An open letter of thanks to my CF42s family from Chris…

For those of you who are unaware, one of the biggest characters in the box Chris is leaving us after being offered an amazing job in New York.
Chris you are the athlete that lifts a room with your infectious enthusiasm and un-ending positivity towards training. You’ll be sadly missed mate but we wish you all the luck in the world as you embark on an amazing new adventure. Stay in touch brother.

I shall try and keep this short! Over the last 18 months I have had the
privilege of training with probably the most dedicated and committed team
of people that I have ever come across. The friendships that I have
forged with a huge range of people has been amazing and seeing the
progress of individuals as they face their goats and then conquer them,
and then move on to the next one is incredibly inspiring. Leaving my
CrossFit family is going to be one of the hardest parts of my move to the
United States, and let me tell you, I am more than a little bit scared of
what lays ahead, but in a good way.

From a personal point of view, I feel that I have grown in many ways
during my time training with you all. Some of you I have been training
with since Day 1, others are quite new to the box and we haven’t trained
so much together, but everyone has had an impact and I thank you all.

I would like to take a moment to thank Drum (and Allie!) for being the
inspiration that he is and providing the opportunity to train in such an
environment. I firmly believe that without him, the CrossFit community in
Hobart would not be what it is today. There are so many people that I
could (and should!) thank and acknowledge individually, but I would rather
do that in person with a handshake and/or hug.

I hope to see many of you in New York at some point, and if your anywhere
in the US, let me know and if I can make it to wherever you’ll be for a
beer (a Paleo/Whole30 compliant one of course!), then there is no doubt
that I will be there. I will still be closely following the CF42s website
and seeing how you all progress, particularly my CrossFit kids (you know
who you are, train hard and don’t wimp out on RXD, you know you can do it,
and I know that you can do it!). I would love to keep in contact with
you, so feel free to email me ( and stay in

Thank you & train hard!

Chris Fishwick

7 Responses

  1. You are going to be greatly missed by everyone! You were one of the first people at CF42s to make me feel welcome. Stay safe and have loads of fun! (I know you will) Much loves to you xxx

  2. Goodluck Chris,
    Enjoy embarking on what lays ahead, our loss is another box’s gain. Through CrossFit you already have a whole new group of friends ready and waiting to be met by you in the US. Love Alli x

  3. I will miss you Chris!!
    No one can motivate and shout at me the way you do during a workout!!
    Good luck with your New York adventure.
    Lots of

  4. Chris, Russ and I would prefer hugs rather than handshakes. Just saying 🙂 good luck mate. Will hopefully be in the states in July….we could shack up?? Haha

  5. Good luck Chris, an awesome opportunity that I know you’ll grab with both hands. Even though I haven’t trained directly with you, the few times we’ve spoken and when I’ve seen you count/motivate leave me no doubt you’ll do extremely well in NY!

    Stay awesome mate.

    Tim R

  6. Had a great time on the tough mudder with you. I know the hoff and I will never be the same after spending 2 nights with you. Stay awsome and don’t leave your bag on the subway dude!

  7. I know I will see you in person before you embark on this amazing new journey, but I know that saying this in person would be much, much harder, and no one enjoys a sobbing Russian.

    You are such an inspiring and amazing person. I have truly enjoyed the time we’ve spent together, and the vodka we’ve shared has led to some memories that will stay with me forever (but just in case my memory fails, I won’t delete the photos just yet! 😉 I will miss you dearly, but I know I will see you again one day, and you’d better hope New York is well stocked up on vodka when that happens!

    Have a wonderful time, and a safe trip to your new home. Love you, mean it. Xx