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This week we check in with 6am regular, Greg Hildebrand! — Crossfitting since: 2011. — A little about yourself: Married almost 20 years, two teen girls and a job that drives me crazy. I played hockey through college, ran through my 20’s. drank beer through my 30’s and have now been working it off through my 40’s. — How did you get into CrossFit? I stumbled into CrossFit when BCF opened up down the street from my house. I’d never heard of CrossFit, but saw the little vinyl banner, made an impulse call and started Elements that night. I got destroyed, but I’ve been hooked and coming back ever since. — How has CrossFit changed you outside the gym? Everything’s changed since starting BCF. I’ve lost about 25+ pounds since I started and have hit fitness levels that I never could have imagined, or hadn’t had since college. I’m now in my late-40’s and none of the aches and pains that I had in my early 40’s and far more endurance. It also helps keep me sane and sometimes it’s the only time I really have to myself. I’ve gotten to the point where I plan my entire week around making at least 5 trips to BCF and so far have hit 1300 classes – since check-in started and I predate check-ins! — After spending 5 years doing CrossFit I finally connected with the nutrition component and went ‘all in’ over the last year. The combination of workouts that put me on my back, tracking my macros – and ditching Paleo – have really allow me to kick up my performance. I feel great, have nearly endless energy and love running past people in their 20’s! 😁 — What makes Badger CrossFit unique? The workouts are great, but it’s really the people that keep me motivated and coming back. I’ve made great friends at BCF and enjoy the comradery of working out with like-minded people willing to push themselves and each other to be better. It’s a home away from home and fun to meet new people, but I always look forward to hanging out my crew of OGs and Kettleballers. — Advice for people just getting started: Go easy to start, but push yourself and stay with it. And track all your workouts – so you can see your progress and identify your weaknesses.