December in the Dirty South! Family fun! Holiday parties! Overblown blizzard warnings (.25 inches of snow = milk, bread, water, complete gridlock). And of course the December edition of the Terminus AOTM!
Ardon Anderson is not the kind of guy to let the winter weather spoil his fitness regime — so expect him to bring the heat every time he steps in the gym. Next time you see Ardon, come up and say “hello!” Unless it’s a Fran day. He probably won’t be able to talk much after that WOD…
Q: What got you interested in CrossFit?
I had become too disengaged in my regular gym routine. I had been doing the same workouts for years and I was getting really tired of it. Crossfit seemed like a good way for me to add some variety in my routine and learn some new skills.
Q: Do you have a favorite workout or movement? Least favorite?
My favorite movement is probably the snatch. I still need a lot of work but I really enjoy them when they come up in programming. To me, it’s and ideal combination of strength, speed, and skill. My least favorite workout is probably Fran. I am terrible at pacing myself and as a result inevitably end of with the “Fran lung” for about a week or so.
Q: What do you do for work?
I am an Orthopedic Trauma Sales Consultant for Depuy Synthes (part of Johnson and Johnson)
Q: What’s your favorite hobby, pastime or interest outside of work (other than CrossFit)?
Are dogs a hobby? I really like to fly fish and I enjoy the occasional race (5k, sprint tri, half marathon, etc)
Q: Favorite music to work out to? Favorite music to relax to? OR Favorite Atlanta Restaurant? OR Favorite Vacation spot?
Workout – I like EDM and hip hop (anything where the beat goes BOOM!). Relax – anything that reminds me of the beach (Jack Johnson, Kenny Chesney, Marley, etc). Favorite restaurant is St. Cecilia. Favorite vacation spot is Jaco, Costa Rica.
Q: Any advice for someone considering trying CrossFit for the first time?
Crossfit can be intimidating, especially to those just beginning on their fitness journey. To get the most out of it, the participant needs to understand that Crossfit requires a certain level of commitment and a degree of humility that may be outside their comfort zone. Crossfit WOD’s are inclusive of all fitness levels yet challenging and rewarding. Crossfit is worth a try for anyone looking to improve their strength, speed, mobility, and overall fitness.