Matthew and Whitney Pals have both had life-changing experiences through CrossFit. It has helped them reach their fitness goals, make new friends, overcome difficult life changes, and even helped them grow spiritually. It’s also made them realize what kind of impact they could have on others.
OUR STORY Matt and Whitney have been competing and coaching CrossFit since 2011. After meeting at a CrossFit Competiton in 2012, Matt and Whitney began dating, and were married in March 2015. Matt has always had a competitive spirit and a passion for fitness. He has been involved in sports all of his life, as well as playing football at Drake University. Matt competed on a team at the CrossFit Games Regionals in 2012, 2013, and 2014. He is a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer with certifications in CrossFit Endurace, CrossFit Football, CrossFit Strongman, CrossFit Mobility, and CrossFit Weightlifting. Like Matt, Whitney has played sports throughout high school and college. She graduated with her Master's in Exercise Physiology from UAB with a CSCS (certified strength & conditioning specialist), CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certification, and Judges Certification.