Matt Menard

Growing up in Maine, Matt started played soccer, basketball and baseball at a young age and continued to play through high school. He was almost always outside playing and practicing (although he claims to still stink at dribbling a basketball). Matt continued sports into college, playing baseball for a year before giving it up in favor of studying. During his twenties he kept “fit” with mountain biking, a little running and a few days per week at a gym. He played a lot of golf, but that wasn’t scratching his competitive itch, so he signed up for a couple of half-marathons.

After moving to Madison in 2009, Matt started running more and added biking and swimming to try his hand at triathlons. Over the following 2 years he participated in many road races, including the 2011 Lake Placid Ironman. Matt was addicted to the competition, but was tired of spending Saturday mornings in a bike saddle so he decided to try CrossFit, and was hooked (and sore) after his first class.

Matt says CrossFit gives him the best workout he has ever had in a single hour’s time. He loves the variety of workouts, the challenge and the competition. Most important to Matt, the community is second to none. He is now in the best shape of his life and has CrossFit to thank for it.

Matt resides in Madison with his wife Michelle, son Colin and daughter Annie.

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer