Upcoming Events


The next Meat & Potatoes Class begins: Mon, April 6th @ 7pm. Class meets MWF for four weeks! Please email us at info@doghousecrossfit.com to sign up.


Find Us

5820 N. Northwest Hwy
Chicago, IL 60631 



Monday-Wednesday & Friday:

5:30, 7 & 9AM

4, 5, 6, & 7PM

Meat and Potatoes: MWF at 7pm 

Thursday: OPEN GYM 7-10am & 4-7:30pm, 5pm Barbell Basics 6pm Olympic Lifting, 7:30 Candle Light Yoga

: 9am FREE Intro Class & 10am Team WOD/Lifting

Sunday: OPEN GYM 8-10am, 10am Kids Boxing Class (Advanced) 11am Kids Boxing (Beginners)

Misson Statement

Dog House CrossFit is a place where you will discover your inner greatness. We are committed to helping our members achieve their “impossible” through elite level coaching, enthusiastic support, and an inspiring community.

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What is CrossFit?

Whether you are looking to lose weight, perform better at a given sport, or improve your overall health, CrossFit has the right formula for you. CrossFit, the sport of fitness, uses a broad spectrum of skills to develop fit, well-rounded athletes. Our workouts are constantly varied, functional movements that are performed at a high intensity. This trains your mind and body to handle real life situations in a way that will leave you ready to conquer any challenge. We appeal to all ages and backgrounds because our programs are easily scalable for any committed individual regardless of fitness level or experience. 

There are no excuses. We all have something to train for, whether you are a fireman, office worker, grandparent, professional athlete, or stay at home mom. At Dog House CrossFit you will find an inspiring community that pushes you to become the best “you” possible. 


Dog House Culture

  1. WORK HARD and lift HEAVY. The only way to get better as an athlete is to work as hard as you possibly can. That means getting comfortable with being uncomfortable. Don’t be afraid of heavy weights and learn to push past fatigue. If a coach sees you taking the easy way out or not going heavy enough, they are going to let you know and it may not be in the most professional way :)

  2. Be EARLY for class. Our schedule is posted on the website so it’s your job to  take note of class times and make your best effort to get there early to do proper stretching and mobility. If you are going to be late, realize that class will start without you so you may miss a segment.

  3. Realize the owners and coaches aren’t here to clean up after you.  We want people using athletic tape, chalk and having a water bottle at the ready but please cleanup after yourself. We know the feeling of mental and physical exhaustion after finishing a brutal WOD but please take the time to gather your personal belongings and throw away any garbage you may have accumulated.

  4. Unless you have a physical ailment that doesn’t allow you to reach full ROM, a rep isn’t counted unless you reach the full ROM. For example, squatting to parallel is one way to squat but not our way. A squat is only counted if the crease of the hips gets below the knees.

  5. HAVE FUN…. We love intensity when it comes to lifting but we also like to see people smile and laugh throughout their workouts. Enjoy your time at the Dog House and enjoy the people you are working out with.

  6. Don’t be scared to ask for help. We have very knowledgeable and experienced coaches here at DHCF. Please ask them for help at any time before, during or after a workout. No one is perfect but everyone should strive to achieve perfection and the coaches will be able to provide you with the feedback you need to reach the next level. If you’re too timid to ask in person, feel free to e-mail and questions you may have.

  7. Be mindful of the equipment. We bought rubber flooring and bumper plates because they are durable. We understand that heavy lifts and high reps lead to dropping the bar but PLEASE don’t drop the bar unless you absolutely have to.

  8. Attend as many classes as you can get to. The only way to get the results you’re looking for is to workout regularly and focus on your diet. Don’t be scared of workouts that may expose your weaknesses. Those are the workouts that turn your weak lifts into your strong lifts.

  9. RECORD ALL WORKOUTS!!! Keep records in a notebook, post your weights/scores/times to our blog, or do both. Keeping good records of your workouts is the best way to track progress and it gives you a starting point for the next time you encounter the lift or workout.