Every month, we highlight a member of our gym, and ask them about their experiences and goals both inside and outside the gym. And, of course, an ice breaker question, just for fun.
How old are you, what do you do for work, and how long have you been at CFWN?
James is 28, and as of June 2018, he will be celebrating 4 years at CFWN. He is currently a social worker with Big Brothers, Big Sisters.
If you could have an unlimited supply of anything for the rest of your life, what would it be?
He had a hard time deciding between the two most obvious choices, pizza and puppies. Even though you can buy pizza, an unlimited supply would be great, and well...puppies.
What are you most excited about in Boston?
James is most excited to get married and create a new life with his fiancé, Jill, in Boston. Jill landed an excellent residency at a hospital there. They met in Nashville, where both had separate lives before they started dating, but in Boston they’ll get to create a new life together. It will be the first real thing they get to experience together as a couple.
What are you going to miss most about Nashville?
Obviously, he will miss his friends and family, and a community (both inside and out of the gym) that he knows and loves. He will also miss being familiar with the town he lives in.
What’s your favorite moment from CFWN?
A few years ago, James was on a scaled team that won a competition called Season’s Beatings at CrossFit Solafide in Clarksville. While that was one of his most favorite memories, there are little moments every day that make him laugh – he’ll remember those the most.
James wanted to add that he’ll really miss CFWN. The gym has been a big part of his day (Monday-Friday) for several years. There’s a gym close to his new home in Boston, and he’ll be checking it out ASAP.
How old are you and how long have you been at CFWN?
I’m 45 and I’ve been a member for about one and a half years.
What are your top 3 favorite Nashville restaurants?
Calypso, Sam’s Place, and Stoney River.
How’d you find the gym?
My husband Jerry had been at the gym since it opened. Eventually, after much nagging, I decided to give it a try.
What (if any) hurdles/challenges have you had to face in coming to the gym?
I had to overcome my hate of running – I was always really bad at it. But I had to give it a go eventually. I also didn’t like sweating, and I wasn’t very athletic growing up. I didn’t think I could do it, but I started with a friend, and that helped.
What is something you are most proud of at the gym?
Do you have any goals you are working towards?
I want to stay in shape, and don’t want to become old and immobile. I see parents that can’t move and constantly complain about various aches and pains and I do not want to be like that.
Your husband and two kids also work out at the gym – what’s it like WODing with your family?
I love it! We even work out together on vacation. The 4 of us take a trip every Christmas together and we do WODs together while we’re gone.