A SPIRE member, turned instructor, we are happy to have Adam join our SPIRE Crew Instructor team! Check out his classes on Wednesdays at 4:30pm and 5:30pm!

Tell me about yourself. Where are you from and live currently? Where did you attend college and what was your major? Where do you work?

I grew up in Cedarburg, WI, then lived in Bay View, WI, but my heart is in New Orleans! I attended Tulane University for Neuroscience, then UW-Milwaukee for International Law and Finance. I now work in construction! I co-own a regional commercial roofing and sheet metal company in Milwaukee where I get to swing off of the highest buildings in the country in a climbing harness!

What excites you most about becoming a crew instructor?

I used to DJ so combining a great workout with music and inspirational people in class. Seeing everyone giving it everything they have each workout really makes me feel great.

Other than rowing, what kind of workouts do you do?

Rock climbing, off-trail backpacking, weight lifting, and racing road bikes are a few of my favorite workouts. Cannot forget SPIRE Ride and Crew classes too!

What is your favorite post-workout?

Definitely having a refreshing drink and a bite to eat on a patio somewhere!

What song gets you pumped up the most?

This is so tough, I’m all about old Detroit House if I had to really put it all out there but I love anything with soul.

What is your go-to MKE restaurant?

Have to give the nod to AP Kitchen in Walkers Point but Goodkind in Bay View is just as great!

What is your guilty pleasure?

Taking secret days off work to just relax and maybe take a trip somewhere to see a band I’ve been wanting to see that never visits Milwaukee.

What are some of your current goals?

I’m working on finishing a few bike races with the lead pack this year, and executing some more adventures!

Who inSPIREs you?

Anyone who lives the life they dream of right now or works towards it in everything they do-people who want to make the world a better place really excite my ambition to do the same.

What motto do you live by?

Live every day like it is your last in my words, or Goethe says it best: “What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it! / Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”

What is your favorite TV show and music?

Arrested Development is a favorite TV Show, Radiohead Kid A and the Beatles White Album (so happy it’s on Spotify now!)

If you could retire tomorrow, what would you do?

Scuba diving and backpacking all around the world for sure!

What is your favorite workout clothing?

Just bought a pair of Louis Garneau bike shorts that rock!

Instagram: @AdamBrissman