Head Coach, Russell Schlick
Russell is a former police officer and Army veteran, originally from Minnesota, USA. He moved to Switzerland in August of 2020 along with his wife and their two children. Prior to starting Functional Fitness Park Side, he worked as a CrossFit coach at a local gym. In addition to enjoying CrossFit workouts, he is an accomplished runner, having completed 6 marathons including the Zurich Marathon in April 2023. He has completed multiple CrossFit trainer courses, including Level I, Level II, Scaling, Running, Lesson Planning, Coaching the Aging Athlete, and Aerobic Capacity.
“I’m honestly not a super fit guy – I still struggle with my weight as many people do at one time or another in their life. But I’m real, I keep working, and I am here to help you. Not everyone is meant to run a marathon or take part in a competition, but everyone deserves to live a physically fit and happy life. I can’t wait to help you reach your goals!”