CrossFit culture has been steadily gaining popularity since founders Greg Glassman and Lauren Jenal founded the company, CrossFit Inc. in 2000. The idea of combining high-intensity exercises with a new philosophy has resonated with lifelong athletes, people looking for a new way to stay fit, and everyone in between.
ESPN has featured the “CrossFit Games,” official competitions that test the various strength and cardio exercises of CrossFit athletes, sporadically since 2007. Soon, Oak Park will have a place to get involved with the culture when CrossFit Spero opens in early November (official date yet to be determined).
Free introductory workouts begin tonight (Oct. 28) and will continue through November. Each session is from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m.-Noon Saturdays. These workouts are designed for first time clients of all fitness levels, and will be instructed by owner David Greene.
“I want to keep that community-based feel that is kind of indicative of every CrossFit gym,” Greene said in an interview with the Tribune. “That community feeling I’ve never witnessed anywhere else.”
CrossFit Spero is located at 335 Harrison Street in the Oak Park Arts District. When the business officially opens its doors, they will operate between 5:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. For more information, call 708-628-3784 or visit the CrossFit Spero website.