Do you want a pat on the back? Or do you want feedback?

Do you want a pat on the back? Or do you want feedback? Deliberate work in your...

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Substitute Teachers & New Kids in Class

Monday, July 2nd, was an enjoyable night to be an observer at the gym. Within the past...

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Board Meetings & Hype Sauce

Board Meetings & Hype Sauce Just the other day, in-class teammates (aka training partners) were encouraging each...

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Failure Provides Opportunity

When working with a group of Depaul students (the Women’s Rugby Team, to be specific), I noticed...

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Picking Teammates

I asked a few people the other day how they choose training partners. All of their answers...

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Leading > Hand Holding

While coaching a Team WOD a few weeks ago, Coach Ben tossed out a casual comment that...

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2 Chains & Squatting

Q: Why squat with chains? A: Improve lifting speed. When set-up correctly, chains pile up and decrease...

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Training Vs. Testing

Training vs. Testing By Kevin Agbulos As a coach—and athlete—I always look forward to testing: the act...

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Selecting Gym Buddies.

The past few weeks I have been hyper-aware of watching how people select a training partner. Following...

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The best coaches and teammates
in Chicago. Hands down. This place has changed
my life.

F. Almeda, joined in 2016

Good morning Coach, I just did a workout at a CrossFit gym here in DC and I want to tell you how much I appreciate the team at Defined. You guys "spoil us" with not only amazing equipment but also amazing coaches who know how to bring the best out of us.

Eurenice Houndjahoue, 2019

I could go on...If you're on the fence about spending a significant chunk of change every month, think of it as one of the best investments in yourself you can make - physically, mentally, and socially. It doesn't matter if you've had trouble going to the gym regularly in the past or you've been a competitive athlete, this place is for you. Seriously. Do it.

Valerie K., 2019

From day one, everyone has gone out of their way to learn my name and relate. It really is an awesome community. I imagine CFD is CrossFit the way CrossFit was always meant to be - gritty (no mirrors - sorry, no selfies), casual, warm, and effective.

Dan T., 2019



Defined Intramurals 3.0

As a gym, we complete the 5 CrossFit Open workouts together. The CrossFit Open is a 5-week online competition that is open to everyone; last year over 400,000 athletes. . .

Halloween Party #9

Mark your calendars and tell your friends because it’s time for our favorite spook-tacular bash of the year.