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November – Member Of the Month

Thursday November 8, 2018

November – Member Of the Month

Congratulations to our November Member of the Month- Peter Bogenschutz! Peter has been with us for a couple of years and made serious gains since then. We love watching him crush any body weight workout (he’s one of those body weight/running ninjas). He is always willing to learn, crack a joke, or lighten up the 5:30am class. You may have most recently seen him dressed as Hugh Heffner when he was on the winning Halloween Throwdown team. We love how friendly the CFL community is and continues to be as we grow, and we have special people like Peter who help make that possible. 
 
When did you start CrossFit?
January 2017
 
When is your birthday?
February 12, 1979
 
What class do you frequent?
5:30 am
 
What is your last used emoji?
Uh, so…. the purple devil horn emoji (😈).  I swear, it was way more innocent than you think.
 
If you could be a celebrity for a day, who would you be?
Bart Simpson
 
What’s something you’re really good at, but sort of embarrassed that you are really good at: 
Dance Dance Revolution.  And really, dancing in general.  I can throw it down.
 
What is something that a ton of people are obsessed with but you just don’t get the point?:
Three things:  Social media, Star Wars, and Harry Potter.
 
What is your favorite cheat meal: 
A burger with a side of fish and chips.  I have this quite often.  Thankfully my metabolism is freaking ridiculous.
 
List your three best personality traits:
Punctual, loyal, humble
 
List your three worst personality traits:
Tendency to sell myself short, jump to conclusions too quickly, bit of a potty mouth
 
What would be your favorite CrossFit workout?
7 minute AMRAP:
Toes to Bar
*Anytime you drop from the bar perform 3 hang power cleans and 6 front squats at 115/75.  Score is toes to bar.
What do you say, Matt?  (My 40th birthday is just around the corner… hint hint)
 
What would be your least favorite CrossFit workout?
50-40-30-20-10 rep scheme of:
Row for calories
Wall balls
Might as well just do a 5-4-3-2-1 rep scheme of punching me in the face and kneeing me in the groin to get the same intended stimulus.
 
What does CFL mean to you?
The short answer:  The best start to my day I could imagine with awesome people.
The long winded answer:  For most of my life I was the super scrawny guy that got pushed around (I used to weigh 115 pounds, at 5’10”) and would shy away from anything requiring a modicum of athleticism with a “I can’t do that” attitude.  This lack of confidence transpired to all facets of my life.  I always knew I was unhappy with my body, lack of strength, and the way it made me feel.  Yet, the thought of going to a gym completely terrified me.  In the years prior to CFL, I definitely took measurable steps towards improving my fitness and mentality, yet was too timid to truly get out of my comfort zone and change.
Then came CFL, and talk about getting out of my comfort zone… Having never touched a barbell before and being unable to even strict press the empty barbell at first.  Although, the support of the CFL community and the varied workouts made it seem nearly effortless to remain consistent and thus progress.  Before I knew it, I went from a “I can’t do that” mentality to a “I can do anything” guy.  CFL and its community played a huge part in this personal transformation and for that, I’m very grateful.
Thank you Peter for being such a great part of CFL!