Meet The Crew…………..Kelsie

Kelsie is one of our fun 5am crew and she has been with us for a few months now.  Her improvements during that time have been outstanding and we love her always positive attitude and willingness to give anything a crack.  She has recently completed our 4 Week Pull Up Strength workshop and already has noticed some solid improvements.  Here is a little of her story:
1. What brought you to CrossFit in the first place? 

I’ve always been into fitness and the gym but could never quite stick to something long term. When I joined CrossFit I was definitely very nervous and had no clue what to do but I knew if it involved weights I was excited to start. The main reason I joined was to get myself out of my comfort zone and start achieving things I never thought I could do.

2. What was your first impression? How has that changed? 

My first impression was that this is very overwhelming and how on earth am I ever going to be able to do these kinds of movements and also thinking all these people are going to judge me.  It’s now been nearly 4 months since I joined and my first impression has completely changed. Learning the movements and practicing them has helped me better myself and I feel a lot more confident in the movements and as for the other members they are the most encouraging and supportive bunch of people I have ever met.

3. What was your first highlight?

Being able to do a pull up during the CrossFit Open this year. It was the only one I was able to do but it made me very proud of myself.

4. What are you working towards now? 

I’m working towards being able to do pull ups, double unders and also to be able to run longer distances.

5. What’s your favourite CrossFit 4504 moment so far?

It would have to be by far competing in the CrossFit Open. I don’t think I have ever pushed myself to the limits I did at during the Open. It’s amazing what your body can do when you put your mind to it.

Meet The Crew……..Tara

Tara has been training with us for almost a year now and has grown so much in both physical strength and her mental strength in that time.  It has been amazing to watch her transform into a strong confident person who doesn’t let anything derail her determination.  She trains with her niece Trinity and together they make our 630pm class awesome fun.  We sat down and asked her to share a little of her CrossFit journey so far:
1. What brought you to CrossFit in the first place? 
I have always liked fitness but needed motivation to get myself back into it. CrossFit seem to have everything that I was looking for…so I decided to take that jump.. best thing I have done!
2. What was your first impression? How has that changed? 
After my first class… I was totally hooked.. I just loved the possibilities that lay ahead for me!! Now, I see my own progress but also the other people around me that are taking their own journey and the support in the Box makes it an awesome way to train!
3. What was your first highlight?
Have to say my first highlight was when I could get my first toes-to-bar… totally surprised me that I could actually do something like that!
4. What are you working towards now? 
Working towards… well really just want to continue getting stronger and healthier and look forward to continuing reaching mile stones with the harder elements of CrossFit.
5. What’s your favourite CrossFit 4504 moment so far?
Just got my PB in Deadlift of 105kg… didn’t think I would be reaching those weights!!
Well Done Tara!!  We love having you at CrossFit 4504 and part of our amazing family!  Can’t wait to help you smash some more goals and have fun doing it!