March 2017- Member’s of Inspiration

Name:  Mark Dillenbeck
How long you have been a member at CFSC: 
4 years

How you got started at CFSC:  I was getting pretty bored with the typical “gym” routine and wanted to try something different.  After learning that CrossFit is high-intensity and competitive, I googled “Charlotte CrossFit” and CFSC was the first one to show up.

Favorite CrossFit movement:  Snatch/handstand walks/handstand pushups/duck duck goose.

Least favorite CrossFit movement: 
Burpees/double unders/running.

Favorite healthy food/meal:  Eggs, spinach, and avocados.

Favorite part about CFSC:  The tight-knit community, and a coaching staff that knows what they’re doing.

Something we don’t know about you:  I’ve been to 31 of our 50 states, and I’ve jumped out of an airplane.

Words of wisdom for people who are new to CrossFit or interested in trying it:  Listen to the coaches and trust the process.  Also, if you don’t return the weights/equipment back to where you found them, you will be called many unpleasant names.


Name:  Melyssa Fleming aka “Sunny”
How long you have been a member at CFSC:
Over 5 years… that’s what Brian told me

How you got started at CFSC:  I was getting a pedicure and Lisa Strump brought in brochures to the nail place. I picked it up and immediately went and checked out the gym.  I started there that Monday.

Favorite CrossFit movement: overhead squats

Least favorite CrossFit movement:

Favorite healthy food/meal:

Favorite part about CFSC: It’s a place where I can just be me: get a good workout, have fun and laugh.  But then there are times where I have just broken down and cried, and there’s always a member or coach that is willing to listen and give advice and more so, I get great HUGS here!!!  The best is when I make “the hot new guy” give me hugs!  I also love that everyone is always so willing to help me with my CrossFit MATH!

Something we don’t know about you: I have lived with 5 different foster families in my life. When I was a junior in high school, I found a family who actually wanted and loved me, but I was too old to be adopted so I asked them if I could change my last name to theirs and could they be my parents and they said “yes”. I’m the oldest of 12: my parents have 3 biological kids and adopted 9.
I learned to survive and never give up on life!!

Words of wisdom for people who are new to CrossFit or interested in trying it: 
Be yourself, believe in yourself and mostly love yourself!!! If you believe and do these things you will be able to do anything!!!!

1 Comment

  1. Lisa Strump says:

    Sunny, You know what’s crazy. I don’t think that I ever knew that’s how you started! That’s awesome!

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