We have so much love for our community, and want to take the chance to highlight one athlete each month that exemplifies hard work – if you haven’t met Matt yet (or even if you have), make sure to give him a hello and smile next time you see him at the gym!
Q: How long have you been doing CrossFit? What changes have you seen in yourself (physically or mentally) since beginning CrossFit?
I’ve been doing CrossFit for nearly three years now, starting in early Fall of 2016. If it wasn’t for my former roommate, Jon Wilson, waking me up every day as he left for Terminus, I would never have signed up. Physically, the changes are nice but, more importantly, the mental transformation has helped tremendously – greater energy, more productive professionally, better mood regulation, etc.
Q: How has CrossFit helped you outside the gym?
CrossFit has helped me enormously professionally as I’ve seen a direct correlation between joining Terminus and moving up the corporate ladder.
Q: Who inspires you at the gym, and how do they inspire you?
The 7 a.m. crew. I’m inspired by their consistency and positive attitude each morning.
Q: What is something that we may not know about you?
I’m getting married on May 31st (Last night)!
Q: Any advice for someone considering trying CrossFit for the first time?
I tell people there’s “working out” and then there’s CrossFit. If you want to see a profound change in your physical and mental well-being, just start going every day and make it a routine.
Q: What are your top 3 memories in CrossFit? 1. 10 x 400m sprints at the old Edgewood location during the first month of my membership. 2. The 10K run completed in an hour last year. 3. My Don Junior-esque, half-hour Murph time 😂
Q: What’s your proudest accomplishment?
Never quitting in the middle of a WOD.
Q: Moving forward, do you have any short term or long term CrossFit goals?
Short-term goal: bar muscle ups. Long-term goal: “Fran”, 95lbs, sub-6 mins.