For years before he even knew of the existence of brick-and-mortar CrossFit gyms (he can pinpoint the day as March 10th, 2007: the day after the IMAX premiere of 300), Coach Ivan Maddock followed the Workout of the Day on CrossFit’s website. There he found, in addition to the promise of Spartan power, a program that fit his preferred style of exercise—intense. Many grueling WODs, several joint injuries, two children, and one decade later, he set foot in CrossFit HV, where he found a community, philosophy, and regimen to fit his now-preferred style—intense… within one’s limitations and with the goal of present and future wellbeing. He is excited to guide and cheer others on their fitness journeys.
Ivan has competed in football, wrestling, lacrosse, karate, and ultimate frisbee; he coached football and lacrosse and taught karate. He was a high school teacher for ten years (mostly English) and a substitute kindergarten teacher for three days, a very bright highlight of his career. He is currently a very active father of two young children as well as a professional MC and host of game shows and other live events.
If he has ever seen you working hard for yourself in the gym, Ivan already loves you.