February 2021 Athlete Of The Month

Name: Timothy Kim

Age: 26

Occupation: Hopkins medical student

How long have you been a member at BBS&C? Since this past July. 

Were you athletic or involved in sports when growing up? I played baseball and basketball growing up.

Were you working out regularly prior to joining BBS&C? If so, what were you doing? Yes, I worked out regularly. I would either go running, play pickup basketball, or do some dumbbell and barbell lifting workouts at my medical school gym. 

Why do you workout? For my physical and mental health. It’s a great outlet from the grind of daily life and it’s a fun way to challenge myself both physically and mentally. 

What is your favorite lift or movement and why? Deadlift. It’s one of the lifts I have been doing for the longest and I feel like it’s a lift that engages the full body. 

What is your favorite workout or type of workout and why? I like the WODs for time. I know that there is a set rep scheme and I feel like I can mentally prepare myself better than for an EMOM or AMRAP WOD.

What have you accomplished as an athlete (big or small) during your time at BBS&C? I can now do multiple sets of bar muscle-ups in a WOD. When I started at BBS&C, I wasn’t able to do a single rep. 

What fitness goals do you have for the next year? I want to continue to improve my mobility and flexibility, which should help me improve in all of my Olympic lifts. Also, I want to be able to do butterfly chest-to-bar pull-ups and HSPUs! 

How has your fitness influenced and/or impacted your life outside of the gym? I am sore pretty much every day of my life. In all seriousness, fitness and being a part of BBS&C have reinforced the importance of stretching and healthy living.