CHRIS BLUSE

“To succeed in life one must have determination and must be prepared to suffer during the process. If one isn’t prepared to suffer during adversities, then I don’t really see how they can be successful.”

Underground Performance LLC Co-owner/Head Coach CrossFit Barrington

CrossFit Certifications:

CrossFit L1, CrossFit Coaches Prep Course, CrossFit Kids, CrossFit Endurance, CrossFit Strongman, CrossFit Olympic Lifting, USAW Level 1 Coach, CrossFit Power Lifting, CrossFit Movement & Mobility, Self Myofasical Release Seminar – Alexander Method, CrossFit Gymnastics

About Me:

I have always had a passion for sports and a passion for business. Luckily, I found great business partners to bring both of them together in what has become CrossFit Barrington. Every day I have the honor of watching people knock down PR’s, land a skill they have been working on or finally beat their training buddy in a WOD. It is easy to see why, when I coach, I am usually dancing and having a good time. I enjoy mobility and all the science behind human movement; kind of geek in that regard. However, nothing puts a bigger smile on my face than hooking up to a loaded barbell and lifting some heavy stuff.

I lean towards the unconventional side of life most times and I think that is what draws me to CrossFit. I can explore all realms of fitness and build my skills to help become a better athlete and a better coach. If unconventional is your thing and if you have an interest in the heavy stuff, come find me at CrossFit Barrington. At the very least, you may pick up some sweet dance moves….

Past Sports/Events:

Collegiate lacrosse at University of Colorado- 4 year starter in Goal and nominated 1st Team All-Conference four years in a row. I am the only CU lacrosse player to be nominated as a 4 time All-American which included 2, 1st Team All-American Awards. Voted 2004 CU Male Athlete of the Year.

Head Coach Barrington High School Varsity Boys Lacrosse

2008 to present. Over 25 All-Conference Selections and many student athletes playing in college.

Coached True Lacrosse Fall Ball as well Specialty Goalie Clinics.

Men’s Health Urbanathalon-2009

Tough Mudder, WI- 2011 and 2012

Inspirations:

Anything Colorado, Spending time with family, playing sports and business.

Goals:

Long-Term- To rule the world

Short-Term- Stop and smell the roses once in a while.