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Chris Donlin

Coach

Chris Donlin

Coach

Biography

Certifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CF-L1

I found CrossFit because some people were doing it at the gym on Fort Benning where I was serving in the Army.  I tried some WODs on my own with pretty poor technique but I loved it.  I went to the local affiliate and I was instantly hooked.  Fran was my first.  It took almost ten minutes.  I couldn’t wait to get to the gym each day.  I also started correcting my diet because I realized that drinking Coke several times a day was not helping me get through WODs.

One day a coach asked me to demo the movements.  That started happening more and more.  I convinced the Army to pay for my Level 1 as soon as I found one close to me.  I told the coaches at my original box that I had finished my Level 1 and I just started showing up at WODs, telling the coach that I was going to help and with whatever they wanted me to do.

I coached for about two years and never made a dime.  I didn’t care.  Coaching is my passion.  I do it every chance I get because I LOVE helping people improve themselves and accomplish things they didn’t think they could.