ABOUT CROSSFIT CARBON

ABOUT CARBON

We are a fitness and wellness facility dedicated to the pursuit of excellence through Community, Effective Coaching and Fitness. But, we are also much more…we are a tight knit group, a community of diverse and remarkable people supporting and encouraging one another to be their best self each day, both in and out of the gym. Carbon’s programs are more than just an effective way to workout and get in shape. The #Carbonlife is a way of living life to be your best. This includes training your body mentally and physically, as well as eating appropriately to sustain an active lifestyle.

IS CARBON FOR ME?

Yes! Carbon is for people of all age. We help improve the lives of everyone from children to grandparents and all in between through fitness and fun! Carbon programs are universally scalable so everyone can participate. We do movements that you do in your everyday life, such as standing up and sitting down, picking things up off the ground, and putting things over your head. What this really means is, in addition to helping you maximize your athletic performance, we will also help you be better prepared to tackle any daily challenges you may face – from unloading groceries to carrying your little-one down a flight of stairs. We just make sure you do it safely, effectively and efficiently. This is what makes Carbon so special. No matter your abilities or experience, our coaches will tailor the workouts just for you. Whether you opt for small group classes or private one-on-one coaching sessions, we are confident you will reach your full athletic potential, and have fun in the process.

WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT THE COMMUNITY?

Lots of things separate Carbon from other programs, but most important is our unique and supportive community. People join for the fitness, but stay for the long haul because of the friendships and bonds they develop within our walls. Aside from building better human beings, Carbon works to develop a community of like-minded individuals who support, encourage, motivate, and assist one another in reaching their personal goals. In fact, the communal aspect of Carbon’s programs is a key component of why we are able to be so effective. It’s not uncommon for an intense training session to be followed by a full on ladies night, bro-session, or both combined! Community is what we are about, we are a strong community working together toward our goals, united in fitness!

WHAT IS CROSSFIT?

CrossFit prepares you for whatever life may throw your way. Our workouts are designed to maximize your results in the gym and improve your quality of life outside of the gym. The CrossFit program delivers a brand of fitness that is broad, general, and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing. We are generalists. At Carbon, you will learn how to safely, effectively and efficiently squat, lift, press, run, jump, row, throw, and move your body through space. The workouts are challenging yet rewarding. We will help you realize your human potential, and each day that you enter, you will leave better for it.

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Pete Rasmusen
Pete Rasmusen

My first introduction to CrossFit was by a friend who recently joined the Air Force. It was an eye opening experience that immediately changed my outlook on exercise/fitness forever. As it turns out “Fran” was my first WOD (workout of the day), 21-15-9 repetitions of thrusters and pull-ups. Considering myself a pretty “fit” person at the time, I was quickly d realized that there was an entire world of fitness out there that I needed to learn more about.

Looking back on what I was always told and taught was the right way to train I can only say one thing… What was I thinking??? If I had only come across CrossFit 10-15 years earlier… Who knows???

Since 2005 I have been personal training and involved in different areas of the fitness industry. I have seen many people wander around aimlessly looking for something; better health, weight loss, a sense of community just to find the same disappointment. “Routine is the enemy.” CrossFit Carbon is an opportunity for me to share my knowledge, experience and passion for fitness with others.

  • CF-L2
  • CF-L1
  • CrossFit Kettlebell Trainer
  • CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Trainer
  • CrossFit Movement & Mobility Trainer
  • CrossFit Endurance Trainer
  • CrossFit Football Trainer
  • CrossFit Kids Trainer
  • CrossFit Striking Trainer
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer
  • Naka Athletics Seminar
  • NASM – CPT
  • First Aid & CPR Certified
Ivy Rasmusen
Ivy Rasmusen

I started CrossFit in December of 2009 and found that I loved the diversity of the workouts and the community aspect of the life style. In high school and college I was a cross-country runner and after finishing college I started experimenting with marathons and triathlons. I am EXTREMELY excited to be coaching CrossFit and enjoy working with people of all levels and abilities.

Outside of CrossFit Carbon I enjoy anything outdoors and spending time with my family. We have two boys that keep us very busy! I worked in the educational field for over 10 years and I have B.A. in Education, M.S. in Special Education and a M.S. in Administration and Leadership. Pete & I LOVE what we do and wouldn’t change it for anything! I LOVE that CrossFit can always surprise you, adapt to ANYONE’S needs, keep you interested and is different everyday!
  • CF-L1
  • CF-L2
  • CrossFit Kids Trainer
  • CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Trainer
  • CrossFit Endurance Trainer
Carly Micheles
Carly Micheles

I started CrossFit in July of 2012 after trying to find something other than cardio for my workouts. I loved the ever changing workouts and the community that you gained from the gym. In high school and college I played volleyball and I have always enjoyed all competitive sports.

Outside of CrossFit Carbon I enjoy animal rescue and I teach/coach at a local high school. I have been teaching Physical Education and health since 2008 and coaching at CrossFit Carbon parallels what I preach everyday in my classrooms. I have B.A. in Education, and a M.S. in Administration and Leadership. I really love helping people inside and outside of the classroom reach their goals and become better versions of themselves. I enjoy sharing knowledge and working out alongside everyone at Crossfit Carbon!
  • CF-L1
  • CrossFit Kids
  • RAD Certified Instructor
Taryn O’Brien
Taryn O’Brien

I started Crossfit in July 2015 and was instantly hooked! The sense of community was addicting and I loved the different workouts. No day is ever the same! I have always been passionate about health and fitness, so it is an absolute pleasure to now be in a position to coach. Helping people reach their fitness goals, all while having fun, with the support of such an amazing community is incredibly rewarding.

Outside of Crossfit, I enjoy anything outdoors, hiking, biking, and running. I am also a full time mom to my adorable son Noah. Keeping up with him is a workout in itself!
Emily Dumas
Emily Dumas

I started CrossFit in 2011 and joined CrossFit Carbon in 2013. I was active and athletic growing up but had gotten out of shape during college and graduate school. After graduating, I joined a gym and worked with a personal trainer but was bored and not seeing much progress. Upon starting CrossFit I fell in love with the challenge of each workout, variety from day to day, and the sense of community in the gym. My life and fitness goals have evolved over the years but CrossFit and the amazing and supportive community at Carbon are a constant.

Outside of CrossFit I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter, traveling and being outdoors. I have a B.A. in Biology and a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences and work for a drug company developing new drugs to treat cancer. I love coaching CrossFit and playing a role in helping others achieve their health and fitness goals.
Marina Bott
Marina Bott

I joined Crossfit in June of 2017. I’ve always been the type of person who likes to do a little bit of everything, and the variety Crossfit provides is perfect. I exercised at a local gym in highschool and continued through my first year of college. At that point I was bored and looked to the crossfit community for the next step in my fitness journey. I love Crossfit because it has shaped my mind, body, and health for the better. I am super excited to share my passion for fitness and wellness as a coach at Carbon.

Outside of coaching, I enjoy training and spending time with my family. I am also a full time student at the University of Illinois at Chicago and actively working towards a B.S. in Kinesiology.
  • CF-L1
  • CF-L2
Eric Percival
Eric Percival

I started doing CrossFit in 2012 and moving properly has been one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned. Six years in, I made the decision to become a coach to share what I’ve learned and to help others achieve their goals. Weights and cardio are an essential part of being fit, but I believe the real work happens between the workouts.

Coming from a limited athletic background I was a competitive figure skater (no, seriously) and I played baseball from a young age through my senior year of High School.

I have two children a beautiful granddaughter. I enjoy traveling, live music, and burpees.

Josh Pluda
Josh Pluda

I am all about good vibes, positive energy, having fun, and living life to its fullest. I try to bring that mentality to class everyday. For the hour or so you are at Carbon my goal is to make it the best part of your day.

I have a passion for teaching people, making them stronger both mentally, and physically. As far as coaching I love Olympic Weight Lifting. Rap music is a must when working out, so get ready!! I enjoy working on my car, anything water related, hanging out with friends, vacationing, pizza, hot wings, tacos, and long walks on the beach. However, hanging out with my family is my favorite thing to do.

  • CF-L1
  • Catalyst Athletics Level 1
  • Ace Peer Fitness Trainer
  • Strong First Kettlebell
  • Kinetic Link Training
  • Sports Performance Training
  • Nutrition and Weight Management
Greg LaBelle
Greg LaBelle

I spent my H.S. and College years doing classic/standard weight training to stay in shape and build muscle. Eventually the limited variety in workouts and lack of community became boring and mundane so I switched over Triathlon training. After a few years swimming, biking and running it culminated with the completion of my first Ironman Triathlon in September 2010. I missed the weight training aspect of working out but enjoyed the cardio so a friend recommended CrossFit.

I started CrossFit in 2013 and instantly loved the challenge, intensity, variety and community. CrossFit Carbon has become a second home and I’ve built several friendships over the years. Being a busy father of three CrossFit has been an amazing way for me to stay in shape and have fun without a huge time commitment away from the family. The CrossFit Carbon community is also very friendly, welcoming and encouraging to workout and hangout with!
Adam Safranek
Adam Safranek

Growing up I played competitive soccer through high school and was generally active by swimming, running, mountain biking and just being outside. However, during college and my early 20s I let my career take precedent over my health and by my late 20’s I found myself living an extremely unhealthy lifestyle, overweight, and lacking physical strength.

I was introduced to CrossFit in October 2012 and immediately found my competitive spirit again and began my journey of moving better, losing weight and eating healthier. Over the years I have found that CrossFit can be an amazing regimen with the right coach and right community. I am honored to be apart of Carbon’s community and coaching staff.

Elevate Your Fitness Routine

Classes to suit all levels of training and a community to help you reach your goals

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