After purchasing a home in Pennsport with a woman, who would later become his wife, Dick emailed a man named George in January of 2016 inquiring about CrossFit. Until that moment Dick had been through the conventional fitness gamut: the standard weight room and cardio routine, the whole Broad Street Run thing, warrior dashes and stair climbs, and he played competitive sports, most recently with the Philadelphia Fire Department baseball and boxing teams. Finally, after realizing that all of those miles logged on the elliptical had literally gotten him nowhere, he thought “there has to be another way.” And so a new CrossFitter was born. After two years of belonging to the CrossFit 2 Street community, Dickbegan a ‘gymternship’ while completing his Level 1 Certificate in January 2018. Now as a member of the coaching team, he brings motivational leadership skills forged over years of serving in the Philadelphia Fire Department, where he currently holds the rank of Lieutenant.