We have so much love for our community, and want to take the chance to highlight one athlete each month that exemplifies hard work – if you haven’t met Joe yet (or even if you have), make sure to give him a hello and smile next time you see him at the gym!
Q: How long have you been doing CrossFit? What changes have you seen in yourself (physically, mentally) since beginning CrossFit?
I’ve been doing CrossFit now for about five years, all that time I have been a part of the Terminus community. I’ve seen a lot of changes physically and mentally in that time. I have definitely lost weight, gained muscle, and just felt healthier overall. Over this past year I have tried to focus on my diet and what foods I am putting in my body. This has led to some really great results and I am excited to continue to push my body to see what else I can do.
Q: What is your favorite movement? Something you feel like a rockstar when doing. What is your least favorite?
I love almost every Olympic lift but if I had to pick one I would say squat cleans. Pull-ups are probably my kryptonite after about 10 reps…but still working on it.
Q: How has CrossFit helped you outside of the gym (in your daily life, at work, at home etc.)?
CrossFit helps me outside the gym a lot. I work in a warehouse and I’m on my feet for more than 10 hours a day and before I did CrossFit it would go home with a sore, tired and sluggish. CrossFit has helped my body become more adaptive and withstand the demands that work requires. Overall though, CrossFit just gives me more energy and helps me get my day started.
Q: Favorite workout jams?
I like to switch between any dance/remix playlist on Spotify.
Q: Who inspires you at the gym, and how do they inspire you?
My good friend Paulino definitely inspires and pushes me everyday in the gym. Whenever I have a doubt about a workout I’ll always go to him and ask for advice and we push each other with a healthy competitive drive. He likes to send me a text with a picture of the white board when he beats me at a workout and my replies are always the same….
Q: What is something that we may not know about you?
That I am a huge gamer and I’m currently play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Q: Any advice for someone considering trying CrossFit for the first time?
I would say just give it a try! Go in with some goals and stick with it.
Q: Moving forward, do you have any short term or long term CrossFit goals?
Short term – To get a bar muscle-up soon (accomplished on January 25th!) Long term – I really want to work on my endurance as a whole.