Coaches

 

peterPeter Bekke, Head Coach

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

What’s your favorite WOD and why?
I like chipper-style workouts like the Filthy 50 because they are brutal, but keep you moving. It’s nice to be able to grind through the rough part of a WOD, knowing that once it’s done you don’t have to come back to it.

What do you consider your greatest accomplishment in CrossFit?
My greatest accomplishment has been teaching people movements that at first, seem out of reach to anyone but professional athletes. Watching people become stronger and more self-confident at complicated elements is a really rewarding experience.

What’s your biggest athletic goal in the gym?
I would like to continue making progress on the Olympic lifts. Spending time training on them is invaluable because the technique and power you gain from doing them transfers so well to other movements that we practice in the gym.

How about outside of the gym?
I just bought a house, so I’m going to be plenty busy with the countless projects that are sure to come from that. Otherwise, I’d like to spend a little more time working on creative projects. I have worked in the past on font and t-shirt design, and would like to continue to find time to make that happen in the future.

What do you do on your rest days?
Bike, eat, take naps, doodle.

 

brockBrock Harling

Hometown: Bovey, MN

What’s your favorite WOD and why? 
Grace. 30 Clean & Jerks for time. It is a short workout where you can go max effort throughout.

What do you consider your greatest accomplishment in CrossFit? 
As a coach I find it most rewarding knowing that I can make a difference in athletes around the gym. By helping them improve on different skills they are working on, getting past mental barriers that are holding them back or simply encouraging them to keep moving throughout a workout.

What’s your biggest athletic goal in the gym? 
I would like to compete in the CrossFit Regionals

How about outside of the gym? 
Outside the gym I enjoy spending time with my wife (Shannon), son (Ethan) and two dogs (Motley- Black Lab) (Tally- Flat-Coat Retriever/Shepard mix). Shannon, Ethan and I enjoy traveling and going on family adventures.

What do you do on your rest days? 
Try to do something active. I play in hockey and softball leagues throughout the year, and enjoy golfing in the summer. Biking, yoga, rock climbing, and anything that involves competition. My favorite activity of all is ice fishing.