We all know him. And we all love him! This month’s spotlight athlete is Douglas Townsend. Douglas quickly became apart of our CFR community with his charming and out-going personality. Douglas is incredibly friendly and is never afraid to crack a joke or bust a move in class. He was already a fit individual when he joined but has shown huge improvements in both his strength and flexibility. Douglas takes on workouts with a positive attitude and always takes the coach’s cues. We love having Douglas apart of our CFR family and are proud to call him a friend!
CORE Taekwondo Performance Center
Head Master/Taekwondo Teacher
Proudest accomplishment at CrossFit Rolesville?
My proudest accomplishment at CFR was competing at my first Open. What I enjoyed most about it was the challenge of the workouts, camaraderie of the athletes, and spirit of the gym. It was very competitive and supportive at the same time.
How did you find CFR? Why do you train?
I found CFR on my commute to work everyday. I always wanted to do it, because I heard it was really good for Taekwondo athletes. I train because it’s fun, and it’s a great substitute for the competitive spirit I once had when I was competing at a high level doing Taekwondo. Everyday is a new challenge, and to me that never gets old, especially if you’re having fun doing it.
What is your favorite moment so far at CFR?
My favorite moment at CFR is the time we get to spend talking and laughing. Everybody is really nice and supportive. Shoutout Brantley, Jon, and Milford!!!
What is your daily motivation to workout?
My motivation to workout is just to stay active and get stronger. Consistency is the key.
Favorite and least favorite movements?
My favorite movement is the deadlift.
My least favorite are movements that start with “Hang.” Hang snatches, Hang cleans, and hanging from a pull-up bar
What’s one thing you would tell to a new CrossFitter?
One thing I would tell a new CrossFitter is to practice your form and technique on your compound movements. Also, on the days you rest, stretch as much as you can. These good habits will help you avoid injury.
One song that gets you amped up during a WOD?
Before the WOD, anything that sounds good with a little bounce, but during the WOD, I am too tired to even focus on what’s playing. I’m just trying to make it to the end lol. But a little screaming and yelling always pumps me up, and some Rap.
Tell us something about yourself that we don’t already know.
In 2015, I was ranked one of the top 100 athletes in the world for my category -87KG weight division in Taekwondo.