Jim A. just celebrated his two-year CrossFit anniversary – he's been at CFVB since week two and is an integral part of the gym. In fact, we have the priviledge of having the entire Atherton clan as members.
You can always count on Jim for corny jokes and one-liners. And you can always guarantee that he will go the distance in a WOD, often ending up with bruises, rope burns and scrapes (must be his rugby roots). The guy doesn't give up!
Friendly. Generous. Always up for a party. And supportive of everything we do. Meet, Jim A…
Married to Margaret, daughter Grace, son Jack. We all love Crossfit and are trying to eat Paleo as much as possible.
How did you hear about CrossFit/CFVB?
Read a description of it in Rugby Magazine. After I hurt myself training for a half-marathon, I thought I'd check it out, and started doing what I could in one of the local globo gyms. When I saw Vero Beach listed on the Affiliates page I was ecstatic.
Least Favorite WOD/Lift?
Kalsu without a doubt, see
Do you/did you ever play any sports before coming to CrossFit?
I've played golf since I was 3. Played roller hockey from junior high thru high school, ice hockey and rugby in college. Started running in college. Played rugby for 12 years post college. Ran/jogged until I found Crossfit.
What do you do for a living?
I have a PhD in medical physics; I provide consulting services to Radiation Therapy treatment centers.
What do you do for fun?
Cooking, eating, wine/beer tasting, reading, golf.
Favorite Paleo Food:
Any kind of meat or seafood.
Favorite Non-Paleo Food:
Your 2011 goal:
You, in three words:
Worst Case Scenario?
FREE WOD Saturday at 9 AM
Workout of the Day:
Five rounds for time of:
20 Back squat, 135/95
Handstand walk 20 yards