Chris Shewmaker

Owner / Head Trainer

Call Sign- Shew

Shew in 25 words or phrases 

Goal oriented, driven, looks like Jim Carey, ridiculous, passionate, caring, intelligent, calculated, hard working, excited, trustworthy, attention to detail, smartass, compassionate, A.D.D., part of something bigger, humble, confident, never gonna grow up, helping, amazing chef, unwavering, family oriented.

Why CrossFit?

It’s a new challenge every single day. Some days you can kill it, and other days you get waxed. The fun part is getting through it each and every time.

Favorite movie quote 

“You can’t have no in your heart” – Joe Dirt

Why? Yeah, I quoted Joe Dirt. It’s a really good quote if you think about it. If you don’t believe you can do/achieve/be/become something, and I mean, truly believe, it has no chance of happening. You must approach life, and everything in it, with all of your heart.

Resume aka the important stuff 

I have been involved with CrossFit since 2009. I opened CrossFit Kennesaw in June ’10. I hold my CF Level 1 cert, CF Level 2 cert, CF Endurance, as well as the CF Olympic Lifting cert, and the Pendlay Olympic Lifting seminar.  I grew up in East Cobb and graduated from Lassiter High School. Then I attended UGA, and yes, I graduated from there too. After a stint as a financial advisor, I decided to follow my true passion.

Favorite motivational quote

“The Bottom Line. Face it!  Nobody owes you anything.  What you achieve or fail to achieve in your lifetime is directly related to what you do or fail to do.  No one chooses his parents or his childhood, but you can choose your own direction.  Everyone has problems and obstacles to overcome, but that too is relative to each individual.  Nothing is carved in stone!  You can change anything in your life if you want to badly enough.  Excuses are for losers! Those who take responsibility for their actions are real winners in life.  Winners meet life challenges head on knowing their are no guarantees and give it all they’ve got and never think its too late or too early to begin.  Time plays no favorites and will pass whether you act or not.  Take control of your life.  Dare to dream and take risks…….Compete!  If you aren’t willing to work for your goals,don’t expect other to.  BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!