Grey Polite is our August 2021 Athlete of the Month

How long have you been doing CrossFit? 8 years

How long at CrossFit Rx? 5 or 6 years

What is the best advice that you have received in CrossFit? Check your ego at the door and listen to your body.

Any advice of your own to offer up to someone new or thinking about joining? Same thing. Check your ego at the door. Do what you can do. Prioritize form and technique over how much weight you can lift or how fast you think you can go. Injuries not worth it.

What is your favorite movement? Back squat

What is your favorite kind of music to workout to in the gym? Rap/Hip-Hop/Reggaeton

Any favorite artist, songs or genres that you would like to hear more of? OutKast, 3-6 mafia, UGK, 8 ball & MJG

Tell us something that we would be surprised to know about you! I love to play tennis

Tell us a little bit about yourself. Family, work, outside of the gym hobbies, favorite food, move etc. Help us get to know a little about you outside the gym! Originally from ATL. Went to school at UGA. Bleed red and black (Go Dawgs!!!). I work in finance. Met my best friend and partner for life Lenet at a CrossFit gym in Athens. We have 2 pups. Favorite hobby outside of CrossFit is probably tennis. Also getting into Muay Thai a bit (thank you Nic!). Favorite movie is definitely “Life” with Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence. Favorite food is anything from Chick fil A.

July 2021 Kelly Comiskey

Name: Kelly Comiskey

How long have you been doing CrossFit? Since March 2021

How long at CrossFit Rx? March 2021

What is the best advice that you have received in CrossFit? I’ve received so much helpful advice from coaches & kind members: engage your core (because I often forget), take off shoes for lifting (Nic), get the form right first (probably Ruben!), you can’t outrun a pizza (Jess King) *just kidding she didn’t say that but she introduced me to nutrition and it’s proven to be incredibly valuable.

Any advice of your own to offer up to someone new or thinking about joining? Don’t spend too much time thinking about it- just join and do at least 3x week- you won’t regret it.

What is your favorite movement? I like deadlifts because I feel pretty confident doing them. I cringe at gymnastics, but that gives me something to work on.

What is your favorite kind of music to workout to in the gym? When I am working out it’s rap, but I am otherwise really open to music of all sorts depending on my mood.

Any favorite artist, songs or genres that you would like to hear more of? I actually enjoy picking up on the coaches individual styles and new songs, but please don’t play too much heehaw or slow jams (haha)

Tell us something that we would be surprised to know about you! I spent a good part of my adult life in France and China. I’ve done a full Ironman and would probably do another once I get my strength back!

Tell us a little bit about yourself. Family, work, outside of the gym hobbies, favorite food, move etc. Help us get to know a little about you outside the gym! My husband Sid and I have always trained together. We both really enjoy cycling. We had our son in Canada right before the pandemic. These hot days we are often at the pool. I am also training for the Chicago marathon in October, so trying to get my regular runs in. We are so happy to be members of CrossFit RX- it’s an amazing gem of a gym that adds a lot to our experience of Atlanta.

June 2021 Michael Toney

Name: Michael Toney

How long have you been doing CrossFit? About 5 years

How long at CrossFit Rx? Same – I started t RX!

What is the best advice that you have received in CrossFit? Buy a pair of hand grips

Any advice of your own to offer up to someone new or thinking about joining? It’s a continuous challenge, but you’ll start to notice the little ways that you’re improving and getting better. That helps to keep you going.

What is your favorite movement? I was really excited when bar muscle-ups finally clicked for me.

What is your favorite kind of music to workout to in the gym? Anything I know the words to, which can help push through the workout!

Any favorite artist, songs or genres that you would like to hear more of?

Tell us something that we would be surprised to know about you! Didn’t start drinking coffee until my mid-20s.. now it’s a necessity.

Tell us a little bit about yourself. Family, work, outside of the gym hobbies, favorite food, move etc. Help us get to know a little about you outside the gym! I was born and (mostly) raised in Georgia, which is getting rarer in Atlanta these days. I currently work in higher education. I really enjoy traveling and I’m excited to get back to out into the world as we recover from the pandemic.

May 2021 Athlete of the Month

How long have you been doing CrossFit? 4 months

How long at CrossFit Rx? 4 months

What is the best advice that you have received in CrossFit? My girlfriend has been trying to get me to do CrossFit for years. I finally listened.

Any advice of your own to offer up to someone new or thinking about joining? Just join. It’s a lot of fun and an amazing workout.

What is your favorite movement? Back squat. There’s nothing like being under the bar and being able to will yourself to an extra set.

What is your favorite kind of music to workout to in the gym? Anything loud

Any favorite artist, songs or genres that you would like to hear more of? Anything that gets the energy going in the class is great.

Tell us something that we would be surprised to know about you! I am a huge aviation and airline geek and love to travel. COVID-19 had grounded me a bit, but i can’t wait to get back in the air.

Tell us a little bit about yourself. Family, work, outside of the gym hobbies, favorite food, move etc. Help us get to know a little about you outside the gym! The first date for me and my girlfriend, Ari, was over six years ago when we went for a run. I thought for sure she’d be a great runner. I crushed her and ended up being the better runner. Frankly I am thankful that she ever talked to me again after the workout.

Thank you for sharing Travis!!

April 2021 Athlete of the Month

Juana Farfan

How long have you been doing CrossFit? Couple of Years

How long at CrossFit Rx? One year

What is the best advice that you have received in CrossFit? Form before weight

Any advice of your own to offer up to someone new or thinking about joining? There are always modifications, don’t compare yourself to anyone – comparison is the thief of joy. If you show up, your progress won’t stop.

What is your favorite movement? Lifting: Jerk / Cardio: Burpees over bar

What is your favorite kind of music to workout to in the gym? I am very open to music. I like good beats, and actually coaches are great at matching the mood to the wod. Yet, I have to clarify techno is a No-No, that loopy thing does not move my needle.

Any favorite artist, songs or genres that you would like to hear more of? I would just avoid bad covers! 😉

Tell us something that we would be surprised to know about you! I don’t drive, I can write with both hands, I don’t enjoy gardening, I do understand English- sometimes it appears I don’t; I truly check out when I come to the gym, and enjoy the ride.

Tell us a little bit about yourself. Family, work, outside of the gym hobbies, favorite food, move etc. Help us get to know a little about you outside the gym! This is my 25th year living in the U.S. I left home to study Modern dance, and I’m still dancing, teaching, creating, moving, playing. I believe all of this is vital to your wellbeing. Traveling is a must for me, especially if it involves adventure, risk taking, meeting new communities/cultures. And I am totally in love with my family, they are a true force. Especially after this last year that we all experienced.

Thank you for sharing Juana!!