Matt Lodin started doing CrossFit just out of college at a 24-Hour Fitness. He focused on power cleans and other “explosive stuff” he learned about as a collegiate lacrosse player.
“I got kicked out for being too loud and having chalk,” Lodin says.
Lodin ended up doing an internship at the affiliate, where he worked for free for about six months. Today, he is the gym’s head coach.
“I’m a very positive individual. I love to focus on the positive. I’m a big fan of the compliment sandwich,” he says. “That way people stay positive and don’t get down on themselves because CrossFit’s challenging, and it’s very easy to think about what you’re not good at rather than think about what you are good at.”
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Additional reading: Boxes and Bars by Hilary Achauer, published Dec. 1, 2011.