CrossFit near Belleville

Rob Alred

I was working out every day in 2013 at a globo gym, and like most routines in the gym you tend to get extremely bored with it. A friend of mine told me he had just started CrossFit and that he loved the fact that each programmed workout was different and would surely get me out of my rut. As fate would have it, after some research, I saw there was a local box within 4 miles from my current house! I signed up for elements/on ramp in December of 2012. My first real CrossFit workout was the one every beginner does day one…and it was brutal. My coach told me after that workout, as well as my entire beginner’s class, that we were going to redo this workout two weeks later on the last day of elements to gauge if we had improved during that time frame. When round 2 came, I was ready and I beat that time by 3 minutes plus. I was hooked. Little did I know that my wife was in that same beginners group that day. I grew up playing baseball and golf and have always loved team sports as they were a huge part of my life growing up. I was blessed to have a son in 2002 and I coached every baseball team he has been on up until 2 years ago. Coaching, teaching, and connecting with people is the most enjoyable thing in my life. After participating at local Crossfit gym for a year, I decided that I wanted to learn as much as I could about this sport. I made the decision to get certified. Shortly after being certified I was able to begin coaching. I’ve been blessed, for last 3 years, to coach the 4:30pm class prior to moving Belleville. Anne, Lucas and I moved here in August as both our Jobs transferred. Lucas attends Althoff Catholic in Belleville. The people of CFME have been so welcoming and amazing. We look forward to the years to come at CFME.

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

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