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Adrian Aguilar



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Adrian is a Level 2 Certified CrossFit Trainer, with over 14 years of experience as a trainer and coach. He is obsessed with helping anyone and everyone, and his dedication to teaching functional fitness has changed countless lives. Adrian currently serves as Head Coach for two Anytime Fitness locations in Chicago, and was previously the Head Coach of Hardware CrossFit. Prior to that, he ran his own personal training company. Adrian is a husband and father, an Evanston resident, and yes, he has also performed on Broadway. 

What's with the name?

Back in Athens in about 300 BC, there was a philosopher named Zeno of Citium. Zeno taught a new branch of philosophy from a place called the Stoa Poikile, or "Painted Porch." Because the followers of this philosophy always met at the Stoa, they became known as the Stoics, and eventually that new branch of philosophy became known as Stoicism.


In my long journey with health and wellness of the body AND mind, two daily practices have easily been the biggest game-changers for me: exercise for the body and Stoicism for the mind. Why Stoicism? Well, here are some of the Stoic principles and practices that have very much changed my life: 


▸ Practice gratitude daily.

▸ Your life could end at any moment; live it that way.

▸ Wherever there is a living creature, there is an opportunity for kindness.

▸ It is impossible for someone to learn what they think they already know. 

▸ What stands in the way, becomes the way.

▸ Anything is what you make of it.


I could go on and on, but I'll leave you with this quote from Marcus Aurelius, which may be very appropriate for those who are looking to start up this fitness program:

"Get busy with life's purpose, toss aside empty hopes, get active in your own rescue."

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