September Member of the Month

Send your love to our MOM this month, Josh Kittle. The Coaches selected him based on these few characteristics such as consistency, performance, and community.

Here is a bit about Josh’s fitness history:
My athletic background is vast. I grew up with a baseball bat in my hands as this is the sport my father loved as a child. He was always supportive of me trying new sports which included soccer, basketball, baseball, and football at a young age. The most recent sports were wrestling and football in high school along with a small stint of coaching and practicing gymnastics. Throughout college, I didn’t play any sports for the university, but would consistently lift weights on my own or with a friend, which trickled over into my young adult life.

Being that weightlifting in itself was starting to feel mundane, even after trying all of the different programs I could get my hands on, I found CrossFit while living in Denver. I found what I was missing as my endurance was shit and, to be completely honest, I slightly blacked out during my first WOD-I credit this to the altitude.

My favorite WOD? Hmm…this is a tough one as there are so many. I would probably say Grace as I love lifting heavy for an absurd amount of repetitions.

Least favorite movement is easy- Burpee Box Jumps. If I never had to hear those three words again I would be content.

After a WOD my typical meal usually consists of a protein shake with some type of carbohydrate/protein bar and a banana. Every now and then I will throw some cashew butter on the banana. Gotta eat big to get big!

Hobbies outside of CrossFit eh? Mostly I enjoy spending time with my dog, Lucy. I occasionally brew beer, hike, and hangout with friends, but of course, there is nothing like hitting the gym for two-a-days!

Goals in the gym- easy TO GET SWOLE! Truthfully, it is to compete at a high level in CrossFit qualifiers and win local competitions since regionals no longer exist. Lastly, my ultimate goal is to help others in the box push themselves to succeed. There is nothing more gratifying than to simultaneously accomplish your own goal while also seeing others crush theirs.

I will leave you with a favorite quote from one of my all-time favorite athletes: “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.” -Muhammad Ali

-A Kentucky Gentleman

Josh’s lifetime commitment, Lucy. <3

Strength
(a) Power Snatch (8 minutes)
2-2-2-2
(b) In 6 minutes, find 1RM Power Snatch.

WOD
“White Light”

Complete for Time
30-20-10
Wall Balls (20/14)
25-50-75
Double Unders

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