Matt MacDonald

Coach

Ever since I was a child I have been around sports. I started with baseball and worked my way through every sport imaginable, from swimming to lacrosse, I really tried it all. Although I could never grip myself onto one that I truly loved, I learned two things about myself: I can’t stand losing, and I absolutely love the process of growing as an athlete. After my final lacrosse season I had a void to fill, I wasn’t training for any sport and was starting to make poor choices with my life. That’s when Crossfit was introduced to me by my Dad. I saw the transformation that he made with his health and was intrigued to see what it was all about. After my first class I knew something was different about Crossfit. There was always something to work on, whether it be to get your first air squat or master a muscle up, every time I went into the gym I knew I was going to be better myself in some way. I was drawn in and joined a gym that day. Soon after I knew I wanted to compete in the sport of fitness. I was infatuated with becoming the best I possibly could.

Throughout my journey of becoming the fittest I can possibly be, I realized how much I love helping others reach their own goals as well. In 2017 I got my Level 1 certification and that following summer I started coaching. Although I never had any coaching experience before Crossfit, I have always put myself in leadership roles in each sport I played. I hit the ground running and haven’t looked back since. I love my job, I get to help people of all skill levels better themselves in one way or another. Everyone always says, “Find a job that you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”, well, to be honest, I never really believed that saying until I started coaching. I’m grateful to do what I do on a daily basis and hope to inspire each person that walks into the gym to become a little better, inside and outside the gym, each day.