Dave Edelson

Dave Edelson


2021 CrossFit Games Master's Quarterfinal qualifier
2-time Festivus Games winner
100 Unbroken Double-Unders
Inaugural Aevitas Games Champion
2019 Master's of the Universe 2nd place


CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CrossFit Level 2 Trainer

About Coach

I've lived in the capital region since 2002 with my wife Diana. My favorite things to do in my spare time are hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, and of course CrossFit. In the past I've done lots of rock climbing, competed in adventure races, and played in countless hockey, softball, and racquetball leagues. Prior to moving to the area, I had the privilege of living in several different cities around the US, and several different countries around the world. This taught me a lot about people, and their differences and similarities. The most important thing I've learned through my life's journey is how much you can learn by simply listening deeply to people and asking follow-up questions. I love to learn about people, what energizes them, and why they see things in certain ways.

Turning Point

Motivation & Passion

I love to see people experience success as a result of their hard work. And I love to teach. So it's extremely gratifying when someone attains a new level of success as a direct or indirect result of some information I've been able to share. I've been with Aevitas Fitness since the very beginning in 2013, and coaching since 2019. Aevitas is a special place where amazing things occur. I want everybody who walks through those doors to experience those special emotions, accomplishments, growth, and friendships. I vividly remember spending countless days practicing to get my first overhead squat, my first pull-up, my first muscle-up. When I see athletes working hard to get their first push-up or their first double-under, or a new heavy back squat, I'm right there beside them rooting for them and offering advice, just like so many coaches have done for me over the years.

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