I spent 14 years as an competitive artistic gymnast where I competed to a National Level. I kept my involvement in gymnastics by qualifying as a level 2 coach and continued to train in a local gym. I hadn’t really thought about CrossFit until CrossFit Portishead opened in February of this year and I got asked if I’d be interesting in trying it. I haven’t really looked back since and can say that I am pretty addicted to it. Since then I have competed in my first weightlifting competition and my first CrossFit Competition, the Super team cup.
When you’re not in the box?
I’m a full time gymnastic coach so most of my time is spent coaching various age groups from 2 – 16. When I’m not coaching I’m normally at the box training. If i’m not working or training, I like spending time with friends and family.
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
Coffee! Also, I’ve normally got some kind of morning session planned which I need to do. Plus the gym has a coffee machine which helps!
I don’t know who said it but I do like “Don’t judge yourself by other peoples standards”
RESULTS & EVENTS
3rd at south west weightlifting championships
5th at English championships
Clean + Jerk – 85kg
Back Squat – 105kg
Snatch – 75kg
Dead Lift – 120kg