Weekly Dose of Awesome

I always enjoy meeting people who are on the path of self improvement. Naturally, when Chad approached me for 1-on-1 coaching earlier this year, I was beyond excited. In addition to his charming sense of humor, friendly attitude, and love for puppies, the thing I appreciate most about Chad, is his determination and diligence in chipping away at his weaknesses. Rather than compare himself to others, he's continually working to be better than the Chad of yesterday. Life happens, work takes over, new pets need potty training, but, Chad always finds his way back to the work. 

Chad, your willingness and commitment are an inspiration.

Name: Chad Kindred 

Nickname / Alter Ego: Bubba, Buckwheat, Chadwickedawesome

Hometown:  Jackson, Mississippi, but NYC will always have my heart

Occupation: Self-employed, Corporate Meeting & Events

When did you first start CrossFitting?: 2013. Glad I found UB when I moved to SF last November 

Favorite Movements: Cleans, rope climbs, rowing

Least favorite Movements: Thrusters, wall balls (The devil's movement). Not counting the movements I can't do YET.

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? I had a personal trainer for a while and during a session I was talking to someone who also did CrossFit. It sounded interesting so I went home and talked to my partner, Steven about it. We decided we should give it a try, signed up for our free intro class and I never looked back. 

What is an unexpected way CrossFit has affected your life? Crossfit is the one program that has become a life program. I have stuck with this longer than any other form of exercise and I don't see myself giving it up. It is also one of the few things I look forward to doing. On a busy day of work, I count the minutes till I can get out and get to the gym. It has given me an outlet to unload stress, sadness, anger and any other negative thing in my life. And CrossFit has taught me to cheer out loud.

What was your first concert? Donny and Marie at the Mississippi State Fair. Favorite Concert: Luther Vandross!!

What is your favorite shower song? I sing musical theater in the shower.  

Pick a superpower. I'd love to have invisibility, especially on the days when I eat apple fritters 

What is the first song in your favorite playlist right now? This Ain't Over by Alex Newell

What is your favorite cheat meal? Cookie's, Donuts, or an Apple Fritter from Uncle Benny's Donuts. I'd say muffins, but I eat those too often for it to be a cheat meal.