Each month, we will profile a Grand Trunk CrossFit member who has seen incredible results since joining our “box”.
It is our hope, that by showing you what can be accomplished through regular workouts and a commitment to fitness, you will be encouraged to take the leap and come in for a workout.
This month’s spotlight is on Scott Vermillion, a member since 2016.
When did you join Grand Trunk, and why?
Scott: Linda (my wife) and I joined about three years ago. My knees and hips couldn’t handle running anymore and Anytime Fitness was boring the hell out of me!
What do you enjoy most about GTCF and CrossFit?
I enjoy that almost every workout takes me out of my comfort zone and helps me work harder than I would if I was doing this on my own.
What is your favorite movement?
Strict press, push press push jerk…anything to do with shoulders.
What is a CrossFit goal you have achieved that you are most proud of?
I have found strength head to toe that I have not had in over 25 years!
What is a current goal you are working on and hope to accomplish?
My goal is to simply show up three days a week.
What advice would you give a new member or someone who is thinking about trying CrossFit?
Be patient. Give yourself a few months before you judge everything. You will see results in strength and confidence that make you feel more youthful.
How has CrossFit impacted your life outside of the gym?
Confidence. Getting old is a bitch. Right before joining GTCF, I was starting to think that I needed to slow down because I was feeling my age. I think differently about life now. I’m a bit more optimistic and I feel like I can handle just about anything that is thrown my way.
What is a fun fact that people might not know about you?
I have run a marathon, two half-marathons, and 10 sprint triathlons. I have also played in the World Series of Power twice.
If you could create your own WOD, what would it be?
Definitely NO burpees. Wall balls, kettlebell swings, push jerks and Assault bike.
Fill in the blank: I CrossFIt (because/so I can): I CrossFit to make me feel better about all of those beers I drink!
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