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Matt Dahle – Coach & Programmer

Q: Where were you born and raised?
A: Mckees Rock, PA

Q: What is your educational background?
A: B.A. Physical Education and Sports Studies, Bethany College, Bethany WV
Crossfit Level 1
Crossfit Kids
USAW Level 1

Q: Athletic background?
A: I played Basketball, football, and Ran Track (400m) throughout high school.
I Played Football at Bethany College ( WR and Safety) It was a cool accomplishment to be named the Team MVP for 2009 and was selected to participate in the All American Bowl sponsored by AllAmericanBowl.com

Q: Greatest accomplishment?
A: Starting a family

Q: Do you follow Paleo, Zone, Macros? Or do you eat whatever?
A: I tend to eat whatever I want, however wish upon a star to have the will power and dedication to follow the Zone.

Q: When would we find you at Mayview?
A: Everyday at Noon
M,T, W 5:30-6:30
Saturday 8am-11am

Q: What is your favorite WOD?
A: Grace

Q: Least favorite exercise? WOD?
A: I hate the rower as a solo exercise.
I also dislike Grace for the same reason I like it; the better you get with Clean and Jerk the worse the workout feels.

Q: Who pushes you the most in the gym?
A: Myself and my Ego, I cannot seem to kick my competitive background. I also believe that fitness is something you should do for yourself not for the satisfaction of others, but the fulfilment of tackling a new goal or setting a new personal best, this way you can become the best you.

Q: What are your hobbies outside of CrossFit?
A: I must confess I am a media junkie.
I really enjoy video games and movies. But also like to spend lazy time just sitting around drinking coffee with people I care about.

Q: If you were stuck on an island with one barbell and one song playing, which movement would you choose and what song?
A: Any song gets annoying after a while. But I’m going to go with anything Led Zeppelin and do Squat clean thrusters that way I’ll be so drained that I can’t hear the song on repeat.

Q: Favorite quote?
A: I have two:
“If you are not in over your head, how do you know how tall you are? –T.S. Eliot

“The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg. It is not about circumstance, it is about what you are made of. “ –Unknown

Both of these quotes can sum up the need to confront adversity head on.

Q: If you had to pick one city in the world to live in, where would you live, why?
A: Pittsburgh. This city is the best mix of bust your back to provide a good life, mixed with the ability to enjoy the simple things to unwind, great restaurants, even better sports teams, and a friendly mindset, for the most part.

Q: Favorite place to be (in Pittsburgh)?
A: Heinz Field during a playoff game.

Q: Why do you CrossFit?
A: Multiple reasons. But mainly mental clarity and physical wellbeing. Not to mention fight off the onset of DadBod

Q: Favorite TV shows? Book?
A: I have a bunch of TV shows I like to watch esp. sitcoms. Favorite Book: The Outsiders

Q: If you could have a snack while doing box step ups, what would it be?
A: Chipotle Bowl with chips.

Q: What are your goals for 2016? (Crossfit related or not)
A: Snatch more than Dan Smith.

Q: If you could do a partner WOD with anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be?
A: Jack LaLanne

Q: What is 1 thing on your bucket list?
A: Sky Dive