Kevin “Cap’n” Teborek

Owner & Coach

Kevin received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Hobart College in Geneva, New York and his MBA in Finance, Corporate Accounting, and Computer Information Systems from the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York. He is a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, CrossFit Kids, CrossFit Mobility, CrossFit Endurance and USA Weightlifting Level 1 coach as well as World Kettlebell Club certified. Kevin has also attended Olympic lifting seminars with Roger Nielsen and Rudy Nielsen.

While growing up in the Northern suburbs of Chicago, Kevin played ice hockey and raced sailboats competing locally, nationally and internationally. While at Hobart, he competed on the College’ Sailing Team, helping the team achieve top 5 finishes at the College Sailing Nationals all 4 years earning him the title of All American two times. Always trying to achieve new heights and goals, Kevin set his sights on the 2000 Olympics in the men’s 470 Class (sailing). Despite falling short of the desired goal to represent the United States in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney Australia (finished 3rd), Kevin believes he was fortunate to compete against the best in the world at the highest level of competition possible. While the dreams of the Olympic Games have faded, Kevin continues to actively race

both locally and nationally. He also plays on several men’s league hockey teams in the surrounding areas. He has run 2 Chicago Marathons, and competes in several local shorter distance runs.

Cap’n found CrossFit in a friend’s garage some time ago, in a low key environment, where everyone was new to the sport. Kevin’s CrossFit experience continued to grow when he attend the CrossFit 847 Grand Opening in October 2011. After working out in a garage his entire CrossFit life, a grand opening was an eye opening experience; and he will be the first to tell you that he thought that the people doing the WOD were nuts and that he was unsure if it was for him. After a little coaxing from his wife, Carrie (Tulip), Kevin started attending a few classes and quickly learned that CrossFit was much more that what it seemed initially. It was a challenge, a way to push him, a place to do uncommon things and tasks that he could not have imagined he could do. And more importantly, it was a Community! It also provided the level of competition that he loved with sailing and hockey.

Kevin’s View on CrossFit
“CrossFit to me is a state of mind both physically and mentally. It is a Place, a Community, a Proving Ground, and a Personal Sounding Board all in one. It is a place where excuses are not accepted, the words “I can’t” are never spoken (unless followed by the word “yet”) and it is a place where you must do and not just say. It is a community of people who want to work to make themselves better while making others better. It is not a place where one stands around with a coffee in their hands and observes work being done (metaphor people…nothing against coffee 😉 ), it is a place where one leads by example. This is achieved through a positive attitude, personal commitment to one’s self and to others, accountability, determination and the desire to improve. CrossFit is also a place of frustration, but it is also a place of constant encouragement! It is a place where we try, and sometimes fail, but never fail to try again. And we never let others fail to try again! CrossFit is where we grow, become stronger, and generate relationships and friendships that will last forever!”

Certifications & Accomplishments

  • CrossFit Level 2
  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Kids
  • CrossFit Endurance
  • CrossFit Mobility
  • CrossFit Certified Judge
  • USAW Level 1 Sports and
  • Performance/Olympic Lifting Coach
  • World Kettlebell Club Fitness Trainer
  • Seminars/Clinics: Olympic Lifting with Roger Neilsen, Outlaw Way Doomsday Tour Training Camp with Rudy Nielsen
  • CPR/AED Certified