- Bachelor of Psychological Science
- Masters of Physiotherapy (ongoing)
- Australian Weightlifting Federation Club Weightlifting/Sports Power Coach 1
- Massive Quads
Why did you get into CrossFit?
I was training in a regular gym, but checking out Crossfit.com occasionally just to see what the fuss was about. It took some time to actually accept the ego damage that I knew would come when I finally did a WOD.
Once I did, I was hooked. So many things to learn, so many new challenges I wanted to take on.
Why did you become a trainer?
Weightlifting is amazing. It does so much for me, and I want to share all those benefits with everyone.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
You can see on someone’s face when something they’re doing suddenly makes sense. That is great, but the best part is the next moment when they ask with a smile, “can I do it again?”.
What’s your favorite CrossFit Movement?
The Snatch. Followed closely by squatting. Ideally never more than three reps.
What do you do to relax away from the gym?
With a busy schedule of work and study outside of the gym, training and coaching is often my relaxation. If I’m not training, I’m probably reading a good book…and eating.
What’s your advice for somebody getting started with CrossFit?
To be healthy, exercise needs to be a part of your life – make it something you enjoy, not something that stresses you out. Think of it in the long term – There will always be another session, another chance to make your goal or beat your PB.
Don’t get caught up in your time or your score or the weight you lifted today, try and be better next time. And the next time.