Ben McCormick, Head of Support at Trello
“My personal journey of getting into fitness and getting into the tech industry started at almost exactly the same time. I joined a CrossFit gym the same week I started at Fog Creek Software because of the company’s generous gym reimbursement program,” says McCormick, 31, who is now head of support at Trello, an online project management system that spun off from Fog Creek. “I signed up for a CrossFit foundations class my first week at Fog Creek. That first class wiped me out to the point where I almost passed out and my coach had to give me a ride home. But I kept coming back. I had to scale everything in the beginning, but over time I found myself getting fitter and healthier. I can’t imagine going back to a life without fitness.”
Now, McCormick goes to bed every night before 9pm and wakes up before 5am, either going on a 6am run or putting in a few hours of work before heading to the CrossFit gym at 9:30am. “I’m training for a half marathon right now, so I spend three days of the week running and three days of the week doing CrossFit. I’m using a running training program from a book called Unbreakable Runner, which was written for CrossFit athletes who also want to do endurance running,” he says.
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