Name: Jim Hartwell
Where did you grow up?
When did you become a member of Mi5 Fitness?
I became a member in the fall of 2013.
What do you do when you are not at Mi5? (occupation, hobbies, etc.)
I own a landscape and grounds maintenance company in Lakeville. When I'm not working, I spend time with my wife and 4 kids who are busy in various activities.
How did you find out about Mi5?
I was looking for a change of pace, and drove by several times and decided to walk in one day and check it out.
When/How did you realize CrossFit/Mi5 was the right fit for you?
After three back surgeries, I was referred to Chris, and immediately I knew I found a place with trainers who knew what they were doing. In the past, when I started exercising again, I would fall back into the same bad habits. This time was different, I was taught correct form while emphasizing movement and mobility. From there I joined bootcamp and have been hooked ever since.
What is your favorite WOD/movement?
What is your least favorite WOD/movement?
Anything that requires running
What would your perfect WOD look like?
Back squats, box jumps or step ups and bench press
What is one thing you have been able to accomplish since starting at Mi5 that you never thought you'd be able to do?
Being able to set PRs for squats and bench press!
What motivates you to stay fit?
My wife and kids
What is something about you that Mi5 members do not yet know?
That my biggest role model and mentor was my grandfather
What advice would you give to someone just getting started at Mi5?
If you are patient and develop good habits, results will follow!