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Matthew P. Haussmann “The Colonel”

Crossfit has dramatically changed the way I look at fitness. As a soldier, I need to be fit enough to deal with unexpected events, and just running and doing weights isn't adequate. Once I started Crossfit, I knew I had found the best all-round fitness program in existence. It was amazing to see specific strength gains and personal records in my old lifts, like bench press, come without doing regular bench presses! When you're Crossfit, every challenge that life throws at you seems easier to conquer. I now use Crossfit techniques in all the physical fitness training I plan for my soldiers, and we frequently use it in team-building ways. The expert coaches at Crossfit Vancouver were instrumental in getting our Crossfit program off the ground, and it has since taken off, and been emulated by other regiments in the Army. Matthew P. Haussmann Lieutenant-Colonel Commanding Officer, The Royal Westminster Regiment