MEMBER PROFILE: Ed Torrente
What’s your name? Where are you from?
Ed Torrente, Richmond District SF.
1. Let’s start with something super simple; What’s your story with Crossfit?
Ed: I heard about crossfit in 2007. I was scared to do it but in 2012 I joined SFCF. Best physical activity decision I have ever made. When I first heard about Crossfit I was scared because these guys are all huge but I took a leap of faith and said to myself “I can do this”. I played baseball, I did all the other gyms, but Crossfit has really brought the best out of me, physically. It’s too bad I started in my late 30’s, as I age I notice my competitive juices aren’t quite there as much.
2) Who or What do you look forward to most when you come to SFCF?
Ed: The community. The lv2 regulars because they push me to be a better crossfitter.
3) What’s the most personal thing you’re willing to share with me this instant?..and with the whole box really?
Ed: My wife and I are trying to have a baby. Hopefully if I’m still around at a certain age I get to get them into Crossfit.
4) Either Or’s!! Which do you prefer?
Pepsi or Coke: Neither, I don’t drink Soda.
PC or Mac: Ill go PC, it’s what I’m used to, I use it at home and at work. My wife has a Mac.
Bacon or Gluten: Bacon
Facial Hair or Clean Shaven: Facial Hair, all day.
Truth or Dare: Truth, I tired from that workout, I don’t know what you’ll have me do.
Truth: What is the first thing you notice in people? Physically strong regardless of how big or small girl or guy. You can feel their aura, like you just know it.
5)What’s your story in the grand scheme of things?
Ed: I’m a happy go lucky guy. For me, the most important thing is my family and…basically Crossfit. Besides my family, I always look forward to Crossfit, I get out of work and this is what I want to do. It’s super addicting. My nephew also does Crossfit. He did Crossfit kids with coach Tonya White back in the summer of 2013 and I’m trying to get my wife into it.
6) Thank you for letting me intrude into your personal life, Is there anything that you would like to share that you haven’t been able to?
Ed: To any new crossfiter, you’re already a badass as soon as you walked in through the doors. That’s what it is, It’s that first step. To all the people, the ladies here at SF Crossfit, you’re freaking strong!