When did you join CFU, and what made you walk in those doors?
I joined CFU in August of 2018. I had been at another gym, but thought I’d check out CFU because of the proximity to my home. I was a burned out cyclist who couldn’t even get into a squat and decided that I needed to take a more holistic approach to my fitness.
Do you remember your first WOD? Or your thoughts during that first WOD?
My very first WOD ever was Murph. I remember thinking this isn’t that bad…until I did more than 30 push-ups. Pretty sure I gave myself a light case of rhabdo that day.
What’s your favorite thing about CrossFit?
Community for sure, but I really love working on things that I haven’t been able to accomplish thus far, with the help of the coaches of course.
What type of workout do you enjoy doing the most?
I enjoy the gymnastics style workouts or rowing.
What’s one goal you have for the year?
I’d like to do a 10 meter handstand walk and also work on my back squat. I squat like an octogenarian who dropped their Medic Alert bracelet.
What would you tell anyone looking to walk into CFU for the first time?
It’s the hardest best thing you will ever do for your mind and body.
What’s your greatest achievement, or what are you most proud of thus far?
Probably sticking with it for so many years. With life, there are always challenges, but I’ve made time for my health and fitness.
If there was a workout named after you:
1) What would be be called? “Death of Joe”
2) What would it be? 30 min AMRAP – 1 Thruster 135lbs.