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 – Eric Katzelnick

Member Stories – Eric Katzelnick

Tell us a little bit about yourself I'm a software developer in Madison and I've lived here for almost my entire life, except studying abroad. I'm very talkative and I'm also a bit of a goof/doofus. Why did you choose Recursive? In early 2021, my friend Mike...

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Member Stories – Mike Freitag

Member Stories – Mike Freitag

Tell us a little bit about yourself. I came to Madison for undergrad and fell in love with the city. When I'm not at CrossFit, I enjoy rock climbing, hot yoga, playing piano, playing video games, or hanging with friends. I also really enjoy doing financial...

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Member Stories – Eric Spray

Member Stories – Eric Spray

Tell us a little bit about yourself. I love biking and community fitness. I’m a video game developer by day so obviously getting away from the desk is important to me (health-wise). I’ve been an Art Director for 6 Call of Duty titles. I’m not a huge gamer but I am an...

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Member Stories – Andy Holt

Member Stories – Andy Holt

Tell us a little bit about yourself. Hi, I'm Andy. I'm a Madison native and I live on the North side near Warner park. I'm a big sports fan! In my free time I love being outside with my wife and our dog, walking, hiking, or getting on the lakes somehow. I also love to...

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Member Stories – Kurt Chipps

Member Stories – Kurt Chipps

Tell us a little bit about yourself. I grew up and went to college in Connecticut. After undergrad, I moved out to Madison for a job and have been here for the last 8 years. In terms of likes/hobbies outside of CrossFit, I'm a huge sports fan (Yankees and Minnesota...

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Get to know your Coaches – Cam!

Get to know your Coaches – Cam!

I remember the very first class Cam came to. And he was our very first Coach! Coach Cam has been around almost as long as Recursive! Years at Recursive: 6 Years Years Coaching: 5 Years Certifications: CF-L1, CF-L2 FAVORITES LIST Color: Black TV Show: Curb Your...

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Member Stories – Aaron Kinard

Aaron joined us for a few months this summer for nutrition and person training as he prepared for the next step in his life! Tell us a little bit about yourself. I moved to Madison when I transferred to attend UW-Madison in 2019 and I just graduated with my Bachelor...

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Get to know our Coaches – DEVIN!

Get to know our Coaches – DEVIN!

Devin is one of our newer Coaches. She is a student at UW and loves the CrossFit Community! Years at Recursive: 9 months Years Coaching: About one month Certifications: CF-L1 FAVORITES LIST Color: Purple TV Show: Game of Thrones Movie: Pulp Fiction Food: Sweet potato...

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Get to know our Coaches – NIKOLE!

Get to know our Coaches – NIKOLE!

Nikole is the other owner at Recursive. She loves that Recursive has become a second home to her family, and that the gym community has become family! Years at Recursive: since 2014 Years Coaching: since August 2012 Certifications: Certified CrossFit Trainer/CrossFit...

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Get to know our Coaches – DIRK!

Get to know our Coaches – DIRK!

Dirk is one of the owners at Recursive! Read on to learn a bit more about how Recursive came to be! Years at Recursive: since opening in spring 2014, it has been an idea and dream of mine for years before that Years Coaching: Since February 2012 Certifications:...

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Member Stories – Angie Magness

Member Stories – Angie Magness

Angie started at Recursive last summer to cross-train for her running. We have seen a lot of strength and personal growth since then! Tell us a little bit about yourself. My name is Angie, and I moved here to get a biology master's degree at UW-Madison as my first Air...

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Get to know our Coaches – OLIVIA!

Get to know our Coaches – OLIVIA!

Olivia has been at the gym as long as it has been open. She even used to workout in our garage before we opened. She was only 11 when Recursive opened it's doors, but we had been a CrossFit family for years before that. As you will read, she doesn't even remember a...

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