We believe the quality of our health determines the quality of our lives—and nothing is more important than that. We believe fitness is about strengthening and conditioning your body and mind so you can get out there, explore the world, seek new adventures and be the person you were meant to be.
Windy City Strength & Conditioning is a dedicated, full time strength and conditioning facility, and the home of Windy City CrossFit—the first CrossFit facility in Chicago. We use kettlebells, barbells, dumbbells, bumper plates, jump boxes, medicine balls, rowers, gymnastics rings, parallettes and pull-up bars to effectively train our athletes every day.
CrossFit in 100 Words
Eat meat and vegtables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train all major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, clean and jerks, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: Pull ups, dips, rope climb, push ups, sit ups, presses to handstands, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc. hard and fast five to six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense. Regularly learn and play new sports.
Our coaches are all highly trained and certified professionals with a life-long dedication to wellness, health, fitness and livin’ BIG. Experienced at managing groups, as well as working with individuals in a one-on-one setting, our staff will teach, motivate and inspire you to get (and stay) in shape.
Founder & Owner
Founder of Windy City Strength & Conditioning, Justin's goal is to inspire and lead individuals to long-term health, fitness and happiness. More
Eloise firmly believes that exercise and health is a very personal component of every individual’s life. More
Erik “Doc” Michael
Doc believes there is an athlete in everyone. More
Nathan “Ox” McCance
Ox believes everyone can discover the drive to be a healthier person, both mentally and physically, if they have the correct support system. More
Joining Windy City in 2013, Terri had an immediate passion and drive for all things CrossFit. More
Megan knows life can wind out of our control but believes a grounding force can be found in caring for your body physically and mentally. More
Jeff began coaching at Windy City in 2017 with an interest in Olympic movements and enjoys helping people realize their full potential. More
John loves teaching body mechanics. It's all about the leverage! More
PJ believes that functional fitness is a major part in living a long, healthy, and happy life. More
Paul loves to inspire each person everyday to live bigger better and more full lives. More
Chris enjoys meeting new members and talking about how strength and conditioning can improve their lives. More
I love helping members, supporting the coaching staff, cheering on the elite athletes and encouraging the other everyday athletes like me. More
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Since 2009, Windy City has hosted an annual workout in memory of Navy SEAL Lieutenant Michael Murphy, and all fallen veterans. We're proud to say that we've raised over $85,000 for the Navy SEAL Foundation.
The Sierra Club Foundation
At Windy City, we believe in getting out there, experiencing the world, seeking new and exciting challenges...and using our health and fitness to be the people we were meant to be. We also believe in giving back, paying forward and being socially responsible.
We believe so strongly in this that we’ve partnered with Merchant Giving Project so that a portion of every credit card transaction will be donated to The Sierra Club Foundation, an organization dedicated to safeguarding our planet so future generations will have an “out there” left to explore.
Barbells for Boobs
Windy City started hosting an annual fundraising event in 2016 helping Barbells for Boobs, a non-profit organization that strongly believes that everyone has a right to know if they're living with breast cancer. Together, we've raised over $17,000 for the organization, which involves a team workout, raffles and prizes. Join us at our next event in December and help everyone who benefits from this organization.