Name: Matthew Pivec
How long have you been a member at BBS&C? 11 Months
Were you athletic or involved in sports when growing up? Yes, I’ve
played sports since t-ball to high school basketball and still in adult
Were you working out regularly prior to joining BBS&C? If so, what
were you doing? I was a member of a traditional gym.
Why do you workout? 2 part answer, first for the health benefits as I
get older. Secondly, it is the biggest de-stressor in my life. It helps
me relax, keep a clearer mind and my blood pressure is lower.
What is your favorite lift or movement and why? Can I say the snatch?
It is the biggest challenge for me due to the technical difficulty.
What is your favorite workout or type of workout and why? I like any
of the workouts for time. I like to compete, even if it’s just against
What have you accomplished as an athlete (big or small) during your
time at BBS&C? After going to a traditional gym on my own for years,
coming here I learned to lift properly. Everything from squats,
deadlifts, etc… I lifted wrong/poorly without knowing it. It humbled me
to step back, lower the weight, do it correctly and now I’ve passed
most of my old numbers.
What fitness goals do you have for the next year? I would like to
improve on the gymnastic movements and hit some muscle ups.
How has your fitness influenced and/or impacted your life outside of
the gym? I sleep better, I have more energy, I don’t feel sluggish in the afternoons and I am able to keep running with the guys 10 years younger than me in football.