Josh Porter

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

What do you like about CrossFit? – or – How did you get hooked on CrossFit?

My first introduction to Crossfit was in 2008. I had a friend visiting from Colorado and we went to my upscale DC gym for a mid-vacation workout. Instead of doing the requisite dumb bell curls and elliptical, my friend whipped out a sweaty couplet of box jumps and double-unders. At the time I may have poked a bit of fun for my friend doing something different, but she was on to something.

My favorite thing about Crossfit is how it inspires me. The elite athletes are obvious inspirations—they’re absolutely amazing!  But I’m most inspired by the everyday athletes who persevere to overcome their physical challenges (injury, obesity, disease, age) to be better than they were the day before.

Favorite kind of workout?

Any workout that gets me outside of my comfort zone. It’s good to be humbled.

What’s your athletic background?

I ran cross-country in high school and played club volleyball in college. I was also a competitive flipcup player in my past life.

What do you do in your OTHER life (professionally and/or personally)?

I enable scientists to discover novel biomarkers and I go hiking and camping with my dog.

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Gymnastics