Meet our coaches.
Luke Kramarski is a co-founder and coach at CrossFit Paradox. Luke is a CrossFit and USAW Olympic Weightlifting ceritfied coach. He has been involved in various sports and weight training for the past 12 years. Luke is also a co-founder of StretchLiftRun.com, a fitness programming website. He has been grappling competitively, using the CrossFit methodology to improve the strength and conditioning aspects of his performance. As one of the owners and a devoted CrossFit coach Luke is hoping to pass on this knowledge of fitness and passion for CrossFit to others.
Chris has always had a lifelong passion for fitness and helping others. At the age 10, Chris started his athletic career with wrestling, competing throughout high school, earning All-State and Team Illinois honors. Towards the end of high school he started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai, leading to a professional mixed martial arts career. During this time, Chris also earned his first nationally recognized personal training certification. For the past 5 years, he has been instructing various martial arts, all while continuing his education in fitness. Chris’ first experience with CrossFit was in early 2008 and has been incorporating it in his own conditioning as well as his client’s. As a Co-founder and CrossFit Certified coach, Chris is looking forward to helping our members reach their fitness goals at CrossFit Paradox.
William Andrew began training as an athlete of US International Weightlifting Coach, David R. Miller in the fall of 2012. William graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 2012 with a degree in Human Biology and is currently a first year in Midwestern University’s medical program. Aside from Weightlifting William has an athletic background in Pole Vaulting, Track, Cross Country, Swimming, Wrestling, and Judo. While new to coaching, he hopes to increase CFP’s presence at local and state level meets.
Andrew started at Warriorz CrossFit in Elk Grove, CA in 2011 with Coach Charlie Zamora, as well as Olympic weightlifting with Coaches Kathy and Paul Bowling, both of whom were national senior medalists. He continued to compete in CrossFit and weightlifting, but now focuses on weightlifting competitions. Recently, he qualified for the 2014 Senior Nationals, American Open, and University Championships. Andrew graduated from the University of California, Davis in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Biology and a minor in Music. He currently studies Medicine at the Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He also holds a 1st degree black belt in Taekwondo and practices Taijiquan and Judo.
With an athletic background in water polo and cheerleading, Andrea has always had a passion for fitness. When CrossFit was first introduced to her, she took a strong liking to the style of workouts and the community aspect that most CrossFit gyms possess. She then decided to become a trainer to further her knowledge for her new passion, CrossFit. Now that Andrea is certified and helping train new members, this passion has changed from new to life long.
Paul Choi is currently a Crossfit Level-1 Certified Coach at Crossfit Roselle his main box and also at Crossfit Muse in Geneva, IL. He struggled with being overweight during his whole childhood. His fitness journey started with 4 years of high school football and weight training in the offseason. Paul has background experience in bodybuilding, long distance running, and now Crossfit. In addition, he has a Bachelors degree in Science of Nursing, but has decided to pursue his love for health into fitness. Paul plans to pursue his career in coaching/training and also becoming a gym owner in the near future. He is also in the works of obtaining his USAW certification and his CSCS (certified strength and conditioning specialist). Paul understands the work, struggle, dedication, and consistency needed to achieve individuals’ fitness goals all while having fun. He hopes his life story will influence and inspire others to live a fit healthy happy lifestyle.
Brandon Segovia, age 23, was born and raised on the stage as a performing artist. As a professional ballroom dancer and classical pianist, Brandon has traveled the world sharing the love of his craft. Most notably, he was seen on Season 14 of Dancing With the Star’s Ballroom Battle on ABC as well as season 11 of So You Think You Can Dance on the Fox Network. Brandon always had a passion for fitness as an accessory in making him a better artist but he desired something more challenging and to develop him physically as an athlete and dancer. Soon after his run on So You Think You Can Dance, he sought out to find a methodology of training that would mimic the physical intensity of his Hollywood dance experience. He soon found a place to call home at CrossFit Iron Flag under head-coach, Joe Donar, where he instantly developed a passion for this core strength and conditioning program. Brandon believes that the CrossFit culture is the perfect incubator for setting short and long term goals where virtually everyday you can experience a victory in your progression towards elite fitness. Brandon’s competitive drive has taken him to the podium of two in-gym competitions as well as dramatically increased his power and work capacity overall. For him, CrossFit has the unique capability to infuse itself in every aspect of life and now he wishes to share this unique experience with others so that anyone and everyone can reach their physical potential.
DePaul University, Chicago, Il
Bachelor of Music- Performing Arts Management Major (2014)
Business Administration Minor (2014)
MBA with a concentration in Entrepreneurship (2015)
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1) (July 2015)
Ali Bergmann has been CrossFitting since 2011 and coaching CrossFit since 2013. Ali grew up in Wisconsin playing hockey, soccer and volleyball. In 2014, Ali graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with majors in supply chain management, marketing, and management and human resources.
She believes CrossFit is one of the best strength and conditioning programs increasing longevity and quality of life. Olympic lifting is Ali’s favorite sport to compete in, and she placed third at the Wisconsin Championship meet last year.
Ali promotes a high energy gym environment focused on fundamentals and motivating athletes to achieve their fitness goals.