- CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Holder
Matt began crossfit in June 2012 at CFR. He grew up playing pretty much every sport as a kid with ice hockey being his main focus through the high school level. After high school he continued to play a number of intramural sports and pick-up games with friends while he attended Auburn University. After he graduated from Auburn in May of 2009, he moved back to Birmingham, got married, and started his own lawn care company. Once back in Birmingham he realized that he missed the routine of going to the gym or having some kind of recreational sport to keep him physically active, so that is when he found crossfit at CFR. Once he started crossfitting he was instantly hooked. He loved the community aspect that CFR had compared to any other gym that he had ever been a member of, as well as the programming and competition that was provided at CFR.
“It’s different than any other kind of fitness training I’ve ever done. I love how the WOD’s are always different in some aspect, and how you can always look back on past workouts and compare previous times, weights, etc. to see how far you’ve come over time. But my favorite part of crossfit is definitely the mental side of it. I sincerely believe that crossfit has improved my mental strength just as much, if not more, than my physical strength. Being able to fight through the pain of a workout, and to just make yourself keep moving when your body tells you to stop is the most rewarding part of doing a WOD. I’m definitely in the best shape of my life, and I owe it all to crossfit”.
As a trainer at CFR Matt hopes to share his enthusiasm for crossfit with all of CFR’s members, as well as to provide the knowledge that he has gained about how to use constantly varied, high intensity, functional movements to improve your fitness as well as your life in general.
- Favorite WOD: Helen
- Least Favorite WOD: Diane
- Favorite Lift: Snatch
- Least Favorite Lift: Shoulder Press