MATTHEW GRANDE

Family:
My fiancé Meghan and our black lab Rio (who doubles as the box mascot!)

Athletic Background:
If it's a sport, odds are I've done it, but once I entered High School I stuck with lacrosse & soccer.  I still play soccer every Sunday in the fall & spring and lacrosse in the summer.  I played lacrosse in college at Stevens Institute of Technology where I was a 4-time First Team All-Conference, 2-time Conference Player of the Year, and 2-time All American Long Stick Midfielder.

What Inspires Me/Why I Coach:
To me, there is nothing more inspirational as a coach then watching an athlete's growth.  Whether it is going from band assisted pull ups to full pull-ups or just getting full range of motion on a difficult movement, the look of joy on an athlete's face when they achieve their goal is amazing.

Life/Fitness Goals:
To stay active as I age.  It's great that if you just maintain as you age, it looks like you are actually getting better by comparison.  I want to be able to be active with my kids when we have them, I don't want to be a couch potato dad.

Favorite Personal Quote:
"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary"

Favorite WOD:
Karen
150-20lb Wall Balls - She's a simple, evil B!#%@.