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March 4, 2015


March 4, 2015

March Anniversaries & a Member Spotlight 

We opened our doors six years ago this month and we’ve got some people who have been with us since the very beginning! Happy anniversary to:

Six Years: 
Bryan & Diane Blais
Sandy Campbell
Jim Atherton
Carlo Marques
Chuck Sullivan
Chris Henderson

Five Years: 
Michele Maholtz
Wayne Bragg
Suzie Sunkel

Three Years: 
Maria Nelson
Matt Harrelson
Nanda Riggs
Jacy Whiddon

Two Years: 
Will Waters
Gigi Ortiz

One Year: 
Milka Aristido
Aaron Wingate
Becca Clement
Maria Brown
Jackie Halpin
Tanise Stenn

Congrats and thank you!

And that brings us to our first member spotlight of the month: Jim Atherton.


Jim is an OG at CrossFit Vero Beach – he’s been here since our first month and is a great supporter, even traveling out to the CrossFit Games in California to cheer on our competitors. You may also know him as the dude who matches his shirts with the WOD (Thrusters Suck!, Burpees Suck! and so on…) or the guy laid out on the floor (he loves it!). Jim has participated in every single CrossFit Open and also holds the record for dropping into the most CrossFit gyms while traveling – 29 and counting!

Here’s more about Jim:

Occupation: Medical Physicist

Family: wife Margaret, son Jack and daughter Grace (all CrossFitters!)

Favorite CrossFit Workout: Filthy Fifty

Favorite Cheat Meal: pizza and beer

Hobbies: cooking, wine tasting, gold amateurish guitar playing

Little know fact: He saw the Beatles at Shea Stadium in 1964 with his father and was filmed in the crowd. Check out 1:15 in the video below – he’s the kid in the red and white striped shirt!

Workout of the Day
Barbell warm-up and drills

Every 2 minutes for 12 minutes/6 sets:
Two 3-position full (squat) snatch with 2-second pause at floor, above knee and power positions.
Rx+: 135/185/85-105
Rx: 95-135/65-85
Master’s 55+ 65-95/35-65

Three rounds for time of:
25 wall balls 20/14 (Masters 55+ 20/10)
Muscle-ups 10/5 (scale = 15 pull-ups)

Accumulate 3 minutes in a wall-facing handstand hold
– scale = back-facing handstand hold against wall or hollow body hold

Post your scores to the Whiteboard.

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