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March Athlete of the Month- Josh Keanaaina

Tell us a little about yourself and family- Hobbies, interests, where you grew up, occupation, etc.

I am a father of 4 and my main job is to care for my children and run the house. I’ve been a homemaker for over 10 years and during that time I’ve also worked from home as a filmmaker. I love to see, learn about, and make movies. I’ve also been a musician and vocalist as long as I can remember. Music is very important to me. (Which is why Country music makes me so angry, since it is an affront to the ears...haha)

How did you hear about BCF and what made you want to join? 

My wife Julie heard about BCF from Pre-coach Alise at Church, and then a short time later, we met Trevor and Bethany at Momo’s Shaved Ice when I was playing music there. Meeting Trevor and Bethany is what made the difference—adding to the glowing review from Alise and Juan and our desire to be fit. I’d been looking for something different that would address all of my fitness goals. CrossFit was that thing for us.

What motivates you to come to the box week after week?

The biggest motivator for me now is my friendships with the people at BCF. I enjoy seeing progress in myself and others over time. The competition is fun. It feels awesome to have a chance to use my strength and work hard.

What are your goals? Personal/Professional, and/or Athletic?

My top goal is to be a great resource and example for my kids. It takes a village and it’s only just begun.

All my professional goals are secondary to the first, but I am working on recording a few songs and trying to gig more. Also, I would like to be involved in making bigger budget films, but the time to pursue that would be after my kids need me less. 

As an athlete, I’ve been striving to get to the RX level for every WOD. I respect the hard work it takes to get there and remain there. And I’m discovering that a nice side effect to the effort required is improved aesthetics, which I never thought were important before, but I’m discovering feels really nice.

What is your favorite lift, movement or WOD? Least Favorite?

I love lifting heavy, but I also like gymnastic movements that require technical skill despite not being able to do most of them. In the past, I have dreaded cardio movements, but I’ve come to appreciate the endurance that come with them.

What is your proudest CF moment?

Nothing really sticks out to me except the decision to get started. As with everything else—to succeed at something you keep choosing to continue despite boredom, obstacle, or failure. It feels good to have made it this far. I look forward to keeping it up.

What is one tip you would give to someone who is interested in Crossfit, or new to Crossfit?

I would say that if you’re new to CrossFit, you’re going to have a blast learning to do things you’ve never done before, and the best advice I have is to try to find something about the process that you can look forward to every time you workout. Make small goals and achieve them. And lastly everyone is sore for the first month or so... Keep going!

Biggest impact CrossFit has made in your life?

Besides providing the most sustainable option for fitness I’ve ever experienced, and the opportunity to be involved in an amazing community, and daily reminders that I can do things that seem impossible, the most impactful thing about CrossFit has been changing my relationship with food—specifically what I’ve learned about the type of fuel I provide for my body. Crap in=Crap out. 

Free write: (anything else you want to say.)

I just want to shout out to the 9am Class and express my appreciation to all the Coaches/Admins at BCF and to everyone I’ve ever worked out with.