Registration Now Open for Free Indoor Rowing Workshop.

Register today for the free rowing workshop. The workshop is open to new & experienced rowers.

New to indoor rowing? Looking to perfect your rowing form and technique? Interested in donating to the American Heart Association? Join Coach Karen, Concept2 Certified Rowing Instructor, on Saturday, Feb. 10. The Rowing Skills Development Workshop is part of the EAD | CFAH Community Work Heart Play Heart fundraiser to benefit the American Heart Association. EAD | CFAH has joined forces with the Buffalo Grove High School National Honor Society to host the event.

There is no charge for this 30-minute workshop, but a $10 donation — cash or check made out to the American Heart Association only, please — is encouraged.

Register Today for the Rowing Skills Development Workshop | An AHA Work Heart Play Heart Fundraiser.

Rowing is one of the movement stations for the Work Heart Play Heart fundraising event, so please encourage your friends & relatives who will join us Saturday, Feb. 17 to register for this workshop. Questions? Please email Coach Karen at

New Athlete Starter Package Now Available!

ResultsNotResolutionsNow through January 2, 2015, we’re offering athletes new to Elite Athletic Development | CrossFit Arlington Heights a special training “kick start” package. The New Athlete Class Package includes EAD | CFAH Training Essentials PLUS two months of CrossFit, Strength & Conditioning, CrossFit Women, Indoor Rowing Boot Camp, Boot Camp, Mobility & Recovery or Open Gym. The New Athlete Class Package is $350 (a $477 value) … that’s less than $10 / class hour to train with the highest credentialed, most experienced performance coaches in the area.

EAD | CFAH Training Essentials is a two-week / six-class session featuring instruction, skill development & practice, training sessions, and more. Training Essentials is offered Monday-Wednesday-Friday at 5:30 a.m. – 6:30 a.m. OR Monday-Tuesday-Thursday at 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The next Training Essentials session starts the week of January 5. Athletes who claim the New Athlete Starter Package are encouraged to register for one of the following Training Essentials sessions:  January 5, January 15, February 2 or February 16. Once athletes complete Training Essentials, they are eligible to join in any of the more than 60 classes offered each week at EAD | CFAH.

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The Million Meter Marathon | 11.21.14 – 11.22.14

MillionMeterMarathonJoin us Friday, Nov. 21 & Saturday, Nov. 22 as we climb aboard the Concept2s and row until we log one million meters and raise funds to support the American Brain Tumor Association, the first national nonprofit organization working to advance the understanding and treatment of brain tumors with the goals of improving, extending and, ultimately, saving the lives of those impacted by a brain tumor diagnosis.

We will row through the night, with the aim to log the final meters by 9 a.m. … just in time for a potluck breakfast buffet. There will be additional surprises along the way — including CrossFit workouts, a silent auction, and more — so grab your sleeping bag and get ready for a flywheeling good time.

Reserve your spot with a minimum donation of $25 to the ABTA, or by collecting pledges from family, friends, neighbors & co-workers for every meter you row.  A sign up sheet for rowing shifts and food will be at the front desk starting Tuesday, Nov. 4.

If you’d like to row but can’t spend the night, no worries. Reserve one of the earlier spots Friday evening, drop in, log your meters and head home. Or,  snag one of the early morning spots Saturday and then stick around for the event breakfast buffet and to help us celebrate our contribution to the ABTA. Family members and friends are welcomed!

If you can’t row, you can still participate. Here’s how:

  • Donate. Visit our ABTA Event Page and make a donation, or drop cash or checks (please make checks payable to the American Brain Tumor Association) in the donation jug at EAD | CFAH.
  • Silent Auction. Either donate an item or service to the event Silent Auction or make a generous bid on one of the donated items. Every dollar raised in the Silent Auction directly benefits the ABTA.
  • Fuel. Contribute food & drink to support the athletes throughout the night, and / or to the Saturday morning breakfast buffet.
  • Sponsor. If you know an area business that would be interested in sponsoring the Million Meter Marathon, please help broker their support.  No donation is too small. Contact Coach Karen at 847.394.8110 or

EAD | CFAH Athlete Malaika C.

Brain cancer has touched many in the EAD | CFAH Community, including:

  • Our very own and very courageous Malaika C
  • John S & Theresa L’s Mom, Winnie
  • Kathleen P’s childhood friend, Marietta S
  • Coach Karen’s college friend, Tony P
  • Coach Jim’s marathon-loving Mom, Sarah, whose picture hangs near the front desk.
  • If brain cancer has touched your life, please let us know so we can honor your loved one, too.

The ABTA notes that almost 70,000 new cases of brain cancer were diagnosed in 2013, and almost 700,000 people in the United States were living with the diagnosis of a primary brain or central nervous system tumor. You support will make a difference.


Endurance Athletes Warm Up to Off-Season Training Options

Join Us For A Free Class.Experience a Fresh Approach to Your Off-Season Training.  

Don’t let the seasonal drop in temps put a chill on your endurance training. Warm up to one of the challenging and results-based classes offered by the nationally-certified health and fitness professionals at Elite Athletic Development | CrossFit Arlington Heights.

IndoorRowingGraphibIndoor Rowing Boot Camp. This class is for you if you like a low-impact, high-intensity, ever-changing and fun hour that will work every major muscle group in your body. Indoor Rowing Boot Camp will help you increase endurance, gain strength, improve flexibility, and cross-train for other sports.

CompuTrainer Rides. Billed as “the most interesting indoor bike experience yet created”, CompuTrainer rides offer an unparalleled indoor cycling experience for the serious racer or recreational cyclists. Once the dorides will increase your cycling power by 20 percent to 30 percent, and your speed by two to four mph. USA Triathlon and USA Cycling test and train their team athletes with CompuTrainer.

Fit4T5LogoFit4T5. Fit Interval Training 4×5 — Fit4T5 — is a 45-minute, high-intensity interval training session that targets multiple muscle groups through a series of functionally-based movements. Fit4T5 is the perfect training experience for athletes of all levels looking to improve cardiovascular and muscular endurance, drive body composition change, and enhance performance. Fit4T5 class size is limited to five athletes to ensure a personal training experience.

Fitness Boot Camp. Reap the benefits of training with the most experienced and credentialed performance coaches in the area during this one-hour mix of exercises and movements – body weight, dumb bell, kettle bell, plyometric, indoor rowing, and more.

Endurance Coaching, Strength & Conditioning, CrossFit, and More. Join the area’s leading sports conditioning and performance specialists for one-on-one, tandem or small group training sessions, and nutrition education / performance fueling coaching. With more than 100,000 athlete training hours, no facility in the area can match the experience of the Elite Athletic Development | CrossFit Arlington Heights Performance Coaching Team.

Train with the best. You deserve it. Arlington Heights-based Elite Athletic Development | CrossFit Arlington Heights helps competitive and “every day athletes” from across the greater Chicagoland area achieve a staggering array of results thanks to innovative strength and conditioning programs, a top-caliber coaching staff, and a unique ability to understand the needs and motivate each athlete.

Learn more about Elite Athletic Development / CrossFit Arlington Heights health and fitness programs for endurance athletes. Better yet, register today for a FREE class Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. or Saturday at 9 a.m.