Featured athlete is Josh Carrico. He was CrossFit 317’s very first member and hasn’t looked back since he began with us! Learn why Josh joined us and why he loves CrossFit!
What brought you to CrossFit?
I have wanted to try out CrossFit for a couple years now. I was getting tired of doing my own thing at the gym and not seeing any results. Recently, I saw a couple of my friends have really good results with CrossFit and how much they loved it, so I figured it was time I started looking to join a CrossFit gym. When I saw the sign for CrossFit 317 near my house, I knew I had to try it out.
What’s your favorite memory of CrossFit (so far)?
My favorite memory so far is definitely my first WOD. It was a rush being there with everyone working so hard around you, it made me push myself more than had in a long long time. Not to mention to feeling of accomplishment when I finished.
How long have you been doing CrossFit?
I’ve only been doing CrossFit for about a month now.
How have you surprised yourself in your CrossFit journey?
Well the first surprise I got in CrossFit was how much I loved pushing myself. When I was working out on my own I tended to be a little easy on myself, but I was energized by the camaraderie that’s created by everyone working hard at the same time.
Why would you recommend CrossFit to friends/family?
I truly believe that CrossFit can help you live a better life. All of the movements are very functional and transfer over to everyday tasks. I love how inviting the CrossFit community is as whole. Since joining CrossFit, I have researched it a lot online, and it seems that all those involved are looking for ways to make themselves and everyone around them better. Also, I love how CrossFit can be completely scaled to fit your individual level of fitness, so it really can be for everyone.
What do you look forward to improving on?
The main thing I’m looking to improve upon is my strength levels and working my way to the prescribed weights. That and double unders 😉