Our CrossFit Trainers

Meet The CrossFit Body Tech Trainers

Steve Tomczak, CrossFit Level 1 Certified Instructor

Steve Tomczak

CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer

NFPT Certified Personal Trainer

Appreciating the importance of fitness combined with the need for a fitness facility in the south suburbs, my parents opened up Nautilus of Orland Park in 1976. In 1994, my father and I opened Sports Club Fitness Center in Frankfort. In 2002, we moved to Mokena (One Mokena Plaza, LaGrange Rd.), and Body Tech Total Fitness was established. Within these past 10 years we have had 4 expansions within this facility to the size of approx. 25,000 sq. ft.It has taken a lot of hard work and dedication to get to where we are today.

I am extremely grateful to my parents for getting started in the fitness industry and showing me the importance of health and fitness at an early age. Myself along with my 5 other brothers and sisters grew up around it and my parents’ first health club became our second home. I am most proud of the fact that I continued what my parents had begun 36 years ago, and continued it the right way, which is taking pride in helping each member reach their fitness goals and giving them a clean, comfortable atmosphere in which to do this. I also take pride in being accessible to all members at any time. The fitness industry has changed a lot over this 36 year span and it is very important to change with the times as well.

Steve has been a certified personal trainer since 1994 with the National Federation of Professional Trainers and holds a CrossFit Level 1 Certification. He lives in Frankfort with his wife, Beth and 2 kids, Jake and Max.


 

Photo of Stephen on the ringsStephen Crescenti

CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer

My name is Stephen Crescenti and I have been a Certified CrossFit Instructor since May of 2009, and have myself been training in CrossFit for over 4 years. Since becoming certified I have used my knowledge and experience to help others reach their own personal fitness and lifestyle goals. My clients have ranged from police officers to mothers with children.

I have found that through proper communication I am able to help explain and teach both safely and efficiently all that CrossFit entails. I have been active in fitness my entire life, being a multi sport athlete in high school and practicing Martial Arts for over 12 years. I am a full-time police officer so the importance of physical fitness, and the ability to perform well at any task imaginable is an important part of my everyday life.

I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience with others, and providing them with the tools to reach their own fitness goals.


 

Photo of Todd Jumping TiresTodd

CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer
Director of CrossFit Program

My name is Todd, and I am a former collegiate rugger, and current CrossFitter. I was a 1st string Scrum Half and Outside Center for the Ball State University Rugby program while i attended the school, earning my B.S. in Exercise Science in 2008.

Graduation was a tough time for me because I did not know how I was going to be able to fit in the large amount of time and practice sports took over in my youthful years, and I was not ready to retire from sport altogether.

At the beginning of 2010, I was introduced to CrossFit and have not looked back since. CrossFit has given me strength I didn’t know I could achieve, and endurance to go with it! All while taking up to an hour a day! And with the constant variety of tasks and high intensity CrossFit creates in me, I don’t feel like I am weight training, but rather participating in a sport — the “Sport of Fitness.”


Tom Tubilewicz

CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer

I started working out in college. My friend at the time, a high school wrestler, dragged me into a weight room where we did the obligatory three-day-a-week back/bis, chest/tris and shoulder/abs sequence. I got a bit stronger, and felt the “pump” of a weight workout. That lasted for a few months, then it got boring.

I spent my 20’s and 30’s playing softball every summer.My gym time was relegated to winters, where any activity was considered a victory on the conditioning front. I was one of those guys who could pretty much eat anything and never gain weight. Then came my 40’s. All of a sudden my body began to change. I started to put on a few pounds here and there. I lost a step or two on the baseball diamond…..couldn’t cover as much ground in the field, was held to more singles, no more legging out those doubles.

Once softball ended, I needed to replace that competitive drive, so I decided to get back in shape. But again, I really had no formal plan of attack. I went to the gym on a regular basis, but the gains were hit and miss. In 2006, I came across a Men’s Health article on a new web based workout called CrossFit. It was free, and promised to give you complete fitness in just minutes a day. I spent about 3 weeks religiously performing the drills in the magazine before attempting a WOD.

I was hooked. I was hitting the gym 5 and 6 times a week, and the gains followed. Three pullups became 8. Squats, presses, AMRAP, double unders all became engrained in my vocabulary. I began to outfit my garage for WODs. Got my CrossFit Level 1 Cert in 2008 in San Diego.Since then I’ve continued to spend time improving on my own fitness, but I’ve also begun teaching. And this is where I’ve found my most rewarding experiences with CrossFit.

Most of my teaching has been with teens who play sports at the local high-school. I’ve found the scaling needs of young athletes and myself can be quite similar. So whether you are 15 or in your 50’s like me, and want to see real positive change in your fitness, try CrossFit. I’ll make your journey into the CrossFit lifestyle as smooth as possible where my sole focus will be your health and welfare.


 

Beth Tomczak

Bachelor of  Science in Nursing from Georgia State University
CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer
Level 1 Kettlebell Certification for Fitness Professionals
CPR Certified/AED Certified

I have been involved in sports and fitness for over 3 decades. After being introduced to CrossFit in 2010, I have found that the workouts produce  faster results in less time working out. Before CrossFit, my  training routine was 20-30 minutes lifting weights, and 30-60 minutes cardio. My first CrossFit workout lasted about 15 minutes, gave me a full body workout, and left me exhausted!  The constantly varied workouts are continually challenging and never boring.  CrossFit not only yields great physical results, but it also helps to build self-esteem, mental toughness, and confidence. My goal as a trainer is to provide a positive workout environment for all and help others succeed in achieving their fitness goals.

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