Starting this month, we will be highlighting a CrossFit H Dub athlete each month. This person will be our “Athlete of the Month”
What makes up an Athlete of the Month? Not RX’ing every workout or lifting the most weight. This athlete exhibits consistency and a hard work mentality. Every time they come to the gym they have a good attitude and give their all. This person is also welcoming of others, helping make CFHD the best community there is. Each month we will choose a different athlete and post some fun facts about them to help y’all get to know them better.
So, we are excited to announce our first Athlete of the Month… (drum roll please) Matt Shultz! Matt joined H Dub on day 1 and hasn't skipped a beat since! Despite remodeling a home, transitioning jobs, and fathering a 2 year old and a newborn, he comes in everyday at 6:30 AM and kicks butt. He is an inspiration to us all and we are honored to have him in our CrossFit H Dub family.
Hometown: St. Paul, MN
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF.
Came to Nashville one year ago from San Diego after serving on active duty in the Navy for 8 years. My wife, Teresa, and I live in East Nashville with our two children, Eliana (2.5) and Jeremiah (3 months), and our dog Moxie (rescued miniature-schnauzer)
WHAT WERE YOUR GOALS WHEN YOU STARTED CROSSFIT?
Get stronger and learn to push myself harder.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN DOING CROSSFIT AND HOW DID YOU GET INTO IT?
I've only been doing it for a few months. Before I started, I heard a lot about it, and wanted to try something different. I heard it was a community where people push each other to do their best and that the workouts changed all the time.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE/LEAST FAVORITE MOVEMENT?
Favorite: Back squats / Least favorite: Burpees
HOW HAS CROSSFIT H DUB POSITIVELY AFFECTED YOU?
I feel much better about myself and have been able to find a little extra in the tank to push through the workouts. It has also been great to have my daughter with me at the workouts.
WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR NEWCOMERS?
Don't compare yourself to anyone else and realize this is a journey. Its going to be hard, but stick with it and you'll be glad you did.
WHAT IS SOMETHING NO ONE AT THE GYM KNOWS ABOUT YOU?
After college, I lived in London for six months and then went on a seven week African safari
WHO ARE 3 PEOPLE YOU WOULD HAVE A MEAL & DRINK WITH, DEAL OR ALIVE?
Dalai Lama, Muhammad Ali, Jon Stewart
IF YOU HAD AN INTRO SONG WHEN YOU WALKED INTO THE GYM, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
"Boom, Boom" by Big Head Todd and the Monsters
IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE SUPERPOWER WHAT WOULD IT BE?
FAVORITE CHEAT MEAL?