Josh Marlow is the September 17′ Member of the Month!

Josh Marlow is the September 17′ Member of the Month!
Josh Marlow has been a regularly attending member since day 1 at Immortal. If you know him, you know he is the real deal. A stand up guy, with a huge heart and a very funny personality. Josh is in the top 3 for attendance over the last 12 months. Over the last year he has attended more than 260 classes and has been apart of the committed club (20 or more classes per month) for 12 months straight! I admire Josh because he is at great example of not making excuses. 

Let’s get to know Josh a bit better…

Name: Josh Marlow
Hometown: Pleasantville
Age: 44
Occupation: Attorney & Real Estate Investor

How long have you been doing CrossFit and what motivated you to try it out?
I have been doingCrossFit since 2013. I was turning 40 and feeling the need to re-think how I worked out. With the help of a trainer named Brandon Paulus (at what is now CrossFit XT), I began adding high intensity interval type stuff as well as regular variation to a more traditional workout regimen that had become stale from 15+ years without much change. Then a friend invited me to try a class at CrossFit Mount Kisco. Immediately I added one CrossFit class per week to my changing routine. When Immortal opened later that year, I signed up (I was at the 7:00am class on the very first day of Immortal’s existence!).

Over the last 12 months you have consistently attended at least 20 classes per month. That is some
serious dedication! Can you tell us what keeps you motivated?
A little bit of fear, a little bit of vanity, a lot of desire to live a long and healthy life. It also helps that my wife Amy is a crown jewel Immortal member. Her own dedication – showing up almost every day, always trying to get better at something – helps to keep me coming back, and her curiosity for how the body works, how it responds, and why we at Immortal do things the way we do is a major asset to me. Beneath the beautiful veneer, she is among other things a nerdy scientist. I am very lucky in that respect.

Why has exercise become such a staple part of your lifestyle?
I tore my ACL in 1996 playing soccer – a sport I played for about 20 years – and I felt like it happened in part because slowly I had let my health & fitness levels lapse after college. I was a graduate student at the University of Virginia. The U.Va. team physician at the time did my surgery and allowed me to rehab alongside his Division I athletes (guys like Tiki Barber’s twin brother, Rondé, who went on to have a long NFL career; other NFL and NBA athletes and prospects; as well as countless men and women who competed at a very high level in major collegiate athletics like lacrosse, tennis, swimming, and baseball). It was very motivating. I got myself back into shape that summer, felt amazing, and vowed never to be in that position again.

What is your favorite cheat meal?
Lobster Roll (we vacation in Maine every summer). Italian Sub is a strong #2, but I only let that happen once or twice per year … usually at a NY Giants tailgate if there is no grilling happening.

If you were to go to the movies and could only pick one snack to have, what would it be?
Sour Patch Kids (note: Green is the least desirable Sour Patch Kid).

You have been a member at Immortal for 4 years now. Do you have a favorite memory?
Without question or hesitation, the April 2016 in-house competition. The participation level, the camaraderie, the intensity. I loved every minute of it. It was the best day in the short but great history of Immortal.

Boxer briefs or boxer shorts?
Shorts. My boys need breathing room.

Tell us something about you that most people don’t know.
I am the youngest of 5 and I have 16 nieces and nephews.

What goal are you currently pursuing (it doesn’t have to be fitness related)?
Shoulder health! (I am having rotator cuff surgery on September 12th .)