SPOTLIGHT ATHLETE: Tim Carmack

6
Sep

SPOTLIGHT ATHLETE: Tim Carmack

This month’s spotlight athlete is Tim Carmack! Tim has almost been with us for a year now and we constantly see his dedication to the sport. He always walks in with a smile on his face and an extremely positive attitude, no matter what the WOD may be. Tim is very coachable and always listens to cues given to him in class. He has put in the work and we have definitely taken notice! We couldn’t be prouder to call Tim a CFR athlete and friend. Well deserved Tim!

Age: 49 and just in time for this. I turn 50 in June. 

Occupation: Marketing Vice President for a coatings manufacturer and distributor.

Proudest accomplishment at CrossFit Rolesville?

Several months ago, the workout called for 30” box jumps. Thomas encouraged me to try them by stacking the pads equal to 30”. I did not think there was any way I would do 30” jumps but I did.

How did you find CFR? Why do you train?

I found CFR through Craig and Heidi Mayhugh. I train because it has a huge impact on my attitude, energy, and enthusiasm. The health benefits are great too.

What is your favorite moment so far at CFR?

Saturday partner WOD, and when the fridge is full of Fitaid RX!

What is your daily motivation to workout?

The days I workout at CFR seem to go much better than the days I don’t. It is that simple for me. I have a much more optimistic and energetic outlook compared to days I don’t go to CFR. The 5:30 am CrossFitters are great!

Favorite and least favorite movements?  

Favorites – push ups, pull ups and running

Least favorites – burpees and my new least favorite box jumps (little gun shy) and especially burpee box jump overs

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

I would tell them that I wished I had started fifteen years ago. I love it!

 

One song that gets you amped up during a WOD?

I don’t really have a song that gets me amped up because once the workout starts I don’t even hear the music. My favorite music genres are Rock, Country and Christian. However, if I had to choose one song, The Rising by Bruce Springsteen.  

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

I love baseball and all things Pittsburgh.  Closer to home for the CFR crew, I used to babysit Craig Mayhugh when he was ten years old.  Yes, it is true.