Member Profile – Power Couple Edition
There are so many great couples at CFVB, so we figured we'd feature them together. The first edition of our "Power Couple" profile is Greg & Jen Budde.
Greg has always been an athlete. He is super strong, but has had to re-train his body to move differently that ever before (hello, rack position and overhead squat!). He works really hard on his flexibility and has progressed tremendously. We think he should take a shot at the Masters competition! CrossFit is the first fitness program Jen has stuck to. As a result, she's dropped over 25 pounds, winning the last two Paleo Challenges.
In their non-CrossFit life (does that exist?), they are constantly on the go. Much of their time is spent with family – traveling to watch their son Cam play college football, chasing grandkids, etc.
Jen and Greg are dedicated to CrossFit/health and they are supportive of everything we do – from cheering us on at Oly lift meets to driving to CrossFit events to attending all of the CFVB special events to bringing in friends and co-workers to try out CrossFit.
They have become an important part of our gym…you guys can never leave!
Meet the Buddes…
Greg & Jennifer Budde
Tell me about your friends/family
Greg says: Married to my best friend. I have a daughter, three sons and five grandsons.
Jen says: We have One daughter, Ashley, three sons Michael, Zack and Cameron and five grandsons Robbie, Anthony, Ashton, Owen & Jude…anyone who knows me definitely knows I love our children and grandsons! We have lots of great friends and we are happy to have some new cave friends.
How did you hear about CrossFit/CFVB?
We stopped in to see Charlie about kickboxing and he told us to check it out.
Jen: Back squat
Least Favorite WOD/Lift?
Greg: Anything with Burpees
Jen: Anything with the word snatch in it
Do you/did you ever play any sports before coming to CrossFit?
Greg: I played basketball & football in high school, I was on the firefighters ski team and softball team, karate, Bodybuilding (Mr. Florida 1993)
What do you do for a living?
Greg: Captain of Training & Safety, Indian River County Fire Rescue
Jen: I am the Showroom manager for Ceramic Matrix Vero Beach
What do you do for fun?
Greg: Try to keep up with my wife, my kids and my grandkids
Jen: Crossfit? (never thought I would say that..lol) And Anything and everything with Sledgehammer (Wendy's note: this is Jen's pet name for Greg) …we are now taking Dance lessons, riding bikes and enjoying an empty nest.
Favorite Paleo Food
They both agree: meat pizza
Favorite Non-Paleo Food
Greg: Fried fish tacos with beans and rice
Jen: ice cream
Your 2011 goal
Greg: To master double unders
Jen: reach my goal weight and RX something!
You, in three words
Greg: Built to last
Jen: Optimistic, Social & Blessed
Handstand walking practice