MEET OUR TEAM
With more than 10 years of coaching and programming experience, Andy is a coach who truly believes in the CrossFit methodology. He is very well rounded, as evidenced by his numerous certifications in CrossFit’s varied modalities. Andy also has a background as a personal trainer and in nutrition. He graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Dietetics. Andy met his wife Paige through CrossFit and in addition to seeing both Andy and Paige around the gym, you’ll likely see Paige’s name at the top of the daily leaderboard!
- CrossFit Level 1
- CrossFit Level 2
- CrossFit Weightlifting
- CrossFit Kettlebell
- CrossFit Endurance
- CrossFit Kids
- CrossFit Gymnastics
- USA Weightlifting
- NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
- Bachelors of Art: Movement and Exercise Science
- CrossFit Level 2 Certificate
- CrossFit- Lesson Planning Course
- CrossFit- Spot the Flaw Course
- CrossFit- Scaling Course
- USAW L1 Certification
- A.C.E. Personal Trainer Certification
- TRX Suspension Training Certification
- CPR and First Aid Certified
- MS Human Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics – University of Illinois – Chicago (2020)
- BS Supply Chain Management and Information Systems – Pennsylvania State University (2014)
- Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification
- Integrative Nutrition Partnership with Northwest Community Healthcare Concierge physicians
Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop
Owners Frank Dowie and Luke LaHaie became friends in 2016 as most CrossFitters do…at the squat rack. During conversations between sets, while warming up, or doing post-wods, the two found out they had a lot more in common than a love for the sport of CrossFit. In addition to both being Big Ten alumni (Luke – Michigan State, Frank – Iowa), lifelong athletes, and having careers in the financial world, they shared a dream of building a fitness community. The idea of building a community rooted in fitness isn’t all that unique but combined with their interest in nutrition and a strong charitable drive, the distinctive seeds of MagMile CrossFit (MMCF) were planted.
As the journey to realize MMCF unfolded, Frank and Luke partnered with additional like-minded fitness enthusiasts who have the expertise to improve the physical and mental fitness of the MMCF community. Using these tools, MMCF offers a holistic approach to assist athletes in their fitness journey. Through that process MMCF provides additional opportunities for charity, education, and fun!
MMCF’s workouts are based on the teachings of CrossFit founder Greg Glassman’s guidelines for fitness that are broad, all-encompassing and infinitely scalable. MMCF’s programs are appropriate for anyone aged 5 to 105. MMCF offers community-based fitness in River North encouraging athletes to be involved in everyday workouts and social interaction, while making the workouts highly intense, including constantly varied functional movements. MMCF’s Integrated Fitness Programming allows athletes to have a better understanding of their specific nutritional needs based on group education and one-on-one access to an in-house nutrition expert.
MMCF’s charitable drive is easily apparent through their seasonal charity workout events held at the gym. In addition, MMCF gives athletes the opportunity to participate in off-site charity workdays where athletes are encouraged to put their functional fitness to work in support of a good cause. Feel free to stop by MMCF’s location in Chicago at 7 E. Illinois (one block from Red Line State/Grand CTA train stop), or call (312) 577-9669 for additional information.