March 2016 – Jerry

imageKilling the Fat Man!!!
Down 50lbs, off high blood pressure medication, and pain free!!

Name: Jerry Stacey

Age: 46

Occupation: remodeling contractor

When did you first start CrossFitting? April 1 , 2015

Tell us about your sports & fitness background. Casual sports like softball, disc golf, golf. No real fitness background !

How did you first get into CrossFit? How did it go? I was looking to get into better shape, and Patrick Huntley a friend from church suggested we do CrossFit , I agreed reluctantly, and for the first month I thought it would kill me ! But instead it killed the Fat man I had became ! Now I love it !!!

What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health, and fitness since starting CrossFit? 1 year ago I was at my all time heaviest of 225 +, I was on high blood pressure medicine , And I had lower back pain all the time ! I had lost 25 lbs on my own but was still struggling with losing any more ! Now I am 175 ( down 50 lbs). Off my high blood pressure medication ! pain free ! And in the best shape of my life !

What impact has CrossFit had on your life? Stronger , have more energy , and it gets my days started off in the right direction. And I’ve changed my eating habits for the better ! Costing me money because now I’ve had to buy all new clothes !! I’m ok with that part ! What is your advice for people getting started or thinking about starting CrossFit? Do it !! you will not be sorry . Aaron, Sally, and the other instructors are great , They really watch you and help you with your form so you do not get injured!!! But you have to commit , With me , I would not work out if I was doing this by myself, But at CrossFit, the people you meet become friends and they give you the drive to improve yourself ! It’s so cool to have people to workout with and push you to do more than you think you can !

What are your hobbies, interests, and other talents outside of CrossFit? Pretty much anything outside ! Disc golf Golf Hiking Boating and wake boarding Road biking Etc. Huge OU football fan! Love watching all sports!