May's Athlete of the Month

May 8, 2018

Time to highlight one of our spectacular athletes! What makes up an Athlete of the Month? Not RX’ing every workout or lifting the most weight. This athlete exhibits consistency and a hard work mentality. Every time they come to the gym they have a good attitude and give their all. This person is also welcoming of others, helping make CFHD the best community there is. Each month we choose a different athlete and post some fun facts about them to help y’all get to know them better.

 

This month is Mr. Bryan Walsh. Over the past month, we have been working towards moving into a bigger space. We had a month before we had to be in it and it needed a lot of work. Without Bryan, we would be no where close to where we are now. We are up and running in our new and bigger space! We will never be able to thank him for all of his help with this renovation but we are so glad to have him as part of the H Dub family. Aside from being a huge help on this project, Bryan is a hard worker inside the gym too. He is consistently here 5-6 times a week putting in work. He recognizes his goals and is willing to do whatever it takes to get better. Sometimes, we even have to make him take a rest day, but that's just the hard worker in him! If you haven't gotten to know Bryan yet, be sure to catch up with him around the gym. One of the most genuine guys we have ever gotten the pleasure of knowing. Thanks for being a solid member of the good vibe tribe, Bryan!

 

 

Name: Bryan Walsh
Hometown: Nashville 
Age: 35
Occupation: Woodworker

Tell us a little bit about yourself: Nashville Native, Avid outdoorsman, Builder of things, Dad to be, Food snob, Scotch lover, Fiance to an amazing woman, Dog Dad x 2, Loves Shopping

What were your goals when you started CrossFit? I didn’t have a specific physical goal in mind but mostly wanted to feel better in my daily life. 6 months in , muscle ups and hitting some specific PR goals

How long have you been doing CrossFit and how did you get into it? 7 months. Watching everyone run around the block while leaving work one day, I decided I should be doing that so I stopped in and signed up

What is your favorite/least favorite thing we do in CrossFit? Favorite thing is rowing. Least favorite is Thrusters.

How has CrossFit H Dub positively affected you? I feel So much better physically which has positively affected many other aspects of my life. Mental toughness has also greatly improved. The biggest change is being a part of the community. Seeing other members hit PR’s and push through tough workouts is amazing to see and be a part of.  

What advice do you have for newcomers? It's intimidating walking through the door with no CrossFit experience the first few times. Trust the process and soak up everything you can from our amazing coaches. If you put in the work, the results will come. 

What is something no one at the gym knows about you?  Pretty Solid Dancer

Who are 3 people you would have a meal or drink with dead or alive? Lefty Kreh (Fly fishing legend) ,Chris Stapleton, Sean Brock

If you had an intro song when you walk into the gym what would it be? It Aint All Flowers by Sturgill Simpson

Favorite Sport? To watch- College Football. To play- Golf 

If you could have one super power what would it be? The ability to communicate with my dogs 

What is your favorite cheat meal? Burger(s) and Chicken Biscuits

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