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Mar

Member Spotlight

dick*Dick Aracich*

 

1. Where are you from? What do you do for work? Family?

I was born and raised in Wellsburg, WV (Northern Panhandle), lived in Florida for 25 years and moved to Woodstock eight years ago. I am the VP of Sales for Delta Dental and have worked for them for 26 years. Barb and I have been married for 42 years. We have two great daughters, Wendy and Holly and two wonderful grandchildren, Lucas and Jackson, son-in –law Mike, nephew Andy and eight siblings in WV.

2. When did you start CFP?

I started just over a year ago after some encouragement from my daughter Holly.

3. What’s your biggest fitness/health accomplishment since starting CFP?

I’m competing in the open 60+ master’s division scaled and hope to improve to RX next year.

4. What are your future fitness goals?

Keep improving, especially my flexibility. I need to work on many things but mainly double-unders, toes to bar and pull ups. Goal is to be one of the fittest 68 year olds in the South East in 2017

5. What do you do for fun?

Love to coach my grandsons in basketball or just spending time doing anything with them. ng with family, spend time at home, listen to music and talk “CrossFit” pretty much nonstop.

6. Favorite lift/workout?

Push Press, Rowing, pushups and sit ups.

7. Least favorite lift/workout?

Overhead Squats and Burpees

8. What advice would you give to anyone wanting to start at CrossFit Passion?

Start now! Age is just a number. It is never too late to start and meet your full potential. Have a never give up attitude.  At age 66, my competitive spirit was re awakened after a long absence from years of playing basketball. I had a hip replacement in 2004 and until joining CFP last year I did little physical activity for 12 years. I was a little intimidated at first seeing what the people were able to do. But, the CFP coaches were supportive from the start and continue to be so. They are absolutely fantastic coaches, caring and patient even showing this Old guy how to lift weights correctly. I am meeting many very nice people within the CFP family. And, I am having fun and getting fit! We all have challenges and adversity to overcome but it is how we respond to challenges and adversity that makes the difference. We can all make a difference in peoples’ lives and CFP is doing just that.

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