Mature Beyond His Years
We are excited to announce that Max Peterson is the March 2021 BSC Athlete of the Month!
Where were you in your fitness journey before BSC and where are you now?
Before I joined BSC I was still trying to find a great way to stay active. I tried pretty much all the sports available to me. Basketball, Soccer, Swimming, Gymnastics, Skateboarding, Running, Golf, and a number more. Honestly, I found all of these sports boring and I did not have a passion to improve. After trying all of these sports I decided to try The Burn. I joined back in 2017 (when I was 10). The first year or so was just 2-3 times a week with Dean and Dawna. They were both awesome coaches and helped me get to where I am today. Then about 1 ½ years ago I started coming to CrossFit classes. Since then, I have achieved more than I have ever thought possible, and have not only made changes to my fitness, but also my diet.
What were your goals when you started and have you achieved any of them?
When I joined BSC my goal was to find something that I had a passion for. As I continued into CrossFit/Burn, I started to develop more goals (get a pull-up, complete one WOD Rx, get a muscle-up). I have achieved all of these goals, and more. I am currently working on my Double-Unders, and hope to get them before The Open.
What about BSC makes you keep coming back?
BSC is more than a gym to me. It’s a community. There is something special about walking into a gym, with a community that has the same mindset as each other. Everyone has their own set of goals, and we support each other to achieve them. When I started to see results in myself and felt more confident, that’s when I knew I was in the right place. Sometimes I have those days when I could lay in bed forever. But at the end of the day, I am always glad I didn’t and had enough discipline to wake up and work out.
What was your “ah-ha!” moment?
My biggest ah-ha moment was when I completed the 2019 CrossFit Open. Yes, I scaled it, but that didn’t matter to me. I was able to finish, and that’s what meant the most to me. That’s when I realized that I was part of something bigger than just working out. I didn’t just sign up for a gym membership. I signed up for a lifetime of happiness, health, and achievements. This is when I noticed how fun CrossFit could be, and this is when I decided I wanted to stay consistent.
Who in the gym inspires you and why?
Every person that has the grit to come to the gym consistently inspires me. Everyone works so hard to either see results or achieve a goal and it’s truly inspiring. Another two people that are particularly inspiring are my parents. My dad wakes up every morning at 4:50 am just to bring me to get my workout in before the day starts, and my mom is dedicated to working out and swimming constantly. When I have people like this in my life, it makes me want to work just as hard, and succeed. They are always pushing me to be the best version of myself possible, and because of this, I have made exponential growth since I started in 2017.