October 27th, 2011


Andres Schwartz



  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Level 2
  • U.S. Navy SEAL
  • U.S. Navy Instructor
  • PADI SCUBA Instructor
  • First Aid/CPR

As a U.S. Navy SEAL veteran, Andres knows what it takes mentally and physically to excel in the most challenging situations. He brings this experience, combined with the CrossFit methods, to help you attain your fitness goals. Life is a gift, and it is his passion to bring out the best in others so they can live life to the fullest. A motto he lives by is “do today what others won’t, so you can do tomorrow what others can’t”. CrossFit is much more than a workout regimen, it’s a means to change your life!

Andres has enjoyed an active lifestyle throughout his life particularly through bodybuilding, SCUBA diving and snow skiing. His time in the military took all of this to another level. After getting out of the military he went back to the “old school” ways of bodybuilding and soon found himself getting out-of-shape in comparison that what he had achieved in the Navy SEALs. In 2007 a friend introduced him to CrossFit. This changed everything! At the time CrossFit was virtually unknown and few people had heard of it. It was something he had to share with others. After several years of planning and dreaming, FTX CrossFit was founded in September of 2011.

Head Trainer
Peter Johnson



  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Level 2
  • USAW Level One Sports Performance
  • ISBE Certified Teacher
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA)
  • Certified Specialist in Sports Conditioning (ISSA)
  • Travelling Soccer Trainer & Assistant Coach
  • U.S. Marine Infantry with 2 tours in Iraq
  • First Aid/CPR

As an Illinois Certified Teacher and a sports and conditioning specialist, Peter is uniquely qualified to assess individual needs and tailor programs to those needs. His combat experience in Iraq has taught him the importance of general physical preparedness and training in the most extreme situations. This qualifies him to work with military and emergency responders. His classroom work and coaching has prepared him to work with young athletes. Peter’s broad experience ensures adaptability to your fitness needs.

Molly Hayworth


  • CrossFit Level 1
  • First Aid/CPR

Molly has been in the fitness industry since 2011. As an overweight college student, she knew she was not reaching her full potential so she made the decision to change her life. Her fitness background includes kickboxing, resistance band training, half-marathon training, figure competitions, and strongman training with atlas stones, prowlers, sleds, and tires. The first time she picked up a barbell in 2012, she fell in love and knew a weightlifter was who she was going to become. After a friend suggested Cross Fit, she was hooked from the first workout and became CrossFit Level 1 certified in May of 2014. Coaching ever since, she has continued to develop her expertise, including interning under an expert olympic weightlifting coach. She truly believes ANYTHING is possible with God. More than anything she wants you to believe in yourself and to know you will have her as your personal cheerleader as you reach your goals.

Trainer / Team Captain
Jessica Schwartz


  • CrossFit Level 1
  • Central Regional Individual Athlete 2015 & 2016
  • CrossFit Lift-off World Champion in Teen Division 2015

Jessica is part of the new generation that has grown-up with CrossFit. She started doing CrossFit at age 10, but got serious about it at age 13. From competing to coaching she has accumulated a significant amount of CrossFit experience, which she enjoys sharing with the entire FTX CrossFit community. She has tirelessly worked with many members to achieve things they thought were impossible. Jessica brings a passion and level of energy to her classes that is motivating and inspiring. As an elite level athlete she is an example to others what dedication and hard work can accomplish.

Heather Cisowski


  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • ATC (certified athletic trainer)
  • CPR-First Aid

As a certified athletic trainer, Heather has significant experience working with athletes of all ages, levels, and abilities, from high school students, to Division I athletes, to senior citizens.  Whether new athletes seeking to get back in shape, or advanced CrossFitters serious about taking it to the next level, Heather is passionate about helping all individuals safely meet their fitness goals.  Heather is excited to share the CrossFit methodology with others, as she believes that it uniquely and effectively prepares people for whatever life challenges they may face. She is motivated by seeing the impact CrossFit has on people.