Your Name:

Matt, Matty, Madrigal, Matthew (only when I’m in trouble)

I Tell us a little bit about yourself, hobbies, occupation, etc…

I’m a Northern California native (born and raised in Chico) and I’m super lucky to be married to my high school sweetheart, Mollee, for 18 years and we have three crazy kids (Lily (14/ninth grade), Luke (12/sixth grade), and Audrey (9/fourth grade). I’m a huge sports fan (Warriors & Niners) and love all things Cal (#GoBears). As a perpetual optimist, I’m hopeful that my Bears will go to a Rose Bowl in my lifetime.

I’ve work in tech and specifically, eCommerce and have been fortunate to be on some great teams. Outside of work, I enjoy snowboarding and traveling with my family (Maui and New York City are our favorite destinations). 

I like…

Family time, napping, football Saturdays and Sundays, seeing my team succeed 

I dislike…

Excuses, unauthorized purchases on Amazon and iTunes by my kids 

I eat or what is your favorite food…

Sushi and dominating any breakfast buffet in Maui (not during the 30 day challenge, but the goal is > 2,000 calories per brunch after a beach workout)

What goals have you achieved? What are your new ones?

I recently got my kipping pullup, but I’m working to get more advanced movements by end of the year with Coach E. In terms of new goals, I’m trying to be more consistent with my workout routine while I travel, so when I’m not in the Bay Area, doing one of the travel WODs on our blog https://brick.fit/northerncalifornia/2018/02/13/coach-erics-travel-workouts/

What is your favorite movement?

Pushups & the running man 

What is your least favorite movement?

Overhead squats and barbell squats w/ weight > 50 lbs (bad memories from this year’s Open 18.2)

What is your favorite quote or words to live by?

“You miss every shot you don’t take.” 

Do you have any advice to new members or someone thinking about joining or starting their fitness journey?

Just get started and set achievable, measurable goals. For example, start with getting into the gym twice a week for a month, growing to three times a week in the second month, etc. If you join a gym and you’re serious about getting results, then I strongly recommend joining a great community like Brick that has both the class structure to push you and a great atmosphere to motivate you to keep coming in.

What do you love about Brick Northern California?

Brick is best gym and community I’ve been a part of. Like I said before, I love the class structure where I just show up ready to work, don’t have to think about what I’m going to do at the gym, and the super experienced coaching staff guides us through the session. The classes and the coaches keep the workouts fresh, so you never stagnate, they’re always a challenge (I’ve never completed a CrossFit, B|X, or B|Fit workout where I walked away and said, “that was easy”.) and you get great results. 

In my job, I’m hyper focused on the “customer experience” and I feel like Brick operates with this focus on the member base. A lot of attention to details – the gym is super clean, the coaches are awesome and focus on technique, while pushing us to achieve our goals. Brick is also receptive to feedback (shifting class times to accommodate the member base, etc.). It’s also a relaxed, non-intimidating environment – if Brick was around ten years ago, I’d be a CrossFit veteran by now!

Ultimately, I’m enjoying working out again and Brick has helped me get a little more balance in my life to prioritize going to class and staying healthy. Come join the Brick family!