FCCF Athlete: Ram S.

“Ram is a foundational pillar of our 5:30AM class. For the last several years, Ram has braved dark, early, and sometimes frigid mornings to become the best version of himself. Ram’s wit and personality make him a welcome face, bearded or not, to all that stumble in the doors still in a slumber. Prior to the workout Ram can be found listening to his favorite Indian “Hype” music, or multi-tasking on a work call. Ram has already scouted the workout and is ready to go… as soon as he finishes stretching. We truly would have an empty space in our morning class without Ram. – Coach Erick

Check out Ram’s Spotlight below!

Q&A with Ram

What inspired you to try CrossFit? How long have you been doing it? 

Long story –

Moved to Arizona for a new job and was looking at workouts to do at the apartment gym. Came across, you tube videos making fun of CrossFit (I still watch them, it’s funny). At the same time a co worker was doing CrossFit and his box was doing a first month Groupon deal. 

After the first week I felt (I still feel) the community/workout style was similar to my football (read soccer) training sessions, so kept doing it on and off from September 2016.

What is your least favorite CrossFit movement?

Anything cardio and burpees!

What is your favorite CrossFit movement?

Push press and box jump 🙂

Do you have a goal you are working on at the gym?

All time goal, be consistent.

What is one thing that CrossFit has changed about your life that you never expected it to?

My perspective of being physically strong irrespective of your gender and age.

Are you married? Do you have children?

Married, no children.

Where are you originally from? How long have you lived in Louisville?

Originally from India, been in Louisville since April 2019

What do you do for a living? How long have you been doing it? 

I work as an automation engineer, I write codes to make sure software is working the way it’s supposed to work. Been doing it since 2009.

What is the best concert you’ve ever been to?

Never been to a concert, hate crowded places with a passion.

When have you felt your biggest adrenaline rush?

Came across an elephant with her baby while trekking  in a reserved forest in India. I think I ran my fastest sprint that day.

What job would you be terrible at?

Doctors/nurse/first responders/teacher/cop anything which requires to keep a cool head at the worst situation involving people.

What are you addicted to?

COFFEE and spicy (not hot) food.

What is the most memorable gift you’ve ever received?

My first wallet was a gift from my grandma (it’s tattered and worn out but I still have it).

Ram with his Wife Sarah.

Thank you for being a member of the Fern Creek CrossFit family, Ram. 

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