The John Arasim Sr. Award May 2015
When/Why did you start CrossFit?
I started CrossFit in September 2012. I got involved with CrossFit because of my son Matt and his wife Kelly they had been involved with CrossFit for a couple years they really enjoyed it and they were getting very healthy.
How has CrossFit changed you?
I was sitting behind my desk getting old fat lazy, had high blood pressure, 30 pounds overweight I was just headed down the wrong road so when Matt, Brian, Kelly and Dana started Lower Town, I decided to give it a try. I started off three days a week with C J as my personal trainer, that went on for about two months every day of the first month I wanted to quit. I knew it would get better and I didn’t want to let anybody down including myself so I stuck it out then I became addicted 5 to 6 days a week and I really love it.
What are your strengths/weaknesses in the gym?
Strengths: I really have no strengths, just determination. I have a lot to learn about Olympic lifts but I really enjoy the weights
Weakness: I have many weaknesses but my biggest weakness would be my age. The big 6. 0. but the body goes, just a little slower in my case.
What is your favorite WOD?
My favorite WODS are the chippers.
Ed graduated from Plymouth high school 1973 and works in the family business with his two sons Matt, Kelly (The official Plymouth Crossfit Lower Town photographer!!) and his daughter Mary. “My favorite thing about all this is the new people I meet and watching them all improve and get healthier. I really think I would be lost without CrossFit. I love it”
Ed crushed the CrossFit open this year in the Masters 60+ category finishing 34th in the WORLD!!. That earned him a bid for the Masters Qualifying round where he finished 56th in the WORLD!!. We could not be more proud of you BIG EDDIE!! Keep up the good work in your journey for living a healthy lifestyle!! Can’t wait to see what you accomplish in 2015 and in next year’s CrossFit Games!!
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