Meet Brandon! This enthusiastic instructor can't wait to cheer you on during his Crew Classes. Start your week with Brandon on Monday mornings at 6:00 a.m.
Tell me about yourself. Where are you from and what brought you to Milwaukee?
I grew up in Milwaukee, I love this town. I'm pretty sure I've run, cycled, or driven an ambulance down just about every Milwaukee street. I went to Villanova University in Philadelphia for undergrad where I graduated pre-medicine and political science. After graduating, I spent a few years living in Quito, Ecuador working for a mission empowering the under-served through technical education. I returned to Milwaukee for graduate school, Physician Assistant Studies at Marquette University and decided to stick around. I'm so happy I did!
When you are not at SPIRE, what else keeps you busy?
I’m usually trying to catch up with friends, monkeying around with my nephews, pleasure reading, or banging on a samba drum.
What made you decide to become an instructor?
I was inSPIREd by the amazing SPIRE instructors who have helped me reach some of my own
What else do you love to do for fitness outside of Crew?
I’m always trying to "play" in as many ways as possible - SPIRE cycling classes, outdoor cycling, soccer, I’m a novice CrossFitter, hiking anywhere I can, and I also love Brazilian jiu jitsu and yoga.
What is a one year goal you are working on right now?
I am becoming fluent in medical Spanish.
Do you have a guilty pleasure?
What inSPIREs you?
Hard work & humility.
Jump! - It’s the quickest way you can use a lot of muscles. And whether you’re working out, competing in a sport, dancing, or just playing around it’s hard to be in a bad mood if you’re jumping around. haha.
Who is your Celeb Crush?
I spent way too much time thinking about an answer for this. I’ve accepted I don’t have one right now. Maybe I should make it a one year goal to discover one.
What is your favorite workout outfit?
Nothing specific. As long as I’m comfortable, and can move freely.
What is a pet-peeve of yours?
People who aren’t respectful of others’ time.
What genre of music can we expect to hear in your Crew classes?
Hopefully a little bit of it all, but you’ll always hear some brass section in every class.