Joe Piersanti

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2013.

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

After I stopped playing college baseball I needed some “cardio.” A friend of mine was posting pictures of her all shredded body from this “CrossFit” thing so I gave it a try. I’ve been hooked ever since.

Why did you become a trainer?

I have always loved human movement and helping people. As a physical therapist student, coaching CrossFit is as close to what I want to do with my life as I can get.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

A heavy squat clean or some bar muscle ups.

What is your favorite cheat food?

I eat what I want for the most part. If there’s donuts sitting there, I’m going to eat them…all of them.

What’s your favorite superhero and why?

I believe in versatility. Everyone has a weakness but it’s how you make up for that weakness in all other aspects of fitness that defines you. For that, I choose Superman. Even though he doesn’t do so well with Kryptonite, he’ll kick some butt any other time.