I was just about to join the YMCA gym in Gisborne, and a few of my friends were talking about Crossfit so when I went to sign up at the YMCA, across the road was the Crossfit gym, so I went for a look and that was it! Hooked!
My first impression was ‘ WOW’ , it looks hard, but because it was a grouped class I thought I’m gonna get in on this and from there the addiction just stayed and got worse. Now, I think, yup it’s still hard, but because there’s still a million things to get better at, I’m still hungry!
Being one of the first in Gisborne to do the Burpee Mile is something that I’ll never forget! There were only 5 of us, and I thought it was just a name of a WOD, not a literal burpee mile! It took just over 900 burpees and took me 84 minutes. Right now, I’m working on upper body strength, back strength and mobility to address a few niggles that I have.
Something you don’t know about me: I am from Tokomaru Bay and my grand aunt wrote Poi E!
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