Don’t let the yawn walking through the door at 6am fool you; Kyle comes ready to learn, work hard, and adds an element of humor to the class. Kyle has the two things we look for in every athlete, work ethic and consistency. In order to succeed not only in CrossFit, but in life, you have to work hard and show up everyday; that is why Kyle is our male athlete of the month.
CFB: Tell us about yourself (family, job, sports, interests etc)
KS: My name is Kyle Schreiber. I am married to Andrea and we have three kids, Liam, Willow and Theo. I am a Detective with the Chesterfield Police Department. I like going to the movies, baseball games and just relaxing and hanging out with friends… whenever any of that’s possible.
CFB: When did you start CrossFit?
KS: I started CrossFit last August (2016)
CFB: What were you thinking/feeling after your first CrossFit WOD?
KS: When I went in for my first class I was very nervous, a little intimidated and worried I would mess something up. After the workout I realized no one was judging how “well” I was doing, but everyone was very encouraging and supportive.
CFB: What is your favorite WOD?
KS: I love learning the different lifting movements like the deadlift, cleans, and snatches. I really like the bear complex workout.
CFB: Least favorite WOD?
KS: My least favorite are any workout involving pull-ups and double-unders. Don’t show this to Alex he will make me do them till I love them!
CFB: What is your favorite WOD song?
KS: I don’t have any one favorite song, but I like working out to rap. It’s fast paced and I listen to a lot of it on my free time.
CFB: Do you ever get competitive with each other in WODs?
KS: I don’t really get too competitive with other people in WOD’s, but I definitely try not to be last and I always try to improve each class.
CFB: What is your favorite quote?
KS: My favorite quote…. it’s nothing philosophical but I’ve been told this a few times during a workout, “Just do it!” Usually this is said while attempting to motivate me to complete a workout, if I am hesitating or questioning my ability while attempting a new movement, or trying to lift a heavier weight. And that extra push almost always helps me push myself past what I thought I was capable of.
CFB: What is something about you that your fellow members wouldn’t know?
KS: Something others probably don’t know is that I am obsessed with home remodeling and repair shows, but am really not to handy around the house.
CFB: How has CrossFit affected your life outside the gym?
KS: CrossFit has helped be become more confident outside the gym. I used to be more introverted in my personal life and now I find myself talking to strangers at the store, but not in a creepy way. I feel like it has made me healthier and stronger.( I’ve lost almost 20lbs since I’ve started at CrossFit Ballwin). Overall I am just happier.
CFB: If you could write a WOD tailored to you, what would it be?
KS: I would choose something challenging but manageable. Maybe including the bear complex, pushups, and sit-ups. And then 5 minutes of stretching, or laying on the floor breathing hard and sweating profusely!
CFB: What is your favorite thing about CFB?
KS: I love how helpful all the trainers have been before, during and after the workouts. They are very helpful and patient with explaining things in detail and sometimes multiple times. They never make me feel like I am asking a dumb question. I like how I can workout with people at all different ability levels and no one is judging or being judged. Also, I like how Trent takes the time to explain everything to you and makes you feel welcome at the gym from day 1, and he continues to follow up with you and your progress throughout your time there. Finally, I like being able to come in, learn something new every time, meet new people and make new friends, and leave feeling accomplished and better about myself every day.