Meet our Coaches: MaryKay Dreisilker - South Loop Strength & Conditioning

MaryKay Dreisilker

Lead Coach

Where were you born?
Winfield, IL

Where did you grow up?
Winfield, IL

What schools did you attend?
Marquette University – Bachelors in Exercise Physiology

When did you start CrossFit?
January 2015

What made you start CrossFit?
I was pretty bored doing the regular gym lifting routine by myself without having much direction. My parents gave me a Groupon for a Crossfit gym down the street from me and I never looked back after that.

When did you come to SLSC?
June 2017

What do you enjoy about SLSC?
I’m so grateful for how welcoming the community was to me as a new coach here. The quality of the coaching and the programming is impeccable.

What do you enjoy about coaching?
I always knew that I could never work a desk job. I love being around people too much. To have the opportunity to be around groups of people who love working out and improving their fitness is my favorite thing. The most special moments as a coach are when you can help someone complete a new lift, hit a PR, or just do something they might not have thought was possible.

What would you say to someone who is considering trying out SLSC but is unsure?
Just do it! As with everything in life, you never know until you try. It could turn out to be the best decision you’ve ever made.

Certifications

  • NSCA – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Crossfit Level 1

Social Media

Instagram: @marykaydrei