Athlete Spotlight D.D.

Athlete Spotlight D.D.

Hometown:  East Longmeadow, MA

Age: 65

Profession: MRI Technologist

What did you do for fitness before CrossFit?  Competitive Swimming, Softball, Road Biking, Kayaking & Walking

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? My neighbor

What was your first workout and how did it go? How did you feel after?  Benchmark & I felt way better than expected, a little sore.

Favorite CF Movements: Rowing & Bench Pressing

Least Favorite Movements: Pullups, I need to build up strength

Favorite Cheat Meal: Cheese or potato chips 🙁

Favorite Paleo Meal: Any green salad, avocados, nuts, fruit & meat, roasted root veggies & lots of garlic.

What’s one thing that most people don’t know about you?  As a child I had polio from ages 2-5 & I wore a brace on my right leg.  It never stopped me from running or playing like the other children, I was extremely lucky.  However, after 2 foot and ankle surgeries 9 years ago some exercises limit me on performance.  I try to compensate in other ways.

What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CF (before/after)? In only 2 months I see my “waist roll” diminishing & thighs getting stronger.

What sort of unexpected changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like CrossFit? Meeting great new supportive people all with the same purpose.  We come in all ages, shapes & sizes all here for a common goal, to stay fit!

Any advice for people just getting started or new to CrossFit? It’s the best, stick with it.  Don’t give up!

What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit? I love to cook swim & read.  My Bouvier des Flandres, Issy, is my best friend!

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Tuesday, July 7th, 2015:


A) 15 Min Dynamic Warmup & Mobility
B) Barbell Complex (20 Minutes)


-1 Deadlift

-1 Hang Power Clean

-1 Front Squat

-1 Split Jerk

Use the heaviest weight you can for each set

C) Med Ball Situps 5×15 (partner anchored)


coming Wednesday…


A) Strict Chin Up or Ring Curls 5×7
B) Dips 5 x 8
C) Burpee To Target: Reverse Tabata
D) Coaches Cashout: Top Secret