Members of the Month: Matt Hunter & Aaron Port

One of the things that makes Athletic Lab amazing is our members. We have members from all walks of life and all fitness and sport backgrounds. For the month of February we’re highlighting two of our Elite Track & Field athletes as Members of the Month. Matt Hunter and Aaron Port are emerging elite decathletes who moved to Cary, NC to train at Athletic Lab with the goal of becoming professional Track & Field athletes. Aaron and Matt recently took 1st and 2nd place respectively at the Tobacco Road Multi-Event at the University of North Carolina. You can check out our previous members of the month here.

  • Name: Matt Hunter
  • Age: 23
  • What city were you born in? Cambridge, MA
  • What’s your favorite exercise? Least favorite? My favorite exercise is power cleans, my least favorite is dips.
  • How did you first hear about Athletic Lab? I first heard about Athletic Lab through a former track and field coach of mine.
  • What do you enjoy most about competing post-collegiately? I find that competing post-collegiately with the goal of finding out what my full potential is has allowed me to enjoy the sport again in a way that is similar to how I felt when I fell in love with the sport to begin with, and a large part of that is the community at Athletic Lab.
  • What competition stands out the most to you and why? The meet that stands out the most to me would be during my senior year at Lexington High School when we beat our rival school to win the conference championship for the first time since I had been there! We had been working towards that goal for years, and to do it with many of my lifelong friends will allays stand out! That’s gonna be a tough one to beat!
  • What motivates you? My primary motivation at this point in my career is to see what my potential is. I have specific scores I want to achieve and meets I want to qualify for, but the concept of pursuing my absolute potential is the driving force. I have loved this whole experience so much that I have not struggled at all to come to training or work hard while there, so it has been quite easy to stay motivated because of the environment at Athletic Lab. This first meet back was solid for me, but there was definitely rust to shake off after taking last year away from the sport. Although, now that is is over, that meet has actually given me even more excitement about the future because I had glimpses of the potential I know I have, and the path to continuing to improve is more clear now than ever.
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  • Name: Aaron Port
  • Age: 23
  • What city were you born in? Parma, OH
  • What’s your favorite exercise? Least favorite? My favorite exercise is power cleans, my least favorite is any core exercise.
  • How did you first hear about Athletic Lab? I first heard about Athletic Lab from Matt Hunter, actually!
  • What do you enjoy most about competing post-collegiately? I like competing post-collegiately because a whole new world opens up once you get outside the confines of a collegiate program. The opportunity to grow and get better increases because you can focus so much more time on training.
  • What competition stands out the most to you and why? I think the meet that stands out to me the most would be the conference outdoor championships my senior year of college. We were down going into the 4×400 relay and our team had to win and and the team who was ahead of us in the standings had to take third for us to win the meet by only 1 point and we did it.
  • What motivates you? Doing everything for God’s glory motivates me to give everything I have in all that I do.
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