March 28, 2023
Kyle Kasperbauer — Going for the Win

“There’s no ending to fitness, but fitness compared to competitive fitness is a whole different ball game.”

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Ten-time CrossFit Games qualifier, father, and affiliate owner Kyle Kasperbauer joins host Adrian Conway on today’s episode of More Than Fitness to chat about balancing life as a competitive athlete, a parent, and a business owner. 

Kasperbauer is a former collegiate running back who started CrossFit in 2009 as a way to continue scratching his competitive itch. His sports background, combined with the knowledge he gained with CrossFit training and working with a coach, allowed him to find success and longevity in the sport, competing at the Games as an individual, team member, and masters athlete throughout his career. 

After shoulder surgery in 2014 prevented him from competing in the following CrossFit season, Kasperbauer continued to pursue his love for fitness by opening up CrossFit Kinesis. With the help and support of the team around him, he was able to pursue a Games qualification in the masters division, while still managing his affiliate and being a father of two. Kasperbauer went on to win the Men’s 35-39 division three times — 2017, 2018, and 2021

Masters division is no joke,” he says. 

In this episode, learn more about the commitment and sacrifices Kasperbauer made as a competitive athlete, and how his training and mindset shifted from an individual competitor to a masters competitor. 

Find out how the CrossFit Level 1 course empowered him as an athlete and coach, how a good coach helps others grow outside of the gym, and why he has no regrets about hanging up his competitive shoes to prioritize his family and personal life. 

As always, listen to the end of the podcast to hear Kasperbauer’s most memorable Open workout, the impact he hopes to leave in the world, and why you get more than just a “box with equipment” at CrossFit Kinesis.


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