Perfect Fit | Spring Fitness Style Profile

When he’s not busy staying fit with a mix of CrossFit, running and recreational sports, Dan Stanley is busy outfitting officials for sporting events.

When he’s not busy staying fit with a mix of CrossFit, running and recreational sports, Dan Stanley is busy outfitting officials for sporting events.

The 32-year-old is the general manager of Purchase Official Supplies, a national company headquartered in Akron, where he sells apparel and equipment such as face masks, chest protectors, whistles, penalty flags and more to referees, umpires and other officials.

A true sportsman, Stanley grew up playing baseball since his first tee ball game at age 5, and ultimately played two years of unaffiliated minor league baseball for the Orlando Kings.

Today, he likes to spend time on the slopes, taking an annual snowboarding trip with wife Valerie. Trips have included Park City, Utah; Stowe, Vt.; and for the past two years, Lake Tahoe.

But his fitness focus at the moment is CrossFit. Stanley aims to work out four days a week at Everhard Crossfit (4627 Everhard Road NW, Jackson Township, everhardcrossfit.com).

“CrossFit is becoming very popular now, and it’s really the best way to get in the best-looking shape you can be in.”

His CrossFit workout includes a warm-up phase, mobility phase, strength and weights, and then the WOD, or “Workout of the Day” for the uninitiated, which features conditioning and cardio.

And as far as gym style trends?

“Black is definitely a trend. I like to look to see what people are wearing, but I always like to put my own twist on it, switch up the colors and styles.”

Where to buy

The Repository
Select Rite Aid Stores
Spee-D Foods
Buehler's Fresh Foods
Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations
Aultman Hospital Gift Shop
Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop
Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace
Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations
News Depot
Avenue Arts Marketplace
Yum Yum Tree Alliance
Grapes in a Glass