Athlete Spotlight: Quy Nhan


Name: Quy Nhan
Age: 39
Occupation: Packer/GSU student
Which class time do you usually attend? Depends on my schedule
Favorite WOD: I like them all.
Favorite CF Movements: Thrusters
1RM Deadlift: 250
3 RM Back squat: 180
Favorite Food: Fried Chicken
Favorite Movie: City of Angels
Favorite Athlete: My fellow NECF members, who continue to motivate me to push through when I feel I have reached my limits.
Dream Job: Is there a way to get paid to lay on the beach all day?
Dream Vacation Destination: The Amazon
Favorite WOD song: I never notice the music. There’s too many voices in my head. Lol.
Favorite Motivational Quote:
“Today I will do what others won’t so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.”

How long have you been doing CrossFit? 
“I started last year and completed six months before taking a leave of absence. I returned in January and have been running strong ever since. That’s about 15 months total.”

How did you first discover CrossFit and what made you decide to start?
“I discovered Crossfit browsing through a magazine. I was looking for a challenge and now I have one.”

Tell us about your sports/fitness background:
“Unfortunately, there’s nothing to tell. Lol.”

What sorts of positive changes (mental, physical, emotional) have you noticed in your life since getting involved at No Excuses?
“Physically, I was a scrawny kid all my life and I have finally been able to build muscle and people actually notice the changes. Mentally, I feel able to achieve things that I would have formerly ruled out as impossible for me to do. Overall, I have more confidence in my abilities and that alone is a game-changer.”

What keeps you coming back and motivated?
“I really love the workouts because I can see and feel myself improving. The people are beyond awesome and it’s inspiring to see the positive transformations happening for myself and others at NECF.”

In what other ways do you use your fitness?
“I use it as motivation to excel in my career and relationship with others by reminding myself that if a non-athelete like me can do Crossfit then I can do anything with the right mindset.”

Who or what motivates/inspires you?
“The other athletes and coaches, who want to see me do my best.”

Please share with us a favorite CrossFit or No Excuses moment.
“The Hugo Open. I was hesitant on competing at first but the experience has psyched me up so that I am anticipating next year’s event.”

Name one goal you would like to achieve in CrossFit.
“Oh man, can’t wait to achieve that first muscle up.”

What advice do you have for someone just starting CrossFit or is on the fence about starting?
“Just do it already and trust the process. Eventually, you will trust yourself.”

What do you love most about No Excuses?
“The members and coaches. You guys inspire me!”

Tell us about your hobbies and interests outside of the gym:
“Traveling and people watching are two of my favorite pasttimes. I’m also a big foodie.”

Coach Brandon’s Take:
“Quy is one of the most dedicated members at the gym. He always finds time to hit a WOD despite juggling school and work. Because of his dedication, Quy has made tremendous progress in the gym. His strength has improved tremendously and he’s starting to develop some high-skill gymnastic movements. Quy’s hard work, willingness to accept coaching and his fun-loving personality make him a pleasure to coach.”