How long have you been doing CrossFit, and what inspired you to begin?
Maggie: About 5 years. I didn’t have enough rhythm to do body pump and spin so I gave CrossFit a shot and am hooked on the variety, short workouts, and results. Depending on the song playing during the WOD, I may now have enough rhythm to kind of pull off double-unders.
Matt: 5 years. My previous running and lifting routine got really stale. Also, those five finger shoes were fascinating.
Any nicknames that we may or may not be aware of?
Maggie: I’ve been trying to give myself a sweet nickname for years with no luck. My rugby teammates called me grandma for my not-so-lightning fast speed on the field.
Matt: Matts were popping out left and right in the 70’s. I get called by my last name quite a bit.
What do you do when you aren’t flinging heavy weights around the gym?
Maggie: I hang out with my nutty 2-year old, crunch numbers for the man, and play the banjo.
Matt: I play my guitars and nurture our 2-year-old’s nuttiness.
In the gym, are you two A) fierce competitors, B) devoted teammates, C) fierce-competitors-
Matt and Maggie: D. Other – a rather-be-doing-a-metcon’er and a crap-I-forgot-what-round-I’m-on’er.
Maggie: Partner WOD – “The Moonlanding.” 50 simultaneous back-to-back hips-to-wall.Matt: 200 alternating deadbugs for time.
If you could be granted one superhero power for one day, what would it be?
Maggie: Probability vision – it would help my maximize my ability to cherry pick WODs.Matt: Bionic scapulas so that they could finally be sufficiently pinched – if only for a day.
Maggie: Favorite movement is box jumps even though I land like I’m in that show Stomp, and my least favorite used to be thrusters but now it’s anything with the word “pause” in front of it.Matt: Favorites are front squats and wall balls. Least favorite is the snatch.
Tell us about a goal you’re working toward, in the gym or beyond.
Maggie: I’m working towards stringing pull ups together one pull up at a time.Matt: Butterfly-kip before the next Fran.
Maggie: It’s fun to try challenging things with a group of great people who also like to try challenging things.Matt: To get buff.