Prototype of the Month: Nikhil Sethi
Share you CrossFit Prototype experience and fitness journey
– I have always been a foodie and could care less about healthy food but I realized that in order to keep enjoying my food, I need to start working out to balance it off. So in 2009 at the age of 23, I signed up for a gym first time ever and started going to BSC. It’s been a fun journey since. It started off with not knowing much about exercise and just sticking to cardio equipment’s and lifting light weights, I slowly progressed to group classes and doing more body weight training. Somewhere along the way I got really passionate about working out, reading about fitness and trying out new things. In 2014 I signed up for my first obstacle race and in 2015 I earned my Spartan Trifecta by finishing the Spartan Beast in Killington which was an experience of a lifetime. It wouldn’t have been possible without the support of my family and my amazing Spartan friends from BSC who supported me throughout.
CrossFit had always intrigued me because of the high intensity circuit training combined with weightlifting. I had known Mike and Brian since their BSC days and knowing how fantastic they were at what they did, I knew where to go. Thanks to Heather who kept talking me into CrossFit for months and was able to convince me to try it out. October 5th, 2015 was ‘bring a friend’ night and Chris Ballesteros offered me to come with him. I went with him being all excited and nervous at the same time. My first workout was FRAN, what a way to start! I survived the workout and loved the energy around. I knew that this was the place for me and decided to sign up. Looking back at the journey thus far, I am so glad I made this decision. The only regret, what took me so long!!
What is your favorite part about being at CFP?
– What differentiates a good box from a mediocre box; it’s the coaches and the members. The whole community at CFP which comprises of members, coaches and staff is extraordinarily phenomenal. Everyone is very welcoming, friendly, accepting, supportive and inspiring. The coaches pay a lot of attention to detail each time and are always willing to help. The thought that goes behind putting the workouts together, the stretches that are essential to warm up for those workouts and the strength training is commendable and sets CFP apart from the rest.
I love working out and I enjoy being around people. CFP has given me the best of both worldsJ.
Watching people of different age groups and genders putting in so much hard work and working towards their goals is truly inspiring and motivating. It gives me the strength to go harder, challenge myself and accomplish my goals. The energy at CFP is mind blowing.
What are you hobbies and activities?
– Apart from eating and working out, I enjoy spending quality time with family and hanging out with friends. I like to indulge in activities like hiking, camping, kayaking, white water rafting, bowling, pool, Spartan races, watching movies, fast driving, trying new restaurants. Wait, did I talk about food again!! I enjoy watching most of the sports but am passionate about Cricket. Reading about the latest technology, gadgets, gizmos, fitness and cars are some of the other things I enjoy.
How has (if it has) CFP helped you outside the gym (in sports etc)?
– We don’t always realize how much our workouts affect us not just physically but also mentally. Facing several challenges at CFP on regular basis in form of tough workouts has made me mentally stronger and given me more faith and confidence in my abilities. I feel physically stronger during my day to day activities and all the mobility work that we do has affected me outside of the gym in a positive way.
What are you continuing fitness goals to this point?
– Since I never used to lift that heavy, one of the main goals is to work on strength and be able to move those heavy weights. I am fairly new to Oly Lifts so I would want to keep working on it and get better. Apart from that, I need to focus on learning Double unders, Muscle ups, Pistols and Handstands. Patience and Persistence is the key.
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