Our Members of the Month for May are Colleen Weishaar and Matt Draper!

Colleen

*Where are you originally from and where do you live now?
I’m originally from Chicago and I now live in Westwood, MA.

*When do you workout?  And what’s your favorite part of being a member of CRAIC?
I attend Thursday nights Heavy Metal Flow class, mobility class, and I’m currently working on learning the Mace. I also attend any other classes and open gym that fit into my schedule. I love being a member at Craic because I feel fortunate to have joined a gym that has such passionate coaches who share their knowledge and expertise and care about helping you to achieve your personal fitness goals. I also have made many new friends at Craic, which makes going to the gym more fun.

*Anything interesting you’d like to share about yourself (job/hobbies/fun facts/family, etc.)?
I apparently have a reputation at the gym for being Sassy.🤷‍♀️I like to laugh and have fun. Doesn’t everyone? A good friend told me recently that with every grain of muscle I grow, my sass-factor increases. Oh no!! When I was growing up my mom used to call me sassy. I guess it’s legit. I’m sassy!

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FYI – Collin says I’m hiding horns under my headband…. I’m not, but he is hiding horns under his. I’ve seen them and that’s legit!

*Your proudest accomplishment(s) in training so far are…
Building muscle strength and losing weight.
Before joining Craic, I always did just cardio and dieting and the weight always came back- This time my focus has been on getting stronger, building muscle and making slow steady changes to my diet and when I’m eating.

*Some current training goals are…
I’m working on the Mace and animal flow, I’d like to get toes 2 bar and handstand push-ups while continuing strength and conditioning.

*What’s the best advice you have in six words (or less)?  You may submit multiple answers.  For example, “You can always take another step.”  Or, “Bring your weather to the picnic.”  Or, “Remember, french fries are gluten free.”
Although this is not original, it resonates with me…“Slow and steady wins the race”

*Based on your experience at Craic, what advice do you have for new members or people who are looking to join the gym?

*This month’s question is: What was the first dream job you remember having and why did you want it?
My dream job was to own my own business…..Skin With Care. I started Skinwithcare more than 25 years ago. I love being my own boss, having flexibility, and being able to create my own environment. I can be more creative, I can invest in myself, I can help people, inspire people, the list goes on. I love my job.

*What do the coaches say about Colleen?

Colleen has been working hard lately and we’ve definitely noticed! We love that she’s taken to the Heavy Metal Flow classes; watching her really embrace all of the new training styles has been amazing. She’s been a regular attendant at the Thursday 6:00 class, she always shows up for boot camp and most recently has been getting into the Animal Flow and mace practices. She’s always fun to have in any class and has an upbeat attitude. Colleen is always easy to coach and is willing to learn something new. It’s also evident that Colleen has been putting effort into her nutrition lately. We remember where she was with her fitness and nutrition when she joined and it’s awesome to see how far she’s come! Thank you for bringing your sass (and overwhelmingly positive personality) to Craic, Colleen! 😉


Matt

*Where are you originally from and where do you live now?
Originally from Canton, I live in Norwood now!

*When do you workout?  And what’s your favorite part of being a member of CRAIC?
Lately, I have been making the 4:30 class. My favorite part of Craic would be the people. From the coaches to the other members. I know at least 5 people who have come from other gyms and say that Craic is unlike any other gym.

*Anything interesting you’d like to share about yourself (job/hobbies/fun facts/family, etc.)?
For work, I am a Construction project manager, which basically means someone gives me 10’s of millions of dollars of their money and expects to have a new office or building in a few months. Hobbies include: working out, riding my motorcycle, long walks on the beach, and kissing in the rain. (Call me)

*Your proudest accomplishment(s) in training so far are…
I don’t know if this is a pride thing, But coming back from my broken ankle and a fractured wrist has been a long time coming. I think that I am finally getting back to the old me (maybe smarter?… probably not)

And this 215 clean:

*Some current training goals are…
I have recently stepped into some RX level comps and my goal was “Not last” if you know me you know that even coming middle of the pack hurts my soul. So I would like to become a serious RX competitor next.

*What’s the best advice you have in six words (or less)?  You may submit multiple answers.  For example, “You can always take another step.”  Or, “Bring your weather to the picnic.”  Or, “Remember, french fries are gluten free.”
Be the change you want to see in the world

*Do you have any questions you’d like to ask the coaches or the members?
Does anyone know where I can get legs? Anyone at all? Bueller!?

*Based on your experience at Craic, what advice do you have for new members or people who are looking to join the gym?

See Matt’s advice here:

*This month’s question is:  What was the first dream job you remember having and why did you want it?
My first dream job was to be a fighter pilot because I saw the movie Top Gun. Tom Cruise, a.k.a. Maverick… need I say more? It was short lived though because I’m blind and you need 20/20 vision.

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*What do the coaches say about Matt?
Matt is one of the most fun people at the gym! He’s always so nice and is constantly cheering for and supporting others. He also loves a good upper body lifting day! Maybe we can get him working more on his lower body lifting soon as well 😉 Jokes! Seriously though, Draper’s effort level has always been super high, which we love! Recently, though, he’s started focusing more on form and technique, which we love even more! He takes coaching cues well and has been putting in work to improve on his weaknesses. Watching him put it all out there during the Open this year was inspiring! We are excited to continue to watch your progress, Matt!