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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

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Lift n’ Learn

Maybe you have seen CrossFit on social media, heard about it from a friend at a dinner party, read about it somewhere or have a co-worker who swears by it.
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Supple Series​ | Low Back

Dive deeper into the mobility and injury prevention that matters most to YOU! Solve your lower back pain and improve your squat & deadlift.
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