Client Story – Ben I.

Congratulations to our February Member of the Month – Ben Iaria!

Ben has been familiar with CrossFit and the Cohen’s since he was a little kid.  We’re so proud to have him as a member of Locomotion Fitness now, at 21 years old.  He works in construction – so he’s early to rise and off right in time for 5 o’clock traffic, but still he commutes from Mt.P to Park Circle 3 times a week to train with us.  We call that awesome commitment!  He’s kind-hearted and a lot of fun! 

We caught up with Ben for a quick Q&A about his CrossFit Journey.  Check out his responses below and say hi next time you see him at the 6:30 evening class! 

Q: What brought you to CrossFit in the first place?

A: “I first started CrossFit in highschool, continued it throughout, then stopped for a short time after graduation. About a year ago my Mom saw Coach Jay was taking on personal training clients. I started seeing him once a week to train together – in his backyard. While training with him there, he told me about the plan to open Locomotion Fitness. I was on board right away and the rest is history.

Q: What was your first impression?  How has that changed?

A: “First impression?? hmmm… that CrossFit people are crazy?!?   I suppose that changed after seeing all  different people working out at all different levels, I realized they were really pretty normal and not so crazy.”

               Ben is the oldest of 5 siblings!

Q:  What was your first “bright spot”?

A: “My First bright spot would have to be when we were finding One Rep Maxes and I hit a Personal Record of  a 325 pound Back Squat and a 345 pound Deadlift. That day felt awesome!”

Q:  What are you working on now?

A: Currently I’m working on losing weight, getting stronger and faster.

Q. What’s your favorite Locomotion Memory?  

AMy two favorite locomotion memories are the First Annual Holiday Party – which was an absolute blast!! And the Special Olympics Row Raiser with a team of 10 members from our awesome community.  That was a lot of fun for a great cause!


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