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Chris Ripstein


  • Level 1 CrossFit Trainer

  • CPR/AED Certified

I was always involved in sports throughout my youth. The dedication necessary to compete in High School and College taught me discipline and life skills that I still carry today.

My earliest coaching experience started in the late 90’s when I coached youth soccer. In 2004 I became a wrestling coach for my high school alma mater in Rhode Island, where I found great pride in supporting the students
through their athletic development. In 2011, a professional career opportunity brought me to Florida. Without the surroundings of my
peers, I found new physical disciplines in long distance running. Training for marathons exposed me to new mental challenges along with the importance of a healthy diet.

Further advancements in my professional career brought me to Milwaukee, where I found Cream City Cross Fit. I was immediately met with a camaraderie between the gym members that brought me back to the team sports in my youth. Further enhanced by the talents of CCCF Coaches, I knew CrossFit would be the conduit to a healthier and happier life. Having others push and support you to dig deeper
and perform to the best of your ability was a feeling I long forgotten.

In 2023, I acquired my Level 1 Trainer certification to grow my abilities as an athlete and support the CCCF community that provided a such positive influence on my life.

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