Ross grew up in Illinois where he was introduced to gymnastics at an early age. He started to compete in the sport at age 7 and continued through the collegiate ranks. He competed at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign where he was a two-time All American on the Horizontal Bar and part of a Big Ten Championship winning team in 2009. After college Ross went on to perform with Cirque Du Soleil as an acrobat in multiple shows. He discovered CrossFit toward the end of his career and it has been a passion ever since. Due to his gymnastics background, he’s developed a very good eye for technique, which has translated well into helping athletes improve in their CrossFit journey.
- CF L1
- NASM CPT
- Golf Fitness Specialist (GFS)
Casssandra Coronado (Cassie)
Cassie was born in Sonora, Mexico, and grew up at the border of Yuma, Arizona. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in healthcare and society.
Cassie just moved to Chicago to begin work at Northwestern Hospital, with plans to begin nurse training soon.
Cassie has been an active CrossFitter for 5 years, has been a coach for over a year, and has an L1 certification. She has made it her goal as a CrossFit coach to foster a safe and welcoming environment for every person that walks through the door.
Marketing & Sales
Austin moved to Chicago to pursue a career in public relations and theater.
While attending Loyola University he received a Theater and Communications degree. That is also where he began a passionate journey into fitness. With the help of a kind and talented mentor, he began learning about the fascinating and complicated world of fitness. This eventually led him to working at several fitness studios throughout the city before discovering that he felt most comfortable in the community of CrossFit. Since then he’s dedicated himself to being a positive force for individuals that are still looking for a fitness community to call home.
After finishing his 4-year collegiate football career, Hunter was looking to lose his offensive line playing weight.
However, he wanted to maintain his passion for weightlifting and to find a new competitive outlet. CrossFit was the perfect fit and Hunter fell in love with the community. Over the course of a year he has lost almost 80lbs. Hunter graduated from Kalamazoo College in 2020 with a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular biology. He is currently a medical student at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Hunter also has experience in powerlifting, strongman, and coaching high school football.
Shaun began his coaching journey during an internship at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater as an Assistant Strength & Conditioning coach.
There he stumbled upon Crossfit and fell in love with this style of fitness. With an athletic background he began to incorporate Crossfit style movements and workouts in his weekly programming until graduation then joined his first Crossfit gym in 2013. Opportunity knocked in 2014 when he moved to Chicago to pursue a graphic design career. Since then he’s been immersed in the Crossfit community while working full time as a designer and artist. He first joined MMCF as a dedicated member and since then joined our coaching staff.
- CrossFit Level 1
Drew found CrossFit early in high school and was hooked from the first WOD.
A lifelong baseball player, he was drawn to CrossFit’s translational applicability to sport. As his interest grew, he earned his CF-L1 certificate and USA Weightlifting certification nearly 5 years ago and has been coaching since, specializing in Weightlifting. Drew graduated from Northwestern University in 2016 with degrees in Neuroscience and Economics. He is currently a medical student and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and loves starting every day with a heavy lift and fast WOD. When he isn’t in the gym or classroom, you can find Drew recording a new episode of his podcast, Science in Society
Originally from Seattle, Kim is a registered nurse who moved to Chicago for the Navy and ended up staying for graduate school at Rush University to train to become a nursing school professor.Kim has been involved with CrossFit for 5 years and has participated in local CrossFit and weightlifting competitions. When she isn’t studying, you can probably find Kim biking around Chicago or gallivanting around the globe.
Jason E. Overmyer
A naturally born Hoosier farm boy (ask him about popcorn), Jason spent 15 years living and working in Washington DC, Europe and the Middle East. Initially focused on economics, defense and business management, a career change to follow his passion for food and wine led him to work for renowned chef and humanitarian, José Andrés. This brought him to Chicago in 2021 to open 2 restaurant concepts in River North.
Athletically, Jason comes from a martial arts and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu background, training and competing in multiple countries. He added CrossFit training in 2011 and started coaching CrossFit in 2017.. He is passionate about nutrition and specializes in powerlifting and Olympic lifting. He uses his background in athletics and food/hospitality management to help others toward their fitness and lifestyle goals.
- CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2)
- Precision Nutrition Level 1
- Court of Master Sommeliers Certified Sommelier