CFSP Member Spotlight: Grant Simmons


What brought you to CrossFit in the first place?

I had CrossFit offered at my last workplace, and when we moved back to Sandpoint, I wanted to keep the focus.  I’ve known Kenny for a long time (from the first time we lived in Sandpoint) and was excited to see what he’d built while we were away.

What was your first impression? Has that changed?

The ego-free energy!  By and large, the gym ‘culture’ is maintained by a cadre of really personable, capable, and friendly coaches, and that’s spilled over to the member athletes – I may not always want to show up, but I am always glad I did, due to the folks who want to be there.

What was your first success?

Hahahaha…so lame yet so profound:  squatting past parallel.

What are you working on now?

Those God-forsaken double-unders.  Ask me the same question next year and I’ll likely have the same answer.

What’s your favorite CrossFit Sandpoint memory?

Legit snatching 160.  Or running a 400 backward and hitting a car halfway around (I couldn’t stop laughing for the next 20 minutes).