Meet @WanderingFitness – A new contributor to

Who knew, I’m not the only person who travels and like to drop in and share their experience.  @WanderingFitness and I met through my home box, we’ve done a competiton together and frankly, this dude crushes it.  So thankful he was willing to share some of his experiences while on the road.  With delay:

Hey Suitcase Fitness,

Fitness was always part of my life, an athlete from the beginning, working out and eating healthy was never much of a priority. Then came graduate school, 14 hour days sitting in a lecture hall or a library cubby does terrible things to your metabolism. I moved to Baltimore about two years ago after spending the previous 4 years of my life in and out of the hospital as I became a Physician Assistant.

I suddenly found my self with free time and dropped in to my local box looking to meet some new people and try to get back shape… Two years later, I drank the cool aid as I now meal prep, work out twice a day and oh yea… just completed my CF – L1 certification.

I work clinically 14 – 17 days a month, teach PA students twice a month and work on a few research projects the rest of the time. Trying to find time to stay healthy with this schedule can be difficult and I hope to share some of my secrets and learn from the community.

My first post will be about a Box I visited a few weeks ago while in Philadelphia.  Check back tomorrow for a write up for Crossfit University City in Philadelphia, PA.


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We are busy. We are overbooked. We are traveling. We are unmotivated. We are tired. We are agitated. We are unproductive. We are overweight. We are unhappy. We are why. I'm a pharmacist, I travel regionally for work and have been all of these things. What elevates me from these emotional ditches? Good health. My nearly 100 year-old Italian grandmother "Nana" said a long time ago: "If you don't have your health, you don't have nothing." Considering she still rakes leaves and gives me hell for, well, just about everything, I think she's pretty damn sharp and fit. On the other end of the spectrum: My dad died at 65 from a heart attack. He was a diabetic, a previous smoker, a recovered drug addict, a food addict, hypertensive, arthritic, immobile nearing amputation and, simply, wasn't living. For all intensive purposes, I'm fit and healthy. Armed with degrees in biology and pharmacy (read: loans) and these two family stories, you'd think staying on track is easy. Newsflash: it's not. Traveling / Working / Fathering / Mothering / fill-in-the-blanking are obstacles we all have to overcome. So, how do we do it? Suitcase Fitness was born from the hope that by sharing my small health and fitness victories while traveling, others may be inspired to find new ways to stay engaged with their health. My vision is that others will use this venue to share their "baggage" and small steps taken to overcome health challenges. I get by with a little help from my friends. - The Beetles The things that last, never happen overnight. - Slaves

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