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This week we check in with a 6am regular, Megan Henninger! — Crossfitting since: December 2017. — A little about yourself: This is the third time I've lived in MKE! If you were to add up all three times you could say I've lived here longer than anywhere else:-) After a long career in the entertainment industry as an audio engineer & theatrical sound designer I decided it was time to develop a more balance in life. A few years ago I earned my Massage Therapy license in WI and have been working on transitioning to that full time. Part of creating a better balance was getting healthy, becoming a more active part of the community, and reserving more time for interests and hobbies. — How did you get into CrossFit? I met a few people who did CrossFit and loved it. After years working long, odd hours in production I found myself in a position where I was no longer as active physically at work. It had become clear, both in the massage treatment room and in my recreational life, that my strength and endurance weren't what they once were. The main areas that had been a barrier to me getting to the gym regularly were the lack of a support system and having to plan my own workouts. The odd work hours made finding workout buddies challenging, and having to plan my workouts often seemed like too much work after managing my own business. CrossFit workouts are concise and effective, which is very attractive to me. — How has CrossFit changed you outside the gym? Working out regularly has helped to keep my stress level down. Yeah, muscles get sore from workouts but it's a much better feeling than sore from stress and inactivity! As a massage therapist keeping in shape is a must to prevent injury, develop strength, and help ensure my career will be sustainable in the long run. It also has increased my strength and stamina for the fun stuff- snowboarding, motorcycling, hiking, SCUBA diving, etc. — What makes Badger CrossFit unique? The community! Badger is like "Cheers", where everybody knows your name. But seriously, you get to know just about everyone, if not by name then by face. The coaches and the other members are friendly and supportive.