When it comes to dedication and never giving up, Marc always comes to mind. He is a guy that loves growth and strives to be better on a daily basis. If he misses a day he will make up for 2 in just one WOD. One thing he ask me every single Monday is “hows your weekend, anything crazy” and that will always be remembered. Keep grinding Marc the skies the limit!
Tell us about yourself?
I grew-up in Brooklyn, NY and moved to Florida about 27-years ago. I am married to my wife Michelle and we have two sons – Zachary and Jacob. We are a Noles household and enjoy following their sports teams. I work for an international company in IT sales.
What made you start Crossfit?
My younger son Jacob first joined Freakin CF while he was in High School. He would come home and talk about what a great workout it was and how I should try it. After about a year I finally gave in and very happy I did.
What have you learned since joining Freakin CrossFit?
I learned that most of what we do requires more mental perseverance than physical toughness. Also, working-out alongside an awesome group of other CF member’s helps keep me motivated.
What is your proudest CrossFit moment?
Last year, Manny Valladares and I participated in the CF Open. During those weeks, I was proud of what we were able to accomplish. It was far from easy, but I enjoyed being a part of the competition.
What’s your favorite exercise movement?
I enjoy anything that does not require me to run around the building. Although, in a weird way, I have taken a liking to burpees.
What are your CrossFit goals?
I have a similar goal for every workout. I try to focus on doing my best and show improvement each time.
What does your nutrition look like? Has it changed since starting CrossFit?
I have lost 25lbs since joining Freakin CF. My dietary weaknesses are carbs and sugars. I must always be mindful to keep that intake in-check.
What is one tip you would give someone who is thinking about starting CrossFit or just started?
My main tip would be that someone should not be intimidated by the workouts. The WOD is designed to test the limits of even the most experienced athlete. All exercises can be scaled to the level of each individual.
When you’re not CrossFitting, what is your favorite thing to do?
I like to spend my time outdoors and traveling. My wife and I tend to choose vacation time hiking in the mountains. One Summer, we went on an eight-hour hike from Aspen, CO to Crested Butte, CO over a 12,000-foot pass. That was a great feeling of accomplishment and an experience I will never forget.
Anything else that you would like to add:
I would like to give a shout-out to the coaches. They are always encouraging, supportive, and do a great job in keeping a positive atmosphere.