Athlete Spotlight – Shiv Subramaniam

Today’s athlete spotlight is shining on Shiv Subramaniam! We were lucky to have him join us last summer. He always brings a great energy to CrossFit Sandy and is one of the friendliest guys you will ever meet. He took a few months off last year for the birth of his daughter, and we were very excited to have him walk back in the door.

Nickname? Shiv

Age? 32

When did you start CrossFit and where?

Started in Oct 2015 in Crossfittuffluv , California

When did you start at CrossFit Sandy?

July, 2016

What is your CrossFit “Superpower!”? 

I would say back squats 🙂


What is your favorite CrossFit movement? 

I love the kipping pull-ups. I can’t do it right now, but in the process of learning.

What is your least favorite CrossFit movement?

Rope climb. I can barely get off the ground!


Are there high points in your training or big accomplishments you would like to share?

I can really see my strength improving, and also hitting a 240 lb PR on my back squat felt really good.

Are there other members who have had a significant impact on your time at CrossFit Sandy that you would like to share? 

Yes Denise/Jared/Colby/Sam to name a few are really amazing people in the gym. They help make sure even the newbies are comfortable. As coaches, Bethanie and Cameron are very knowledgeable and helpful.

What is your favorite Hero WOD? Girl WOD? Other Benchmark or custom WOD that Bethanie programmed?  

The 1775 which we did for 60 mins. It was brutal, but it was fun. Also, the July 4th workout was also amazing.

  • Here’s a video of our July 4th Hero WOD Horton, but I don’t see Shiv!

Buddy carries in our 4th of July Hero WOD "Horton".

Posted by CrossFit Sandy on Tuesday, July 4, 2017


Did you enjoy the extra-curricular activities at the gym? Christmas party, throwdowns, movies, outside the box activities (hiking, climbing, etc…). Which ones?  

I have taken part in a potluck . I plan to come for much more.

  • Good news on this one – we are planning at potluck and movie night shortly. How does September 8th sound? 🙂


Do you have any pieces of wisdom for new members?  

Just listen to Bethanie and the other coaches, and you are in good hands. Do not get intimidated with other amazing members, one day you will learn other skills as well.


Do you have a favorite inspirational quote?

Surround yourself with those who challenge you, push you and motivate you.

  • Thanks for always being motivational Shiv – it takes a team and you are always cheering on the other athletes or lending a smile.

What sports or activities do you participate in outside the box?

I love many sports, but Golf is the one which I play all the time .

What sports, events (races, competitions, etc…), or activities have had an influence on you throughout your life?  Why?

Recently i started watching the crossfit games and just admire the athletes participating there. They are truly influential.

Other fun facts you’d like to share with your friends at CrossFit Sandy?

I guess participating in Golf Channel Amateur tour for the first time in 2015 and coming in top 25 in the first year was one of the achievements for me. Apart from that, we moved to Utah in 2016 and had our first baby was one of the life changing experiences. My daughter Aanya is 9 months old now and learning and happy with the parenting so far 🙂


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