The first Athlete of the month for 2017 goes to one of our most consistent members. In 2016 she attended 182 classes… that’s one every second day and not a single one without a smile on her face. She spreads the love at all the different specialty classes and has certainly seen the rewards this past month popping out PB’s left right and center. She’s a regular at social outings and competitions both on the comp floor and shaking the pompoms in the grandstand. A pleasure to coach, a pleasure to watch, and a pleasure to have in our Niche Family… Congratulations HAILEY on being the January Athlete of the month. Let’s hear from Hailey…
Why did you start CrossFit?
I had just moved to Perth and was looking for a way to work out that wasn’t a globo gym, Shane recommended CrossFit, Heaney and gave it a go and I have never looked back!
What is your most memorable moment?
I don’t think I can pin point a most memorable moment, any time I hit a new PB is a great feeling! Especially when everyone around is also hitting PBs. I love the atmosphere, all the cheering and support.
What is your most and least favourite WOD or movement?
This is a tough question, there are things I love to hate which mainly involve cardio… Burpees, running, rowing etc the thought of them make me cringe a little inside but I feel great once they are done.
I enjoy squats, front squats or back squats I’m not fussy. Throw some thrusters in there too…
What tip would you give someone just starting in CrossFit?
- Give everything a go and realise some days you will smash a work out… others you won’t.
- Different people have different strengths & weaknesses, so don’t compare yourself to others
- You won’t always get a new PB when you test them, but stick at it and you will get there.
- CrossFit isn’t some weird cult, it’s a community full of supportive people who will quickly become friends.
- Don’t check the workout beforehand, just rock up and get it done! No cherry picking!!
What is one random, non-CrossFit ‘thing’ about yourself?
I wasn’t born in a hospital…. I was born in the Guildford Fire station house. Apparently, I was too impatient to allow my parents enough time to get to the hospital. Dad had to man up and deliver me at home (with no prior baby delivering experience). Shortly after I arrived an ambulance took mum and I to the hospital, dad stayed behind to reward himself with a beer (or two)!
Turns out I have been impatient ever since.