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Aaron: Fitness is the Ultimate Judge

I CrossFit because I want to be fitter than I am now at 55

Hometown:  RVA

Age: 34

Occupation:  Prosecutor

When did you first start CrossFitting:  

March 2014

When did you first start training at CrossFit Prelude:  

August 2014

Favorite WOD/Movement:  

Toes-to-bar

Least Favorite WOD/Movement:  

Thruster/wall balls

Tell us about you sports; fitness; and/or life background:  

I was reasonably fit through the end of college – then took about a decade off from physical fitness.

Yes. . . Sometimes we dress up in kilts

What is your “Something Better” that you hope to achieve with CrossFit Prelude:  

I’m a new dad, and it’s easy to to put fitness on the very back burner. I want to be in the best shape I can be for my son and my family. The comradery and coaching at CrossFit Prelude help meet this goal. I think the benefits of working out in this specific environment make me a better husband and father. I want to be fitter than I am now at 55.

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? Take us back to your first WOD… what was it, and how did it feel:  

I first got exposed to CrossFit as I was searching for alternatives to working out with DVDs in front of my television – which is what I had been doing for about a year prior to my first CrossFit class. It was lonely and and monotonous and I needed a change. I did not enjoy my first workout, or my second, third, or fourth. I felt weak and clumsy. I was sore for 2 weeks. After about my 5th class though, I was hooked.

What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CrossFit (before/after):  

Increased mobility and leg strength, better balance and coordination, and better endurance are some of the more noticeable changes.

baby squat

You’re never too young for fitness

What keeps you coming back.  What motivates and inspires you:  

I love the people. I workout with my friends. I like seeing other members make big gains and improve. It pushes me to do the same.

Please share with us any favorite CrossFit Prelude moments:  

I really enjoy the park WODs. I also like partner WODs. Teamwork pushes me to go harder.

Any advice for people just getting started:  

Stick with it. It does become addictive – and that’s a good thing.

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