Tell us something about your life outside of CrossFit (career, family, hobbies, etc).
I grew up in Bristol Boro where I met my wife Darlene. After graduating college with a degree in Computer Science I worked in several fields including Aerospace, Defense and most recently Pharmaceutical as a programmer, quality assurance, and IT. When I’m not working I like taking photos of local sporting events. Darlene and I have one Daughter – Julianna(19).
My favorite book or movie:
I don’t usually read for pleasure but when I do it’s usually a technical book on Photography or computer programming. The last book I read for pleasure was “Can’t Hurt Me” by David Goggins.
My favorite local restaurant:
No real favorite but I’ve been trying all the restaurants in Newtown. My favorite Pizza place is the Burg in Fairless Hills.
My favorite band/music genre:
I listen to just about anything these days but my favorites were Aerosmith and Van Halen.
Tell us something that we don’t know or would be surprised to learn about you:
No one knows this except my wife but my biggest fear is getting a paper cut from licking envelopes
How I was introduced to CrossFit:
3 years ago I went to see Dr. Tom with lower back pain. After several weeks of treatment, Dr. Tom set me up with physical therapy with one of the coaches several times a week. After several weeks of therapy (crossfit light), I was convinced that crossfit was something I wanted to do long term.
My fitness routine before CrossFit:
Before crossfit, I did the P90X and T25 programs but it was difficult to stay motivated and usually ended up doing very little.
My thoughts after my first CrossFit workout:
I can’t remember but I’m sure it’s the same thoughts I have now at the end of each workout.
My proudest CrossFit accomplishment is:
I have several which include getting the bar muscle up and ring muscle up. But my proudest moment was most recently when a younger guy in class sent me a text saying “If I beat you in the open, you owe me a beer”. He didn’t beat me.
My favorite WOD is:
I don’t really have a favorite but I usually like the WODS that have Toes-To-Bar or box jumps.
My Favorite Lift is:
My next goal is:
I have several 1. Strict Ring Muscle Ups, 2. Handstand Walk, 3. Online Qualifier in the October 2109 Open.
How has CrossFit affected your life outside of the gym?
I have a lot more confidence
What I love most about CrossFit Newtown:
My teammates. I think we have a great community. It doesn’t matter which class I go to from 6AM to 5:30PM, all are supportive and want to see everyone succeed.
What advice I would give to someone just joining CrossFit Newtown:
Leave your ego at the door. Listen to your coaches and scale the workouts – Intensity over Weight.
Do you have any diet/nutritional advice?
This one is a hard to answer since for the last 3 years I’ve only eaten Chicken, Broccoli and Rice. I wouldn’t recommend it.