Gerald Tosh is our May Athlete of the Month. Gerald has been Crossfitting for 5 years and competed in his first Open this year. He crushed his age division finishing 9th in AR with his best finish being 5th in 18.3!
He recently conquered double unders and is working on getting 100 unbroken.
Way to go Gerald—we are super proud of you!
How long have you been Crossfitting?
Over 5 years.
What made you start CF?
My son was doing it, and he and his friends talked me into it. It was a low point in my life, so it was a good distraction.
What changes have you seen since starting CF?
Certainly more physically fit, and better muscle tone. I had been a runner for many years but never really worked all the muscles.
What is your favorite/least favorite movement?
I really like Double Unders of late since I finally feel like I’m conquering them, after trying for years. Albeit, I realize I never put a 100% into it prior. My least favorite, by far, is Overhead Squats.
What is your favorite part of CF Conway?
No doubt, the people and the camaraderie.
What are your long term goals?
My long term goal is to do a challenging birthday WOD in February that will include Double Unders, Kettle Bell Swings, Burpees and a Calorie row. I also plan to keep working on Double Unders, and would like to do 100 consecutive DUs by the end of July; I’m up to 65 now.
What advice do you have for people wanting to start CF?
Just do it, start! You will love it, it will become part of your life.