Athlete of the Month, September 2016
Name, Age, Occupation, City: Subhash Goswami, 31. Software Integration Engineer, Rochester Hills.
When did you start at Crossfit Reviver? 10/01/2016
What is your athletic background? Played cricket in high school, participated in soccer practices during summer vacations. Walked in 2.5 feet of snow and braving “feels like 24F” gusts of wind while studying at Michigan Tech (It’s a UP thing)
What is your favorite and least favorite WOD / movement? I am inclined to give equal justice to sit ups and back squats. I love them both. Least fav would be burpees. Heck, I am still not able to figure out the breathing rhythm while doing them. I wanted to practice them and coincidentally August became the month to nail them.
What is your greatest accomplishment? Personal, professional and fitness related.Personally, I was able to take care of my body and reduce the negative effects caused due to smoking and alcohol. I became more outgoing, improving relations with near and far off members of my family. I was able to survive the weather shock of seeing ice cubes only in freezer (back in India) as compared with the snow (In Houghton, MI) and culture shock seeing people drink water with ice in winter ( I am still yet to understand the logic). Professionally, I switched jobs and got the job which I had dreamed of as my next goal in line benchmarking the dream route. I have realized that being fit does not have to be inside the gym only and it can be branched to different aspects of life.
Has CFR made you better? If yes, how so? I was able to get my life in order and arrange my priorities. Starting with the food intake, amount and quality of sleep, listening to motivating speeches/music, keeping cool all the time. These are just the tip of the iceberg. Since I have joined CFR I have tried to wake up at 4:50 am everyday and start my day. This has tremendously helped me to schedule the rest of the day and hit gym early if possible. I travelled to India last April and changed 11 flights in a span of 7 days which was a miracle for me without falling sick. All of this was result of good body conditioning practice. About the group of people I meet everyday, I cannot be more thankful for their company. The positive vibes this box gives me is no less than a addiction. Starting from day one every coach has been supportive, patient and observant. This has saved a lot of people many hospital visits. I was totally brainwashed with the negative publicity about CrossFitters before joining CFR. The simple gesture of saying hello while walking in makes this a special place for me. The constant remainder of “devil lies in the details” is an everyday experience no matter how simple the workout presents itself.
What are your hobbies? Fishing, bowling, watching good movies … I would love to fish all day long if given the option.
What are your Top 5 favorite movies? Pulp Friction, LOTR, Bourne series, Men of Honor, The Great Dictator
What is one thing we don’t know about you? Switched jobs about 3 months ago and travel to Dearborn every single day. 60 miles in total on I-75 takes its toll on me. But I am still managing my time juggling between family, gym and professional life. Also I have a earthworm nest in my house (approx 600) which i use to recycle the green waste generated from my kitchen. I am a big fan of recycling and compost preparation.tor
What are your goals in life? Personal, professional and fitness related. This is a very open ended question so i would like to divide them. Professionally, I want to be in such a position where I can go back to my hometown for work where money will not be compromised much. Maintaining good relations with family and friends are top priority. In terms of health, I would like to continue my present schedule of paleo intake along with regular workout. Need to build more muscle mass going forward. Also need to complete my first Murph next year.