1.) Share your experience at Prototype
I started at Prototype just over a year ago. While I had some crossfit experience pre-pandemic, I’ve mainly been running, riding my road bike and doing yoga to stay in decent shape for the past few years. As I’ve gotten older, I felt a need to gain more upper body strength. After much encouragement from friends that are existing members, I started at Prototype one to two times per week, then progressed to three classes about six months in and then found myself budgeting my classes which then led to unlimited membership more recently.
2.) What is your favorite part about being at Prototype?
Two things: 1. I came to get in better shape but have found an incredible community. The awesome people are one of the main drivers for increased participation. 2. The coaches; it sounds cliché, but they never stop coaching, continually making suggestions for larger scale and incremental improvements for all members.
3.) What are your hobbies and activities?
Outside of work and Prototype, I enjoy outdoor sports with my family (wife and two boys that are 11 and 9). We love downhill skiing, cross-country skiing and just about any outdoor winter sport. We also love hiking, road and mountain biking when the weather is warmer. In addition, I help coach my sons’ soccer and basketball teams which I greatly enjoy!
4.) How has Prototype helped you or solved a problem for you?
While I don’t push a lot of weight, I’ve made incremental gains and improved strength considerably. I also have a history of lower back problems. As a result of the strength gained, I’m happy to report that I visit the chiropractor much less frequently now!
5.) What are your continuing fitness goals to this point?
Incrementally gain additional strength and mobility while being able to crossfit, run, bike, do yoga, and enjoy time outside with the family tomorrow.
6.) Favorite Quote
It’s well-worn but I love this one from Teddy Roosevelt,“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
― Theodore Roosevelt