I grew up on the south west side of Michigan where I was constantly involved in outdoor activities as a child. My interests included hiking, biking, fishing, and hunting. I was an avid sports enthusiast throughout my youth playing baseball, basketball, football, and running track. After high school I attended college at Ferris State University where I earned a degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology. Upon graduation I moved to Chicago where I gained invaluable life and career lessons at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. During my time living in Chicago I competed in several running races of various distances and a number of triathlons. With five years of city life under my belt, I took my career knowledge and adventurous spirit West to Boulder, Colorado. This is where I fell in love with CrossFit.
Three years after joining CrossFit I made the decision to pursue a Level 1 CrossFit trainer course with the goal of becoming a coach. I knew I wanted to help others feel the way I felt with CrossFit; determined, healthier, and stronger. My experiences as a nuclear medicine technologist, combined with CrossFit has inspired my passion to help individuals build a solid foundation of wellness while becoming strong in body and mind. By opening a CrossFit gym I’m working toward making my dream of helping individuals change their lives a reality.
Chris Hinshaw’s Aerobic Capacity
Favorite WOD: HELEN
Favorite Lift: Squat Clean
Least Favorite WOD: HELEN meets KAREN
Least Favorite Lift: Overhead Squat
Competitive ski racing was the major part of my childhood. I dedicated all my time to moving around the country, living in different cities to train with the best coaches in the country. Vail, Aspen, Minneapolis, and traveling to many more. When I left ski racing/coaching to head off to College to get my bachelors degree in Aviation Education at South Dakota State University, I also left the gym. I ended up gaining weight due to a lack of motivation and no longer training for skiing.
I started CrossFit in Phoenix, Arizona in 2012. With my years of experience and a love for Olympic weight lifting, I had found my home. CrossFit has brought my love of Olympic lifting and my need for cardio activity and combined them to make my an overall better athlete.
Favorite WOD: Diane
Favorite Lift: Deadlift
Least Favorite WOD: Fran
Least Favorite Lift: Thruster