Athlete Profile: Al Brocious
How long have you been crossfitting? I began back in the day (2008?) when Rusty ran "A Walk in the Park" on Saturday mornings at John Rudy before the CrossFit York box even existed. I'd ride my bike there, work out, and then ride home.
What was your athletic background before CrossFit? I was a Category 3 Cyclist. I spent a good deal of time riding and racing my bike locally; friends and I often "road around the river," following a route that took us upwards of 90 miles around the Susquehanna Valley. I sought out additional training to improve my riding, and that's how I met Rusty and began training with him.
What's your alter (non-CrossFit) ego? I am owner and CEO of Exigo. We specialize in pay-per-click, SEO (search engine optimization), and digital marketing. (I'm thrilled because my new office is right across the street from CFY's new building.)
Describe CrossFit to someone who hasn't seen it before: It's a way to measure your true fitness level, to compete with other people, and to get your ass kicked.
What do you like best about CrossFit York? First, the community -- the people. Also, I appreciate that I don't have to think about it -- the workout. You walk in, and this is what we’re doing, whether you like it or not. It keeps us from avoiding our weaknesses. Other workouts are regimented: you have to plan your week ahead of time. That's all taken care of for you at CrossFit York. You show up, your name is on the wall, and you can keep track of your progress.
Any advice for new people? It's always easy to sprint down the hill. What's hard is running back.