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CrossFit Markham March Member of the Month Chris Atwell

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Name ( nicknames) Atwell


Sales Manager & Music Producer

How were you introduced to CrossFit & How long have you been doing CrossFit?

I had heard about CrossFit alot over the last 5 years but it wasn’t until I watched the CrossFit Games in 2016 that I was truly interested.  I have been doing CrossFit for 14 months.

What made you decide to join CrossFit Markham?

The friendly experienced staff, the challenging programming and the awesome gym!

Favourite Lifts/ Wods?
3 Things you would Definitely find in my Fridge…
Figs/fresh fish/eggs
Favourite Place to Eat:

At Home

Proudest Accomplishments:

Becoming a Father

Something People Wouldn’t Know About Me:

My music is featured in the latest Sprite Commercial featuring NBA superstar Lebron James

Biggest Struggle in Life?

Managing my time between family, work, music production, a heavy travel schedule and exercise

Do you have a mentor, or someone you look up to? If so who?
I have a few Mentors.
1) Patrice Derochette.  He is a former boss, a triathlete and good friend.
2) Duane Gibson.  He is a Hip Hop artist, motivational speaker and a colleague.
3) The coaches at CFM, Anna, Steve, Oscar, Ben & Alex.  They have opened my eyes to this fitness world we call Crossfit and continuously push me to better my technique, strength and conditioning.  Thanks Guys!
Who Inspires You?

Team East Woodbridge,  Dr Dre and my Grandfather.

What Music I like Listening to While Working Out:

Classic Rock or Hip Hop/Trap

Anything else you would like to say (Open Comments):
 In the words of Jay-Z “I am far from being god, but I work god damn hard!”