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5825 W. 117th Place

Alsip, Illinois 60803

708.620.7624

  • New Personal Training Sessions!
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Welcome To CrossFit Warehouse

 

At CrossFit Warehouse, we want to assist in creating a community of like-minded people who are interested in pursuing personal fitness goals. Hopefully, through community and perseverance at CrossFit Warehouse health and wellness will become a lifestyle.

CrossFit trains your body in a functional way and in a different format than most have been accustomed to at a typical gym. You will be in and out in an hour, but you will have worked out not just harder, but smarter.  CrossFit delivers a different WOD (Workout of the Day) each and every day.  If you are bored with your current workout routine, don't want to spend hours at the gym anymore, or you are looking for a different way - your answer is CrossFit Warehouse.

At CrossFit Warehouse, you train in a small group with a coach working toward a common goal.  Members support and push each other to achieve things never thought possible.  The atmosphere of our group classes cannot be found at any typical gym.  This is at the heart of CrossFit, what helps you succeed in meeting your fitness goals and what keeps you coming back for more.  And yes, CrossFit is for you - CrossFit is for EVERYBODY.  Our clients are men and women ranging in age from high school students to retirees.

CrossFit Warehouse--- Find Your Inner Athlete!

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Athlete of the Month

  • Christopher Batzel

     

      

    Age: 23

    Occupation: I’m currently waiting to attend Officer Candidate School for the Marine Corps. God willing, I will be a United States Marine Corps Officer in a few months.

    In general, what is your athletic background? I’ve been very active my whole life. I grew up playing almost every sport but concentrated on baseball. In high school I found my love for running and ran on the cross-country and track teams. During my senior year of high school, I began weight training and added that into my weekly exercise routine. Ever since high school, I’ve continued to run and lift weights religiously.

    How did you learn about CrossFit Warehouse? I did some research on the internet about CrossFit boxes in the area. When I saw the CFW page, it looked like a great place and decided to sign up for the Elements classes.

     

    How has CrossFit Warehouse changed your life, lifestyle, and level of fitness? CrossFit Warehouse has taken my level of fitness well beyond what I expected coming into the box. I have found that CFW has boosted my endurance, agility, strength, and mobility. Also, while many people claim that CrossFit causes injuries, I feel that I’ve strengthened my body to prevent injuries at CFW.

     

    List short/long term goals you would like to accomplish through CrossFit Warehouse: My short -term goal is to always be better than I was the previous day. I know it sounds cliche, but I believe mental toughness is something that is so important whether it be in CrossFit or life. In the long run, I would like to improve on my strength. I would like to see my squat clean and snatch both over 200 lbs.

    What do you like most about CrossFit Warehouse? I love the feeling you have after you’ve just done a tough WOD. Everyone in the box looks like they are dying after a really good WOD, but it is a great accomplishment to put your score on the chalk board knowing you gave it everything you had.

    What is your favorite CrossFit movement? Ring Muscle-ups

    What is your least favorite CrossFit movement? Wall ball shots or pistols. 

    Favorite WOD: Angie

    What are you currently doing to try to improve your diet? I eat pretty clean most of the week including lean proteins, healthy carbs and fats, fruits, and vegetables into my diet. I don’t really follow a Paleo diet considering I do eat whole wheat bread and brown rice. My weaknesses are sushi, pizza, and Oreos though.   

    Favorite movie: It’s a tie between “Goodfellas” and “Training Day”.

    Favorite and/or current book: My favorite book would have to be Lone Survivor, and I just finished Unbroken, which was also excellent! I enjoy reading any kind of military history books.

    Favorite music genre/artist: I love everything. Country is probably my favorite genre however.

    Achievements you’d like to highlight within your life: Proud graduate of Illinois State University. I owe any of the success in my life to my parents. They have supported me my whole life and have always encouraged me to live my dreams.

    List a few things we don’t know about you: My ultimate goal in life is to finish an Ironman competition.  I’m a big Cubs fan even though that’s a hard thing to do these days, considering the team is awful. I also enjoy trying just about any kind of craft beer.

    In 10 words or less, what does CF mean to you? Always keeping a positive attitude and NEVER giving up.

  • JP HABERKORN

     

    Age: 29

    Occupation: Electrical Construction Engineer

     

    In general, what is your athletic background? Ran cross-country and track in high school just to keep busy, but I was pretty useless in college.  Around the time I turned 25 I realized that I was really lacking in strength (my arms got sore from playing Wii tennis) and decided to make getting to the gym a big priority.

     

    How did you learn about CrossFit Warehouse?  I knew about CrossFit but thought it was out of my league.  But after a few months without a good routine I just googled “CrossFit near Oak Lawn”.  Simple enough!

     

    How has CrossFit Warehouse changed your life, lifestyle, and level of fitness? CFW has really given me a good outlet for stress, which just makes me a happier person in general.  No matter how crazy of a day I have at work I can always come in and take it out on the barbell.  There have been days I have come in frustrated after a really stressful day and walked back to my car after the WOD forgetting everything else that happened earlier.  CrossFit has also helped me become mentally stronger, accomplishing things I never thought I could do… it can show you that if you come consistently and try hard you can do some really cool stuff. 

     

    My lifestyle has become more structured since joining CFW, in order to make time for the gym I had to organize the rest of my life a little better. 

     

    My level of fitness has definitely improved by a lot.  When I started I couldn’t even do a proper air squat and had very little stamina, fast forward to now and I am absolutely in the best shape I’ve ever been in.  I feel stronger both mentally and physically and look forward to continuing to improve my lifts and skill movements.

     

    List short/long term goals you would like to accomplish through CrossFit Warehouse: Short-term goals would be to increase my squat numbers and do well in the upcoming Trodo Games.  I’m also planning on doing the open next year so Tom V won’t be mad at me about it anymore.  Long term I just want to stay injury free and maintain a good level of fitness for my adult life. 

     

    What do you like most about CrossFit Warehouse?  I think pretty much everyone else has said it, but the owners, coaches, and members are the best part.  The community we have is an awesome group of people who support each other and just have a good time in general.  I genuinely look forward to seeing everyone when I get to the gym and the social events are always a lot of fun too.  Wee had a blast doing the Tough Mudder together last year and I look forward to doing it again.

     

    What is your favorite crossfit movement?  Heavy power cleans.  Something about flinging the barbell around at high speeds makes me feel cool.

     

    What is your least favorite crossfit movement? Wall walks.  I would rather do 50 burpees than 5 wall walks. 

     

    Favorite WOD:  Filthy Fifty or the Spartan 300.  I really like chipper WODs a lot.

     

    What are you currently doing to try to improve your diet?  Taking some time every Sunday to cook a lot of good healthy food for the week has been helping a lot.  The slow cooker helps too, just dump a bunch of healthy stuff in there and turn it on!  I feel a lot better during a workout if I’ve been eating well so I try to do the best I can with it. Beer is definitely my downfall and I’m certainly no stranger to the occasional Chipotle burrito (especially after deadlift day).

     

    Favorite movie: “Good Will Hunting”

     

    Favorite and/or current book: Current book is Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy.

     

    Favorite music genre/artist: Favorite artist is probably the Foo Fighters… Gary will be so proud.  I listen to pretty much everything, but in the gym you can turn off the country and turn up some loud rock like Rage Against the Machine or Audioslave.  Also, thug rap.

     

    Achievements you’d like to highlight within your life: My biggest accomplishment is definitely getting the girl I did, locking it down and marrying her.  Brenda does really well with handling my overenthusiasm for CrossFit.  Some other achievements would be completing four Tough Mudders, and recently the Go Ruck challenge. 

     

    List a few things we don’t know about you: I played the guitar, clarinet, and bagpipes all reasonably well at some point in my life. 

     

    I was a frat boy in college, please don’t judge me.

     

    Brenda and I live in a small zoo, we have two dogs and two cats.  We frequently have to lint roll ourselves before we come to the gym.

     

    In 10 words or less, what does CF mean to you? Pushing limits to improve fitness and achieve physical and mental toughness.

Latest News

  • Women's Only Cross Training Class

    When:  Trial Classes  Monday, Jan. 26th, Wednesday, Jan. 28th , and Friday, Jan. 30th at 10am

    Where: CrossFit Warehouse 5825 W. 117th Pl., Alsip, IL

    Who: Any current female CFW member is welcome to join Coach Jen Borzenski as she launches her Women's Only Cross Training Class.

    Why:  Women's Only Cross Training will include skill, strength, and met con components using body weight movements, dumbbells, and kettlebells to increase strength, endurance, flexibility, coordination, and balance.

    Once classes are open to the public on Feb. 2nd; please bring a friend for a free trial class. No elements classes needed.

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