Introducing Chad: UBX Camden’s Everest Challenger

February 14, 2024 at 3:57 am by

At UBX, we live and breath what we do, and Chad, the owner of UBX Camden, is a testament to that. This year, Chad has set his sights on Everest Base Camp, joining fellow UBX’ers on the adventure of a lifetime.

Chad, owner of UBX Camden

A Love for Adventure

Chad’s journey to Everest isn’t just about ticking off a bucket list item; it’s about embracing the adventure and the challenges that come with it. “I love hiking, seeing new places, and I’m a sucker for a challenge,” Chad said. His passion for exploration has taken him from the rugged terrains of Australia to the breathtaking landscapes of Europe and New Zealand. But Everest? That’s the dream that’s been waiting for the right moment, and that moment is now.

Chad (top left) with some members of the UBX Camden community, out front of his gym

Why Everest, and Why Now?

Everest has always been a symbol of ultimate adventure for Chad. “Everest has always been an ambition of mine, but I never had the opportunity to do it,” he shares. The opportunity to tackle this with the UBX community was too good to pass up. It’s not just about the climb; it’s about sharing the journey. “What better way to tackle it then with a bunch of like minded UBX’ers,” said Chad.

Chad (right) and his team celebrating UBX Camden’s 1st Birthday

The Draw Cards

For Chad, the Himalayas represent more than just a physical challenge. “The spectacular and breathtaking scenery is definitely a huge draw card,” he says. His previous hikes, like the ones to Mount Kosciuszko and Cradle Mountain, have been training grounds for this ultimate test. The Himalayas promise a unique adventure, one that Chad is eager to dive into with the enthusiasm he’s known for.

Chad (right) on a team hike with the UBX Camden community

Preparation UBX Style

Chad’s regimen at UBX Camden has been the perfect preparation for Everest. “I do the UBX workout about 3-4 times a week and my fitness hasn’t been this good in years!” It’s this fitness and confidence that he plans to bring to the base camp, leading by example, just as he does in his gym.

Looking Ahead

“This trek is going to challenge me both physically and mentally,” Chad anticipates. Reaching Everest Base Camp is about more than just personal achievement; it’s about overcoming the odds, experiencing the world’s majestic beauty, and doing it all alongside the UBX family. “I’m looking forward to watching the sunrise over Mount Everest from Everest Base Camp,” he envisions, highlighting the camaraderie that will make this experience unforgettable.

Chad representing the UBX team at the movie premier of CREED III

Advice for other UBX’ers

Chad’s advice to anyone at UBX contemplating a challenge, whether it’s within the gym or beyond, is straightforward: “You’ve just got to do it, get out of your comfort zone and take the plunge!”

Let’s rally behind Chad as he takes on Everest, embodying the very best of UBX every step of the way.