Hi, I’m Aaron Masterson
Just wanted to start off by saying Thank You for taking a bit of time to get to know me better.
Honestly, I’m a fairly simple person to understand.
I am a husband to wonderful wife. Father to the most incredible little boy I know.
And most importantly I am driven by my faith in the Lord to help drive my decision making.
In 2013, my wife and I made the commitment to start chasing a healthier lifestyle. Since then there have been ups and downs, just like anyone else may experience when trying to make significant changes in their life.
Basically, I’ve been in the same position you are in right now.
I am not a “fitness expert” or “fitness guru”.
What I am is someone who has made mistakes, learned from them and wants to share those lessons so you can get it right. And this is my story.
Bitten by the “Fitness” Bug
After college I entered the traditional workforce as a Quality Engineer. I began spending a lot of time sitting behind a desk, plugging a way on my keyboard with a wireless headset on almost all the time for conference calls. My activity level significantly declined from where it was during college when I spent many hour daily at tennis practices, pick up basketball games and intramural sports events.
Feeling my body slip away from me a bit, I knew I had to something to drive a bit more activity into my life. I did what millions of others did: bought a DVD program that you see non-stop infomercials for. My wife followed the program along with me and for 60 days it had our undivided attention. But then we reached the end of the program and left me sitting there saying “So what’s next?”
It would have been easy to just grab another DVD program and start following that one as well, however that didn’t really sound attractive to me.
I needed something different.
Becoming Constantly Varied
After moving half way across the country, my wife and I found ourselves looking to establish a new life in East Tennessee.
Ever since I had been bit by the “fitness” bug, I had been spending hours reading books, forums, blogs, magazines, and any other resource I could possibly get my hands on about fitness, strength and conditioning, etc. I LOVED how many different theories, movements, and progressions could be developed to essentially create workouts as a means to experiment within the overall domain of fitness.
I was this aspect of training that brought me to Crossfit and ultimately walking into the barn at Crossfit Glorified.
Since beginning Crossfit, my passion for training has only grown. It has expanded beyond just the traditional Crossfit model and provided me with the encouragement to experiment with any style of training or movement that interests me. When my son was born, instead of just letting training slide completely off the table, we bought a squat rack and weights to use in the garage so it was more convenient.
As I continue to train and push myself daily, a certain question began pressing in on me:
How can I use this passion to serve others?
Ephesians 2:10 states “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
I believe in my soul that I was put here with a purpose and that whatever that purpose is, it should help raise others around me up.
That is the mission of MastersonFitness.com.
My goal is for this to be a place when I can share the lessons that I have learned and continue to learn while pursuing a life of health and high performance fitness.
However it will not be limited to topics such as movement, technique, recipes and nutritional advice. It will touch on other random topics like diy garage gym projects, motivation, mentality, personal development, time management, and more. Posts may come in the form of written blog posts, videos on Youtube (so you should go subscribe by the way), or a combination of the two. Really nothing is off limits. All of those things are important when trying to unlock our potential.
Ultimately if you and I are able to engage in conversations that help us build minds and bodies that maximize our potential, then I believe that we can eliminate one more factor that would prevent us from carrying out the “good works” God has prepared for each of us.