Name: Pam Gibson
How long you have been a member at CFSC: 3 yrs
How you got started at CFSC: I was taunted by the sign at the road every day going to and from work. Really, it sounded like something I’d enjoy but I was intimidated as hell. I was also descending into an unhealthy rabbit hole that I wanted no part of, so I checked out the website and made the call. Wish I had done it sooner.
Favorite CrossFit movement: Kind of like Wallballs
Least favorite CrossFit movement: Burpees (but I figure that means I need to conquer it)
Favorite healthy food/meal: Kale Salmon Salad
Favorite part about CFSC: I enjoy so much what CrossFit is – the variety of movements, different workouts every day and new challenges. The coaches/staff are awesome, the community is supportive and that amazing 5am family is the cherry on top!
Something we don’t know about you: I used to live in Alaska!
Words of wisdom for people who are new to CrossFit or interested in trying it: If it feels scary or intimidating, understand that the fear has no credibility and the only power it has is what you allow it. You’ll not only find dynamic workouts, but great coaches and an encouraging community. Never hurts to try it.
Name: Steven Quarcelino or Q. The male Q in the gym.
How long you have been a member at CFSC: Lil over 2 years.
How you got started at CFSC: I’ve been doing crosfit for 14(!) years. When we moved to Charlotte/Fort Mill 2 years ago I was at the closing of our house with the sellers and mentioned CrossFit. They were like, “Oh your neighbor across the street owns a CrossFit gym”. Pretty good deal. Well, other than having Brian across the street (kidding!).
Favorite CrossFit movement: Kettlebell Swings. Or anything with KBs really.
Least favorite CrossFit movement: It used to be burpees but then I saw a shirt that said “Burpees Hate You Too” so I decided I should try to like them more. Thrusters hold my ire now.
Favorite healthy food/meal: Through this weight loss it’s been pork tenderloin or pulled chicken with a vegetable medley, quinoa, and some black beans. And hot sauce.
Favorite part about CFSC: The comradery. It’s honestly the best part of CrossFit.
Something we don’t know about you: I worked for the U.S. State Department for 14 years before moving to Charlotte. I got to work in Panama, Colombia, Iraq, and Afghanistan while supporting endeavors at a handful of other countries. It was a really cool experience.
Words of wisdom for people who are new to CrossFit or interested in trying it: Just keep going. Even if you don’t feel good, you’re sore, etc. just scale it more. You’re doing more by showing up and doing something than most people do in a week. Heck, most people won’t even try what we do.