2016 November: Matt Bezemek

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I am… blessed to be married to my best friend.

I like… Oregon Duck Football, John Deere, and Mexican food.

I dislike… vegetables (yes I am like a five year old)

I eat… almost everything but broccoli, cauliflower, and squash.

I will… try to be a better version of myself every day.


Tell us a little bit about yourself, hobbies, occupation, etc…

I grew up in a small farming town in the Thumb of Michigan of about 500 people. You wouldn’t know it by looking at me but I was All-State in cross country in high school. I joined the Army out of high school for four years and went on to the University of Toledo. I work as a project manager for a construction company, currently building delivery stations for Amazon. My wife and I have traveled a lot in the last five years but we have found a home in the Dayton area.

My hobbies include college football (Go Ducks!!), playing video games, CrossFit, and trying new restaurants with my wife.


What brought you to Centerville CrossFit and CrossFit in general?

I found CrossFit through a friend back home. He was really into it and was always pushing me to come workout with him and focus on eating better. After about four months of being pushed, I started working out with him. We obviously didn’t know anything about programming. It was basically strength training and whatever my friend could come up with to make us sweaty and out of breath. There are no CrossFit affiliates within an hour of my home town so it was the best we had.

I had moved to Dayton for a new job and went back to not working out again. I knew I needed a push. I pass Centerville CrossFit everyday on my way to work and after two months of being scared to walk in I stopped by on my lunch break to check it out. I met Mitch right when I walked in. He showed me around, explained the classes, and I could tell this place was different. I signed up for the intro as soon as I got back to my computer. I have been hooked ever since. I tell people CrossFit is the most awful thing I have ever been in love with.


What goals have you achieved? What are your new ones?

My first goal was just to finish every workout and not quit no matter what, this still is my goal every day.

My future goals are to complete “Murph” as prescribed, back squat 400 lbs., be able to complete 50 double unders in a row.


What is your favorite movement? Heavy Back Squats


What is your least favorite movement? Burpees


What is your favorite quote or words to live by?

“Hard work beats talent because talent doesn’t work hard.” – Tim Tebow


Do you have any advice to new members or someone thinking about joining?

My advice to anyone thinking about joining is have faith in yourself and jump in with both feet. You will be amazed what you can accomplish. Don’t compare yourself to everyone around you, compare yourself to who you were yesterday. The best part is when you struggle, the other members will pick you up and push you forward.


What do you love about Centerville CrossFit?

The coaches and the community atmosphere. The coaches are fantastic and always push me harder than I would ever push myself. I have learned a lot in my short time because of them. I have had multiple coaches even if they aren’t teaching the class come by and encourage me and give me tips. They really care about each person and it really shows.

The fellow members are always supportive and help encourage me when I feel like I can’t push forward. On the days when I am behind and struggle with a workout, there are always multiple members that stay around after they are done to make sure I finish and cheer me on. It says a lot about a place that has those kind of people as members.

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