About Us

Here at CrossFit The Challenge we value Attitude, Concentration and Effort and believe that reaching any health and fitness goal starts in your head. Powered by a gratitude of the cross I believe that anything I do should reflect Colossians 3:23-24. Therefore my passion is to help you as part of our family to reach your goals and Challenge you in all areas of life. Not everyone is meant to compete against others at the CrossFit Games but once form, technique and confidence in the movements are developed we believe in high intensity, constant variety and functional movements. Click here to read a groundbreaking article written by Coach Greg Glassman the founder of CrossFit about what Fitness is.

Coach Andy Janzen, CF L1 Certified, NSCA CSCS
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I’ve always been passionate about a variety of sports and fitness and have enjoyed success in Baseball where I played at Huntington University, IN from 2003-2007. As a part of the German National Team (1999-2010) I played in several European Championships (2005,2007) ,World Championships (2007), other International Tournaments (WBC, Prince George, Canada) , and the 2008 Olympic Qualification in Taipei, Taiwan. Also as part of the Club Team Heidenheim Heidekoepfe I have won the German National Title 2009 and Runner-Up 2010.
Late 2009 I have found CrossFit and got humbled very quickly about my own fitness level. I fell in love with the rewards it brings physically and mentally and played around with some WODs. 2011 I decided to do the CrossFit Open and qualified for the Regionals at the Navy Pier Chicago, IL where I finished 31st in the North Central Region. 2012 I qualified for the Regionals once again and finished 21st in the North Central Region.

I love training athletes and help them reach their potential and also am passionate in celebrating every little progress and success of everyone that walks in our doors.

Coach Tiffany Janzen

Unlike my sporty husband I was your average treadmill/crunches type of girl who was just fine with that, until I met Andy. After many, many CrossFit videos on youtube and my mild attempts at various WOD’s I finally realized this was it for me! I received my Bachelors in Science from Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Il where I focused on physical therapy and anatomy and Andy and I began our journey as CrossFit affiliate owners. I became Level 1 CrossFit certified and also attended a Mobility course in 2013. I was fortunate enough to continue CrossFit during all nine months of pregnancy and we welcomed Karsten Janzen in January of 2013 to our family. Our community has become very much an extension of our family from babysitters and dinners to “family” vacations and we welcome anyone who wants to join us!