Hobbies and interest. CrossFit, getting in the bro reps, archery, barn restoration and the Packers get too much of my attention.
Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion, you must set yourself on fire.
– Arnold H Glasgow
Hi, My name is Ian Aspenson and I’ve been in CrossFit since 2012. Here is a little bit of my fitness journey. Right out of high school I moved to Milwaukee and I got sucked into buying a 3 year Bally’s total fitness membership, that I used 3 times. I didn’t like that they were always overcrowded and I had no sense of direction or motivation. I moved to Detroit (where I married Hannah) and had similar results. Hannah would run and I would play video games. I never found anything that would keep me motivated to get healthy.
I was on YouTube one night and someone posted a challenge of 100 burpees for time, I watched the video and thought I could do better. After a few more fitness challenge videos I found CrossFit. CrossFit ignited my competitive side to fuel my fitness. For the next three years with some sketchy homemade equipment, I did CrossFit in my basement and garage following CrossFit Invictus programming.
Not until joining CrossFit Viroqua in 2015 did I understand that I was missing the power of having a community around me. I love the fact that I now have the opportunity to give back to the community through coaching. I have a passion for this and I hope it shows when I coach. I work in agriculture and live in Viroqua with my beautiful wife and 3 kids.