SPOTLIGHT ATHLETE: Chris Quimby

Chris Quimby is a Michigan native who works for Duke Hospital, fiancé to Kirsten (another awesome CFR athlete) and loving dog dad!  He was one of the first of our CFR Founding Members and has by far been one of our most dedicated. He rarely misses his routinely 6:30am class and always demonstrates a drive to better his fitness and his life. Chris goes above and beyond to work on certain skills that he may deem as his weakness. He is constantly welcoming and encouraging others to do their best as well. Chris, without a doubt, embodies what CrossFit is all about and definitely helps make CFR the community and family that it is today. We are extremely proud to call Chris a CFR athlete and friend! 


image2Proudest accomplishment at CrossFit Rolesville?

First, getting back into shape. Now, it’s challenging myself during a WOD, especially the days I don’t want to get up early. The days I struggle the most, I feel more accomplished when I’m finished with the workout.

How did you find CFR? Why do you train?

I found CFR a long time before they were even open. I found some concept art online and was hoping that they would be opening soon. I had been to other boxes in the area, but geographically CFR made more sense. Plus, the coaching is different (way better) at CFR. I train because I love a challenge, both mentally and physically, on a daily basis.

What is your favorite moment so far at CFR?

Getting my first bar muscle up. It took 1.5 years!!

What is your daily motivation to workout?

There are many factors to this. One is the decline in the overall health of our society as a whole. I’d rather have fun paying to be healthy now, than paying for insulin, blood pressure medication, medical complications, etc…when I’m older.

The other is personal. As I mentioned in before, I’m always looking to challenge myself physically and mentally. What better way to do it than with a group of like-minded people suffering along side of you!?!

Favorite and least favorite movements?

Favorite movements would be pull-ups, hand stand walks, hand stand push ups (HSPU), anything image4gymnastic wise. Least favorite, intermediate running WODs and box jumps.

What’s one thing you would tell to a new CrossFitter?

I tell everyone I see that comes in new, “just keep coming back.” All you have to do is walk through the door. The rest is easier, you have people here to workout with. Plus, you have the coaches and the community to help motivate you!

One song that gets you amped up during a WOD?

Anything DMX, that dude always seems mad about something.

Tell us something about yourself that we don’t already know.

I can’t wear skinny jeans.

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