Favorite Workout Song:
Right Above It – Lil Wayne
Favorite Hero/Benchmark WOD:
Cindy or Linda (first benchmark WOD I did)
What inspired you to become a CrossFit coach?
It had to be the community and “team” feel of CrossFit that inspired me to become a coach. Everybody is in it together and rooting for each other to do well, it reminds me of the camaraderie when I was playing hockey. I wanted to be a part of the CrossFit family.
What has been your best coaching experience so far?
My best coaching experience is every time someone hits a PR or new movement they have not done before in one of my classes. I love seeing people succeed in the gym and accomplish something they may have never thought they could before.
If you could give someone new to CrossFit just one piece of advice, what would it be?
My advice would be to just go for it. Every workout have that mindset that you will just go for it no matter how difficult the WOD might be, no matter how nervous or scared you might be, because that feeling you get when it’s over and you finish it is an indescribable feeling of accomplishment. It makes it all worth it.
Would you share with us your favorite tip or cue that we might find useful to use in our training?
Recovery is just as important as the training. A lot of us forget this from time to time, myself included and believe me I have learned the hard way. Sleep, food, and hydration are critical to getting optimal results everyday in the gym no matter what your goal is.
If “YOUR NAME” was a WOD, what would it be?
I think the “Matt” would have heavy thrusters and T2B in it and would be a sprint style workout. Under 10 minutes, for sure.
What movement challenges you the most and what are you doing to improve?
The bar muscle-up and snatch challenge me the most. I have been working on scap and midline strength. I have been working a lot with strict pull-ups and doing more scap retraction exercises.
What CrossFit athlete do you aspire to be most like?
Dan Bailey. He has been a consistent competitor at the games over the years, and won the Spirit of the Games award this year. He always seems to be really enjoying himself with a friendly demeanor.