Member Monday: Toni Veverka

10
Jan

Member Monday: Toni Veverka

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This week we catch up with Toni Veverka — Crossfitting since: December 2015 — A little about yourself: Well, I was born and raised in Bulgaria (remember those Bulgarian squats). I moved to Milwaukee less than two years ago. I am a graphic designer who currently works for the Milwaukee-based Escape Chambers — How did you get into CrossFit? I was introduced to CrossFit through Badger CrossFit.  When I moved to Milwaukee one of the first things I did it was find a gym nearby. I started working out at Transformation room but the gym closed. The owner of the gym recommended Badger CrossFit and I initially signed up for Function classes. I didn’t know what CrossFit was but I loved the intensity and the challenge of the workouts. A month or two later I switched to CrossFit classes and that is how my CrossFit  journey began. It is funny when I look back. A year ago I was barely able to hold the barbell overhead. I was thinking to myself “Man, this will crush my shoulders” and now I can do so with ease — How has CF changed you outside the gym? Doing CrossFit helped me tremendously to get to know myself better and the way my mind works. I started paying close attention to how I respond to new challenges at the gym. Uncertainty kept me from performing certain exercises like snatches, cleans and many others. I do believe the confidence I have gained from my personal progress at Badger CrossFit has translated into other facets of my life — What makes BCF unique? I know it sounds a bit clique and you will likely hear this echoed by other members, but the community is what truly separates a great gym from a good gym. Knowing that the coaches care about your safety and performance makes one feel special and appreciated. I find myself regularly staying after class is done to discuss and practice different moves with both coaches and workout buddies — Advice for people just getting started: Just keep showing up, no matter if you “feel like” working out that day or not. Trust me, you will feel better after the workout and over time will see results #membermonday #motivation #badgerbuilt #badgercrossfit #fitness #community #results #wauwatosafitness #reebokrecognized

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