One of the new faces to the 6AM roster of rockstars, Cole has been rocking it in the early morning over here on 2nd ave! He always brightens up our morning when he walks in the front doors, and he crushed it in his classes! Read his interview below to get to know Cole a little bit better!
1/ What was your favorite way to move as a kid?
-My favorite way to move as a kid was to bike over to my neighbor’s house, and play backyard baseball and football. It would always be my neighbor and I Vs. his Dad and little brother. Still to this day, I’m not sure if we ever truly won a game…or if his Dad always let us win.
2/ What landed you in Minneapolis?
-I grew up in Avon, Minnesota—for those of you who travel West on 94, I’m the little town just before the “recognizable” Dairy Queen in Albany, and two towns before the Smiley Face water tower. After I graduated from St. John’s University, I got a job in the cities. I’ve loved it here every since, and although a country boy at heart, I don’t think I can ever go back.
3/ What brought you to The Firm for the first time, and what was that visit like?
-I had Class Pass, so I bounced around fitness gyms for a month or two, and finally, after about 10 people recommended it, I gave The Firm a try. I’ll never forget my first day. I walk into the building and at 5:30am, I hear… “You must be Cole…” It was Susan. Instantly, I thought, “Huh… that was odd. She seems incredibly friendly and how did she know it was me?” Then I sit down on my bike in spin class, and I hear “You must be Cole…” It was Brad. Then, the two people on both sides of me introduced themselves to me. It really felt like a welcoming place… and honestly, at that point, I was pretty much sold.
4/ What keeps you coming back to us over here on 2nd ave, and how has that affected your daily life?
-The classes at the Firm are exceptional—I have not yet found a gym that has everything, like The Firm does. I like to change up my workouts between Spin, APT, Yoga, Dynamic Power, Crossfit, Boxing, and lifting. There are not many places that can offer all of those at the same gym. Also, the ability to have my workout done between 6:30-7am every day is an amazing way to start my day. Everyday I roll into work with energy and an upbeat attitude…because, it’s hard to be in a bad mood after a killer workout and good music.
5/What is one thing you want everyone to know about The Firm?
-Because I’m a country boy, I like to compare The Firm to a small town. With many other gyms, they feel like a “big city”—no one knows anyone, and everyone is just keeping to their own business. Compare that to the experience at The Firm—the small town feel—where it seems like everyone knows everyone, and if I don’t know someone, I’m never hesitant to say hi and introduce myself. It’s simply a welcoming place where everyone has a smile on their face and ready for a workout!
Cole you ROCK! We are so lucky to have you in our crew! Thank you!