Athlete of the Month: October 2019
Hard work. Dedication. Positivity. These are just a few words that describe Chris, and why he was a clear choice for October's WCSC Athlete of the Month. As a lover of life outside the gym, Chris is an avid volleyball player and triathlete. His passion for fitness and his drive to make himself better is an inspiration for us all. Well deserved, Chris. Congrats!
Member Since: December 2018
“Success is a few simple disciplines, practiced every day; while failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated daily.”
I’m from Pinckney Michigan, by way of Washington DC and now in Chicago, working as a Medical Sales Representative. I've been involved with CrossFit for about 6 years now. When I moved to Chicago I tried out all of the boxes. I obviously made the decision to make Windy City my home.
What does training at Windy City mean to you in your life?
The words that come to mind are simple; consistency and community. You can always depend on a great time at the gym. Windy has the best community, facility and programming.
Windy City has helped me accomplish all of my short term fitness goals very fast. With a great community and awesome coaches I very rarely miss days. CrossFit has also translated into many other areas of my life—business, triathlons, volleyball and any other reason to be active.
What does living BIG mean to you?
Taking advantage of the now and being able to act without restrictions.
What would you do and where would you go if time / money were not object?
Chase the sun and snow. Ski trips in the winter and tropical beach trips every other time.
What adventures, events, trips, races do you have planned?
Plenty of family trips this year. Georgia for Christmas, Florida for in February and Colorado in march for skiing. Looking for my next triathlon.
What are your goals:
- Fitness: Get to the next level within CrossFit and working on all complex movements.
- Professionally: Continue to progress within the medical sales industry.
- Personal: Win the next triathlon.
What is one thing that most people don’t know about you?
I own a French bulldog and play a lot of volleyball.
Words to Live By
Believe in action. Avoid procrastination. Think big. Positivity. Health. Hard work. Stay busy. Live for today and look forward.
Duke posted at 5:46pm on Oct. 2, 2019