Athlete Name: Josh Llewellyn-Jones
Hometown: Cardiff, Wales, U.K
Education: Cathedral School, Llandaff, Cardiff (GCSE’s)
Tell us a little about yourself
Hey, I’m Josh Llewellyn-Jones. I live in Wales and own and run an advertising agency called J Squared Marketing. Alongside running a business, I train, a lot. My typical day involves a full working day (with plenty of overtime) and a 2-3 hour workout and plenty of food! I also founded 24hrs4cf which is a movement to inspire and motivate other CF Warriors to exercise to try and stay fit and healthy. I’ve always kept myself fit and healthy through sport and exercise despite having the Double Delta F508 mutation of the gene. This year I’ll be attempting a 24 hour fitness challenge for Cystic Fibrosis where I’ll look to complete a 100 mile cycle, 10 mile run, 10 mile row, 10 mile cross-train, 2 mile swim, lift 100 tonnes, 3,000 sit-ups, 1,000 squats and 1,000 press ups. I will exercise non-stop for 24 hours in an effort to show others that CF doesn’t have to control you and there really are no limits to what you can achieve.
“Work on your mindset, the body will follow.”
What motivates you the most?
The CF community. The messages I get from other CF Warriors and the parents of young CFers really inspires and motivates me to keep doing what I’m doing and to grow the 24hrs4cf campaign.
What workout tips would you give someone else with CF?
Work on your mindset, the body will follow. Always look to improve and progress. Even if it’s just than one extra step the next day. Don’t ever let anyone else tell you what you can and can’t do.
What is your go-to pump up song when working out?
Believer by Imagine Dragons
Why do you exercise?
Being brutal, to extend my life expectancy and to stay as fit and healthy as possible. How much I exercise directly impacts how long I’m going to live. It helps that I love fitness though, I am very lucky to enjoy it as much as I do.