CrossFit Breaking Boundaries’ new series, Athlete Spotlight kicks off with one of CFBB Roswell’s most uplifting, hardworking and encouraging athlete, Jim Huling.
What got you into CrossFit?
When I turned 59, I wanted to find something that would set the stage for my next decade; that would allow me to get back in shape and even go beyond any level I had achieved before. CrossFit was unlike anything I had ever experienced, combining strength and fitness in constantly varied workouts, all done in an exciting team environment. I knew immediately I had found exactly what I was looking for!
What was the turning point for you where you knew you were gonna stick with this craziness we call CrossFit?
This may sound crazy, but it was after my first workout with Coach Larry. It was such an amazing experience that I knew I wanted to come back every day. In fact, I never even left the box! As soon as the WOD was over I signed up and became a member of CFBB! Today, I can’t imagine life without CrossFit and CFBB.
What has been your proudest moment of CrossFit?
My proudest moment so far was recently when I hit a back squat PR increasing my weight by 30 lbs. When I logged the result into my phone app, I was amazed to see that I had actually increased my back squat by 60 lbs since starting CrossFit only a few months before!
What is your favorite exercise?
This may be hard to believe, but my favorite CrossFit exercise is “Stone to Shoulder”! I really love heaving those stones and coming away with bruised shoulders, ripped hands, and aching muscles. Getting “stoned” is definitely my favorite!
Least favorite exercise?
It’s hard to pick a least favorite, since everything helps me get better, but I’m the most uncomfortable with bear crawls.
In one sentence, how would you describe CFBB to someone who has never been?
Imagine reaching a level of fitness and doing things you would never have believed possible, while being guided by world-class instructors who help and inspire you, all in the company of the most supportive and encouraging people you’ve ever met – all of that, and so much more, is waiting for you at CFBB!
If you could have any superpower what would it be & why?
That’s easy! I’d choose super strength like the Hulk! Then I’d hit a PR every day!
Lastly, tell us something about you we probably don’t know.
Most people know me as the coauthor of a #1 Best Selling book or as a keynote speaker. But very few people know that I have a degree in music and that my first job out of college was as an opera singer!