MEMBER STORIES

We have a fantastic community of people at Recursive! People of all ages, backgrounds, and professions come together to enjoy the camaraderie of working out hard together for 60 minutes each day. Check out what they have to say about Recursive to see if our gym is right for you – we’d love to welcome you into our community!

Member Stories – Charlie Bergstrom

Member Stories – Charlie Bergstrom

Charlie is not new to CrossFit, but he is new to Recursive - and we are very happy to have him join our community! Tell us a little bit about yourself. My name is Charlie Bergstrom. I have been CrossFitting for about 3 years, although all but 6 months of that has been...

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Member Stories – Zach Wickens

Member Stories – Zach Wickens

Zach started at Recursive last summer and has spent a lot of time in classes and Personal Training getting back into things after a serious bike accident.  Tell us a little bit about yourself. I grew up in Madison but only recently moved back in 2018 to start a job as...

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Member Stories – Sophie Sanchez

Member Stories – Sophie Sanchez

Right before the CrossFit Open started, Sophie's mom called the gym looking for a space for her daughter in a welcoming community. As a mother with a daughter away at college myself, I could assure her that Recursive would take excellent care of her daughter. A few...

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Member Stories – Alex Yant

Member Stories – Alex Yant

Alex first came to Recursive this past summer as a guest of Mike and Eric when we had our Member Appreciation Party. It took a few months after that, but we FINALLY got him started at the gym recently! Tell us a little bit about yourself. Hey! I'm Alex, but I also go...

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Member Stories – Jessica Gottlieb

Member Stories – Jessica Gottlieb

As a busy college student, Jess has still made her health and fitness a priority in her life! And be sure to read all the way to the end for the fun fact about herself! My name is Jessica Gottlieb. I am from New York and I am a senior at UW-Madison studying...

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Member Stories – Amith Siripurapu

Member Stories – Amith Siripurapu

Amith has been a member at Recursive for over 4 years! Tell us a little bit about yourself. I work as a Business Analyst for an Investment  firm who loves to go on bike rides, enjoys Ben and Jerry’s, play cricket leagues in Wisconsin during the summer. Why did you...

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Member Stories – Sharon Mikkelson

Member Stories – Sharon Mikkelson

Sharon has been working hard since she started with us! Read about how she has overcome some chronic pain. I moved to Madison from Michigan in 2013 for a job at a pharmaceutical company. In my free time, I volunteer with animal rescue and lead hikes for a group called...

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Member Stories – Aidan Glendon

Member Stories – Aidan Glendon

Aidan first visited Recursive a few months ago when he was in town interviewing for a new job. His fitness was an important part of the next step in his life. Obviously, Aidan got the job and started at the gym as soon as he moved to Madison! Tell us a little bit...

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Member Stories – Sarah Kangas

Member Stories – Sarah Kangas

Sarah started Personal Training with Recursive a few years ago. She wanted to work on her Olympic Lifting skills. We worked together every week for a very long time. And each night she would see the members going in and out of group classes. She finally decided to...

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Member Stories – Alex Thore

Member Stories – Alex Thore

Alex is one of our newer members - get to know her better! Tell us a little bit about yourself. I'm from Oregon (the state), but have kind of been a nomad all over the country (Army). I have two cats, one cat that I take for hikes and he went out on the frozen lake...

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Get to know our Coaches – MELINDA!

Get to know our Coaches – MELINDA!

Melinda started at Recursive last summer and just recently joined us on the other side of the whiteboard as a Coach! Years at Recursive: One and a half Years Coaching: None so far, at CF! Ten as a rowing coach Certifications: CF-L1, CPR/First Aid/AED, Level II US...

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Nutrition Stories – James Wehn

Nutrition Stories – James Wehn

Tell us a little bit about yourself. I am an art historian and the curator of prints, drawings, and photographs at UW-Madison’s Chazen Museum of Art. I grew up in rural areas of northern Minnesota and Wisconsin, and I love nature and spending time outdoors. Birds are...

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