Name: Ted Noyes
Age: 65 years (low miles)
How long have you been CrossFitting for?
What brought you to CrossFit Full Strength?
Started in February with Flatirons Crossfit in Boulder, CO. Came back to Phoenix in March, Googled “Crossfit Arizona” and found Full Strength a half mile from my house.
What do you do for work?
Presently twice retired. Was an Arizona trial lawyer from 74-82, trial judge from 83-92, appellate judge from 93-02, retired for a while, then a fraud prosecutor from 03-09. Retired again when I hit 65 in December. Moving to Boulder in June. Plan to get into some sort of public service work up there; maybe law related, maybe not.
What are your hobbies?
Crossfit, rowing, shooting, movies. Come June, will add some Rocky Mountain and travel activities to that, and quality minutes with the grandchildren.
How has CrossFit affected your life?
Pre-Crossfit, I thought I was in great shape, I thought my days of team sports were over, and I thought I had too many orthopedic issues to start doing Olympic weightlifting. Wrong, wrong, and wrong. And I feel good about that. I find Crossfit to be a terrific co-ed boot camp — that features very professional instruction and daily challenges. There’s something very communal about it, too; going with others from the pre-WOD anxiety into the mid-WOD misery, then feeding on personal determination and group support and getting to the finish line with endorphins flying. That’s why I think of Crossfit as my new team sport, and that I am once again on a winning team. I am also stimulated by the WOD variety, by learning new skills, and by seeing the effort translate into increased performance in everyday activities (such
as moving furniture and boxes of books).
The clean and jerk, partly because it is so satisfying to crash those bumper plates when done.
Least favorite exercise?
The situps tear up my butt and the pullups tear up my ego.
What advice would you give to new people interested in CrossFit?
Show up, pay attention, and work hard. If you get encouraged, come back. If you get discouraged, come back.
Anything else you would like to add:
Well, I’ve gotten through day 54 of the burpee challenge, which means I might as well keep going to 100 even after I move to Boulder. I’ll be rejoining Flatirons Crossfit when I get up there. A good outfit. Check out their website: http://www.flatironscrossfit.com. If anyone from Fullstrength gets to the Boulder area, let me know and we’ll go do a WOD at Flatirons. My cell is 602-XXX-XXXX (If you are a member and would like Ted’s # just let us know.
Thanks and Best wishes to Gayle, Jen, and the entire Fullstrength leadership. You do good work and you are well on the way to becoming an important community resource.