Prototype of the Month: Matt Calhoun
Matt Calhoun
1.) Share you CrossFit Prototype experience and fitness journey
I have always played sports and prefer to be active doing anything from cycling, activities with my kids to yard work.  I was a runner for long time then started going to a globo gym.  “Fitness” or going to a gym was more of a chore or task for me.  I suffered a back injury several years ago that really impacted my movement and attitude.  I sat around playing the mental game – if it hurt to move, why would I work out?  I had to do something to break the cycle, move on and improve my health. I walked into CFP interesting in what all the crazy people were going at all hours – things have never been better. It has been tough but very rewarding trying build my fitness back up. I look forward to coming in to CFP each day and it is no longer a chore.  There are certain skills and workouts I dread, but I certainly love the sense of accomplishment.  When I give it max effort, improve, and complete the ones outside of my wheelhouse – there is no better feeling. I really enjoy the diverse programming and the endless opportunities to work on areas to improve.
2.) What is your favorite part about being at CFP?
The culture, environment, challenge and the results it has provided me. It is a great community the CFP team has developed.  A wonderful mix of supportive and competitive. Everyone is here to get their own PR – regardless of what time, weight or reps that might be.  I really enjoy seeing others overcome an obstacle, master a new skill or simply push themselves harder than they planned that day. It is motivating and inspires me to do the same.
3.) What are you hobbies and activities?
I enjoy spending time with my family.  Together we do a fair amount of snow and water skiing.  I coach and spend a lot of time watching youth sports, enjoy working on the never ending projects around the house, and riding and wrenching on motorcycles.
4.) How has (if it has) CFP helped you outside the gym (in sports etc)?
Overall a better level of fitness to support everything else I do to include mental acuity at work. I have been able to ski harder, keep up with the younger guys during pick up hoops, and generally better prepare me for whatever activity I might be doing.
5.) What are you continuing fitness goals to this point?
My goal is to continue to improve.  More specifically it is strength.  I would like to put up some respectable squat and deadlift numbers.  It looks like it might take a while, but I am patient and stubborn. Ohh and those damn double unders.
6.) Favorite Quote:    “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”  Theodore Roosevelt