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CrossFitter of the Month – December 2017

Hey Folks!

It’s that time of month again 🙂 We get to feature another awesome member of our gym.  It’s like our own little version of show and tell, but it’s with amazing people, instead of toys.

This month we’re highlighting someone who has been putting in the work, being diligent, attacking weaknesses with a certain level of patience and planning that is rare in the CrossFit world.  Always upbeat and ready to share some knowledge, we’re very happy and proud to be featuring this Decembers CrossFitter of the Month…


Here are his answers to our questions.

Name: Daniel Welch

Age: 71

Occupation: Retired

What was your exercise experience prior to CrossFit?

Exercised most of my life, ran marathons, was a trainer, skier (downhill & cross-country), played basketball for 50 years, baseball for 32 yrs, paddled on the Canadian National Dragonboat team – 8 World Championships (39 medals) and have been the Head Coach at the Canoe Club for the past 12 years.

How long have you been doing CrossFit and why do you choose to CrossFit?

I have been with Crossfit for approximately 9 months; the Vitality Program appealed to me because I can work out with my partner Linda and achieve part of my retirement goal of staying fit & active.

What is your favourite part of CrossFit?

The variety of exercises and learning new things.

What are the accomplishments you are proud of? (Crossfit or non-CrossFit related)

My CrossFit accomplishment is my recovery from Hip Replacement surgery (remember it’s not what happens to you but what you do about it!) and my non-CrossFit accomplishment was running the Boston Marathon in 2011.

Favourite workout or lift?

Favourite Workout was the Twelve Days of Christmas

Anything else you would like to share please feel free 🙂      

Remember that the journey through life is meant to be lived. It can always be our choice to live it positively, with joy and treasuring the moment.

The Workouts are a journey, competing is the celebration 🙂

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