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Ben Blackburn

Ben Blackburn

Why do you participate in IM Sports?
It is a fun way to stay active and keep me motivated when there is nothing else going on at Grand Valley sports wise or with extracurricular activities.

What is your favorite part about IM Sports?
My favorite part about IM Sports is meeting new people, getting new friends. With rock climbing specifically, I have been doing it for about two years and I can see my progression highlighted more when I am doing upgrades or becoming a better climber and I do not really see that when I am going to the gym as much. It is also a fun way to get you entire body active. 

What does it mean to you to stay active?
To me, it means getting your body moving, getting your heart rate up and getting yourself out of your comfort zone. Doing something that you love or even that you wouldn't normally do. Pushing your body in ways that you wouldn't if you were sitting at home or on the couch.

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