We are happy to finally crown the future Nashville mayor as Athlete of the Month, Mr. Vinit Rai. Vinit has been with us since the beginning! He is the epitome of work hard, play hard and we love that about him. He likes to switch up his class times, but for the most part he is a 5:30am'er. He is consistent and a hard worker and we have loved watching our friend get better on a daily basis. Vinit is always bringing good vibes and can talk to anyone, which is why he will make a great mayor someday. Vote for Vinit - Mayor 2030!
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.
Name: Vinit Rai
Hometown: Oak Ridge, TN
Occupation: Tax Accountant
Tell us a little bit about yourself: I'm from east Tennessee and moved to Nashville in 2011 for my job. I attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville - GO VOLS!!! I have two older brothers - one lives in Knoxville and one lives in New York. I'm an uncle to the coolest nephew in all the land. Outside of work, I enjoy connecting with people and having a good time (likely eating and/or drinking somewhere in Nashville).
What were your goals when you started CrossFit? To figure out how to be so smooth when dropping barbells
How long have you been doing CrossFit and how did you get into it? Almost 4 years (started in June of 2015)
What is your favorite/least favorite thing we do in CrossFit? Favorite - Variability of movements and workouts; Least Favorite - Stretching and Burpees
How has CrossFit H Dub positively affected you? H Dub has been a wonderful community since day 1. Everyone at the gym is supportive and the environment is second to none. I have met some of my best friends at this gym and it's been a great addition to build a network of like-minded people.
What advice do you have for newcomers? Be open to new experiences. You will surprise yourself with a little bit of practice and consistency. Do not knock something unless you try it first.
What is something no one at the gym knows about you? I don't like lettuce on my hamburgers
Who are 3 people you would have a meal or drink with dead or alive? Kobe Bryant, Denzel Washington, Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta
If you had an intro song when you walk into the gym what would it be? For this, I have to say THUNDER by Imagine Dragons
Favorite Sport? Basketball
If you could have one super power what would it be? Teleportation (like Nightcrawler off X-Men)
What is your favorite cheat meal? Five Points Pizza (but this is hard because I cheat a good amount..)