October Member of the Month: Chris Castro
Although Chris is relatively new member, he has shown up consistently with a want to do better each day. We are happy to have you, Chris & Congrats!
Thank you for your time and for accepting to be our “Member Of the Month.” Before we get into your story, let’s start with a brief introduction… (Age, town, family/kids, occupation, etc.)
I am 43 and have lived in Weymouth most of my life. My wife, Kirsten and I have 2 dogs (Bonnie & Maggie). My children, Jake and Madison live with their mother in Rhode Island. I am an operations manager for a company in my hometown.
When and how did you get started with us?
My neighbor & fellow box member, Michelle Masone approached me last November about trying a challenge at the box. I had success and was hooked. Recently, I committed full time.
Believe it or not, burpees are kind of fun. Not to say they’re easy! But I find that I get the most out of this exercise than most others.
Least favorite workout?
Running. I’m terrible at it. And, it’s not fun for me!
What’s the best part about working out with your class?
The support. Everyone from the coaches to other athletes. Already, I have achieved things which I would have never come close to working out on my own as I have up until I joined the box.
What’s the wallpaper on your phone right now?
My wife and I.
What’s your favorite “cheat” meal?
Homemade burger. Nothing comes close.
What’s the last thing you searched for on Google?
Softball batting tips.
If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why?
Initially, I had a hard time with this question. I was going to give a nonsense answer like George the Animal Steele. But, after some thought and research, I’ve chosen lion. They’re independent but stay with the pack.
What is one way CrossFit has positively impacted your regular/daily life?
Dramatic improvement in my overall well-being. Being 43 I’ve realized that you can’t take the winter off from softball or any sport and expect to come back without injuring yourself if you don’t keep your body prepared all year long.
What advice would you give to a new member at RCFBC?
Form. Stick to them and don’t try and lift more than you’re capable of. You’ll miss time with pulled muscles. Trust me, I’m the worst offender.
If you could sum up RCFBC in one word, what would it be?