Member Monday: Troy Peterson

6
Nov

Member Monday: Troy Peterson

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This week we check in with another five year member, Troy Peterson! — Crossfitting since: 2008 (hard to tell sometimes) at Crossfit Milwaukee. — A little about yourself: Raised in Chicagoland and moved to Milwaukee 20 years ago.  Married for 11 years to Kate (she’s the one who loves the long workouts, hero WODs and running & biking – we’re kinda opposite that way) and have 2 foster children age 14 & 9 (hopefully more permanent sometime soon). Can’t forget our dog Buddy (16) and Lucy the cat (8). I was a part-time crossfit coach for 6 years and ran a specialty course at Badger (called Crossfit Football)…I like powercleans.  I’m co-owner of an insurance business and have 2 offices but spend most of my time in our Tosa location.  Other hobbies are being a Chicago Bears fan, texas hold em poker & college basketball junkie and sports in general. — How did you get into CrossFit? I had a friend that told me I had to come try this workout.  I went on a Saturday and did tabata pullups (needed a band), pushups, situps and airsquats.  Was still sore until Wednesday and was hooked. — How has CrossFit changed you outside the gym? My t-shirts definitely have a crossfit theme and I try to forget my age as much as possible.  I’m able to stay active and do other things – I played lots of pickup basketball prior to CrossFit (still play a little) and my knees were starting to give out – learning how mobility and strength can help the joints made a huge difference. — What makes Badger CrossFit unique? The people mostly – I have met people with different backgrounds and interests outside of CrossFit that may not have crossed paths with otherwise.  The support and camaraderie around the people you sweat side by side with is motivating, and it’s fun to see someone get excited when they hit a goal (first pullup, PR a lift, jump on a 20 inch box, etc). — Advice for people just getting started: CrossFit is a lot – I’ve learned so much about fitness, lifts, nutrition & mobility over the years.  Just worry about small chunks at a time, you be you (don’t worry about where the person next to you is at and how you compare) and try and get a little better each day. @troypeterson8725

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