Athlete Profile: Scott Berry

Athlete Profile: Scott Berry

Many of you might not know but Scott is a stage 4 cancer survivor for over the past 4 years. Cancer was found in his brain and both kidneys. About 10 months ago, Scott started reading articles and studies that had recently surfaced linking exercise to the prevention of or recurrence of cancer.  He told me that he recalled walking the halls one day in the hospital and making a commitment to start exercising again. Recently he went for a check up with his Oncologist to review of all the MRIs and CT scans for this past quarter which confirmed he was cancer free!  Obviously we cannot definitively attribute this to  Crossfit, but we can say it can’t be hurting. You are an inspiration to us all Scott. Congrats to all your success thus far!

Athlete Spotlight: Scott Berry

Hometown: Sheboygan Wisconsin

Age: 48

When did you first start training at CF Naples?: 01/23/2013

Favorite WOD: Rowing and anything with Kettlebells

Least Favorite WOD: Still learning and practicing Double Unders and Hand Stand

Pushups and they will be my least favorite until I master them.

Tell us about your sports & fitness background: Played Football in College, but that was a

long time ago. I ride my bike every chance I get and participate in duathlons whenever

possible.

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? A friend of mine (MJ) knew several people who

love and are thriving at Crossfit Naples and convinced me to give it a try with him. Like

everyone else, I have been addicted ever since. I know there are other Crossfit gyms in

town but Crossfit Naples was a perfect fit.

Take us back to your first WOD… what was it, and how did it feel? I do not remember

specifically what my first WOD was, but I remember feeling horrible the next day…and the

next day…and the next day.

What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CF

(before/after)? Besides the fact that I just plain feel better overall, I have found that

Crossfit has helped me with my running (which I used to hate) and biking also.

What sort of changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like

CrossFit that were totally unexpected? I would have to say the reactions of other people.

Everyone is always asking about my diet and what type of exercise I do.

Please share with us any favorite CrossFit / CF Naples moments: The knowledge of the

coaches is fantastic. All the little tips the coaches and other athletes provide that

suddenly “click” to help you do the movements you never thought you could master.

When I asked about ways triathletes can properly utilize the Paleo diet to maintain energy,

Mario immediately handed me a book to learn everything I needed to know. The coaches

genuinely want everyone to succeed!

Any advice for people just getting started? Trust the coaches and the Crossfit

program. Most importantly, practice movements outside of Crossfit every chance you get.

What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents: Biking, watching my kids play soccer and

lacrosse, and spending time in any way with my awesome family!

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Wednesday’s Workout (May 1, 2013)

For time:
50 wallball, 20lb ball
Run 400 meters
50 pullups
Run 400 meters
50 wall ball

(Sub: If you attended Tuesday, sub med ball cleans for wall ball)

Thursday’s Workout (May 2, 2013)

13 minute AMRAP:

  • 5 Back Squat (50% of 1 RM)
  • 10 DB Snatch (5 each side) 60/30lbs
  • 5 HSPU