Name: Matthew Caudle
Birthplace: Centre, AL
Tell us a little about yourself:
I have lived in Birmingham most of my life. I met my wife Kristen in high school. We have been married for 9 years and have 2 children, Elizabeth (6) and Jack (1). My dad and I own a company, Southern Home Structural Repairs, and I have worked along side him for the past 11 years. I am a member of Sharon Heights Baptist Church. In my spare time I enjoy hunting, fishing and spending time with my family.What made you start CrossFit Gardendale?
In December 2014 I realized I weighed the most I have ever weighed. I knew I had to do something and Jamie Bensko encouraged me to start CrossFit. Kristen and I joined together in January 2015.Describe your first workout?
All I remember is when I left my first On Ramp class I could hardly walk to the Bensko's door to pick up our kids.What goals have you accomplished so far?
The biggest goal I've accomplished so far is losing 65#! I have also accomplished running 2 miles for the first time in my life!What goals do you plan to accomplish?
To reach my goal weight of 220#.What hobbies or things do you like to do other than CrossFit?
I enjoy anything outdoors and traveling.What advice would you give to any new members?
Don't give up!