Look How Far You've Come, Baby!

This week I would like to talk about someone who oldie but goodie. No, I am not referring to his age.... this athlete just happens to have been with UB through it all. When he first started, he wanted to balance out his soccer game, but found the barbell rendered his hamstrings worn out on the field.  But did he quit?  No way.  Instead he sought out advice on some homework and nutrition, set some goals and got to work.  Steadily he adapted and was able to have it all.  In the meantime, he has become quite the WOD-beast!

In addition to his growth as an athlete, Brian has become to be a vital member of the UB community.  Brian is first to shake your hand and first to register for the next UB competition. His daughter, Emery, is a fixture at UB during mornings while she patiently waits for her turn to escape the stroller and start lifting weights herself. Along with his wife, Amy, they are some of the friendliest people you will ever meet.  Thanks for making UB your home, Brian.  Our mornings are all the more awesome for it!

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Name: Brian Raimundo

Nickname / Alter Ego: BP ..."we don't have to talk about it...."

Hometown: Rochester Minnesota

Occupation: Director of Medicinal Chemistry

When did you first start CrossFitting?: January 2011

When did you first start CrossFitting at UB?: January 2011

Favorite WOD: Anything with abs and running (love those marathon WODs)

Least favorite WOD: Well, I won't be doing Karen this Sunday......

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? I was referred by Jen Rubenstein of PSOAS Body Massage to UB for strength training... the rest is history.

What is an unexpected way CrossFit has affected your life? I didn't expect to become so connected to a community and create a family of friends.  I have also turned into a morning person.... who would have thought it would be the highlight of my day.

What’s your secret talent? I am a pickler and I can sing .... but I don't like to sing in public because it's a phobia.... unwrap that one! Also, I'm a good go cart racer!