Consistency and determination define Josh. One of our early OnRamp graduates, Josh has been the perfect example of slow and steady wins the race. He doesn’t get frustrated and is patient knowing that hard work each day will pay off in the long run. Like most he started CrossFit not knowing what to expect, but soon learned it could help change his life. From overcoming hard things, like quitting smoking, to succeeding with a chest-to-bar pull-up. His approach to CrossFit training will set him up for a long life of functional living. We’re proud of you Josh, keep progressing!
Member since: ? (he doesn’t remember, but it was July 2015)
What do you do for a living? I’m a Realtor for ARC Realty.
How did you hear about CrossFit and what was your first workout? I first heard about CrossFit almost 2 years before I started. I got a gift card to a local CrossFit and never went because I didn’t want to go alone. Two years later people from ARC were trying to get a group together and I jumped in! The first workout I did in On Ramp was something with deadlifts.
How many days do you CrossFit? What classes do you normally attend? I typically attend the 5pm class 3 times a week.
Favorite CrossFit movement/workout? My favorite movements are the over head movements like snatch and overhead squat. I’m not sure I have a favorite workout but I definitely prefer a short spicy workout over the long enduring ones.
Least favorite CrossFit movement/workout? Is running a CrossFit movement? If not, I also hate shoulder to overhead movements.
What motivates you/keeps you coming back to CrossFit Mudtown? The progress I see in myself is my main motivation to keep coming back but a close second is the community and the friendships I’ve made
Most embarrassing/funniest gym moment? My most embarrassing gym moment was probably when I unloaded one side of a racked barbell and the weights on the other side tipped the bar and threw it into the middle of the room.
Favorite thing about Birmingham? One thing I really like about Birmingham is that you can be right in the center of life downtown and you’re only a 10-15 min drive to be in the middle of nowhere. A big plus is our expanding food scene too!
What accomplishment are you most proud of (outside and inside of the gym)? The accomplishments in the gym I’m most proud of are still my “firsts” like my first pull-up, my first Rx workout, my first double under etc. Outside of the gym I’m most proud of quitting smoking. I’ve been smoke/tobacco free for a little over a year now. I know without a doubt that Mudtown played a major role in that process and I might not have been able to do it without them.
What is your favorite meal? Is Macaroni and Cheese a meal?
What are some of your interests outside of CrossFit? Other than CrossFit I enjoy going hiking and recently discovered rock climbing!
What is one goal that you are currently working on? I haven’t written out any official goals but triple unders look interesting and maybe I’ll get a muscle up one day!
Do you have a hidden talent? If I do, then it’s hidden from me too.
Tell us a fun/interesting fact not many people know about you. One thing not a lot of people know about me is that I did not learn to ride a bike until I was 12 or 13.