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Anne Doyle

How did you get involved in CrossFit?

My daughters ex boyfriend introduced me and told me I would love it !!

First WOD?

After  fundamentals the first WOD I remember is ” Helen”  when we had to run to the “To Let” sign and back 3 times and I thought I might die.

When did you start coming to CrossFit Dublin?

When Michael opened his  first fledgling box in Sandyford over 3 years ago.

When did you realise CrossFit was right for you?

Pretty much straight away – the daughter’s ex boyfriend was right !!

What are your short term and long term goals of CrossFit?

  • Short Term: Handstand push ups.
  • Long term: To compete in the masters division in the open next year and to compete in the Raising the Bar European Masters in 2014

Love that second goal Anne 🙂 Make it happen. Davy P

What is your biggest accomplishment?

Eventually mastering the double under,

What is your favorite WOD/Movement(s)?

Pull Ups and Olympic Lifts – a work in progress.

What is your least favourite WOD/Movement(s) ?

Running – which Michael aptly describes as my Kryptonite.

What do you do for a profession outside of CrossFit?

Super Woman, someones gotta do it!!

Kathleen Lonergan

How did you get involved in CrossFit?

I had initially heard about it through a group of friends I work with who had signed up to Fundamentals. I had no clue what was involved but I rang to see if I could be included in the group as I suffer ALOT from FOMO. I spoke with David who told me he could just about squeeze me in as it was quite a large group. I’m so glad he did now:)

First WOD?

It was Fight Gone Bad, albeit it with a 15kg bar and a 12 inch box. I was close to death after it!

When did you start coming to CrossFit Dublin?

Feb 2012

When did you realise CrossFit was right for you?

The 1st night I walked into Crossfit for my Fundamentals class there was a class with a WOD going on, and there were a lot of people working on various lifts with lots of banging of weights on the floor. AND there were females doing this too. This is when I knew I was interested. I had always liked doing weights in other gyms I had gone to but I had never felt at home in those gyms. The weights areas were always full of guys who would kind of look at you funny if you entered the area. Even in the gyms I had gone to they were never really encouraged for women. You were always shown to the weights machines and dumbbells area when your program was being drawn up by the instructors. But this was the 1st time I had ever seen women lifting proper weights and no one blinked an eye. I was hooked.

What are your short term and long term goals of CrossFit?

  • Short Term: To make small increases on my lifts, rows and runs each week. And to try and do as much as I can in a WOD unbroken.
  • Long term: It may take me a long time but I would love to be able to RX Fran, I’ll just need to keep working on those pull ups!

What is your biggest accomplishment?

With regards to Crossfit, trying to be Paleo for 6 months has been pretty challenging but I’m glad I’ve done it and given it a go. It’s helped me hugely with my fitness and of course weight loss. Also I’ve been trying to get Double Unders and Pull Ups for so long now and focusing so much on them that I didn’t see improvements in other areas.  I’ve really see a huge change in my overall fitness, so for me to be able to run for almost an hour it a huge accomplishment.

What is your favorite WOD/Movement(s)?

Clean and Jerk and any overhead lifts.

Least Favorite?

I would have always said running but after 13.3 and it’s 150 wall balls I now have the ultimate fear of them.

What do you do for a profession outside of CrossFit?

I am a Tech Recruiter / Geek Seeker for Facebook. Anyone want a job?
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