Our new coach, Cheryl gives us an insight into her CrossFit journey and tells us a little more about herself.

 

Q. How did you find out about CrossFit?

A. "I was working in the Middle East and training regularly with a group of friends who had mentioned that they were going to try CrossFit.  I was intrigued, so looked into it further and decided to go to Dublin and do the Fundamentals course.  This then meant we could take CrossFit to Iraq and spread the word!"

 

Q. Can you remember your first CrossFit Workout?

A. ‘Judy’

200m Run

15-12-9

Squats

Ring Rows

Press ups

200m Run

 

Q. Have you ever entered a Fitness competition?

A. "Working away limited me to training for and entering competitions, but that is all about to change, as I have entered the CrossFit Form Masters competition in Leeds, which takes place this weekend…"

 

Q. Do you have any favourite movements?
 

A. "Handstand Push Ups and Burpees
 

I’ve always loved gymnastics (not that I am an expert!) and I think Burpees are a fantastic full body workout."

 

Q. What about your Least Favourite Movement?

A. "Pull Ups

They frustrate me!  They are the one movement that I have to do consistently in order to maintain them and unfortunately I don’t, so my aim is to do a pull up every time I pass a bar!"

 

Q. What's your favourite Workout?

A. ‘Mary’

5 x Handstand Push Ups

10 x One legged squats

15 x Pull Ups

 

Q. And your least favourite workout?

A. ‘Murph’  

For time:
1 mile Run
100 Pull-ups
200 Push-ups
300 Squats
1 mile Run

Whilst wearing a 10kg weights vest

 

Q. What's your favourite meal?
A. "Salmon, Sweet Potato and Broccoli"

 

Q. How about favourite cheat meal?
A. "Pizza"

 

Q. What has been your most inspiring moment?

A. "When I completed the ‘Murph’ for the first time in under an hour.  There were only two of us and it was pouring with rain, so we were cold and very wet throughout, but it just added to the intensity.  We did it all outside and used rocks to count the rounds.  I couldn’t believe that I’d completed it.  It was definitely a case of mind over matter."

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