700 E Elm Ave, Suite A
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 497-9670

Our Team

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  • Brad Rupsis

    Owner & Head Trainer

    Brad has been a lifelong athlete and has many accomplishments dating back to his childhood including:
    • 2 time National Champion in the Pentathlon at the ages of 12 and 14. He still holds the national record for the 12 year old age group.
    • 100 Meter Hurdles National Champion for 12 year old age group
    • 2 Time State and Regional Champion in Racquetball at ages 15 and 16.
    • First high school freshman to ever make All State for soccer  – attended Hinsdale South High School
    • Made All-American in soccer his sophomore year
    • Played for the US National Soccer team from ages 14-18
    • Played in the 18U World Cup in Egypt in 1998 where he was named player of the game against Australia
    • Brad then played soccer professionally for the Chicago Stingers, in the Juniors division in Hamburg Germany, and later for Drachten in Holland.

    Brad obviously has an athletic passion and is driven to help others find their highest level of physical fitness and if desired their own pinnacle of athletic achievement. Brad has been a CrossFit coach for the past 3 years at CrossFit Darien and has now founded his own CrossFit gym with partners he trusts at Absolution CrossFit.

    Brad’s certifications include:
    • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate
    • Olympic Weightlifting Certificate
    • Powerlifting Certificate
    • Muay Thai Certificate Level 1
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  • Hector Davila

    Owner and Trainer

    Hector is a community pharmacist who  was introduced to CrossFit in 2010 and immediately fell in love.  The competitive nature and camaraderie offered through CrossFit were what pulled him out of his solo training routines and into the box.   With his background in healthcare and growing up as a recreational athlete, Hector is well suited to help clients improve their quality of life through a variety of different approaches.

    Functional application is his favorite aspect of the CrossFit lifestyle, as it allows for participation in activities that may be physically demanding, such as trail riding or obstacle course races.  Hector’s favorite aspect of CrossFit as a coach is helping clients break barriers and set new personal records.  Whether it’s developing a proper basic squat to setting a new personal record for a snatch, client progress is the most exciting and fulfilling part of being a coach for him.

    Hector’s Certifications Include:
    • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer certificate
    • USA Weightlifting Level 1
    • Sport Performance Coaching certificate.

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  • Laura Rupsis

    Owner, Nutrition/Health Coach and Paleo Diet Resource

    Laura is committed to coaching others into a healthy, real food, wholistic lifestyle that best suits the unique metabolic and lifestyle needs of each individual.

    Laura earned her Nutrition/Health Coach License through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where she studied over 100 different dietary theories. As a working mother of 2 teenagers, and coming soon twin girls, Laura understands the demands of todays busy lifestyle and the detrimental impact the dietary choices so many of us make in the interest of convenience. Laura runs http://momgonepaleo.com, a paleo centered health and nutrition blog providing resources, advice, recipes and helpful tips for other busy people concerned with living a healthier life.

    Laura found CrossFit 2 years ago in an effort to find a whole body, fully functional fitness program and fell in love with it. It is also where Laura met and married our head trainer Brad Rupsis!

    Laura Certifications Include:

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  • Quinton Bell

    Trainer

    Quinton joined the medical sales industry after spending the mid-90s in the U.S. NAVY. For almost two decades, Quinton led a sedentary globo-gym life while raising three kids with his wife of 16 years. During the start of his midlife crisis in 2012, he found Crossfit. Since, he has adopted the motto “Train for Something or Workout for Nothing!” This has led to multiple Toughmudders and Warrior’s Dash races, Crossfit Charity Competitions and an upcoming GORUCK®.

    When not training, Quinton is coaching kids and teens in Football, Lacrosse and General Physical Preparedness. He believes in the health benefits of Crossfit and its scalable application for all athletes regardless of age, gender or abilities.

    Quinton has a strong love-hate relationship with ‘’father –time. ” He believes Crossfit is best weapon against unhealthy aging and wants to help everyone fight that battle!

    Quinton’s certifications include:
    • Crossfit Level 1 Trainer Certificate

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  • Alex Driscoll

    Alex is a recent graduate of Quincy University. Alex completed at the collegiate level in discus, javelin, and shot put. He majored in Kinesiology, focusing on personal training/pre-physical therapy with a minor in sports management. Alex became involved in Crossfit after he interned with Absolution in the summer of 2015. His knowledge in programming from college has helped him; however, he continues to be driven due to his passion for fitness.
  • Anand Mehta

    Owner and Client Service/Business Operations Manager

    Anand is responsible for making sure the gym runs smoothly and safely. As Client Service Officer, Anand is committed to making sure we are meeting the needs of our members. As head of Business Operations, Anand makes sure we are operating efficiently and fairly for all members and staff. Anand’s focus is making sure our members are happy, the gym is functioning successfully and improving our members experience whenever we can.