Sven B.

Sven Bley



How long have you been CrossFitting for?
January 2014, going on a year!

Athletic background? 
Motorcycle racing all my life. Motocross, Trials, Road Racing, Enduro, and now back to Trials.  Just ride ride ride. I stay off the street, that’s too dangerous around here. Skiing, well now snowboard, once or twice a year.

What were your thoughts after your very first WOD? 
This is going to be hard, really hard. What have I gotten myself into? I have never been to a gym before and now this!?

Tough is what I like. The coaches at the Enclave are just awesome getting techniques down!

Oh, and the music, I never listen to rap and new metal, but during a workout...just awesome!

I joined CrossFit, after hearing Coach Bill pitch reasons that CrossFit is good for East Dundee at a village meeting. Now I'm hooked.

What is something no one knows about you? 
Well, someone knows some part of me somewhere.

A better answer to what my fellow CrossFitters may not know: I am married for 27 years with 2 boys, 24 & 21, and 2 girls, 17 & 15...all of whom are artists.

My parents immigrated from Germany, so I speak fluent German.

My wife Coleen and I started Made To Measure 11 years ago, M2M is a measuring and engineering company, and we are in East Dundee for 2 years now.

Coleen and I cannot wait to move out of this nasty climate!

What are your training/fitness goals? 
I want to keep up with CrossFit and the young athletes, and for sure and keep competing on motorcycles.

What is your favorite CrossFit WOD?
Work around Kettlebells and box jumps are good. I still have a hard time with the work out names.a

What is your least favorite CrossFit WOD?
Anything that goes overhead, like toes to bar, pull-ups, push press, etc. Wall balls are good though.

What is your favorite cheat food?
Beer and Tequila, maybe a Reese’s after a meal!

My wife Coleen is an absolutely awesome cook; every day is an adventure.

What's your favorite thing about CrossFit? 
Community, rawness, and I really like the culture.

Any advice for people just getting started?
Just go slow, progress incrementally, check the ego outside, and after a while the experience will be good.

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