Randall & Maria Kooistra – April 2015

Randall & Maria Kooistra – April 2015


How long have you been part of the BluCru?

For about 100 PR’s. We started rowing classes in 2010 when it used to be Rowfit and we’ve stuck around since then.

What is your biggest accomplishment at Bluprint?

Maria – Being able to do chin ups. I can remember the humiliation of doing the Presidential Fitness Challenge in grade school and not being able to complete one. Now, at the age of 40, I’ve done my first chin up and can tell that fitness challenge to suck it!

Randall – Finishing my first obstacle course race – Battlefrog in 2015.

What keeps you coming back to Bluprint Fitness?

Making some amazing friends. Lifting heavier things than we ever thought we could is great, but there’s very little chance we’ll ever make as many great friends in one place as we have at Bluprint.

What is your favorite thing to do at BP Fitness?

Prove ourselves wrong. We get wrapped up in our own heads sometimes and tell ourselves we can’t do something. That we aren’t strong enough or fast enough, but the people around us believe in us and tell us we are, so we try it. And we surprise ourselves constantly with what we are able to do. That’s our favorite thing at Bluprint.

What would you tell someone considering joining?

You should – you don’t have to be a member for the rest of your life, but you’ll never know if you want to be until you try. You have a deeper capacity to amaze yourself far more than you think, and Bluprint will help bring out your best.

What do you do for fun?

Try new places to eat in Chicago, hang out with our two knucklehead dogs, and argue about how great or not great it would be to move to New Orleans someday.

Coach’s Comments

Randall and Maria are a power couple whose hardwork and dedication is evident to everyone they encounter. Not only do they make themselves better (increased performance in the gym and improved body composition), they make everyone around them a better athlete and person. Thanks for being awesome and keep up the good work!