Spotlight on one of our star coaches here at CFCA; Chris DeWolfe! If you know Coach Chris, then you know his competitiveness is unmatched. He is always smiling and ready for a run. And if you think you know Coach Chris, wait until you read the answer to his last question! Who knew?!
What is your fitness background? What were you doing before CrossFit?
I have always been active, I played multiple sports growing up and I primarily played baseball in High School and College. I then worked out at the YMCA and started running road races in my 20's and 30's.
What were your thoughts after your first CrossFit workout?
My first CrossFit workout was Angie which is 100 pullups, 100 pushups, 100 situps and 100 air squats. It absolutely destroyed me. Ill never forget looking over and seeing all these athletes doing kipping pullups and the deflated feeling while I was using a thick green band to struggle through the pullups. I realized that I wasn't as in good of shape as I thought.
How did you get into CrossFit?
I participated in my first CrossFit workout with my friend Danny Vee who owns CrossFit Full Potential. All it took was one workout and I was hooked.
What were your goals when joining CrossFit?
To feel better about myself, and to lose weight and get stronger.
Have you achieved any of those goals?
I feel like I have, I have completely changed my body composition over the years and I feel better than I did when I was in my 20's.
Favorite WOD: Whitten
Least Favorite WOD: Kelly
Favorite Lift: Deadlift
Least Favorite Lift: Back squat
What music do you prefer to WOD out to?
Anything from the Rocky soundtrack.
Do you have any special memories/achievements during your time here?
I don't even know where to begin, all of them are my favorite. Here are some:
Completing the Boston Marathon
Completing Mount Washington
Tough Mudders/Spartan Races
Completing the Blackburn Challenge
The friendships that I have made over the last 10 years are one of my favorite things about our gym.
What advice do you have for people just getting started?
Come to class, ask questions, work hard. We all started just like you have, we were intimated, nervous and scared. We stuck with it and never looked back.
Something the other members might not know about you? I can play the trumpet.