The delayed post on this month’s Spotlight Athlete is no reflection of how awesome he is! So without any further ado, our December Spotlight Athlete is Brian Nelson and we can’t say enough positive things about him. He can be found on most days at the 6:30am class and is definitely one of our friendliest members. Brian is consistent and trains hard. He listens to coaching cues and constantly pushes his limits. Brain is a dedicated member of CFR and we are super proud to have him! Congrats Brian!

Age: Over 40 🙂
Occupation: Real Estate Broker for a team of custom home builders
Proudest accomplishment at CrossFit Rolesville? 
Mastering the Toe to Bar
How did you find CFR?
Live around the corner – pass it every day.
Why do you train? So I don’t punch people in the face during the day :). Seriously, it’s more for my brain than anything. Working out in the morning keeps me focused throughout the day and keeps the stress level in check.
What is your favorite moment so far at CFR?
The Deadman Wodding competition
What is your daily motivation to workout?
Stress relief.

Favorite and least favorite movements? 
Favorite: Anything Kettlebell related. I also like to run fast. 
Least favorite: Hand-stand push-ups. I can’t be inverted – it’s in my contract :). I also haven’t made nice with Double-Unders yet.

What’s one thing you would tell to a new CrossFitter?
Stick with it – before you know it, it will be second nature.
One song that gets you amped up during a WOD?
My 6:30AM class likes the purple Lamborghini song – although none of us can sing any of the lines beyond ‘purple Lamborghini, purple Lamborghini’.
Tell us something about yourself that we don’t already know.
I’m a house-aholic/real estate junkie. I’m in it all day at work and then love to come home to a project. I’m not happy unless we’re tearing out walls, adding something-on or building new.