What goals are you striving to achieve with CrossFit?
I hadn’t been doing anything for about 10 years, so felt like I needed to do a bit of exercise and seen a few photos, didn’t like the way I looked so, wanted to get back in and get my fitness up. Especially with a couple of kids, I wanted to be able to run around without losing my breath and being able to keep up with them.
What were your first experiences of CrossFit like?
My first experience at CrossFit was a bit daunting. When I first came along I didn’t know what to think. In a group setting, I had done nothing like that before, it was completely out of my league. Basically I just did my thing and thought I was going to be way out of my depth but the coaches here are friendly and everyone else here, the other athletes that come here, are all friendly. And they all made me feel really comfortable. Basically, they just scaled things to my ability. Where I thought I would have to start off doing what everyone else was doing, they just programmed different techniques, or completely different movements but in a similar fashion, just so i could get a workout done.
What is it specifically about CrossFit that you like?
I just love the atmosphere, I love the community feel, especially at this gym here. Everyone is just friendly and it’s a great vibe to come along and just work out. Even days where you don’t even feel like working out, you just turn up and once you’re here and you’ve got your gear on and you just jump into the class just everyone else and the buzz and the vibe you get off everyone else, just feeding off each other, you just end up tending to, even if your not 100% even if you just go 50% at it, you still end up walking away with a big smile on your face and just loving the fact that you’ve been here and you’ve done a good workout at the end of the day.
Is there any advice you would give to someone who is on the fence about joining?
Just give it a go. Come on in, try it out. I know it’s going to be daunting the first time you do it, but once you’re here you get over that sort of hurdle.