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CrossFit Markham March Member of the Month Brad Macdonald

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Name ( nicknames):  

Brad Macdonald

Occupation:

Realtor @ The MAC Team RE/MAX

How were you introduced to Cross Fit & How long have you been doing CrossFit?

In the Summer of 2017 fellow CFM member and my neighbour Richard Bicknell convinced my to do a trial… I had no idea what to expect at the time, and how it would end up becoming such an important part of my routine.

What made you decide to join CFM ?

During that first trial period, I couldn’t believe how great the community was – heck, I didn’t even realize there was a ‘community’ before I got to experience CFM!  Incredibly supportive of this ‘newbie’ dropping in, I realized that this was THE place I wanted to workout, and I’ve never looked back since.

Favourite Lifts/ WODs?

Favourite WOD is Murph…. I don’t really have a fav lift, but love all the gymnastics/calisthenics/bodyweight stuff as it really helps improve my other sports.

3 Things you would definitely find in my fridge…

Protein Shakes, Cold Beer and plenty of Salad 🙂

Favourite Place to Eat:

Los Colibris (but it just closed!) or locally am always at Southside.

Proudest Accomplishments:

Pretty proud to be a regularly featured interviewee discussing Real Estate on CBC News.

Something people wouldn’t know about me:

I’m an avid Snowboarder still trying to compete.

Biggest Struggle in Life?

Life is always full of ups and downs, struggles and challenges – my biggest would be knowing when to step back and lean on someone else for help.

Do you Have a Mentor, or Someone You Look Up To? If so Who?

I was lucky to have been raised by very entrepreneurial parents, who have given me the guidance and drive to make things happen.  Always hoping that I can offer the same for the next generation.

Who Inspires You?

Like many of us here, I am continually inspired by those I see daily at CFM, continuing to work and try hard, even if we all aren’t fire-breathing CrossFit athletes… Joining all the other normal folks making progress, and achieving personal goals as a community is amazing and inspiring.

What Goals are You Working Towards? 

My primary goal when coming to CFM was to strengthen my always-sore back, and improve my flexibility — which has worked out amazingly well.  I am really focused on improving all of my gymnastic movements to continue to improve my mobility – and a personal goal to nail the Handstand walk (almost there!).

What Music I Like Listening to While Working Out:

I’ll flip depending on my mood, but you may catch me listening to old-school house music, or new country, depending on the day, but I am a big advocate of just slamming the big ‘random’ button. 🙂

Anything else you would like to say (Open Comments)

Thanks to everyone that is a part of this crazy CrossFit family!  It’s been an amazing ride so far, and I appreciate all the advice, guidance and support from all around – not just the coaches, but the other fantastic members as well.  Extra credit to anyone who has had to put up with my random workouts interfering with their WOD’s throughout the day!   Follow me on instagram @powertrip !