Get to know the CFBC team!

1. Why did you start CrossFitting and how long have you been doing it for?

I started CrossFitting in July 2009 after being introduced to it by friends. At that point, I’d already been a coach for nearly a decade and the novelty of the training intrigued me.

2. What is your favourite part about CrossFit?

CrossFit is constantly changing. Ever year new movents are added, raising the bar. There is no limit to how far you can go.

At the same time, I love that, at its base level, everyone can do it.

3. Have you competed?

Lots. Enough.

4. What are your goals when it comes to your CrossFit training?

Being able to still do sh*t that most of the population can’t.

5. Have you changed anything with regards to your nutrition since you started CrossFit? 

My diet is like CrossFit. Constantly varied.

6. Is there something that people would be surprised to know about you?

I used to be a fire walking instructor. Surprise!

7. What/who inspires you the most?

My wife, Kate. She constantly works at getting better even after 11 years (we started CrossFit together). At her level, progress is slow but she sticks with it. She is proof that CrossFit works and that, if done properly, it is the fountain of youth.

8. What advice would you give to someone with regards to starting CrossFit?

F the clock.

F the weight.

Be smart. You only have one body. Listen to it. Don’t get caught up in the hype of the class. Use the class to motivate and inspire you but stay in your lane. The slow lane. All the way to the right.

Faster isn’t better.

Heavier isn’t better.

Only better is better.

Be smart and patient. You’ll get there.

9. Do you have a random hidden talent?

All my talents are random. None are hidden.

10. If you could pick a lift and a gymnastics movement, what would be your favourite? 

Are curls a lift or gymnastics?

Real answer:

Deads and BMUPs…and curls