CrossFit field reporter Ben Hollingshaus recently traveled to the “City of Broad Shoulders” to find CrossFit Chicago. He interviews the members and takes a tour with Rudy Tapalla, owner of CrossFit Chicago.
One of the members says CrossFit was intimidating at first, but the program has won her and her son over.
“It makes you walk taller. Your mind is strong, your body’s strong, and that just is the whole package,” she says.
“This has been the most welcoming experience,” says another member. “I’ve learned so much about myself.”
CrossFit Chicago makes a point to welcome its new members with a photo board.
“We’re very strong on community here, so we like everyone to get to know each other’s name, face, and we have a big thing about not having strangers in here,” Tapalla says.
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