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The Root 18 CrossFit Team

Meet the Team that is Dedicated to Your Success

our founder

Carlin Vandendriessche

Owners Carlin and Erin Vandendriessche opened Root 18 CrossFit in August of 2012 with a group of like minded individuals driven by a passion for helping people increase their quality of life through fitness.

Their mission is to make training at Root 18 CrossFit The BEST HOUR of each persons day.

Most members call it their second home. They enjoy providing a fun training atmosphere and helping their athletes discover they can do far more than they ever thought possible.

Carlin started his CrossFit career in the Summer of 2012, but he’s always been a high level athlete with a love for sports. A local Medina High School grad, Carlin played soccer for the Bees. He then went on to play soccer collegiately at Baldwin Wallace University and graduated in 2012. Shortly after Root 18 began.

Erin a graduate of Perry High School where she was an elite gymnast and diver. She went to college at Baldwin Wallace University and graduated with a Bachelors in Nursing. She worked on a Neuro floor and Labor and Delivery for 3 years. This past year she quit the hospital and started her own nutrition consulting service, Body by EV, and started working full time at the gym. Starting her CrossFit career in 2012 she has accomplished many achievements in the sport of CrossFit. She qualified for the Central Regionals on a team in 2017, Individual in 2018, won the Italian Showdown Sanctionals in 2019 and earned her ticket to the 2019 CrossFit Games to compete with the best of the best.

Together they have comprised a great team from many different fitness backgrounds who were brought together by the joy of helping others and the sport of fitness. Root 18 is more than just a gym, we are Family.

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