February Athletes of the Month


Tell us a little about yourself: Age? Occupation? Married/Single? Kids?

Darryl: I’m 71 and I’m a retired engineer.

Romelda: I’m 73 and I’m a nurse administrator.

We have been married for 47 years and we have two daughters, Jenny and Trista.

1. What is your athletic background? Hobbies?

Darryl: I play tennis every single day. When I’m not playing tennis (or at Crossfit) you can find me rebuilding engines.

Romelda: I have NEVER been in a gym before! I really love to paint and play the piano.

2. If you could program a WOD for CFM, what would it be?

Darryl: Anything with sit ups, pushups or weightlifting….but not burpees.

Romelda: Anything, as long as I am moving! I love the feeling of accomplishment I have when I walk out the door after a WOD.

3. What are your favorite meals or “cheat” foods?

Darryl: I LOVE In & Out or a good steak!

Romelda: Can you believe I’ve never had a hamburger? I LOVE veggie burgers.

4. What song do you hope comes on mid-WOD?

Darryl: Anything with rhythm!

Romelda: I’m waiting for some classical music everyday!

5. Favorite and least favorite Crossfit movements? Why?

Darryl: Least favorite- BURPEES!


6. What is your most recent PR? What is your next goal?

Darryl: I have finally been able to return to playing tennis regularly- that is huge for me!

Romelda: Staying healthy and mobile has been my goal- and every time I come to CFM, that’s what I’m hoping to do!

7. What keeps you coming back to CFM to achieve your goals?

Darryl: I love the feeling when I finish a workout and leave.

Romelda: It’s exhilarating when you finish! I absolutely LOVE the feeling that comes over me when I know I was able to finish every single rep!

8. Any advice to those who are just starting out?

Darryl: I wish I started when I moved out here- I wouldn’t have gotten a stroke.

Romelda: Start today. Start NOW- don’t wait until it’s too late….and bring your parents with you! Everyone can do Crossfit!

Damon Bruce