Josh Jerles


Our April AOTM is Josh Jerles.

Josh has been a consistent member of our 5:30 class for two years. He puts in extra work during Open Gym times - and his hard work paid off. He crushed some Open workouts and also got his first bar MU! He also keeps us all on our toes with his “that’s what she said” comments :)


Here is what Josh had to say about CFC:

How long have you been Crossfitting?
Just over two years now.

What made you start CF?
I played organized sports my whole life and never worked out without a group of people pushing me harder. After college, I tried to go to the gym by myself and it just didn’t work. With crossfit I found a challenging workout with a great community that pushes me.

What changes have you seen since starting CF?
After I quit playing football, I went through a 3-4 year period where I didn’t take care of my body like I was used to doing. Now, I’m getting closer to being in the best shape of my life and I feel great.

What is your favorite/least favorite movement?
Favorite is probably either the clean or snatch. Least favorite: thrusters, nobody likes thrusters.

What is your favorite part of CF Conway?
Just the people and the way everybody supports each other. I’ve found so many great people in one place which made moving here so much easier.

What are your long term goals?
I’d like to say I’m working towards being in the best shape of my life and continuing to get stronger. In reality, I workout so I can keep drinking beer and eating what I want and not get fat.

What advice do you have for people wanting to start CF?
Don’t be intimidated by the difficulty of the workouts. They really aren’t that bad and you’ll be surprised what you can really do!

Zach Fonville