02 January 2020 | by CrossFit Amsterdam

Simon Barres

Member of the Month

Member since 2019

Without doubt one of the nicest people to step foot inside the gym. 

He doesn't say much however is always working hard and is very very very fit.  Has a huge smile on his face at all times and you never hear him complain no matter how tough the workout is. 

He has a love affair with the 30 pound wall ball and might be the best rower in the gym.

The whole coaching team loves having him in the community even if he is French! 

What would be your dream workout?
Preferably a longer workout with consistent pace, Murph is a good example!

When did you join Crossfit Amsterdam? 

I believe it was January 2019, within a week of moving to Amsterdam!

How long have you been doing CrossFit for?

Just about 2 years

What workout would you want to avoid?  

As a tallish athlete I'd stay away from (almost everything?) long up-and-down journeys (I'm looking at you thrusters and HSPUs :) ).

Favourite Crossfit Athlete?  

Jacob Heppner and Laura Horvath

What is the best thing you own that cost under $100?  

My neck pillow for frequent work travels

Biggest fashion mistake you’ve ever made? 

That was probably during my basketball days when baggy pants and XXL shirts were a thing (yes it was!)

Favourite quote?

“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different...” CS Lewis

Funniest thing that happened to you recently? 

I recently greeted my Uber driver in Dutch and he went on speaking Dutch to me throughout the ride, to which I only nodded and approved (it was very early).
At some point it was just too late to admit that I didn't understand him so I stuck to my made for a long and awkward ride.

If you could have one other CrossFit Amsterdam members body part, what would it be?

Hmm good question, how about shorter arms for HSPUs? I'm not picky.  Possibly Coach Dustin's baby blue eyes.

Who are your three  favourite bands/musician of all time?

  • The Beatles -  favorite band
  • Stevie Wonder - favorite artist
  • Beyonce - enough said