Q: How long have you been doing CrossFit?
A: I’ve been doing CrossFit for just over 2.5 years now.
Q: Why did you start CrossFit and originally join Shear Force?
A: I started CrossFit because I was unhappy with how I looked and my previous attempts at starting a fitness program had not led to any real results.
Q: What are your long term goals?
A: My long term goals are to one day not have to scale anything in workouts.
Q: Biggest accomplishments since joining Shear Force.
A: My biggest accomplishments since joining Shear Force have been butterfly pullups and handstand pushups. Both were difficult in their own way and it took a while to build strength.
Q: What’s one hidden talent you have or interesting fact about you?
A: I eat pizza as my first meal in every new country I visit. I’ve now had pizza in eleven countries on three continents.
Q: Favorite movie and why?
A: Not sure I have a favorite but one that stands out is The Emperor’s New Groove. That movie always makes me feel better (something about Disney in general I think).
Q: Tell us about a time you laughed so hard you cried
A: When I realized that there was a spinoff of the show “I didn’t know I was pregnant” entitled “I still didn’t know I was pregnant”.
Q: Favorite joke?
A: A guy walks into a bar and says “ow”. (simple but effective)
Q: What’s one item on your bucket list?
A: Skydiving. This terrifies and excites me.
Q: If you could have 1 super power what would it be? Why?
A: I always found Mystique from X-Men and her power to transform into other people fascinating. I think it would be exciting to be able to experience other perspectives and points of view by seeing how others live their lives.
Q: Favorite cheat meal?
A: I love Tijuana Flats and Chipotle (so Mexican food in general I guess)
Q: Where is your favorite travel destination?
A: My favorite place I have visited thus far in life are the Galapagos Islands. I did this in college with family and it was amazing.
Keep working towards your goals and allowing us to help you get there Ben!