Friday, September 30, 2011

Meet Dale

 "I had diabetes with an out of control sugar level and was on a fast track to major health issues if not death."


Dale Takes on the 20" Box!

Meet Dale:
Dale started at CrossFit North Mesquite's boot camp in April 2011.  Upon completion of boot camp, he decided to join our regular CrossFit classes. Dale strives for excellence each morning at 5:30am! He posts workouts on his days off and even texts the trainers for travel wods when he is out of town! That is dedication!
Dale is determined to reach his health and fitness goals! He participated in FGB6 and earned first place in his division!  We are excited to have you as part of our CrossFit family Dale and look forward to following your journey to optimal health and fitness! Read the interview with Dale below to learn more about his journey!

Age: 57

Fitness Goal: 100 pounds shredded – this would put me at 190.

What is your athletic background? Played foot ball in high school and raced motorcycles

Why do you CrossFit? I was told about crossfit by my strategic business coach who is a big fan of crossfit.  As soon as I tried it I knew it was for me.  I was Impressed with the level of knowledge and integrity of Jami and Amy and how much they cared about their members.  Everyone works together and encourages each other to do their best.

How did you feel about your fitness level before CrossFit? I was in the worst shape of my life.  I had diabetes with an out of control sugar level was on a fast track to major health issues if not death.  I was trying to work out at a conventional gym but was not really accomplishing anything.

How do you feel about your fitness level now? I have lost 40 plus pounds and lost six inches on my waste but I am still only about half way to where I want to be.

What do you consider the keys to your fitness success? Accountability to my business coach and to myself as well as to my CrossFit family.

How do you stay motivated? Accountability and the encouragement I get from everyone at Crossfit Mesquite North

Do you have any obstacles to fitness and health? I have an issue with my left shoulder  that limits my range of motion and below my right shoulder blade.  Due to nerve damage to my left shoulder I am also weaker in my left arm.

What motivates you to workout each day? How much better I feel and look now that I am getting in better physical condition and losing weight.

Favorite WOD or type of exercise: FGB because it really challenges me.

Least favorite WOD or type of exercise: Burpees

Favorite Olympic weight lift: Dead lift

Favorite healthy snack: almonds

Favorite healthy recipe: Seasoned grilled Tilapia with lemon

Cleans 135lb/90lb
Game style push ups


  1. Absolutely Awesome!! I am so PROUD of Dale! He is a True Champion Fighting for His Dreams!! I am excited that when we searched a Crossfit by Dale we found your affiliate. Dale loves your team!! Thanks for all you do for Dale!!!!!! Everyone Do CROSSFIT!!!!!!!! Champions Train and Whiners Complain! - John Di Lemme

  2. We thank you John for encouraging Dale to find a CrossFit!
    Great job on that box jump Dale! Keep tearing up the workouts and you will reach your goals in no time!!!

  3. Awesome Dale!!!! -C. Adolfi

  4. Congratulations Dale!!! Diane O'Shaughnessy

  5. WOD time - 8:11
    Apple cider vinegar in 4 oz tomato juice this morning before workout
    Breakfast – ½ apple
    Snack – banana
    Lunch – no lunch
    Snack – almonds
    Dinner – salad with organic baby spinach
    Drank 1 gallon of water with lemon

  6. I would just like to say thank you to everyone. Cross Fit and Coaching with John Di Lemme has truly changed my life.

  7. Evening work out at home
    2 mile run

  8. Champion Dale! You are an inspiring Why Warrior Crossfit athlete! Wow, you did it, 20" box jump and I know in time, I too will accomplish the box jump but Only If I shut down fear and extinguish the negative non believing voices in my head!

    You are going to be a vision of pure, undeniable commitment on stage at the 2012 Why Warrior Weekend!!!!

    So proud of you and this journey we are sharing together as Coach Di Lemme students and rocking Crossfitters :) it's on my friend!!!

    Fired up! Dorcie

  9. That's awesome Dale! Very inspiring! Gina Martin

  10. Dale you are AWESOME! You are such an inspiration! And I know that you are an inspiration to your scouts-showing them that all dreams are possible! Arla (avonarla)