Ed Baker




CFD December Athlete Spotlight


Ed Baker


1. How long have you been a member at CFD, and what made you want to get started?

I have been a member at CFD a little over 3 years. I was given my first months membership as a gift from my son and daughter in law Dustin and Hillary.


2. What changes have you seen in yourself since your very first day?

My body has gotten leaner and stronger. I am more confident in my daily life. I feel I can perform better in my position as a deputy sheriff working in the jail knowing I might not be the strongest deputy in the fight when the time comes but I will be in the fight till the end.


3. What did you do for fitness prior to CFD, and what do you like most about CrossFit?

Prior to C.F.D I was primarily a runner. I did lift weights but never pushed myself for heavy lifts.


4. What type(s) of workouts are your favorite?

After RXing the workout of deadlifts and T2B, those have become my favorite.


5. What type(s) of workouts do you least like to see come up?

Overhead squats and jumping rope.


6. What are you goals going forward?

To improve my technique and continue to improve.


7. What advice do you have for someone just starting out at CFD?

As the oldest male member of CFD I think it is important for me to say that while age is a limiting factor, if you work hard you can still get stronger in the box and your personal life as well. I work in law enforcement and have invited people that are half my age to workout with me and they are unable to perform at my level. I do not mean to say I am the strongest guy in the box but it feels good when people half my age can’t keep up. This is all a result of the hard work I have put in and the good training I received from the coaches at CFD. In addition to the motivation given by fellow athletes.

When I first started I was recovering from a ruptured Achilles and a lot of the movements were impossible to do. I was limited in what I could do for a long time after this. I slowly gained strength and confidence and now do things I never thought I would be able to do.

I know there are days I look at the wod and say to myself that sounds terrible. I go anyway and when I am finished I still say that was terrible but then I smile and say yeah I did it.

Everyone needs to know crossfit is not just for elite athletes.

I would like to thank the coaches and all the athletes who have been there to help and support me on this journey