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Today we check in with one of our Function regulars: Louis Weiher — Attending Function since: A few months in late 2015, Back as a “regular” since August of 2016 — A little about yourself: I’m 44, married to a kick-ass lady named Katie. We live in Milwaukee with our dog Owen. We do stuff that’s fun all the time. Mostly, that’s rock climbing and trail running. And yes, Owen climbs and runs. He’s without question the best athlete in our family. We also like to eat good food and read good books and hang out with good people. Owen does not read, but he likes food just fine. I own a remodeling firm and could talk about that, but seriously – who wants to hear about work — How did you get into Function? My aforementioned kick-ass wife suggested it. As I mentioned I like to climb and run, and felt that I had plateaued and I needed something to “fill in the blanks”. (I’ll be honest here – there were A LOT of blanks to fill in). I tried some other high intensity/lifting programs and classes over the last few years, but nothing ever stuck. Function has been great — How has Function changed you outside the gym? I’m climbing better and harder stuff. I’m running longer and faster (and am about to do my first 50k). I’m honestly in the best shape of my life. It feels good to know that my fitness level is increasing. My goal is to be in better shape at 50 than I was at 40, and better at 60 than I was at 50. After that – I might just sit around and drink coffee and eat doughnuts. We’ll see, though – Doughnuts ARE awesome, so I’ll probably keep working out so I can eat more doughnuts — What makes Badger CrossFit unique? Lots of people use this space to talk about all the GREAT people and the AMAZING coaches and yada yada yada. I guess there’s some truth to that – the people at Badger are pretty cool. But the real best thing about Badger CrossFit is ALL THE DOGS. Dogs are the best — Advice for people just getting started: Take it slow. Don’t worry about weight, or how fast, or how many reps. Worry about good form and listen to your body. Increasing weight or speed is an easy way to get injured.