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September 2021 Athlete of the Month- Josh

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Let’s hear it for our September AOTM…. Josh!!!

Josh jump started his CrossFit journey about 6 months ago and has been a great addition to our 2024 family. His story is unique and he has overcome a lot. Josh enjoys walking to the box and upon arrival greets the box family with a friendly hello and smile! Josh has a good balance of hard work and knowing when to find his stride in the workouts. He is coachable, has a great attitude and takes initiative with helping out his fellow athletes in class.

Coach Jamie said, “Josh is great! I always enjoy having him in my classes. He shows up consistently, puts in the work and has really impressed me with the way he steps into help his workout partner during WODs. He’s a team player and an inspiration! We are so grateful to have Josh in the 2024 family. He loves hanging out with community and we can’t wait to see him continue to crush his health/fitness goals!” Coach Jared and Coach Joe both agree Josh brings a positive element to the classes, shows up, puts in the work, has a great attitude and is just an awesome all around guy!

We absolutely love having you in our 2024 family Josh and we can’t wait to see all the wonderful gains in store for you! Keep it up!

Here are some fun facts about Josh:

Q: How long have you been doing CrossFit?
A: Roughly 6 months

Q: Why did you originally hop on the CrossFit Express?
A: I had just finished a 9 month battle with colon cancer and the subsequent chemotherapy treatment. I had fallen out of shape and wanted a new adventure to keep me on a healthy fitness and wellness path. I was intrigued by the idea of training multiple fitness disciplines to maintain a functional physique. I have zero regrets in signing up and have loved all the new movements I have been taught.

Q: What motivates you to keep going and working hard?
A: Keeping a healthy life balance. Train hard in the week and enjoy the weekend with a cold beer by the pool.

Q: What’s your favorite movements in CrossFit?
A: Hitting my deadlift PR of 365 lbs

Q: What are your long term goals?
A: Run fast and far, lift heavy.

Q: What’s your biggest accomplishment since joining 2024?
A: Earning the honour of Athlete of the Month

Q: What’s one hidden talent you have or interesting fact about you?
A: I’m training to become a professional swordsman

Q: Favorite movie?
A: Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Q: Favorite coffee/lunch/dinner spot in ATX?
A: Summer House at Hotel Magdalena

Q: What’s one item on your bucket list?
A: To go on a horseback safari across East Africa

Q: Favorite Cheat Meal?
A: Hopdoddy’s Burger and a Chocolate shake.

Q: What are you looking forward to the most the remainder of the year?
A: I’ve signed up to do a half marathon in November. I’m excited to start running again now that the weather is cooling off. Nothing quite hits like the pounding miles in the morning.

Q: What’s something you’d say to someone considering joining CrossFit for the first time?
A: You won’t regret it. Sign up now!