Cache Valley Strength & Conditioning

Established in 2008, CVSC is Cache Valley’s premier training facility with services ranging from personal training, program design, athletic team conditioning, HyperFit group classes and more.

November Featured Athletes: Stan and Marge Edwards

Edwards 1. How did you find out about CrossFit?

STAN:

I remember Marge telling me about it and immediately calling Brad. I was looking for an outlet, a place where I could be in shape and meet people in Logan.

MARGE: 

I found out about Crossfit from Stan (well, I heard of it first and then Stan started before me). He came home with a whole new lexicon (WOD, PR, AMRAP, Paleo, Burpie, the “Zone”…). I saw Stan transform (physically and mentally) before my eyes and decided I’d better “drink the coconut water” too.

 

 

2. What is your favorite Crossfit exercise or WOD?

STAN:

The 300, I’d like it even better with an 800m run before and after!

MARGE: 

I like the overall programming at CVSC (minus the wall balls—yuck). In particular, the Saturday/Sunday WODs are fun because they last a bit longer (for me anyway). My favorite Crossift WOD is Helen.

 

3. How long have you been CrossFitting for?

STAN:

Since Fall 2009

MARGE: 

I’ve been going to CVSC for 4.5 years. I’ve progressed from hiding in the corner (only able to run and do sit-ups) to enjoying double-unders (really!) and linking a few pull-ups.

 

 

4. What do you do for a living?

STAN:

I’ve worked in the organic certification industry as an independent contractor the past 20 years. I am mainly an inspector of farms and processing plants. Part of that work is consulting for companies and training other inspectors. I’m currently back in school, half way to getting my Masters in Food Safety and Quality from USU.

MARGE: 

Speech-Language Pathologist

 

 

5. What are your hobbies?

STAN:

Anything outside but mostly skiing (cross country, back country, etc.), Mtn. biking and fly-fishing. Love to back pack and boat with the family too!

MARGE: 

Skiing in all of its forms, mountain biking, running in the mountains, backpacking, reading books in print (no ebooks!) and sleeping on my very comfortable bed.

6. What are your goals?

STAN:

I want to always be in shape and able to get out into the mountains (or the sea), have fun and be safe. I love exercise and camaraderie, so CVSC is a good place for me.

MARGE: 

Overall, I want to maintain my health, strength and endurance. Though, time permitting, I aspire to becoming a better weight lifter in form as well as increasing weight lifted. Also, just 1 muscle-up!

7. Why do you CrossFit?

STAN:

Because I’m now so into it, that I can’t miss more than a couple of days! I’ve been to gyms all over the place, and worked out at lots of hotels too. Getting exercise everyday while on the road makes a world of difference for my fitness, my performance at work and mood when I get home.

MARGE: 

Initially, I started at CVSC to be able to backcountry ski & mountain bike off the couch. My work schedule was such that I could only exercise on the weekends. Over time, my motivation to go to CVSC has evolved as a health, fitness and social necessity and I try to go 5 days a week. The CVSC community is a very unique and supportive community. Many days, I walk in, exhausted from work, and can motivate to challenge myself to work out among an amazing group of highly positive and motivated coaches and people.

8. Any advice for future CrossFitters?

STAN:

Your food choices impact not just your health but also the health of our society and the planet. Brad and Jamie are great coaches, you just have to show up and give it all ya got!

MARGE: 

No matter where you are in your life (depressed, over weight, 5+ kids, overworked) make time and join CVSC now! Tell yourself “I can do that” (doubles, 1 pull-up, 1 mile….) and make time. It will change your life in many positive ways and set you on the road to a healthy future!