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Congratulations to Joe Campbell, our October 2016 Athlete of the Month! Joe has been at CFNC for almost two years and we love his outgoing personality, dedication and, not to mention, spot on Coming to America impersonations. We can’t wait for Joe and Katie to return to Charleston in a few years after their PCS to Germany!!

Athlete Profile- Joe Campbell

What makes you, you?
I’m an extreme extrovert, therefore I love people and life! Nothing makes me more excited than being around awesome people and just living life to the fullest!

Describe your experience at CFNC.
CFNC is the best box I’ve ever been to hands down! I love the positive energy but most of all the programming and quality of coaches. I’ve been crossfitting for 4 years and the last two years that I’ve been with CFNC have been second to none! Never a dull moment and always getting me better.

What are your major life goals?
I plan to retire from the military and live in Charleston. Hopefully me and my beautiful wife Katie will have two amazing children by then and I will start my second career working in Logistics with a company.

What has been your favorite CrossFit moment so far?
I absolutely loved the last two competitions I have been in. Preparing for them has been awesome. I look forward to more competitions soon.

What are your 3 major CrossFit goals?
1. To have more endurance and engine.
2. Be able to do handstand walks without falling.
3. Be able to snatch 275#

What has been your favorite CrossFit WOD and why?
Anything with heavy power cleans or snatches and pull-ups or muscle-ups. I love gymnastics movements and heavy lifting.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Hopefully back in Charleston after my Permanent Change of Station in Germany. Katie and I will probably be starting a family and buying a house.

Share a recipe for a favorite clean meal.
1⁄2cup low sodium soy sauce
2teaspoons olive oil
2teaspoons ketchup
1teaspoon minced garlic
1teaspoon oregano
1teaspoon pepper

Blend all ingredients, pour over steaks.
Marinate 3 hours, turning frequently.
Grill to your liking.

1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and peeled, see Cook’s Note
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt

What is your favorite cheat meal?
Anything Fried!!!! LOL

What is the most challenging aspect of CrossFit?
Mentally pushing myself trying to see where my threshold is.

What advice would you give to someone new to CrossFit?
Don’t try and meet your goal or your outcome in one week or month, just try and get better day by day.

What is your personal “walkout song” or anthem?
DJ Snake You know like it.

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