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Margaret Lefave

Co-Owner, Head Trainer

Margaret Lefave

Co-Owner, Head Trainer

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2012

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

I got into CrossFit at a time in my life when I needed something to help get me out of my own way. My husband Matthew Lefave had been doing it for years and motivated me to give it a try. I did and I was hooked. It helped change the direction of my life and I am grateful for it.

I was a competitive Figure Skater many years ago and found the same love and passion for CrossFit as I had with skating. I love that with CrossFit you are always trying new things, and because of that it pushes you out of your comfort zone and creates a new kind confidence. I love pushing the boundaries of my fitness to see what I am capable of.

Why did you become a trainer?

I became a trainer because I love motivating people. I want to help people feel confident about themselves and to love themselves. I thrive off of other peoples happiness and joy and just so badly want to impact as many peoples lives in a positive way as I can. I truly believe that everyone and anyone is capable of everything and I would like to influence peoples lives to believe that through CrossFit.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Muscle Up

What is your favorite cheat food?

Skittles, Nerds, Sour Patch Kids, Sour Cherry Blasters

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

My mom – she’s the strongest, most amazing person I know. She is always positive and happy. She never complains and always sees the good despite the bad. I hope that I am as awesome as she is! She’d definitely whoop Batman’s a@#.

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Goal Setting
  • CrossFit Kettlebell
  • DTS Olympic Lifting Certificate
  • FreeStyle Connection Movement Seminar

Matthew Lefave

Co-Owner, Trainer

Matthew Lefave

Co-Owner, Trainer

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2010

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

I like a challenge. CrossFit was the hardest thing I had ever tried. I was hooked from day one. I thought I was fit. I was not. From struggle comes growth. I believe that the most important adaptation to CrossFit occurs between the ears. I have seen CrossFit transform lives. Mine continues to transform and I am very grateful for that.

Why did you become a trainer?

I enjoy watching people succeed and do things they once thought impossible.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Snatch

What is your favorite cheat food?

Nut Butter!

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Wolverine. He has sweet hair

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Games Athlete 2012

Herman Gill

Co-Owner, Trainer

Herman Gill

Co-Owner, Trainer

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2009

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

I’ve always enjoyed mixing strength training, body weight movements, and endurance training in my workouts, so when I was introduced to CrossFit, I found it to be a perfect fit. It’s the most efficient training program that I know of and the community and the fun of suffering through a workout with a group is what keeps me at it.

Why did you become a trainer?

Although I’m not a full time trainer, I really enjoy working with people and helping them achieve their fitness goals. There is tremendous satisfaction in helping people realize that it can be fun and that they don’t have to kill themselves getting into shape. There is enough guilt and pressure out there – working out should be an escape from all that.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Rope climbs and hang power cleans

What is your favorite cheat food?

My wife’s chocolate chip banana bread!

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Ricky Fitts because he is one courageous and calm dude.

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Kids