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July COACH Spotlight: Chris Minor

We are excited to officially introduce and welcome Cave athlete and now Coach, Chris Minor! We're pumped to add Chris to our team!

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Name: Chris Minor

Age: 26

How long have you been a member/Coach at Cave CrossFit?

I have been a member of Cave CrossFit since April / Coach since July.

How has CrossFit changed your life, lifestyle, level of fitness?

I saw CrossFit one summer while I was working at a front desk in a gym in NC. I was watching the Games on ESPN and immediately said this looks awesome and those women look crazy scary! I was hooked from seeing it on tv and from that moment on I went to the main site every day and attempted the WOD on my own. I did this off and on for a few years. CrossFit has gotten me in the best shape of my life and pushes me to become a better person every day.

What is your athletic background?

I have played football since I was about 11. Played one year of College football before transferring to becoming a beach bum. I have been working out since I was in the 6th grade when my dad purchased a bench and squat rack to put in the attic. There is nothing I love more then getting a good workout in.

What do you love most about coaching?

The one thing I love about coaching is passing on my knowledge to others. I love to learn as much as I can and enjoy passing that knowledge to each athlete. I love it when an athlete gets it and you see that ”ah ha” moment happen.

Favorite WOD:

Murph

Favorite Lift/Movement:

Power Clean

Least Favorite WOD:

Anything with Rowing!

Least Favorite Lift/Movement:

Squats

What are your proudest achievements?

CF-L1, Bench press 300, ran a marathon with 1 week notice and my longest run before that was 3 miles.

Name one goal and/or personal record you would like to accomplish through CrossFit?

I have many goals and personal records I would like to accomplish through CrossFit if I had to choose 1, it would be to compete. Doesn’t have to be the games but I would like to do some sort of competition.

Any advice for someone thinking about trying CrossFit or someone who has just started?

Don’t be afraid of CrossFit. Embrace it. A lot of people tell me they are scared because they hear that people always get hurt. Train smart, listen to your coach and you will be fine. If you are looking for an awesome workout and a great community of awesome people just walk though the door at Cave and you will find it all!