October Member of the Month: Matt Pike

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CrossFit Thoroughbreds Member of the Month

Name: Matt Pike

Hometown: Little Rock, AR

Age: 31

Hobbies / Interest outside of CrossFit: Astronomy, MMA, twerking, Chinese buffets (Shout out to Buffet City), DJing, updating my bio on famersonly.com

How long have you been at CrossFit Thoroughbreds: May 2019

Favorite WOD or movement: Leaving the premises – after a grueling workout.

Tell us about your fitness journey: I’ve been in an out of the gym for 10 years and have primarily followed the routine where every workout was arm day, and every off day was leg day. I’ve always avoided technical lifts and cardio–and the longer I strayed from it, the more I feared it.  That’s primarily what brought me to Crossfit. I needed something that would force me to face my physical shortcomings. Crossfit Thoroughbreds has delivered. I am challenged 6 days a week to get up close and personal with my greatest weaknesses. I look forward to calling them strengths.

How has your fitness journey changed since joining CrossFit Thoroughbreds: Where before I only relied on myself and I preferred to workout alone; I now look forward to seeing my gym partners and receiving the complimentary fist bump after crushing a WOD. Crossfit may be an individual workout but it’s a team sport. The friendly competition is motivating. My greatest competitors are often my biggest fans.

Favorite memory at CrossFit Thoroughbreds: Beating Brian… Twice :)