Athlete of the MonthJuly

Jojo A.

Career: IT Professional

Years at CrossFit Fortius: 7

Have fun! And don't forget to smile. The community is awesome. Life changing.

Name/Age/Occupation?
Jojo / Old enough (lol) / Break-Dance Fighter, IT Professional, Prez of Jesse Malcomb/Miguel Sanchez fan club

When did you start at Fortius?
2013 (6 Years Ago!)

Sports / Fitness Background?
Cross Country, track n field (400m, 800m, 1600m, 3200m, 400m/Mile relay anchor-leg for both) Represented Ft. Jackson, SC Team for the Pentagon 10-Miler in Washington, DC while in the U.S. Army. Did the Triple Crown half marathon in SD. Funny story, I don’t like to run anymore.

Why did you choose Fortius?
Because they’re awesome! Needed a change in CF programming. And also for WL/PL programming.

What kind of progress have you made over the past year?
420 back squat, 515 deadlift, got sexier (in my dreams, lol)

What the biggest misconception about CrossFit?
Lots n lots of abs & booty. And scary! Need to be in shape to join. In reality, still lots of abs n booty. But not scary and everything is scale-able. Everyone can do it.

Advice for someone looking to start CrossFit?
Have fun! And don’t forget to smile. The community is awesome. Life changing.

What’s next? What are your goals for the future?
Just want to stay fit-ish. Too old for this ish to be trying to complete with the young ones. I just try to have fun and not die these days

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