The Weekly Dose of Awesome

Jonathan's shiny new PR snatch!

Jonathan "Highlighter" Harbison earned his nickname not just for his outrageously fluorescent workout gear, but also his bright & shiny personality. Jonathan just recently wed his sweetheart and the pictures of him & his new husband are so beautiful I almost had to look away to stop my eyes from watering (definitely not tearing up... the air has just been super dry today...)

I appreciate Jonathan's presence in class. With a positive attitude and natural athletic prowess, just try to hold the Highlighter back. You can't!

Name: Jonathan Harbison

Nickname / Alter Ego: Harbi

Hometown: Englewood, NJ

Occupation: Manager of Customer Success @ LinkedIn (my LinkedIn profile offers more info)

When did you first start CrossFitting? May 2013, I remember it like it was yesterday

When did you first start CrossFitting at UB? September 2013

Favorite WOD: Lee

Least favorite WOD: Anything with OHS, I'm too lanky!

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? My co-worker and now friend Kami Pham encouraged me to try it out, I went once and was hooked!

What is an unexpected way CrossFit has affected your life? 1) Abs 2) Eating what I want with no consequence and 3) Amazing community of friends at UB!

Olivia Graff

Olivia's athletic origins lie in gymnastics and circus arts. After finding CrossFit in 2007, she became obsessed, and three years later left her IT career and opened United Barbell. Olivia is particularly passionate about helping people new to fitness to find joy in their growing athletic abilities. Since the birth of her daughter, Isis, in 2013, Olivia can add helping little ones find their athletic path to her list of passions.