Tyler and Jesse Friedl owners of CrossFit Backland

Tyler and Jesse Friedl


Jesse and Tyler have been CrossFitting for over 10 years. For Tyler, it began in 2012 as a way to simply lose college football weight but it quickly turned into a lifestyle. With a running background, Jesse immediately loved both the competitiveness and the community. Over the years, they have been involved in gyms throughout Chicago and Denver, and both are passionate about developing fitness that applies to all aspects of life – one workout at a time – while building friends that feel like family.

CrossFit Backland aims to bring their adventurous spirit to Downers Grove, by creating a gym that promotes fitness, community, humility, and consistency.

Rich Matthews


Rich started CrossFit in 2019 as a way to stay conditioned for his job in Law Enforcement. Rich was a Louisiana State Trooper for 5 years, working in the patrol division and on the Natural Disaster & Critical Response Team. During his time in Louisiana, Rich received his CF-L1 and began coaching CrossFit athletes at his local affiliate. He has a degree in Criminal Justice from Valley Forge Military College. Rich and his wife, Lauren, moved back to Chicago in 2022, and immediately joined CrossFit Backland. In his spare time, Rich likes to spend time with Lauren and try new restaurants in the Chicagoland area.

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Chuck Stewart

Mobility Coach, MVMNTFIX

Chuck has treated a significant number of professional athletes in the NBA, NFL, PGA, MMA, CrossFit and Collegiate athletes. His treatment philosophy has helped some of the most elite athletes and everyday individuals return to playing/life after suffering injuries and minor setbacks.

Because, he cares about every single person he has had the opportunity to work with, He believes in maximizing the abilities of athletes through the use of sound, science-based training/Bodywork principles.

He focuses on teaching and developing proper movements, and aiming to reduce the risk of injury, while improving physical performance.

He believes that there is no single all-encompassing philosophy for the training of all sports. Rather, it is best to individually evaluate and implement different training/recovery philosophies/techniques based upon the sports demands.

Learn more at mvmntfix.com


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