Name: Chad Farmer
How long you have been a member at CFSC: 1 year and 5 months
How you got started at CFSC: I felt a huge void after sports. Was not able to compete, or strive to be my best self. An old friend suggested I try CrossFit. I tried one another gym first and HATED it (spent 5 minutes there). I immediately felt at home with CFSC
Favorite CrossFit movement: Anything where I can pick up a barbell.
Least favorite CrossFit movement: Anything that requires me to pick myself up (Lookin’ at you, “Rig”).
Favorite healthy food/meal: Uh… (>Insert Buffy’s suggestion<)
Favorite part about CFSC: I love that a group of people from all walks of life can get together to try to be the best version of ourselves.
Something we don’t know about you: To be a strong guy, I am surprisingly flexible. I had 4 years of Yoga practice prior to CFSC.
Words of wisdom for people who are new to CrossFit or interested in trying it: Burpees suck no matter how long you have been at it!
Name: Samantha Barber
How long you have been a member at CFSC: I joined June of 2018, so almost 1.5
How you got started at CFSC: I joined Crossfit after my mom started going to a
gym in Cornelius, NC and inspired me to try it. I started going to Crossfit Rock Hill
but then moved to CFSC after I started working in Steele Creek. Now I work in
Matthews but never found another gym I liked better, so I make the drive to CFSC a
few times a week, and it’s totally worth it.
Favorite CrossFit movement: rowing and box jumps (basically two things that are
easier for taller people…unfair advantage, but I’ll take it).
Least favorite CrossFit movement: hand stand push-ups! I still can’t do them and
feel like anything that requires mostly upper body strength is not my forte.
Favorite healthy food/meal: Salmon, but I don’t cook it nearly as much as I’d like.
I am definitely not motivated to cook so we normally do homemade taco salad or
eggs with chicken sausage for dinner. I wish I was more into cooking but it just
isn’t my thing.
Favorite part about CFSC: So many things! I’d have to say the people first;
coaches, peers, everyone. I always have a good time, even when I’m suffering
during a workout.
Something we don’t know about you: My family use to own a few alpacas and I
would show them. It was fun for a little bit but I’m not sure the show life is the life
for me. I still love alpacas though!
Words of wisdom for people who are new to CrossFit or interested in trying it:
Don’t take yourself too seriously. You have to be willing to try new things and fail, and
then try again. Everyone has tripped on a jump rope, or skinned their shin on a
box jump, or missed a lift. Trying new or difficult things in front of other people can
be scary but it can also be really inspiring when you are all trying to get better
together. I remember that I finally got double unders my third year of crossfit
(after a lot of whipping myself with the rope). It felt like I would never get it, and
then finally it clicked. Keep going, keep pushing yourself, keeping trying new
things. There are so many things I can do now that I couldn’t do even one year