January Member of the Month

Name: Ben Joseph

Age: 33

Occupation: University Tutor in Social Work and PhD. Candidate

How long you have been a member at CrossFit Hurstville? About 2.5yrs.

What motivates you to get to the gym everyday? A few different things – I enjoy exercising with my partner Naomi; There is a great community vibe at CFH where we’re all mates and in it together; My mind and soul benefit when my body is active and healthy; The diversity in exercise and athletic movements keeps me interested and engaged; It helps me maintain a rhythm in other fields of my life.

What are your current training goals? To maintain a regularity in my day to day living; Build steady progress on my weight-loss/weight-mgmt; To keep a standard of fitness that allows me to enjoy team sports outside the gym.

Favourite Exercise/Crossfit movement?  Working overhead with the barbell, along with kipping movements (it’s taken me ages, but I’m slowly getting better).

Least favourite exercise/Crossfit movement? Sorensen Holds, The Assault Bike & GHD sit-ups.

What has contributed to your success in the last month? The partner and group workouts, lots of skipping, and handstand-hold practice.

In 50 words or less describe your CrossFit Hurstville Experience? A fun-filled way to explore the possibilities that come from exercise. CFH has been a place where my vulnerabilities and uncertainties around fitness and health are cared for and I am able to push myself beyond anything I could have achieved attending other gyms. I have made great friendships that go well beyond the four walls of the gym, and it’s a place I recommend to the people I care about who are looking to explore healthy living.

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