Here is a new segment we are introducing to get to know the CFS coaches a little bit more than just the hour that you see them teaching class.

Up this week is coach James!

1. What brought you to CFS?
What brought me to CFS was my interest in staying active in the sports community after my baseball career ended. I was also wanted to push my body to its limits. After doing some research CFS also had the community aspect that would allow me to meet more people in my area having been away for 4+ years.

2. What 1 thing would you like members to know.
1 thing I would like members to know is that I’m a big animal lover. My favorite animal is the White Siberian Tiger, although any animal really fascinates me.

3. What PR are you most proud of? What is your next PR goal?
The PR that I am most proud would have to be my 255lb. Snatch. I had been chasing a Snatch PR for almost a year and it was one of the best days when I hit it. My next PR goal is to Clean and Jerk 335.

4. If you could have anyone coach you through a WOD, who would it be?
The person I would choose to coach me through a WOD would be Kristin Stewart. She has a really good attitude and is really positive. There’s something about her voice that can put me at ease throughout a WOD that allows me to just do my thing.

5. What were you like in high school?
In high school I was definitely into sports and getting into mischief. As much as I loved playing football, baseball, and running track. My friends and I definitely liked sneaking out of track practice to go sledding on the golf course or getting into extracurriculars our parents were unaware of.

6. What movie as a kid scarred you the most?
The movie that scared me the most as a kid was definitely The Exorcist. I remember not being prepared for that movie at all. First of all, I had no idea what an exorcist/exorcism was but I learned pretty quickly. Also, there something about that clown face that would pop up.

7. What is your biggest first world problem?
My biggest first world problem is traffic. I can’t stand sitting and traffic especially when it clears up between exits, because there was obviously no need for it in the first place.

8. What is your favorite meal, in detail?
My favorite meal is this flour coated chicken in a lemon gravy sauce, served over rice pilaf, and with a side of broccoli. My mom used to make this every once in a while when I was growing up. She now cooks it for me every year on my birthday and I ALWAYS look forward to it.

9. If you had $1 million, what would you spend it on? Give details!
If I had $1 million I would spend it on a new car, most likely being a pickup truck. I would also buy 2 dogs; a Sheepadoodle and a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. I’m going to need the rest to take care of the pups.

10. What are you most grateful for?
I am most grateful for my opportunity to coach and train at CFS. Without this opportunity I wouldn’t have met all of the friends that I have now and I certainly wouldn’t have met my best friend/girlfriend.