for a good 30 minutes and I have been hooked ever since!

What do you like most about CrossFit? The constantly varied workouts and the beyond fantastic community.

What are your interest outside of CF? I like working with my hands and building things.

Personal and coaching experience? Whenever I would work out with friends I would create the workout for us. That’s kind of coaching, right???

Athletic experience? High school football, 3 years in a flag football league, various weightlifting competitions in high school including an Illinois State High School Powerlifting Championship and various CrossFit competitions.

Fitness for Everyone

CrossFit Phoenix has great coaching and a supportive community. We have risen from the ashes and are stronger than ever!

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