With over a decade of personal coaching and coaches management experience, Dennis Hennessy, has established himself as one of the top coaches and coach recruiters in the Chicago land area. His level of fitness professionalism is set apart from others by his enthusiastic passion to help clients and coaches change their lives physically, mentally and professionally. His credentials include: B.S. Exercise Science CPT: NESTA, NCSF, TRX, CF-LV 1 and USA weightlifting certification.
Growing up, Mr. Hennessy was involved heavily in wrestling, football and track earning All-American, All-State and All-Conference respectively. His enjoyment of sports carried him through to college where he competed for Millikin University’s football and wrestling program. Today, Dennis carries over his passion for fitness and competitiveness to CrossFit Notorious. Certified as a CrossFit coach by the legendary 4x World CrossFit champion Rich Froning at CrossFit Mayhem Dennis an excellent mentor to the other coaches and now manages the gym day to day. He has been an excellent addition to the CFN family as it continues to grow.
Shane is a driven professional with a passion to train others. A competitive swimmer and cyclist in his younger years, later he found himself physically challenged by unhealthy habits and giving into the fast food cravings a bit too much. Nearing the birth of his second child he realized it was time for a change and success in life was more about being there for family in the long run. Shane dramatically transitioned his lifestyle with a commitment to being fit and healthy for his kids. Now he finds fulfillment in life as a Coach, Triathlete, Crossfitter and a positive role model for his kids and others.
Alex has always been a competitive athlete. A high school and collegiate wrestler looking to find a cure for the competitive itch, Alex began to lift weights and run in local races. Two years ago Alex found a sport that combined both new passions. The sport of CrossFit became more than just a strength and conditioning program it became a way of life. It also presented an opportunity to empower himself and others through his new found community – a community that resembled much of the same camaraderie that was built with those wrestling teams from the past.
Marco specializes in preparing clients of all ages for any type of athletic competition and Olympic lifting techniques. He has years of experience in coaching CrossFit and in helping clients improve their fitness capacity. More than a personal trainer or coach; Marco is a man on a mission to not only help his clients’ achieve their goals but also to prepare them for the physical and mental challenges of everyday life. His credentials include: NCSF Certified Personal Trainer, Crossfit Level One Trainer, and B.S. in Physical Education. If you’re looking to upgrade your fitness experience and make a positive change, book an appointment with Marco today!
Raymond has been key members of the community since nearly the beginning. In 2013, his sister lured him into the box and he has been hooked ever since. Like many of us going from the traditional bodybuilder phase to the extremities of CrossFit, he knew there was no turning back. The results that CrossFit has provided and a community of like-minded fit individuals has significantly changed his life. Now as a coach he is greatly enjoys helping others reach their goals and make healthy lifestyle choices. change lifestyles as well as health choices. When mentoring and guiding the fellow members he has a very perceptible coaching style. He is a thirsty sponge absorbing new techniques and coaching methods to see his athletes prosper and grow in what he is passionate about. Coach of the month is an understatement considering how many positive comments we receive about Ray’s classes.
Jana grew up in Ohio being very athletic playing softball year round. After college she moved to Chicago for a new adventure. Bored with the day in and day out regular gym routine and with a little encouragement from coworkers, back in 2012 she fell in love with Crossfit and hasn’t looked back since but don’t take our word for it…
“After moving to Chicago I was depressed, homesick, and desperate for a new workout routine. With a little research I found Crossfit Notorious and after my first class I was hooked and signed up right away! I was so happy to hold a barbell again and to welcomed as part of such an amazing community! I have to say that Crossfit Notorious really saved my life! I am happy, healthy, strong, confident, and I have made the best of friends that I will have forever! I Love my box and everyone that is apart of it! My passion is to bring out the confidence and strength that I know deep down everyone at Crossfit Notorious has!”
Robert M. Olivieri
Robert started his Crossfit career December 2014 in Carbondale, IL. With a background in swimming and gymnastics, he quickly fell in love with the sport and began seeing great progress and results.
After moving to Chicago in 2015, his second and new “gym home” became Crossfit Notorious. In May of 2015, he received his CF-L1 certification and began coaching. The opportunity to work with each member of our community, individually or in a group setting, has re-energized his passion for Crossfit. He enjoys working with foundational movements and providing detailed descriptions for each member. In addition, cheering for the community as a whole and watching members excel in workouts is an amazing part of the “magic” that happens here at Crossfit Notorious.