Coach and owner Christie neighbors: CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit changed my life in such a positive way. Prior to CrossFit, I was a teacher for 7 years and worked at a gym as a group fitness instructor for 5. I've always had a passion for teaching and fitness, now I get to combine the two.
I have been coaching CrossFit for a little over 4 years. During that time, I have competed as a scaled and RX athlete in many competitions ranging from the three day Christmas Classic in Quad Cities, to the Cold Steel Classic in Oswego, to the Steelmen Throwdown in Joliet. Growing up a dancer, a cheerleader, and a teacher, my focus is on community, team, and support for all members. I look forward to helping each and every member make gains and reach both their short term and long term fitness goals. Show up + Put in Work = Gains
Favorite quote about CrossFit:
CrossFit – The only sport where the loudest cheers are for the last to finish.
Coach and owner Jason neighbors: CrossFit Level 1
I have been a competitive athlete for most of my adult life! In high school, I competed in track and football. After high school I got into rodeo and spent a year as a bull rider. Then I got into endurance races. I have run several marathons, half marathons, spartan races, and other mud runs. I have played seven years of sand volleyball and have also spent three seasons playing men's Division 3 rugby. It has been almost two years since I started my CrossFit journey, and I am sorry I didn't find it sooner!
We will all struggle. I sustained injuries to both my shoulders playing rugby. When I first started CrossFit, I could barely squat with the PVC pipe over my head. With the help of the coaches, I grew stronger and stronger every day. We all have to start somewhere. The hardest part is starting. Come on in, and we can get you where you want to be.
Coach Kyle Barrett: CrossFit Level 1
Coach Kyle grew up playing several difference sports and had a very active lifestyle. In high school he started lifting weights and continued his fitness journey throughout his time in the military. He started doing CrossFit after his time in the service. He's been doing CrossFit a little over a year now, and couldn't imagine doing anything else within the fitness industry.
Coach Anna Sears: CrossFit Level 1
Coach Anna loves being an athlete. She has played on many different teams since she was young - organized and backyard sports. She played basketball at the college level. She started CrossFit on her birthday last year and can't think of a better present to keep enjoying for the rest of her life.
Coach David (dave) Thamm: CrossFit Level 1
Coach Dave was born with a rhythm in his head and a melody in his heart. From a very young age he loved listening to music so much that he started playing music of his own. This is why he is always tapping! It wasn't until his mid-20s that he starting finding enjoyment in physical activities. As time went on, his interest was crafted into a passion that continues to grow. He discovered CrossFit roughly a year ago and has been hooked ever since his first OnRamp class.
Final thought from the owners:
We are a very active couple. We have run half and full marathons together, ran and biked our way through Muddy Buddies, climbed over obstacles in Warrior Dashes, and destroyed our bodies at Spartan Races. We compete together on teams at competitions and support one another through all endeavors. We are ALWAYS looking for more people to participate in these fun events! The more the merrier!
Contact us to set up your two FREE trial classes and get started in our OnRamp Program:
Owner and Coach: Christie Neighbors
Address: 8421 W. 191st St., Mokena, IL 60448
The OnRamp Program consists of 3 classes in which new members learn the basic foundational movements of CrossFit and experience three different WODs (Workout Of the Day).