Chris Shirley


Chris Shirley is our February Athlete of the month!

Chris joined CFC 7 months ago and has been committed to coming ever since. He recently got BMU and ring MU. Can’t wait to see how Chris performs in his first Open!


How long have you been Crossfitting?
7 months

What made you start CF?
I actually didnt know much about crossfit, a good friend of mine randomly messaged me one day telling me he joined crossfit in pine bluff and told me i should look into it and that he thought i would be good at it

What changes have you seen since starting CF?
I went into crossfit not doing any kind of weightlifting in years and zero experience with gymnastics so i would say ive gained a lot of strength and knowledge on lifts and gymnastics.i can jump higher and feel more explosive

What is your favorite/least favorite movement?
My favorite moves are burpee box jump overs and double unders because i feel thats two moves im getting pretty good at and by far my least favorite is squat snatch and rowing

What is your favorite part of CF Conway?
The friendly encouraging environment and the amazing coaching staff who day in and day out push you and challenge you to better yourself

What are your long term goals?
To challenge myself every workout and continue to improve on getting stronger and better at gymnastics and to just keep learning and maybe one day be in good enough shape to do the open and comps

What advice do you have for people wanting to start CF?
Don’t ever feel discouraged or insecure about joining crossfit because its an amazing experience and will help you in every day life.the atmosphere is friendly and you will have nothing but the best leadership from the coaches and athletes

Zach Fonville