Athlete Spotlight: Ben

What made you choose CrossFit True?

  • I was looking for a gym when I moved to Hamden and saw that CrossFit True was right down the road


How long have you been training with us?

  • A little over a year now

What has been your proudest moment in the past 90 days?

  • Participating in my first CrossFit Open (and of course night crew bringing home the gold in the True Games ) 

When you’re not at the gym, what do you do for work? What do you do for fun?

  • For work I’m a software engineer, and for fun I love to sing and play guitar, and I also love to go camping

How is your nutrition? How has it changed since joining CrossFit True?

  • Nutrition hasn’t changed too much since joining CF True, but I definitely make a more conscious effort to eat healthier 

What are your 3 favorite movements/exercises? 

  • Squats, deadlifts, and box jumps

What is your favorite style workout? (AMRAP, EMOM, Rounds for Time, etc)


What about your favorite workout?

  • I don’t think I have a favorite workout in particular, but I like any AMRAP that combines the bike/rower and a barbell movement

Any favorite workout songs? 

  • Not really, but I’ve enjoyed the few times Moe put on country music for me

Have you changed physically or mentally since you’ve been working out with us?

  • Physically I’ve lost some weight and I’ve definitely gotten stronger as well… mentally I find that I actually look forward to going to workout out now

What are your current goals?

  • I’d like to get to the point where I can do pull-ups instead of scaling to ring rows in a workout

How have your goals changed since you joined? 

  • I’ve never really had fitness goals before, so just having a goal is a change for me

What has been the biggest surprise since joining CF True?

  • Definitely how much I enjoy coming to the gym

What can you do now that you couldn’t do before joining?

  • I can tell people who have negative feelings about CrossFit that they’re wrong! 

Say something else, Anything! 

  • I’m so glad I decided to join CrossFit True, I’m lucky to have such an amazing place to go workout