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Alter Egos: Mark Matthews

By May 15, 2017 No Comments

Our finest investigative reporter uncovers the secret real life identities of people you’ve only ever seen in sweatpants for our documentary series ALTER EGOS. For this installment @spensermestel finds out a few things about Mark!

🏋 GYM LIFE
:: Usually Attends: 12:30 L2.
:: Started CrossFit: At CrossFit South Williamsburg.
:: Years of CrossFit: 2.5.
:: Origin Story: Mark’s first CrossFit workout was a 21-15-9 with deadlifts. He started at 55 pounds and was so immobile that by the third set, he couldn’t lift the PVC pipe without rounding his back.
:: Gym Superpowers: Push-ups.
:: Gym Kryptonite: Wall balls and anything overhead.
:: Favorite Workout Music: DJ Mike (a fellow Hall and Oates fan).
:: Loves Most about CFV: Its rejuvenating power. When Mark starts the week, his upper back is destroyed from bartending (see below). Over the next few days, he can feel his posture improve.

🚶 REAL LIFE
:: Occupation: Bartender at Northern Territory.
:: Hometown: Columbus, Ohio.
:: Years in NYC: 16.
:: Origin Story: On the advice of his then-girlfriend, Mark moved from California.
:: Real Life Superpowers: The NYC hustle. Mark arrived in the city with two bags, two boxes, and $200 in his pocket. Within a year, he was living in his own Upper East Side apartment.
:: Real Life Kryptonite: “Kryptonite is something that renders one weak and powerless – kinda morose to think about.”
:: You’ll Be Surprised To Know: Bartending, especially pouring from a bottle, is murder on the upper back and shoulders. Mark estimates that he makes about five pours per minute during each eight-hour shift, and he’s been bartending professionally since 1998.

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