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ASC Athlete Profile: Joe Kile

Name:  Joe Kile                   

Birthday:  June 10

Hometown:  Appleton, WI

What is your athletic background? Did you play any sports growing up? 

“I ran cross country and track in HS and in college (D-III, one year).  I loved playing basketball but never did so on at any organized level other than intramurals, city leagues, etc.”

When did you attend your first workout with Arlington Sports Conditioning, and how did you first learn about the group? 

“I started in August 2023 when [fellow ASC members] Josiah Gruber, Molly Preston, and Esen Onur got me to try it.”

What is your proudest athletic accomplishment, and why?

“From ages ago, I’m proud of some running related accomplishments in HS and college.  More recently, I had a great time riding RABGRAI (a week-long, 500-mile noncompetitive bike ride across Iowa) in the summer of 2023.”

What is your favorite exercise(s)? 

“I enjoy most exercise because it is a pretty good distraction from the stresses of life.  These days that mostly means riding my bike and ASC.”

What is your favorite workout song or musical artist? 

“Whatever anyone else picks out. I’m not picky.”

What is your favorite sports team? 

The Green Bay Packers

Who is your favorite athlete? 

“Hmmm, so many to choose from.  Over the years, I’d say Robin Yount, Steffi Graf, and Hicham El-Guerrouj.  And just so you don’t have to run to Google to figure out who they are, I’ve enjoyed following Alex Ovechkin and, more recently, Caitlin Clark.”

Other than working out, how else do you like to spend your free time? 

“I enjoy hiking and traveling.”

What do you like best about Arlington Sports Conditioning? 

“I really appreciate the camaraderie of everyone at the workouts.  Everyone is welcoming and supportive.”

What are the biggest benefits that you have experienced as a member? 

“Having the discipline of getting up to be at ASC at 6:30 AM is great.  There is no way I could do those workouts without the pre-commitment to be there.  Plus, most of my exercise history has been running and biking, so it is great to have a focus on upper body and core exercises that I had mostly ignored.”

What advice would you offer to new or prospective members of Arlington Sports Conditioning? 

“Just come and do the exercises.  Pete does the thinking for us in terms of what comes next.  He is great at encouraging without pushing too hard.”