Congrats to our January Member of the Month, Chris Shea!
We caught up with Chris to hear his Locomotion Story in his own words. Here’s what he had to say:
Q: What brought you to CrossFit in the first place?
A: I wanted to find a gym in which to become a member and actually attend. I wasted too much money on memberships I never used, and I figured the small class setting would give me some accountability. I tried Locomotion during free teacher week about two years ago and made the plunge about a month after. Before that, I did Burpees for Boobies in the previous October – which I am surprised did not scare me away! 🙂
Q: What was your first impression? How has that changed?
A: My first impression was one of welcoming. I walked in having never taken a CrossFit class in my life and not knowing anyone, but the group helped me out and made me feel like a member. It still feels the same, as every new member (and drop-in guest) gets a warm welcome and guidance.
Q: What was your first “bright spot”?
A: One day in the first few months we did deadlifts and the weight just kept going up with each round. I do not remember where I ended up stopping, but I never would have believed I could get the bar that heavy, being a scrawny soccer player my whole life. Q:
Q: What are you working on now?
A: I want to be able to get a kipping pull up. Pull ups in workouts are slowing me down, so hopefully that will work out soon. In general, I am trying to tighten up movements to make them more effective so I can continue adding weight.
Q: What’s your favorite Locomotion Memory?
A: I have so many great memories at Locomotion – finishing Murph in one million degree heat (slight hyperbole, possibly) is definitely one of my favorites, along with the group workout last Christmas the day of the party. My favorite, however, is probably when Meagan joined so that we can work out together when possible – those days make life more full.
Chris is a dedicated athlete, teacher, husband and father. He loves soccer, beer and his #locofam. He’s not a chatty chad – so when you meet him, just know he’s awesome – you can take our word for it. We’re so glad he finds the time to get fit with us!