Spotlight on Joe H: Once an Athlete, Always an Athlete
JAG: How long have you been doing CrossFit?
Joe H: Since March 2016
What was your fitness/athletic background before starting CrossFit?
I have always been involved in athletics and sports. I grew up playing any sports that was in season. I eventually concentrated on basketball. I earned a college scholarship for basketball at NDSU (97-01)
What is your day job?
I am a patrol supervisor for the Cass County Sheriff's Office
What are your hobbies/interests other than CrossFit?
I enjoy outside activities whether is be summer or winter. I also enjoy hanging out with my beautiful daughter.
How did you start CrossFit?
I jumped right into the main workouts. I had experience with a lot of the lifts and just needed some review. I liked how CrossFit had the workouts already planned for you. I never enjoyed regular gyms and would get bored very easily. Since I joined I don't think I have done the same workout once.
How has CrossFit affected your life outside the gym?
I have a lot more energy and don't get nearly as winded as I use to.
Please share a memorable experience you’ve had because of CrossFit.
I have enjoyed getting to know the people there. It is also a place where I can and work out the stress that comes along with life and my profession
What are your favorite exercises and/or aspects of CrossFit?
I enjoy deadlifts. I also like the team aspect of CrossFit. Everyone wants you to succeed
Any goals we can help hold you accountable for?
I am still working on the nutritional side of getting back in shape. I have done a lot better since joining CrossFit. Maybe would like some nutritional ideas. Just a thought.
What advice can you give to people thinking about trying CrossFit?
Give it chance! Once you start don't quit. it is great full body workout that gives you results.