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Barrett

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Education: CrossFit Level 2, CrossFit Weightlifting

Barrett discovered CrossFit when a friend suggested he try a workout named “Cindy”. Eight rounds and a “near death” experience later, he was hooked and decided to come back for more. Barrett loves the camaraderie that CrossFit builds, and has experienced continued physical and mental benefits since adopting CrossFit’s training philosophy in 2007. He earned his CrossFit Level 1 in 2013 at Atlas Performance in Chicago and is excited to help others along their journey to better fitness.

Barrett is a 2008 graduate of Purdue University with a master’s degree in Computer & Information Technology. During the day he creates software at DelMar Software Development. He is also a performing songwriter, and can be found at various coffee shops and farmer’s markets in the Lafayette area. Ask him sometime about his Fran song.

Chad

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Education: CrossFit Level 1, USA Weightlifting Coaching

Chad graduated from Purdue’s Krannert School with a degree in management. He is a local law enforcement officer with more than nine years of experience and is currently assigned to the SWAT and Sniper Teams. He started doing CrossFit in 2009. Chad’s wife, Tami, and son, Logan, also are dedicated CFWL members. ”I like that CrossFit provides elite fitness to anyone who is willing to show up and work hard,” Chad says. “It sounds like it might violate the ‘sounds too good to be true’ cliché, but it makes up ground in the ‘nothing good comes easy’ category.” Chad wanted to become a trainer after seeing the profound changes CrossFit provided for his wife and son. “Once I was able to sit back and observe the transformations in Tami and Logan, I wanted to coach anyone who would listen,” he says. “I enjoy being a part of this amazing community of people who like to work hard and get better.”