Tell us a bit about yourself!
I was born and raised in India and came to the US at 22 to get my Master’s at Syracuse. After graduating in 2005, I moved to Baltimore for work and have lived here since. I went to Catholic School and loved playing soccer and cricket growing up.
Tell us about your fitness journey and discovering CrossFit
I had no background or heard about CrossFit. I just took a Groupon for one of the CrossFit places in this area and fell in love with CrossFit, but I wanted to try other places before committing. I dropped into a few other places for a 1:1 class but was not 100% sold. Finally, I bought the Groupon for the ten classes at BCCF, and after the first class with Ben and Josh, I knew I had found my place.
It’s been nine years! When I joined, I was completely out of shape, close to 250lbs, eating like crap, out of breath when I would tie my shoelaces, and had no foundational knowledge of factors of health (sleep, nutrition, exercise, etc). CrossFit has completely changed my life physically and mentally.
What goals do you have within the next year – CrossFit and non-CrossFit?
CrossFit – my main goal is to keep working on my nutrition and mobility and enjoying the process.
Non-CrossFit – I am playing cricket in the Howard Country League; my goal is to play as many games as possible.
Tell us more about your life outside of the gym – favorite thing to do when you’re bored, favorite meal, music, job etc.
Life outside the gym is mainly running around with my six and 8-year-old (Riya & Rohan). They are getting into soccer, tennis, and dance, and I enjoy all the sports with them.