Ira W.

Tell us a little bit about yourself:

I am a 48-year-old father of three. I am an attorney specializing in criminal defense, so, needless to say, my days are filled with stress. I find CrossFit to be the ideal stress relief. When I am tackling a WOD, all the outside clatter fades and and my total focus is on my effort, my form and the finish line. A close second for stress relief for me is music. I am a drummer and play in a rock/pop cover band. I enjoy the creativity and expression of music.

Why did you start CrossFit and how long have you been doing it?

I began Crossfit in February of this year. I have always lifted weights, but like many people felt bored with the routine. I went to a boot camp for a little over a year but found that the classes were not challenging me. CrossFit has been the perfect fit. The community is fantastic, the workouts are challenging and the group setting always inspires me to push myself.

What’s your favorite type of WOD?

Anything without running! Seriously, I prefer the short AMRAPs. They allow you to focus on two or three movements and challenge you to maintain your form while trying to move quickly.

What is your favorite movement? Which movement keeps you on the couch when you see the WOD?

I like the squat clean and kipping pull-up, because they are two movements I was unable to do when I started. As for my least favorite, did I mention I don’t like running?

What is your ideal cheat meal?

Definitely pizza.

What advice would you give someone looking to start Crossfit?

Find a box where the coaches get to know you. One of the best qualities of CrossFit Peak Dynamics is the coaching. They are sensitive to the fact that each athlete has varying experience, ability and strength. Their willingness to scale workouts to meet the needs of the members is crucial to their success and safety.