2017 November: AJ Wallerstein

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I am….a meat head, who is good at picking things up and putting them back down.

I like…working out, eating, and sleeping. Everything else is just waiting to do those things.

I dislike…driving in the snow and having to do yardwork, luckily I only have to deal with one at time…and shirts!

I eat…pretty much everything. You don’t get to be this big by skipping meals. I try to eat healthy but occasionally my diet gets away from me.

I will…happily give assistance to anyone who asks for it.


Tell us a little bit about yourself, hobbies, occupation, etc…

Originally from Los Angeles CA, I moved here when I was a young child. For the record, I am still a young child and I moved here like 5 years ago.   I played offensive line at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs and now am a Captain in the Air Force and a Physicist by trade. Currently, I am working to get my PhD in applied physics at the Air Force Institute of Technology (like right now! I am filling this out at work.) I also coach high school football at Fairborn High School. Outside of my two jobs and the gym, there is not a whole lot of time but I usually spend it watching TV or playing games.


What brought you to Centerville Crossfit and CrossFit in general?

I was told there would be cake. But seriously, I miss the intensity and competition that I used to have every day while playing football. This does a decent job filling that void, like no other workout regime.

Centerville Crossfit is the best gym in the area, especially for those who want to play the sport of crossfit.


What goals have you achieved? What are your new ones?

I never thought I would be able to do muscle ups or handstand pushups and I am amazed every time I flip upside down and find that I can do them.

My current goal is to help the CCF team make regionals this season, that’s all I am focusing on!


What is your favorite movement?

Rowing, it’s one of the few movements where it helps to be tall


What is your least favorite movement?

Chest to bar pull-ups


What is your favorite quote or words to live by?

“Perfection is the enemy of greatness.” No one is perfect, everyone is gonna make mistakes, that doesn’t stop you from being great.


Do you have any advice to new members or someone thinking about joining?

I think everyone will like Crossfit once they try it, so don’t be intimidated by the people you see on TV or Instagram, we think they are freaks too.


What do you love about Centerville CrossFit?

Mitch Lyons’ famous hugs

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