Member of the Month – March 2022

Steve Rossi

Congratulations to Steve for winning March’s “Member of the Month” award! In accordance with our core values at Wayfarer CrossFit, Steve exemplifies respect, selflessness, a great attitude, and a solid attendance record.

We recently sat down with Steve to ask him a few questions so you can get to know him better. His answers are in bold.


What is your occupation? Currently CFO for a commercial/residential real estate company; will be retiring from that position sometime this year

What are your hobbies outside of CrossFit? Family, grandkids, travel, golf

What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?  From my dad, whatever you do in life do it to your fullest potential, anything less than that is a waste of your time and probably someone elses

How long have you been doing CrossFit? How long at Wayfarer? About 10 years, first 8 years at RAW and the last two at Wayfarer

What is the biggest accomplishment you’ve achieved since you started doing CrossFit?  Probably making the AGOQ two years in a row, or maybe not getting thrown out of the gym for sweating so much

Why did you start doing CrossFit and what made you choose Wayfarer CrossFit? I started CrossFit when there were maybe 3 or 4 in the Pittsburgh area, I was using it to help train for OCR races (Spartan), I started at Wayfarer because Matt told me how great Nate and the entire staff were, in addition to the athletes who trained there, he was right

Favorite WOD/movement? Although I’m not very good at them, I love burpees, throw in some rowing, wallballs, and DU’s and it’s a real party!

Least favorite WOD/movement? Burpees, yes it’s a love hate relationship

What is your favorite music to listen to during a workout? Classic rock

What is the one cheat meal you won’t give up no matter what? Pepperoni Pizza

What is your worst gym habit? Sweating, although I think I get a bad rap from the 430 class, some members tend to drift into my work space and sweat up the floor, and then leave , you know who you are

What would you recommend to someone that is just starting CrossFit or is too afraid to try it? Just show up, scale if you need to, there’s no judgement here at Wayfarer

How does it feel to be named Member of the Month? Very honored, thank you, every athlete here could be Member of the Month, I am truly amazed at the resolve of people who do CrossFit

What the (Blank)?

My typical post workout meal is usually something somewhat healthy for dinner, plus a few graham crackers.

I can’t go to the gym without sweatbands, knee sleeves, and a towel.

CrossFit is a great way for me to spend an hour day with Matt!!