Alleged victim videotaped changing at Switch Crossfit describes seeing warning signs

Posted at 7:52 PM, May 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-11 09:27:38-04

A woman who was allegedly videotaped in the changing room of Switch Crossfit in Clinton Township says she recalls seeing warning signs. 

"He was always starring at a computer," said the former customer who asked to remain anonymous. 

The woman said she was a longtime member of the gym. It was a place she came to build strength, all the while her trainer was allegedly targeting her and other women's vulnerabilities. 

"There were holes in the ceiling of the bathrooms," she said. "He would disappear into the back backroom for 10 to 15 minutes." 

Prosecutors charged owner Matthew Krakowski for allegedly videotaping women in the changing area with a hidden camera.

The woman who spoke with 7 Action News says she's still struggling emotionally with the incident, but she's grateful to the brave member who spoke up after realizing something was wrong. 

Now, Krakowski, 34, is out on bond and facing a five year felony sentence for the April 12 discovery.