Customer of the MonthJuly

Ameet Pinto

 

We have so much appreciation for our community, and love to highlight one athlete each month that exemplifies hard work and commitment. Meet Ameet Pinto! Ameet is a new staple member of the 6am crew! Always positive and encouraging to others, Ameet shows up to learn and work hard everyday! Let’s dive into his journey at Terminus a little further, and make sure to give him a smile and a high five next time you see him at the gym!

Q: How long have you been going to Terminus? What changes have you seen in yourself (physically or mentally) since joining?

I joined Terminus in March 2024. So, it’s only been four months. In terms of changes, physically – definite changes. I am lifting heavier than I did before joining Terminus. While doing front squats, the bar doesn’t rest on boney shoulders anymore…there is actual muscle there! Being on a CrossFit journey and intentionally working on things like strength and mobility (with helpful feedback from attentive coaches) is a solid investment in future health & wellbeing; so I feel really good about it!

Q: How has your journey at Terminus helped you outside the gym?

Working out early in the morning, helps elevate my mood for the rest of the day. I think it just makes me happier.  It’s really fun to run into fellow TermiNerds while out and about in the neighborhood. I love that social aspect very much! Also, since following Terminus’ account on insta…my (cat’s) insta (@my.name.is.nessie) feed routinely has CrossFit humor reels & I LOVE IT! 

 
Q: Who inspires you at the gym, and how do they inspire you?

I come to the 6 AM class most days. So, both the 6 AM and 5 AM peeps are very inspirational to me. I am usually there about 5-10 minutes before six and it is amazing to see the 5 AM crew crushing their workout and then I get to workout with 6 AM peeps who keep me motivated. The level of skill & strength everyone has is amazing to see. But, what inspires me most is “consistency of showing up and giving it your best”. And the 6 AM and 5 AM crew definitely do that!!

Q: How would you describe what it’s like to be a part of Terminus?

It’s like being part of a wonderful community. And the fact that folks join Terminus and stay….tells you there is something special about this community.

Q:  Tell us about your first day of class at Terminus.

I believe it was a Saturday 10:30 am class and I was trying out Terminus along with 15 or 16 friends who had also just left another gym. Emily was coaching that class. It was a fantastic experience. I also learned that day that a “smiley face” is a perfectly acceptable time score :-). 

Q: What is something that we may not know about you?

I grew up in Mumbai, India – a tropical place  and one of the most densely populated cities in the world. When I was done with my undergraduate degree, I was looking for something different. So, I moved to Fairbanks, Alaska for a couple years and lived a good portion of that time in an A-frame dry cabin in the woods. It was fun! I also met my wife while living in Alaska (21 years ago)…so, it turned out to be a very good decision!

Q: What are your top 3 memories or proudest moments in CrossFit?
Completing Murph was an incredibly fulfilling experience. For days leading up to it, I was pretty sure I was going to chicken out that morning. The thunderstorms that morning didn’t help. I even googled Rhabdo a few times the prior evening (…yes, hypochondriac here!). But, thanks to Sarah, Jordan R, Caroline, Ben, Thai, and Kalynn – who had signed up for the same time-slot I had..I decided to show up. I was really surprised that I managed to do 170 strict pushups before needing to switch to box pushups. Definitely a fitness highlight for me!

 Q: Moving forward, do you have any short term or long term goals in the gym?

Keep showing up & trust the process. Thats it!

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