how did you get involved in CF?
I was approached by a few friends who said my mindset would enjoy crossfi. So after a year of deliberating, procrastinating and going through the perambulations of ‘globo’ gym life I saw motivation decrease, results diminish and was looking for that ‘band of brothers’ community feel. I started looking for boxes and viewed a rival box; I soon realised one had just opened on my door step and the Journey thus began!
first wod ever?
Baseline was my introductory and then after that it was Fight Gone Bad.
when did you start coming to CFSL?
In accordance to my diary it was the 18th of April 2013.
when did you realise CF was right for you?
I enjoyed the programming from the offset but during our first internal throwdown that community spirit I sought after became evident and it was that moment that I knew…this is what life is about!
what are your short term and long term goals?
Short term: To continue to make a daily advancement with my crossfit knowledge. Long term; To make an impact.
what is your biggest accomplishment?
Increasing my mobility to the point where my peers could see a development; no where near where I want to be but definitely felt chuffed at that point!Alongside that I have enjoyed defying limitations that are far too frequently used as excuses.
what is your favorite wod/movements?
WOD: IsabelMovement: Snatch! So technical but so enjoyable too!
WOD: Murphy Movement: Thrusters
what do you do for a profession outside CF?
Away from the box (yes I do leave!) I am a pre-employment tutor; working alongside 16-18 year olds who have been youth offenders or fall into the Not in Employment, Education or Training category. I deliver a set of practical and theoretical seminars based on motivational perspectives, employability, character development whilst assisting in mentoring them through gym, English and Maths qualifications and holding down an employed position.Finally, would you recommend CF to friends & family and what advice would you give them?I have heard it a few times and I am congruent to the notion; Crossfit is for anyone but not for everyone’. It has to be tried for you to realize you don’t enjoy it….next thing you will be obsessed with it! I mean, who doesn’t want a community where no matter what happens in your personal life you all pull through these situations together? The way I view crossfit is the same way I view life: ‘Variety is the spice of life but continuity brings stability’. So through regular attendance you will gain that platform of stability in life required to develop; but the constantly varied program will ensure one spicy life!