Mike Riepenhoff’s CrossFit Story begins with the 2007 movie 300. After he and his wife went to see the film with another couple, his friend began researching the workouts that gave the actors their sculpted physiques.
“Backtracked it all the way to CrossFit,” Riepenhoff says.
The other couple then found CrossFit Atlanta. And thus the addiction began.
“Anything and everything was CrossFit. When we were at dinner, when we were at lunch, when we’d go out to the bar, they were talking CrossFit,” he says.
One month later, Riepenhoff and his wife started at the box, too.
“It’s been the best moments of our lives as far as (a) workout and getting in shape,” he says.
As for Riepenhoff’s wife, she’s been getting the best of him, he says with a smile.
“She beat me on the first workout,” he says. “She continues to beat me on workouts.”
Additional audio: CrossFit Radio Weekend Edition 9 by Dave Young, published April 29, 2009.