Coach Spotlight: Chris Sexton

1. When did you start coaching?

I began my coaching career as a Personal Trainer back in 2013. The end goal was to become a Physical Therapist. However, once I got into the fitness industry, I found love for helping people through fitness and haven’t looked back since! I later discovered CrossFit in 2015 and knew it was something that I wanted to be involved with.

2. How do the certifications that you hold help you as a coach? 

Knowledge is power when it comes to fitness and nobody can know everything. I like to branch out and experience many different facets of fitness when sculpting my sphere of knowledge. Everybody is different. Everybody. Having certifications outside of the CrossFit realm helps me to progress my clients to reach their goals. Whether it be running their first 5k, dropping some lbs, or working to compete in their first comp.

3. What is your favorite aspect of coaching?   

I absolutely love helping people do something they previously thought was impossible. Getting out of their comfort zone. Finding their inner “BadA**”. I was very intimidated by the idea of fitness when growing up. I know what it feels like to sit in the car and contemplate entering the gym for the first time. Being a reference and friendly guide for people in their fitness lives is how I get my kicks. It will never get old!
4. What advice would you give to someone just beginning their fitness journey with CS&F?  

I would advise people new to functional fitness to find enjoyment in the process. Avoid being obsessed with your goals. It takes time. Embrace this new fit lifestyle of yours for what is truly is… a “lifestyle”. We are not in this for a quick fix! Also, find and make connections with other members in class. We are all in the this together and share similar goals!

5. Tell us one thing we don’t know about you or a fun fact about yourself!

I am born and raised in Cumming Ga and grew up on a horse farm! My family have shown racking horses, including American Saddlebreds and TN Walking Horses, since before I was born. Naturally, I took to competing as well when I was growing up. While my parents continue to compete, I have since retired from riding and have put all of my efforts towards fitness.

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