Matt and Kylee Durand
Kylee - Kylee
Matt - Matt or Durand
Matt: 29 (almost 30)
Where did you grow up?.
Matt: Apple Valley, MN
Kylee: Sussex, WI
When did you become a member of Mi5 Fitness?
Both - Dec 2018
What do you do when you are not at Mi5?
Think about Mi5, spend time at our families’ lake houses, fish, hunt, snowmobile, cook/bake, and look after our little black lab puppy that Kylee never wanted... but probably loves more than Matt!
How did you find out about Mi5?
Good friend and Mi5 member, Matt Garin
When/How did you realize CrossFit/Mi5 was the right fit for you?
When Ron Knips introduced himself to us and made us feel very welcomed on our first day. We were nervous to join a “CROSSFIT” gym but quickly realized it’s a friendly community that enjoys being healthy while positively motivating others regardless of their skill level. We’ve tried to pass along that same message to others because it’s sure worked for us!
What is your favorite WOD/movement?
Kylee: double unders
Matt: Bench Press ;)
What is your least favorite WOD/movement?
Kylee: Dead Lift
What would your perfect WOD look like?
Living a healthy lifestyle helps with our mood, focus, and overall being. We want to be active parents when we have children and also want to be able to enjoy all the things we love now as well as when we’re much older.
What is something about you that Mi5 members do not yet know?
Kylee: I never planned to move north of the Mason Dixon after moving south for a job. Met a cute boy down there and he brought (dragged) me straight back to MN
Matt: when I was a junior in High School I was only 5’10” and grew 7” as a senior.
What advice would you give to someone just getting started at Mi5?
We would say CONGRATS! Whether you know it or not you’ve made one of the best decision/investments of your life. That showing up is the hardest part and you’ll be amazed at how this decision will change the trajectory of your life - 🤘
Kylee adds, go at your own pace; nobody is judging you for how much you can/can’t lift.