Even as a child, Charlie Sims knew there was no magic potion you could drink to transform yourself into a champion athlete. If he wanted to score touchdowns on the football field or hit a homerun on the baseball diamond, he needed to work harder and train smarter than his rivals. This tough, seasoned athlete brings his years of sports training and triathlon competition experience to the CrossFit Regeneration gym, where he leads fellow fitness-seekers in challenging workouts.
Dumbbells, rowing machines, and medicine balls speckle the padded floors of his intimate studio, where Charlie and a team of CrossFit Level 1 certified instructors emphasize technique and safety as they lead students through wide variety functional exercises. They focus on exercises that mimic movements from everyday life, such as squats evocative of bending down to pick up the laundry basket or pull-ups reminiscent of peeking over your neighbor’s fence to watch HBO for free. In addition to leading workouts, the instructors provide students with nutritional guidance and support. Committed to creating a supportive community in their gym, the trainers often host parties and special events for their students and teachers.