When did you first start training at CrossFit 580?
March 3, 2014
What is your favorite workout/movement?
Deadlifts and rowing.
Least favorite workout/movement?
Honestly, who likes burpees?
Tell us about your fitness and/or lifestyle background.
I was a four season athlete in highschool, water polo in the summer and fall, wrestling in the winter, and swimming in the spring. Then in college I played for Virginia Tech’s rugby team. I’ve always enjoyed team sports.
How did you first get exposed to CrossFit 580? Take us back to your first workout… what was it, and how did it feel?
My first workout was during the On Ramp program on March 3, 2014. It was terrible, I could barely move and had trouble climbing stairs for a week!
What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CrossFit580? (before/after)
Prior to starting the On Ramp 580 class, I was pushing 300 pounds and couldn’t keep up with my beautiful and athletic wife anymore. (Although, I still can’t). I finished the On Ramp course and was doing BootCamp 580 classes for two months. In those two months alone I lost almost 25 pounds. Then I got the courage to start going to the Crossfit workouts. Since then, I’ve lost an additional 30 pounds and am setting PRs on my lifts every week.
What changes in your life have you experienced from CrossFit 580 that were totally unexpected?
Right after I started working out last year, the Crossfit Open was taking place and I thought to myself that I would never do that. Next thing you know, I’ve competed in 3 competitions with my new partner in crime, Joe Iacono, and even competed in the scaled division of the 2015 Open, taking 39th in Northern California.
Please share with us any favorite CrossFit 580 moments.
Honestly, they’ve all been great. When you’re done with a workout and see a little puddle of sweat on the ground you know that you’re going to go to bed a little bit better than you were the day before.
What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit 580?
Hiking, mountain biking, skiing, photography, and making my own beer!
Any advice for people just getting started?
Stick with it. It sucks at first, especially when you’ve been sedentary for months or even years. But the results will come and you’ll feel amazing.