Please enjoy learning a bit about one of Modig Fitness’s members, Ben Kirch!
1. Where did you grow up? I grew up in Monett, MO.
2. How long have you been CrossFitting? I have been CrossFitting for three and a half months.
3. What is your favorite WOD? I don’t believe I have identified a favorite as of yet. I love to run around, grunt, and lift heavy things. So far, every WOD of which I have been a part has afforded me that opportunity.
4. What is your favorite lift? My favorite lift is back squat.
5. What is your least favorite CF move? Excellent question. I can’t decide if my least favorite move is wall balls or burpees…
6. What do you think is the biggest myth about CrossFit? I remember the first time I was exposed to CrossFit. I was watching television and happened across the CrossFit Games on ESPN. I don’t remember the exact WOD but I believe I remember HSPU’s, PU’s, and maybe some cleans… Anyway, I remember thinking to myself, “why on Earth would anyone CHOOSE to do that to themselves?” Now I ask myself, “why didn’t I try it SOONER?”
7. What is your favorite non CrossFit activity. I need to take some liberty here and expand it to multiple activities… I love music. I love to play it, write it, listen to it, and go to concerts. I also love to ski and hike. I can’t wait to see how my gains translate on the ski slopes.
8. What is your favorite (paleo or non-paleo) food? Hmm… well, yes. I love all food… equally and without bias.
9. What is something about you that most people don’t know? Well, if you’ve read question number seven you already have a preview… I am a musician. I play guitar, bass, drums, and I even sing (in the shower of course).
10. What is your nickname? Kirch… original, I know.
11. What do you do for a living? I am an account manager for the world’s largest dedicated internet security company.
12. How has CrossFit changed your life? In the short time I have been CrossFitting, it has impacted my life in a couple of very positive ways. I grew up playing football. When I was in high school, that was a big part of who I was. It kept me active and in the gym in a team environment. Everyone on the team did the same workout with the sole intention of getting better. Once I stopped playing football I lost that support system and lost my motivation and inspiration to stay active and fit. Early this year, my family introduced me to the idea that I could do CrossFit. I decided to try it. Now, three and a half months later, CrossFit provides that team atmosphere, motivation, and inspiration I missed. By utilizing the nutrition programs and working my tail off, I have made some very exciting improvements and I am making great new friends along the way.