Trainers

MEET THE COACHES

OUR COACHES

At Ardent Fitness, we allow everyone to work at their own pace. No matter your skill set, our coaches have the knowledge and experience to take your training to the next level. With their help, you’ll overcome your limitations and take control of your health once and for all.

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Chase Tolleson

Owner/Head Coach

Chase Tolleson

Owner/Head Coach

Chase has always had an active lifestyle. As a teen, he played baseball but preferred more extreme sports like skiing. His desire for intensity is one of the many reasons he was drawn to CrossFit — a form of training he began while preparing to serve in the military. Soon after the introduction, he decided to open his own box and took the necessary steps to make it happen.

“After attending my Level 1 course in March of 2012, I started coaching my shipmates and returned home in 2014 to pursue my dream. That dream is now a reality and it’s called CrossFit Algonquin.” For Chase and his members, the gym is a second home. The community and culture are like nothing you’ve ever seen. “We have a great group of people who enjoy our classes and coaching. The positive energy is contagious!”

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 2
  • CrossFit Weightlifting
  • USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
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Sarah Tolleson

Coach

Sarah Tolleson

Coach

Sarah is a former gymnast, competitive cheerleader, and GIJO (Gymnastics of Illinois Junior Organization) athlete. As an adult, she began CrossFit after a fateful drop-in session which changed the way she viewed training. She became obsessed with it and wanted to use everything she learned to help others. “My favorite thing about coaching is seeing each member improve themselves on a day-to-day basis. Everyone is constantly gaining new skills, getting stronger, and becoming more confident in their own skin.”

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
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Sarah Easterlin

Coach

Sarah Easterlin

Coach

Sarah’s always had a competitive spirit. Over the years, she has played numerous team sports and run her fair share of 5Ks and half marathons. But when she needed to get into serious shape, she turned to CrossFit. After having her first child, it was the best and most logical option. Since then, she’s continued her training, participated in several CrossFit competitions, and become a certified coach.

“I am passionate about staying active and living a healthy lifestyle. I really enjoy sharing my knowledge with others to help them with their fitness journey. I am very fortunate to have the flexibility in my schedule to do this job and be a part of the CrossFit Algonquin community.”

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 2
  • USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
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John Bender

Coach

John Bender

Coach

Bio coming soon!