We are proud to introduce Matt O. as our I am Behemoth for the month of May! Matt shows up, works hard and fills the room with his positive attitude. He has made great progress in the gym and inspires other’s to do the same!
-Who are you? Tell us a little about yourself or something that would surprise us.
I work in Oil and Gas and have been in Houston most of my life. I seek wisdom and truth through my faith in God. I was a lifeguard for 7 years and met my beautiful wife who is my inspiration and motivation doing that. I graduated from Texas A&M in 2010, WHOOOP! My fellow Aggie wife and I currently live in Katy and spoil our 2 yr. old Great Dane, Pepper, as much as we can. I’m a golfaholic and also enjoy drawing and graphic design very much.
-How and when were you introduced to Behemoth?
A fellow Behemoth buddy and I were working out at a local gym and it just got boring and repetitious after a while. He was the one to suggest that we give CrossFit a try and we came to find that we were extremely fortunate to both live near Behemoth. We signed up in April 2014 and I’ve never looked back!
-What are you most proud of, physically, mentally or both since beginning with us?
Physically, I’ve noticed a change in my body that I can lift heavier in the gym, my stamina has increased in my everyday life and my clothes fit better! Mentally, I’ve got the drive everyday to make it to my workout at the end of the day despite an hour commute on a good day. That pushes me throughout the day to accomplish whatever I need to in order to make that happen and that creates a ripple effect. I have to make sure I’m accomplishing my work by a certain time so I can make it to the gym. In turn, I try to be more efficient during the day, which increases my focus. I choose not to do certain things Friday nights that might stop me from being there Saturday mornings. Overall, I’m proud that since being with Behemoth, I’ve gained a stronger sense of discipline and focus. I’m still not disciplined enough to turn down Taco Bell though!
The community that I’ve come to be apart of, the ever changing workouts, the sense of accomplishment after the tough workouts and the understanding and ease of mind that I’m accomplishing these things in a safe, organized and fun environment. All coaches here focus on form over everything and are constantly vigilant about being smart when it comes to working out and gaining progress.
-What next? What are you excited about pursuing here in the future?
After competing in my first team competition recently and smashing-it-up! – I think the next step, is to go for another and maybe an individual comp to see how I stack up against others as an individual. But the team comp. was so fun and rewarding that I’m very excited to do another with fellow Behemoths!
“3, 2, 1…Go” Mad Lib section
-My favorite lift is… Backsquat
-My most frequent class I come to is… 7PM! REPRESENT!
-I have always wanted to… Break 80 on the golf course!
-When I’m not crushing weights, my favorite thing to do is… GOLF
-Favorite “application of fitness” outside of the gym is… GOLF
-Favorite Pandora station… Lil Wayne/ASAP Rocky/Chiddy Bang – I’m indecisive
-Beast mode engaged when this song comes on… Jay-Z & Kanye West – Ni**as In Paris