November 2010 Member of the Month: Dwayne Bennett

Left: Dwayne in Feb 2010 Right: Dwayne in Sept 2010, carrying as much weight as he's lost since starting at CFW

Dwayne joined the ranks of CFW over the summer as part of our first (and only) lunchtime On Ramp class and has since been attending the noon class 3 times a week, almost religiously.  Anyone who has worked out with Dwayne knows that he works his butt off and that he can give B-Mac a run for his money as far as sweaty shirts are concerned.  Dwayne is a great sport and always gracious, even after a root canal to fix the damage caused by a barbell smashing into his face!  As you can see from the his photos, he’s had an amazing transformation.  Congrats Dwayne!

Age: 42

Height: 5’10”

Weight: 195 and falling!

What is your favourite exercise or workout? Deadlift

What is your least favourite exercise or workout? Wallballs but squat cleans are close behind.

What is your favourite hobby, pastime or sport? Spending time with my daughters and Volleyball for sport.  I’ve also started restoring a 1965 Ford Falcon Convertible.

What were you doing before CrossFit? I had a seldom used membership at Shapes.

How did you find out about CrossFit Winnipeg? My co-worker Brad guilted me into going.

What changes have you seen in yourself since joining CrossFit Winnipeg? I’ve been crossfitting for 3 1/2 months and have lost close to 30lbs.

Do you have any special memorable CrossFit Winnipeg moments? 1st day of On-Ramp I was in the bathroom with my fingers down my throat after a time of 9:48 for “Baseline”.  One month later I was 15lbs lighter and finished “Baseline” in 5:35.

What advice would you give to a newbie or someone just joining CrossFit Winnipeg? Tough out the first month and you’ll feel awesome!

What is your biggest accomplishment at CrossFit Winnipeg? I’m fitter, stronger, and faster than I’ve been since I was in my 20’s and have more energy now than I’ve ever had.  I can’t wait to get to the gym everyday and set a new PR.  June 1, 2010 I couldn’t do one strict pullup.  September 17, 2010 I joined the “muscle-up” club.  Crossfit has been lifechanging for me!


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