December – Member Spotlight

Sandy McQueen

Who are you? Tell us a little about yourself, your family and your life….

I am happily married to Steve McQueen for almost 15 years and he makes me laugh every single day – he truly is my best friend. I am a mother of two girls (Hazel 13) and (Eliza 9). We relocated to Georgia for my husband’s job almost 3 years ago from our only home we knew in good ‘ole South Carolina. Go Gamecocks!!!!  

What does your past in fitness/athletics look like? Why did you decide to continue your fitness journey here?
I have always been pretty active with sports all the way through high school. Our family LOVES soccer. Running might be my favorite exercise. When we moved to Georgia, I decided to join a gym and CrossFit sounded fun, so I did. My first gym closed back in July and that’s when I landed over at PSF after some persuasion from Kim Spell. ;)

How long have you been a member at PSF?
Since August 1 of this year. 

What is something we might not know about you?
I have cheimaphobia. Yes, it’s a real thing..Google it…. 

What is your favorite song to workout to?
I like 2 extremes….old school outlaw country music, or Lil Jon radio on Pandora 

If you could be any animial, what would it be and why?
A bear... They get to eat a huge meal and then hibernate ALL winter. Did I mention that I HATE cold weather ?

What’s the last book you read?
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

What is it that keeps you coming back?
The intensity of the workouts and the “high” you get from a good workout. I also love the accessory work... those skills and exercises are often overlooked in other gyms. Also, accomplishing something in the gym that I couldn’t do 6 months or 6 weeks ago... that makes anyone feel good.

What does the Peak Community mean to you?
I haven’t been a part of the community that long, but everyone is encouraging. I have met some wonderful people. The coaches are full of knowledge and are very helpful. I feel they want to see you succeed as much, maybe more, than yourself. I look forward to many more years at PSF. 

What is one of your big goals for this upcoming year?
I’m looking forward to dialing more into my nutrition. I want to improve my technique with the OLY lifts and continue to gain strength. Basically, I want to be able to keep up with all the young ones under 30... haha 

Do you have any big plans for the rest of the holidays?
This Christmas, I am looking forward to simplicity and celebrating the true meaning of the holiday. It can be such a stressful time, but I have promised myself that I won’t let that happen. I’ll be in the kitchen cooking or I’ll be sitting around the fireplace with my little family. Merry Christmas to you!



Chris Spotts

Who are you? Tell us a little about yourself, your family and your life…. I like long walks on the beach, candle lit dinners … oh wait...not that kind of profile... Well, my name is Chris Spotts and I work as a database administrator for a logistics company - that’s fancy talk for I work with computers and trains.  It’s not as glamourous as it sounds... if that sounds glamorous to you. (If it does, come... Continue Reading >>