Our Coaches

To realize your full potential, you need a well-thought-out plan. Our unique approach combines a proven methodology with a personal relationship with your coach to help you reach your individual goals.

Foundry coaches are some of the most educated and experienced in the industry, possessing degrees and certifications from many of the nations leading educational institutions in a wide variety of disciplines.

Justin Quandt

Justin Quandt


Coach Justin (JQ) is a former Division 1 Tennis athlete and a graduate of Bucknell University.  He believes fitness should be fun and loves working with athletes of all levels.  By combining great coaching, good nutrition, and an amazing community of people, he allows people to create the best, fittest version of themselves while living an amazing life!


  • B.S in Business Administration from Bucknell University
  • NCAA Division 1 Tennis: 59-33
  • CrossFit: Level 1 Coach
  • CrossFit: Level 2 Coach
  • CrossFit: Endurance Trainer
  • USA Weightlifting: Sports Performance Coach
  • Whole9: Foundations of Nutrition
  • Whole9: Nutrition Trainer
  • MovNat: Natural Movement
Jeff Arias

Jeff Arias

Head Coach - AM

Jeff describes CrossFit as changing his life in so many ways and he loves being part of something so amazing and supportive.  Jeff joined Team Foundry in 2015 and is incredibly proud to be part of such a wonderful community talented team at The Foundry Chicago. Jeff is committed to bring out the best in every athlete and says “You are stronger than you think!”


  • CrossFit: Level 1 Coach
  • CrossFit Level 2 coach
  • CrossFit: Endurance Coach
  • CrossFit: Strongman Coach
  • CrossFit: Competitor Coach
  • CrossFit: Gymnastics Coach
  • CrossFit: Mobility Coach
  • CrossFit: Kettlebell Coach
  • Eleiko: Certified Strength Coach
  • USA Weightlifting: Sports Performance Coach
  • Spartan SGX Coach
  • MovNat: Workshop Attendee
  • NASM: Certified Personal Trainer
  • NASM: Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • NASM: Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • NASM: Women’s Fitness Specialist
  • TRX Qualified
  • CPR/AED Certified
Adrian Bilyk

Adrian Bilyk

Coach - PM

Coach Adrian Bilyk is a former U.S. Naval Officer and current graduate student at The University of Illinois at Chicago, studying Exercise Physiology. He specializes in endurance sports, human movement, and various breathing techniques to improve quality of life and athletic performance. His athletic accolades include completion of two marathons and various triathlon distances from sprint to IRONMAN.

“I believe that the human body is built for movement, and everyone, despite their age or fitness level, has the ability to make a drastic impact on their own health, lifestyle, and the lives of those around them.”


  • B.S. in Psychology: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Masters Candidate, Exercise Physiology: The University of Illinois at Chicago
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Endurance Trainer
  • NSCA – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • NSCA – Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT)
  • XPT Certified Performance Breathing Coach
  • Oxygen Advantage Certified Instructor
  • FMS Level 1 Certified
  • Running Technique Specialist
  • MWOD Movement and Mobility Specialist
  • CPR/AED Certified