This month`s choice for the Athlete of the Month for June 2019 fell on one of the few male athletes we have attending the classes… and he claims to be one of the few Swiss working at UNAIDS. On the bright side, he usually comes on time to attend classes, and is very conscious about his technique during the strength components while trying to push his limits.

He is very humble, but don’t get fooled, because he ran away with the Murph T-shirt in the scaled division of our annual Murph-challenge. We are proud to present Pascal Muriset as our June Athlete of the Month. 

Where are you from?

 I’m from Neuchâtel, Switzerland. One of the very few Swiss at UNAIDS.

 What is your occupation?

 I’m a Programme Officer with the Fast-Track Cities Project at UNAIDS. Check it out https://www.unaids.org/en/cities

How did you discover B3F?

I used to come to the free classes that were given outdoor 3 years ago. When I came back from 2 years in Myanmar, I joined again and I was surprised to see how the community got bigger.

What sorts of sports / fitness activities were you doing before?

 I used to be a swimmer and a tennis player. I switched to triathlon and then started crossfit in Geneva and continued in Myanmar.

Do you remember your first workout with B3F? How was it?

Of course! My first class was with Malaïka. As always, she was very kind and took the time to explain how the UNAIDS Box works.

What is your favourite type of workout?

Any type as long as I sweat!

What is your favourite type of exercise?

That’s tricky because I need to get the acronyms right… and most of the time, I’m completely lost when I read the whiteboard 😊

What weaknesses are you working on right now?

 Lower back. It kills me every time I do a deadlift.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?

To finally be the athlete of the month!

What are your goals?

Short term: Get (eventually) stronger…

Medium term: and stronger…

Long term: and super strong 😉

Any advice for new comers?

It may take a while to get used to the workouts, but you’ll love the community from the first session.

Anyone in particular you would like to acknowledge?

The amazing coaches and their kindness, guidance, professionalism and toughness (not thinking about anyone in particular…) but also the committee members who work hard behind the scene to keep the B3F up and running.

Author: Peter Koopmans