__Skipper Team Maclaren; 2009 and 2011 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year; 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist (Laser Radial)_
"I'm currently into CrossFit. It's such a good workout, and I always wake up with new sore muscles the next morning. I find that the variation and intensity is a fun, yet amazing, way to stay fit and sharp. It mixes all different skill sets that fit into sailing, so it's great cross training. I started at CrossFit 847 in Chicago and now train at CrossFit Gables in Miami. When I'm in town, I work with the coaches, but when I travel, I do the CrossFit travel WOD (workout of the day), or if I can get to a gym, I do the assigned WOD, both of which are very hard and kick my butt. In addition, I love to run, so I run for cardio, too."
Skipper Artemis Racing (34th America's Cup), TP52, J24, Farr 40, Melges 24 champion; 2008 US Sailing Rolex Yachtsman of the Year_
"I enjoy cycling—although I don't get to nearly as much as I'd like—primarily because a lot of my down time is spent with my family. Every time I get out on the road bike, it's not nearly long enough. My wife, Shelley, is big into hiking and being outside, which inevitably keeps the whole family moving. We check out a lot of different places with the kids and the family dog; it would seem that this is as challenging as the racecourse. As a team, we have our programs written up by coach Pete Cunningham, but with so much travel it can be difficult to stay on track."
Founder/trainer Annapolis Sailing Fitness_
"Variety is always a key element. Many of my clients keep a steady cardiovascular routine but try different approaches to keep things fresh. CrossFit is a good example of incorporating challenging exercises that are used in Olympic-style weightlifting and gymnastics. These types of exercises are then blended into a circuit workout."