For the month of September, we have chosen Mark McArn (aka. our dad!) as the Spotlight Athlete. If you’ve ever had the chance to meet our awesome father, you wouldn’t hesitate to agree that he is incredibly kind, 100% laid back, and extremely supportive. It wasn’t until we opened the doors at CFR that he finally gave CrossFit a try. But he was instantly hooked. We are beyond proud to see him grow as an athlete and love that he is so involved in our CFR community. We get lots of compliments on how awesome our community is at CrossFit Rolesville and I strongly believe that stems back to our parents. Our dad has always taught us to work hard, pursue our dreams (“damn the man”!), and care immensely for others. From the things he taught us as kids to the abundant amount of support he gives Thomas and I daily, we couldn’t have picked a more honorable spotlight athlete this month. Thanks Dad for all that you do and we love you tons! 

Age: 55

Occupation: Real Estate Broker

Proudest accomplishment at CrossFit Rolesville? 

Once a guy that I was speaking to who did not know I was a CrossFitter, told me he had heard that the coaches at CFR are awesome. I’m proud of my kids.

How did you find CFR? Why do you train? 

I train because I have become addicted to hanging out and moving things with some of the highest caliber people I have ever met.

What is your favorite moment so far at CFR? 

I really liked the Open workouts and events. Never in my life have I had a group of people cheering for me. It was very emotional for me and, luckily, I was sweating so much no one could see my tears.

What is your daily motivation to workout?

On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; I can’t wait to get to the gym to see my fearless 5:30 AM gang.

Favorite and least favorite movements?

Love to run and row, hate anything overhead.

What’s one thing you would tell to a new CrossFitter?

Crossfit will make all your dreams come true!

One song that gets you amped up during a WOD?

Easy, Boom by P.O.D.

Tell us something about yourself that we don’t already know.

I drove a  Ford station wagon into Lake Norman on New Year’s Eve in 1980. Not on purpose.