Congrats Bill on being our next Member of the Month

I am originally from northwest Indiana, just outside of the Chicago area. I worked in the steel industry and was an air-conditioning contractor. I retired in 2003 with a plan to move to Florida. My wife of almost 41 years and I made the final move in February of 2005. We moved into our home February 27th, 2005 and I started working the next day. All part of the two year plan. I am a licensed certified contractor with the state of Florida. Although I do keep the license current, I am not interested in going back into the business for myself.

What is your favorite WOD?

Can’t say that I have a favorite.

What is your least favorite WOD?

Anything that has overhead squats in it.

What is your favorite lift?

Push press.

What is your least favorite lift?

Overhead Squats

What did you do before CrossFit?

Occasional stints at fitness centers. Nothing the past four years.

What did you think after your first CrossFit experience? How does it compare to now?

I thought I would never be able to do this. I can look back now and see how far I’ve progressed.

What special memories or achievements have you had since you have been at CF Fireball?

The continuous ability to increase strength, stamina, and mobility.

What advice would you give to a newcomer joining CrossFit Fireball?

If you are physically able to exercise, don’t wait. The workouts are at your ability. The staff is great, and so are the members. I’m 64 years old and a cancer survivor for 4 years now.

How did you become involved with CrossFit?

My kids are involved with CrossFit out in Scottsdale, AZ. I would listen to them talk about the workouts. So, I shocked them by joining.

What is the biggest change you see in yourself since starting CrossFit?

I have to keep buying smaller waist pants.

What are your hobbies outside of CrossFit? What is your profession?

I like to fish and hunt. Although I haven’t done much of either since moving to Florida. I am a supervisor for a major air-conditioning company, Conditioned Air Corp.