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ASC Athlete Profile: Marc Williams

Name: Marc Williams

Hometown: Bellefonte, PA

What is your athletic background? Did you play any sports growing up?

I played baseball growing up and rode my bike a lot. In early adulthood, I started dabbling in running, which eventually led to some triathlons. Nowadays I play volleyball and pickleball.

When did you attend your first workout with Arlington Sports Conditioning, and how did you first learn about the group?

I attended my first sports conditioning workout at Gold’s Gym when the class was under different leadership, and before the current incarnation was even a glint in Pete’s eye. I went a handful of times back then, but it wasn’t until about 2013 (during Pete’s tenure) that I started going consistently. I’m pretty sure I’ve attended more sports conditioning workouts than anyone other than Pete.

What is your proudest athletic accomplishment, and why?

“Completing my first Olympic-distance triathlon in 2010, and being merely considered for Athlete of the Week honors. More generally, I’m just happy I can keep up with the ASC group at my advanced age.

What is your favorite exercise(s)?

Bleachers and sprints at the track. Slam balls and battle ropes at the strength workouts.

What is your favorite workout song or musical artist?

I don’t know about a favorite, but I have plenty of Eminem and 2pac on my playlist.

Other than working out, how else do you like to spend your free time?

Volleyball, pickleball, biking, running, socializing, and software development… in no particular order.

What do you like best about Arlington Sports Conditioning? What are the biggest benefits that you have experienced as a member?

I like the variety that Pete brings to the workouts; it’s never the same workout twice. But I attribute the consistency of my attendance to the people. Over the years I’ve met some fantastic people at ASC. The workouts alone are worth showing up for, and the camaraderie and positivity in the group make it doubly motivating.

What advice would you offer to new or prospective members of Arlington Sports Conditioning?

As many esteemed Athletes of the Week before me have stated, the group is very welcoming to new joiners, so don’t let any discomfort of new-joiner status deter you. Show up with a positive attitude, and you’ll settle right in.