#MemberCrushMonday: Abhishek Naramalla
Here is his story:
"I was born and brought up in Karimnagar, India. After completing my bachelors, I took a decision to study a Master's Degree in the USA. I got admission for my Master's in Computer Science and I was pretty much excited. But I was in dilemma to move out of India as I didn't want to stay away from my friends & family.
Finally, I landed in the USA in the year 2011 and completed my Master's from the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg. After graduation, I got my first job in San Antonio and after working for a couple of months, I moved to Arizona in 2014. Since then I am here in the desert, made some good friends and enjoying life.
I enjoy playing cricket and soccer. I used to play these sports since my childhood and I was missing them now. I enjoy watching NFL and I'm addicted to it. I love traveling to new places with friends. And I'm a big foodie. I like to cook new dishes especially Indian authentic cuisine.
As my job is to sit and code for new websites, I became lazy and put on some weight. Then I decided to change my lifestyle. Since one year, I started some group training classes before joining CrossFit. Initially, I was in a myth that I can't do CrossFit, But now I enjoy and love it and also it increases my stamina, endurance, and strength.
At CrossFit, we do a workout with a group of people that helps with accountability. Going to CrossFit brings out the competitive spirit in me that helps to push myself to keep going and finish. My favorite workouts are Bench-Press and deadlifts."