Nim is one of our crew with the biggest smile and most positive attitude we have ever seen. She is always working hard to learn skills and apply coaching cues. She has been with us for a while now and we love seeing her continue to grow and achieve. We asked her to share some of her thought about her experiences with CrossFit.
1. What brought you to CrossFit in the first place?
I competed in the Game On Games Day (CF4504 beginners competition) in 2016, and I loved the atmosphere, the people and the level of intensity of the WOD’s. The price was really attractive too. You quickly learn that you’re not just paying membership to show up at classes – you are welcomed into the CF4504 family, and you get ongoing support and encouragement from the coaches and other members. I love that they’re capped at small classes. It’s more personal, and the coach actually notices if you’re there or not.
2. What was your first impression? How has that changed?
CrossFit gyms are known to be full of ego’s and aggressive competition, so I was really amazed that this one wasn’t like that at all! Everyone is so humble, encouraging, and positive. It doesn’t matter what level of fitness you’re at, you always get support and encouragement from the other members. I remember feeling so welcome at my first class – my sister, best friend, and Mum have since joined and told me they felt the same.
3. What was your first highlight?
Doing a ‘toes to bar’ for the first time ever. I was so shocked and excited. I don’t think I wiped the smile off my face for the rest of the day, and I sent the photo to all my friends and family claiming to be Australia’s new CrossFit champion hahaha. They didn’t believe me for some reason…
4. What are you working towards now?
Always working towards getting stronger and faster, but my goal this year is to get my first unassisted pull up. I’m going to get it!
5. What’s your favourite CrossFit 4504 moment so far?
Definitely being able to participate in the CrossFit Open this year! I love that every single member could get involved and felt included, and the atmosphere at the gym every Friday night and Saturday morning was just incredible. 17.4 was probably my favourite – I had my sister, best friend and Mum there with me, participating and pushing each other to do the best we could. The last heat of 17.4 was so awesome! Lisa (coach) vs. Sares (admin) went head to head in the last heat, and smashed through those 55 deadlifts at RX weight – showed us all how it was done! Best ever!
Awesome work Nim!! We love how CrossFit can be shared by families and friends, and in fact you’ll even make a heap of new friends when you join. Experience the CrossFit 4504 difference today. Start Here