Congratulations to Aldo Carducci, our April 2021 member of the month here at Viking Athletics! Aldo is a loyal member of our noon class and enjoys sipping on bourbon and riding motorcycles (not at the same time, or in that order). Keep reading to learn more about Aldo!
- What are your hobbies/interest/talents outside of CrossFit?
My interests outside of CrossFit include spending time with my family, riding motorcycles (dirt or street), going to the gun range, playing intense matches of pickle ball, and sipping on bourbon. (Not necessarily in that order)
- Share with us one thing that most people do NOT know about you?
I was an accomplished drummer in my youth but I hung up the sticks permanently in high school
- How long have you been with us at Viking Athletics?
Just over 9 years
- Take us back to your first week here. How did you feel? Remember the workout?
I remember my first two classes distinctly. The first class I ever attended was strictly a bench press day only and didn’t think it was all that bad. My second class was the one I’ll NEVER forget. It was Fight Gone Bad Championship addition and I was paired with Raf. He screamed at me the entire time and I thought I was going to die. Once I realized that the pain was temporary, I was hooked!
- What moment/achievement are you most proud of at Viking Athletics?
I would have to say that getting my first ring muscle up was probably the one that brought me the most joy but even today, the small improvements in any fashion make me happy.
- Design your perfect workout?
The perfect workout has to be a longer style chipper without a barbell.
Run a mile
50 air squats
40 sit ups
30 push ups
20 box jumps
Cash out: 50 cals on the assault bike
What is your least favorite movement?
- Summarize your lifestyle in 5 words or less.
Stay humble and kind
- Have you experienced any changes in your lifestyle now that you have been a CrossFit athlete?
The biggest thing for me has to be the mental aspect of working out. It’s an hour out of my day where all the daily stresses are behind me and allows me to hit the reset button. The physical improvements are just the icing on the cake.
- What advice do you have for anyone who is thinking about joining or who has recently joined?
Just stick with it. In the beginning, working out is hard and not that fun to be honest. But overtime, I started to notice that something switched and I started to regret the days I didn’t go to the gym. If you just walk through that door no matter how bad you don’t want to be there, you’ll always appreciate the fact that you did when you walk out that door.