Behind the Desk: Chas C.
Over the past month, we’ve been bringing you new installments of our Behind the Desk series, about our beloved and much appreciated front desk staff! These CrossFitters take care of the important duties of checking in our members, handling walk-ins, tidying up after classes, and so many other things that it would take forever to list them. They are the glue that holds this gym together.
Last week, it was Kate T. And now (drum roll, please)…
Name (and any nicknames):
Charles Edward Augustine Carey, Jr. (“Chas,” please, though I also answer to “Chasworth,” “Chasmo,” “Chasmeister,” “Chasimus,” and pretty much any other variation as long as you don’t spell it with a “z”)
Where were you born and where did you grow up?
I was born in scenic Connecticut, but we moved around a bit and I consider the Boston area to be “where I’m from” because it allows me to claim kinship with post-punk icons such as Mission of Burma, the Pixies, and Tom Brady.
How long have you been CrossFitting, and how did you arrive at CFSBK?
I found CrossFit via CFSBK in late January of 2015 and have been here ever since, steadily increasing my involvement to the point where I now find myself checking all you guys in and going out to trivia with you at the Rock Shop on Wednesday nights. Anyone seen my copy of “Going Clear”?
What’s your hidden talent?
Calligraphy. You can see my stunning handiwork on the whiteboard on Monday and Wednesday mornings. The later shifts usually erase it because you can have too much of a good thing.
Ask me about that time I…
…won an award in law school for producing a record-breaking three-show theatrical season for the Georgetown Gilbert & Sullivan Society. (Do not ask me what my law school grades were.)
What are you up to when you’re not at 597 Degraw Street?
Law, theater (usually producing but some acting), writing, hanging out at 608 Degraw Street. Shameless plug for trivia on Wednesday nights… come join your fellow CFSBKers on team Brainz + Gainz!
Program your dream workout:
Tacos for time.
Any front-desk public service announcements?
Echoing Kate here: please don’t be offended if any of us forgets your name! Speaking for myself, I’m a little face-blind and have all sorts of tricks I use to remember people, but there are an awful lot of you and sometimes I just draw a blank, even if you’ve been buying a FitAid from me for months. Luckily you are all awesome and it’s a pleasure to say hi and help you out if you have any questions.
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