Meet Mat (yes, with one “t”–he likes to be different)…one of Big Horn’s most motivating and intense athletes. The mood and tone of the class are always on a different (and better) level when Mat is there. As already mentioned, he brings intensity to the class, but he also brings a ton of FUN! Mat is always the first to greet new and current members with a smile on his face as well as some kind of interesting (and sometimes, extraordinary) story. You can catch him at the afternoon/evening classes–find out more about Mat below:
Occupation: Heavy equipment operator, Water/Waste water operator
When did you start CrossFitting: November 2016
When did you first start training at Big Horn CrossFit: November 2016
Favorite WOD: I enjoy Chippers, but so far Murph is at the top of my list
Tell us about your sports and fitness background: I played soccer from age 5 until I was 17, most of my serious fitness backround came from military fitness programing
How did you first get exposed to CrossFit: I was first introduced to CrossFit in 2009 while in the Army
Take us back to your first WOD: I don’t remember what my first WOD was but do remember very clearly that I was looking around thinking “These people have a few screws loose and I like it”
What sort of changes have you seen in your body: I have seen muscle growth as well as some weight loss.
Favorite Big Horn Moments: Every day is a great day at Big Horn CrossFit but to name just a few, the first time my son Landon came to the gym to work out with me, Murph 2016, and WOD Bash.
Advice for people getting started: The hardest part is stepping through the door. Don’t get discouraged when things get hard, keep pushing and leave nothing on the table. You will surprise yourself! A well-timed war cry can always help.
Hobbies, interests outside of CrossFit: Most of all spending time with my wife and son but also enjoy riding motorcycles and shooting.