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Teddy KimTeddy Kim, Founder

Hometown: I grew up in Virginia mostly, but I was born in Seoul, South Korea.

What’s your favorite WOD and why?
Nancy. It amuses me because it combines things I’m supposedly good at (running and squatting), but put the two together and I’m helpless.

What do you consider your greatest accomplishment in CrossFit?
Getting other people to try it. I want to share it with everyone because it’s been such a powerful change agent in my life. When I was fat, I saw the world as a hideous obstacle course designed to thwart me. Getting up a flight of stairs was grueling. CrossFit changed all that. When you live in a world without physical boundaries doors open in unexpected ways.

What’s your biggest athletic goal in the gym?
I’ve been working on planches and someday I’d love to do a planche pushup.

How about outside of the gym?
Ride a horse across New Zealand. Slay orcs. Save the world.

How many times have you barfed since starting CrossFit?
Sometimes I throw up in my mouth and pretend nothing happened. Does it count if your head isn’t in a bucket?

What do you do on your rest days?
Take care of the baby and try to be helpful to my wife.

Peter BekkePeter Bekke, Head Coach

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

What’s your favorite WOD and why?
I like chipper-style workouts like the Filthy 50 because they are brutal, but keep you moving. It’s nice to be able to grind through the rough part of a WOD, knowing that once it’s done you don’t have to come back to it.

What do you consider your greatest accomplishment in CrossFit?
My greatest accomplishment has been teaching people movements that at first, seem out of reach to anyone but professional athletes. Watching people become stronger and more self-confident at complicated elements is a really rewarding experience.

What’s your biggest athletic goal in the gym?
I would like to continue making progress on the Olympic lifts. Spending time training on them is invaluable because the technique and power you gain from doing them transfers so well to other movements that we practice in the gym.

How about outside of the gym?
I just bought a house, so I’m going to be plenty busy with the countless projects that are sure to come from that. Otherwise, I’d like to spend a little more time working on creative projects. I have worked in the past on font and t-shirt design, and would like to continue to find time to make that happen in the future.

How many times have you barfed since starting CrossFit?
Thankfully, zero. So far.

What do you do on your rest days?
Bike, eat, take naps, doodle.

Kayser Dixon

Hometown: Born in NYC and raised on the mean streets of Bedford, New York.

What’s your favorite WOD and why? 
“Fight Gone Bad” because it absolutely wrecks me. When it’s over I go into an unresponsive stupor for about a half an hour. When the fire breathing subsides I experience a euphoric sense of accomplishment, which keeps me chasing the dragon.

What do you consider your greatest accomplishment in CrossFit? 
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Before CrossFit I was seventy-five pounds overweight, largely due to a steady diet of pizza, White Russians and inactivity. I had acid reflux, my blood pressure was high, and my waist was 6 inches larger than it is now. CrossFit remedied all that, and I no longer have to wear a t-shirt in the pool.

What’s your biggest athletic goal in the gym? 
I would like to do 400 unbroken double unders and it would be rad to throw a standing backflip.

How about outside of the gym? 
Sometime soon I’d like to own a large piece of property where I can chop my own wood, build an outdoor hockey rink, play with fast motorized toys and host epic holiday parties.

How many times have you barfed since starting CrossFit? 
Once. But I dry heave all the time.

What do you do on your rest days? 
Hangout with friends, play outside and daydream.

joe_coachJoe Wells

Hometown: Minneapolis

What’s your favorite WOD and why?  Linda (10-9-8-7-6-5 etc body-weight bench press, 1.5 bw deadlift and .75 bw squat clean) or Fran (21-15-9 thruster and pullup) is my favorite. Linda and Fran are old school ass kickers;  the quintessential CrossFit girl WODs that makes you dry heave and/or puke at least once.

What do you consider your greatest accomplishment in CrossFit? Through CrossFit I have been able to get rid of almost all the nerve pain going down my left leg, which has been an absolute blessing.

What’s your biggest athletic goal in the gym? Always working toward getting stronger and more fit.  Right now improving the overhead portions of the Olympic lifts has been my main focus.

How about outside of the gym? I would really like to buy land in the next couple of years.

How many times have you barfed since starting CrossFit? All the time.

What do you do on your rest days?  Sit angrily in a corner and think about working out.