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Chris Fairley

CFL-1

USAW

Mobility Coach

Red Stick CrossFit South – owner/head coach

My entire life has always involved some kind of organized sport.  As a youngster, growing up in Gulfport, Ms,  I was heavily involved in soccer and baseball as well as a little bit of wrestling and cross country.  Once going into High School, I seemed to be a perfectionist with an unstoppable amount of energy so I decided to dedicate everything to both soccer and baseball, hoping to further my education in college with the help of one of these sports.  Luckily, that happened and soccer ended up the route that was chosen for me and I went on to college hoping to be the next big thing!  After realizing that wasn’t going to happen I decided to try something different and I enlisted in the United States Coast Guard. This was one of the most humbling, fulfilling, and exciting jobs I have ever had….until now of course!

The military taught me to have the drive that I have now and to never give up, no matter how I felt and how hard it got.  Helping Men and Women in the Coast Guard become the best they could be gave me a taste of what I wanted to do in my future.  After 12 years in the military, I decided to follow my dreams and leave the Coast Guard to finish my College degree at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Shortly after graduating, my wife gave me the news that she had an opportunity to open a business in Baton Rouge and off we moved!  I now had to decide what I wanted to do with my life…again!  Luckily I was brought back together with my long time friend, Andrew Chicoine, and after a couple years of hanging out and CrossFitting we decided it was time to open another location of Red Stick CrossFit.

So here I am today, co-owner of Red Stick CrossFit South, and I am so happy with my family’s decision.  I love the community, I love how challenging it is, I love coaching people to be their best, and I love that my children will get to grow up surrounded by all of it.

Favorite Benchmark: Cindy or Karen

Favorite Lift: Overhead Squats

Favorite Hero: Murph

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