January’s Athlete Of The Month


Time to highlight one of our spectacular athletes! What makes up an Athlete of the Month? Not crushing the hardest every workout or lifting the most weight. This athlete exhibits consistency and a hard work mentality. Every time they come to the gym they have a good attitude and give their all. This person is also welcoming of others, helping make H Dub the best community there is. Each month we choose a different athlete and post some fun facts about them to help y’all get to know them better

Congrats goes to Hank Bachara! This outdoors enthusiast loves a good lifting session almost as much as he loves a gnarly camping trip. Hank is one of those guys who wants to be coached and wants to get better. He also has a super cool job which has allowed him to hear many of the talented artists who come to the Ryman in Nashville, TN. Learn more about Hank in his questionnaire below:

Name: Hank Bachara

Hometown: Jacksonville, Fl

Age: 29

Occupation: Audio Engineer 

What were your goals when you started training?  I didn’t want to buy a new pair of pants and I simply needed to improve my health overall. 

How long have you been at H Dub and how did you get into it? Started in May ‘23

What is your favorite/least favorite thing we do in training? I probably like weight training the most but need to get my cardio in check. Anything involving the bikes or burpees fills me with dread. 

How has H Dub positively affected you?

H Dub is the first place I’ve done workouts in a group and it feels good to be pushed past what’s comfortable, or what feels like a good place to stop. 

I love being able to be a part of community of people who are also improving themselves. 

What advice do you have for newcomers? Practice finding a headspace that allows you to ignore everything but the rhythm and movement. Helps you tune out how well it seems like other people are performing and allows you to focus on your own performance. Also, stretch!

What is something no one at the gym knows about you? I’m going to Spain this summer 

Who are 3 people you would have a meal or drink with dead or alive?

John Coltrane

Shane Gillis

George Washington – just to see what the hype is about 

If you had an intro song when you walk into the gym what would it be.

I’ve been working out / running on and off since I was 14 and Rage Against the Machine always finds their way onto the playlist.  I also like Kanye’s Graduation.

Favorite Sport?

I enjoy watching baseball and love watching anything if it’s during the Olympics 

If you could have one super power what would it be? Does magic count?

What is your favorite thing to eat?

Sandwiches of all kinds! Cheesesteaks, Italian, Burgers, and especially the ice cream sandwiches from Trader Joe’s