Member Monday: Jed Mathias

17
Apr

Member Monday: Jed Mathias

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This week we catch up with one of our noon regulars, Jed Mathias! — Crossfitting since: July of 2014 — A little about yourself: I was born in Alaska and lived there largely until my freshman year of high school when we moved to a small town in the Black Hills of South Dakota. I’ve always played sports. In high school I played Football, Basketball, Track & Field and Cross Country. From there I went to college at Chadron State College in Nebraska. During the summer before my senior year my Uncle convinced me to come out to Milwaukee and do a summer internship in a lab at the Medical College of Wisconsin. I loved working in research and after graduating I came back and I’ve been working at MCW since. I met my wife in 2006 and we were married in 2010. We have two beautiful children, Ella and Carter who always keep us on toes — How did you get into CrossFit? I noticed Badger Crossfit when it first opened in 2012. After looking into it I was interested but never followed through and checked it out. Man I wish I would have. Fast forward two years and about 10,000 photos from Heim (who I knew before) on Facebook and I thought I should really give this a try, I mean look what it did for John. I signed up for the free intro class and haven’t looked back since — How has CrossFit changed you outside the gym? I have a new outlook on food and dieting. We eat healthier at home, I sleep longer and better and I’ve gotten to replace most of my wardrobe due to clothes that no longer fit. I’m more confident at work and everyday activities — What makes Badger CrossFit unique? I really wanted to come up with something that people haven’t said before for this, but I can’t help repeating what others have said in the past. The coaches and the community are really what makes this gym unique. The coaches are friendly, knowledgeable and are always there to give you that extra push, answer a question, or give you a few a tips on improving a technique. The community is amazing, everyone is so welcoming and supportive of each other. #motivationmonday #membermonday #fitness #motivation #fitfam #badgerbuilt #badgercrossfit #crossfit #reebokrecognized #health #wealth @jedmathis

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