Member Monday: Steve Reupert

24
Jul

Member Monday: Steve Reupert

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This week we check in with one of our 4:30pm regulars, Steve Reupert! — Crossfitting since: My first exposure was with a friend in 2009 but I didn't take the leap to join a gym until May of 2012. At the time I lived across the street at the Reserve and it just made sense to check out BCF. Since then I was hooked. — A little about yourself: I'm a pretty simple guy. I enjoy joking around and making situations lite and fun. I make my living managing commercial and residential insulation contractors in Wisconsin and the UP. I spend a lot of time driving and listen to a lot of podcasts. I like mountain biking, sporting clays, and hanging with friends. Oh and spending time with my pup, Brad. Most of you know him. He definitely seems to be popular. He joined us at BCF about a year ago. — How did you get into CrossFit? I had been doing some triathlons and other boring exercise actives and was looking for something different. I was never much of an athlete but once I found the community I was hooked. The team feel and friendships created have been some that I know will last a lifetime. — How has CrossFit changed you outside the gym? The confidence you gain by seeing yourself achieve things you hadn't thought you could do is invaluable. It also has helped tremendously with stress management. — What makes Badger CrossFit unique? The obvious and cliche answer are the people but it is true. It keeps you coming back for more. — Advice for people just getting started: I can only imagine what it's like to be new now-a-days. When I started it was very intimidating but it was a small community and very welcoming. It took a year of coming and and lot of struggling with aches and pains before I really felt a part of the community. Good athletes seem to be welcomed with open arms. Probably because what they can do is impressive but if you're a regular Joe, like me, just make a commitment to keep coming. You will improve and you will make friends. Don't let intimidation steer you away. From what I know everyone wants to see you succeed. It's sometimes more of a mind game with yourself. They say when you look back at life you'll regret the things you didn't do more then what you did.

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