Adaptive Athletes

CrossFit Defined is developing an Adaptive Athlete Program, and the concept behind this initiative is simple: We want to increase accessibility to the health and fitness world to those folks that may require workout program modifications due to the need for adaptive equipment. Our method to increase accessibility, through Strongman and CrossFit training of course! The flexibility in movement variation and scalability within these two sports make them a perfect fit for all athletes, regardless of current ability or fitness level. Most importantly, the learning curve for engagement is both fast and enjoyable.

If you utilize adaptive equipment, such as a wheelchair, prosthesis, cane, or an orthosis (brace) and are wondering if Strongman and CrossFit Training is right for you, come on in and allow us to show you the possibilities. We will provide you with information and help adapt the workouts to your specific needs.

Our program will be lead by Coach Ben Welter, a long time strength training devotee and current Masters degree student at Northwestern – Prosthetics & Orthotics. Co-Captain of the program will be David Sutor, Strength Coach, Strongman, and Powerlifting competitor, and owner of CrossFit Defined. David has been in the health and fitness field for over twenty years and brings an endless level of knowledge and enthusiasm to the floor.

If you’re interested in joining, please contact us at to reserve your spot for an initial consultation, free of charge. Feel free to bring a friend as well. Additional inquiries can also be sent to the aforementioned address.

Movement Workshop – We will host a movement workshop on Saturday, January 6th from 12p – 2p, incorporating a variety of training styles to demonstrate the versatility of both Strongman and CrossFit methodologies. Please email to reserve your spot.