Athlete Spotlight: Jae Kim


Name: Jae Kim


Occupation:Business Owner

Hometown:Seoul, South Korea

Which class time do you usually attend?6pm

Favorite WOD: Anything that doesn’t involve body weight.

Favorite CF Movement: Clean

Least Favorite CF Movement: Burpee

3RM Back Squat:295

1RM Deadlift:340

Favorite Food: Japanese Kobe Steak

Favorite Movie: Ben Hur

Favorite Athlete:Usain Bolt

Dream Job:Professional Gambler

Dream Vacation Destination:Bora Bora

If you could have any super power…Fly

Favorite Motivational Quote:“God has given us two hands; One to receive with and the other to give with.” – Billy Graham

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

About 3 years


How did you first discover CrossFit and what made you decide to start? 

I discovered cross fit from driving by and seeing the sign. I decided to start because I needed some accountability for my workout and someone to push me.


Tell us about your fitness/sports background:

Taekwondo Competition


What sorts of positive changes (mental, physical, emotional) have you noticed in your life since getting involved at No Excuses?

Stronger, Better Sleep, Less Stress


Who or what keeps you coming back and motivated?

The desire to get stronger and live a healthy lifestyle.


In what other ways do you use your fitness?

I use fitness to focus better.


Please share with us a favorite CrossFit or No Excuses moment.

I don’t have a favorite, but I enjoy every day that I go as my favorite.


Name one goal you would like to achieve in the next year (doesn’t have to be CrossFit related, but it can be)

Lose weight and gain muscle.


Tell us about your hobbies and interests outside of the gym:

Going to Vegas, Gambling, Eating and Drinking nice wine.


What advice do you have for someone just starting CrossFit or is on the fence about starting?

Hardest part is showing up. Once you show up, you feel better and are glad you’re here, so don’t give up.


What do you love most about No Excuses?

The people.