Brian H & Maggie L
Maggie: Orthopedic surgeon at Lahey clinic
Brian: Technical director at a security software company
Hobbies & Other Activities:
Maggie: crossfit, spending time with kids; skiing in winter and swimming, tubing, boating in the summer, taking care of their two pugs, two guinea pigs and beta fish
Brian: CrossFit, Fishing for striped bass and tuna, any water activity that allows me to fish and spend time with family, snowboarding, building things- carpentry and gardening. Recreational volleyball league
Proudest Life Achievement: Their Daughters
Maggie: volleyball throughout school including college. Swimming and soccer through high school
Brian: Basketball and volleyball through grammar, HS and college, lifted weights a bunch in college.
Maggie: the community. I would be a very happy couch potato without CFFP but the classes, coaches, community and environment keep me coming in the door and challenging me to get off the couch at home. I hate falling behind! Even when it means completing 5-3-1 lifts in the 20 degree garage at home
Brian: Really just a good warm vibe. Switched-on people, great community. …and Turke’s eclectic musical stylings
First Memorable WOD:
Maggie: nearly completing DT Rx’d this past spring. Missing the time cap by three reps will keep me pushing myself for the next year. Really, I love the community large scale workouts like Murph, Glen. These all community events is what defines CFFP for me!
Brian: DT, Rx’d
Favorite CrossFit Movement:
Maggie: that’s tough. I have been focused on cleans and snatch lately.
Brian: Hang Squat Clean
What Motivates Them:
Maggie: the large scale community workouts like murph and the spring workout series
Brian: Challenges that look impossible
Maggie: pull-ups and overcoming my handstand fear
Brian: Muscle Up
Maggie: getting faster running and improving my upper extremity strength. Getting to class every week is also a challenge.
Brian: Muscle Ups
Maggie: ask Geoff, but I think deadlift form
Advice for New Members:
Maggie: believe in yourself and focus on form. Don’t worry about weight or what those around you are doing. Enjoy your workout and accept the challenge!
Brian: Take your time, and set expectations that are consistent with the time you have to put in. … and don’t do rope climbs with bare legs.
Who is Your Superhero?:
Maggie: KO. She demonstrates what is possible with hardwork and dedication. The coaches, for putting up with us.
Brian: Maggie, and whomever thought up the Minions
Maggie: Holly, my 14 year old pug runs our house and my life.
Brian: I’m a fish biologist by training