Testimonials

98.4% of Surveyed Athletes Would Refer Friends & Family To Us.

No small group training facility in the area can match the professional qualifications, expertise and experience of EAD | CFAH Performance Coaches, or the number, variety and price point of classes offered at EAD | CFAH (based on market research). Experience the EAD | CFAH Difference.

“I drive 25 minutes out of my way to train at EAD. It's worth every mile. The coaches are amazing and work hard to help you reach your goals.  They have helped me become a stronger person physically and mentally. It's a great environment and the people that come to EAD are enthusiastic and supportive. If you are looking to make a change in your fitness routine give EAD a try. I am so thankful that I did. It changed my life!”

“I have had an amazing journey into CrossFit and EAD/CFAH have been so welcoming I felt like a part of their family from day 1! The coaches are great, the community is great! I really can’t say anything bad. They brought me out of my comfort zone of cardio junky and are always support! They really care about you as a person! Give them a try, you won’t be disappointed! “

“Coaches are great, provides proper technique and form and they are very encouraging. I also love the strength programs and the daily WODs.”

“Great box gym for CrossFit and Strength & Conditioning. Coaching staff cares and watched out for all the athletes. The community of athletes is wonderful. Everyone is welcoming and pulled for each other.”

“EAD consistently goes above and beyond for their members - providing professional training for all levels.  Coaches and athletes practically become a part of the family.  I am in the best shape I've been in since college thanks to their excellent coaching.”

“My Mom got me into this family. i say family because it is a family, not just a gym. Every coach cares about you and knows you by name and personality. The owners are sweethearts with a passion for quality and kindness. Workouts are ever varying and always engaging. You leave exhausted but energized. Everyone supports one another, and recognizes that were all on different paths, each equally respected. No better place than here.”

“My husband and I dropped in while visiting the area! The coaches and members were more the welcoming! We had planned and visiting multiple gyms in the area but after our first day here we stayed! We had a great time dropping and plan to come back the next time we are in the area!”

“I travel for work, so I've been to more gyms than I can count. But no gym made me feel as welcome and as important as CrossFit Arlington Heights. Top-notch coaches who know their stuff and explain it well. The other people in my classes were nice and offered ideas on where I should eat, shop and visit while I was in town. If you're not already going to this place, you're missing out.”

“The staff at Elite is the best! They know exactly what you need to keep strong and fit.”

“Facility equipped with very positive staff and sustains a very motivational environment! Highly recommended to be trained by some of the best professionals at Elite Athletic Development.”

“The coaches take their time with you to refine proper techniques and support you in achieving your goals.  Just as important is the support and camaraderie the EAD community provides.  EAD offers the physical challenges I need, at my ability level, and provides the support I need to achieve my health, physical, and nutritional goals.”

“This is a great gym, with knowledgeable coaches and a welcoming atmosphere. I joined in EAD with 1.5 years of CrossFit experience in June of 2016 after relocating from the city. I was impressed by this gym as it is one of the original CrossFit gyms in Chicagoland and the people are so friendly. I would recommend EAD to anyone looking for a good box in the Northwest Suburbs. There are a good mix of all levels of CrossFitters at this gym so it is not intimidating for first timers!”

“This place is amazing -- great owners, great coaches, excellent programming.  My wife and I both have seen excellent results from going here.”

“I have been an athlete at EAD for three years, and it has been the best decision I made to join and train with this truly amazing group of people.  The coaching staff is friendly, approachable, and very knowledgeable.  I love coming here!”

“Great CrossFit class and great people. Thanks for hospitality. I look forward to my next time.”

“I participated in the 2016 & 2017 Tandem Throwdown and was extremely happy with my experience at both events! What a great community they have built, impressive athletes competing and great staff at the event! Also, great at getting vendors for the event to add to the offerings and excitement!”

“I did the Tandem Crossfit competition here and it was very well run- everything was on time and the staff was on top of everything to make sure the equipment was perfect for the athletes. Kudos to the box for running a great competition!”

“Suuuuch an amazing place. The Tandem Throwdown is by far my favorite comp of the year!!”

“Suuuuch an amazing place. The Tandem Throwdown is by far my favorite comp of the year!!”

“I started riding the Computrainer at EAD in 2007. I wanted to race bikes. I have since graduated to Olympic strength training and now have two Il State Championships in my age group racing Cyclocross.  Go to EAD.”

“I love the workout you get when you take a class.  They tailor the exercises to your level-if your a super athlete or more of a beginner. It's very personalized.”

“After 8 years working with Karen, Jim, and their fine team, that could be endorsement enough. At almost 60, I am in the best shape of my life -- even scoring at the 95th percentile on an insurance physical (what!?). For a non-athlete, EAD has been a transforming experience that has allowed me to build strength, stamina, and commitment to a healthy life. Thank you!”

“These are good people with a great product, doing good work for the right reasons.”

“I've been training here for 4 years and love it! The community is warm & welcoming to new members.”

“I have to admit that I was very nervous when my son presented me with a gift certificate for EAD for my birthday. I am able to perform things like sit ups (was able to do one the first day) like a champ! My strength is improving, my body is toning, my endurance is improving. Thanks to the coaches, the exercises that are restricted for anyone with a total joint replacement were modified for me. I feel right at home. Thank you EAD for changing my life!”

“I’ve been coming here for just over two years and I look forward to the tough workouts with people I genuinely like and respect who are there to work hard, just like I am.”

“The coaches here are knowledgeable, professional, motivating, hard working, and they love what they do!! I never thought working this hard could be so much fun!!”

“This place is unlike any other — there is nothing to compare it to. If you’re not here, you’re wasting your money. Before I came here I did boot camps and exercise classes and personal training and CrossFit at other gyms, and things on my own, but never got results like I have since coming here. This place is the best!”

“It feels great to be part of the EAD community. I love that my teenagers want to be a part of this community as well. I appreciate the coaches pushing me just a little farther than I would do myself.”

“The training philosophy works. The coaches know what they are doing. Fellow athletes know how to have fun while working hard. What’s not to like?”