1) When did you join CrossFit BC?
I joined CrossFit at the end of November of 2012
2) Why did you choose CrossFit?
In the fall I had decided that I was going to try and play competitive tennis again, its been 19 years since I have played at any decent level, and the last time I played a full match was almost 10 years ago…I was in so much pain, my back, my legs, my shoulder, basically my whole body felt like I was hit by a truck. I knew that if I was going to try to play again, I had better get in shape and better start asap! After 2 months of mediocre results, I was starting to get bored of doing the same thing every time I worked out on my own at the gym. So I thought I would give CrossFit a try and have been hooked since!
3) What changes in your health, physique and overall performance have you seen since starting CrossFit?
First and foremost I feel a lot stronger, I am starting to feel like my performance during workouts is getting better and that my energy throughout the day is getting higher.
4) What advice would you give to someone with regards to starting CrossFit?
Find a good gym, with great coaches like CrossFit BC and just stick with it, the pain eventually goes away! Well, the pain doesn’t actually go away, it becomes good pain instead of just excruciating pain!
5) What is your favourite CrossFit exercise?
Hmm I don’t know if I can name a favourite CrossFit exercise, there’s a lot of love-hate feelings towards pretty much all of them, I love the results they give but hate doing them
in the moment but then love it all again after I am done! All I can say is BURPEES ARE THE ENEMY!!
6) What is your favourite activity outside of CrossFit?
I try to do a lot of activities, specifically I like to play hockey, inline skate, bike ride and anything else I can do under the sun
7) What is your proudest accomplishment at CrossFit?
First RX is always a good moment but I recently experienced “Murph” for the first time and was quite proud of not only RXing it but also somewhat happy with my result
8) Have you made any changes to your diet?
I have changed my diet to strict paleo, not so much because of doing CrossFit but also for health reasons. I do admit to cheating one meal a week though, love Greek too much to never have it again!
9) Is there something that people would be surprised to know about you?
I am a full time tennis pro at a club in Vancouver
10) What/who inspires you the most?
Not to sound cheesy or anything but I do find the coaches (JD, Mantis, SaraSally) I have worked with at CrossfitBC to be very inspiring. Of course, not only the coaches are inspiring but there are also so many great people I have met at the west van gym….Doc, Curly, Moon, Smash, RoadRunner, Brillo, Bruiser and BigDripper are just a few of the many who inspire me and make the workouts fun every time I have a chance to workout with them!!