Matt Herrera

CrossFit Coach

Matt Herrera

CrossFit Coach

Biography

Certifications:

  • CF Level 1
  • Coaching Experience: 5 years
  • Firefighter 25 years

I started my CrossFit Journey 9 years ago while working for the Arlington County Fire Department. This was mostly due to the limited time we have to exercise during shifts. To be honest, I wasn’t really into CrossFit and had my reservations about participation and the movements. It wasn’t until I decided to do some research on CrossFit that I really started to understand how and why they did things. Like most of us, once I started I couldn’t stop. Workouts at the fire station became less monotonous. Teamwork started from the time the WOD was written on the board and continued as we started to get the equipment ready for exercise. Each moment leading up to the WOD and the push through the WOD itself were mental and physical pushes, just like the emergency calls that drive me to do what I do. Eventually, I liked it so much I partnered with Durable Owner Scott McAlee to start CFDurable. The business has been a success, seeing so many people change their lives and create a great CrossFit community in the Haymarket area. I have since moved on as an owner, but love the coaching and the interaction with the great family at CrossFit Durable. The bottom line is that I am healthier and happier because of CrossFit, CrossFit Durable programming and the CrossFit Durable Family.