New Member Spotlight: Brian Ranes


Read about new member Brian Ranes! Read about how hes found a second home at DelVal after him and his wife (Jen) moved, his favorite memory so far and some other things he enjoys doing outside of CrossFit.⁣ Follow the linktree in our bio (Blogs & Post)!

Q: Why did you join CrossFit Delaware Valley?

A: My wife, Jen, and I just moved to Drexel Hill this past summer after my job as a research biologist was relocated to University City. We have been fortunate to belong to some great gyms, and even more fortunate to visit gyms around the United States, Canada, and Europe. Our standards are high for the quality of coaching and having an environment that is both fun and encouraging but also competitive and motivating. It can take time to really know if a gym is the right fit, but we knew within the first two or three classes that DelVal was the right choice for us.

Q: What's been your biggest accomplishment?

A: My biggest accomplishments are usually just showing up to the gym when my wife is busy. I've been happy with my running lately and also with my double-unders.

Q: What are you working on now?

A: I'm working on pacing and breathing through my nose so I'm not constantly taking breaks and gasping for air.


Q: What's your favorite CrossFit Delaware Valley memory?

A: My favorite CF DelVal memory so far is feeling good running back down the hill on a Broomile late on a summer day with a thunderstorm off in the distance.

Q: What motivates you to continue training at CrossFit Delaware Valley?

A: My motivations are as follows: 1) my wife 2) feeling strong and fast 3) not being weak and immobile when I get old.

Q: Any additional comments?

A: My other interests outside of CrossFit include: flying airplanes and making art. Also, here is a link to a blog I wrote about my first CrossFit competition!

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