What brought you to WOF CrossFit in the first place?
- I was working out at a “run of the mill” city gym and seeing ok results, but the workouts were getting monotonous and not providing the excitement and challenge I was wanting. Additionally, my beautiful, amazing, smart fun wife Danielle had been going to WOF and bragging about her gains and constantly mocking my city gym, so I felt compelled to come and see what all the fuss was about.
What was your first impression?
- My very first impression was a bit overwhelming, but I did love it. When I started, I didn’t know any of the movements, so there was/still is a large learning curve. I started out in a 6-week boot camp and immediately loved the fun competitive nature of each of the workouts. This was a great way to “try before you buy” CrossFit.
How has that changed?
- While I am still continually overwhelmed by all the crazy things our coaches have us do, they’re always there to either teach me a new movement or give me an option that I can do while I scale up to the more difficult movements.
What was your first ‘bright spot’? (something that made you feel awesome)
- The mechanism of having a testing on the first and last class of the bootcamp I did was an awesome way to see the progress we had made in the 6 weeks. It made reflecting on the body of work that occurred in that 6 week period impactful because you can tangibly see the results.
What are you working on at the moment?
- I’m working on finding my 1RMs for the standard lifts. This is important for a lot of the workouts where they tell you to do a percentage of your 1RMs, it makes me feel more comfortable selecting a weight option that I’ll be able to achieve. Additionally, I am still working on a lot of the fundamental Crossfit movements: pull-ups, skipping rope, kipping, handstands are all things I am looking to improve in the next year.
What is your favourite WOF memory so far?
- My favourite memory so far was the first time I found my PB for deadlift. Having never attempted to find this or lift anything that heavy, I was shocked I was able to lift it, I know have goals to keep increasing my PBs.
What is one thing we don’t know about you?
- I am a father of 3 children born in 3 countries. (Some of you may know that?)