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August Athlete of the Month

Congratulations to Aaron Masimer for being the August Athlete of the Month. Aaron consistently pushes himself to get better in the gym and makes the gym a better place when he is there. We feel very fortunate to have him at our gym.

  1. Please tell us about yourself.

I am a husband to a lovely gal named Becky. A dad to three amazing daughters, Eva, Nora, and Layney. I love genuine relationships, taking a peaceful approach to life and achieving goals. I really enjoy skinning/ skiing hiking and working out at Defiance West. Oh and my back porch.

  1. When did you become a member at Defiance West?

I became a member in Sept 2016.

  1. What made you join Defiance West and why do you do it now?

I was encouraged by a couple friends, peer pressure. I do it now because I love it.

  1. What were your thoughts after your first workout?

I thought ….. that was way better than I thought it would be.

  1. What is your athletic background?

I wrestled in high school, played soft ball after school. I really like being physically active.

  1. What is your favorite movement or workout?

I like power cleans.

  1. What is your least favorite?

Wall balls seem to destroy me.

  1. What has been your favorite or proudest moment since joining?

I remember the first time I cleaned with 45 pound plates on the bar. Also, I have worked through some lower back issues so it has been huge to overcome that. My back feels much better since joining.

  1. How has Defiance West changed your life, lifestyle, and level of fitness?

I think it has reinforced the importance of community that encourages me to overcome barriers. I can't overcome alone.

  1. What are your fitness goals for this year?

I'd like to continue to improve especially in the Olympic lifts.

  1. What is something most people don’t know about you?

I got arrested in 7th grade for vandelism.

  1. What advice would you give to people looking to get started at our gym?

Just come 3 times. You be hooked. It's not what you think, it is way better. The coaches at Defiance West are high quality people who can add quality to your life. It will save you money on a therapist later

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