5 Minutes with… Jo

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How were you introduced to CrossFit?
Oliver was my PT at Goodlife, he introduced me.

How long have you been doing CrossFit?
About 5 years ago.

What do you most enjoy about CrossFit?
The friends I’ve made and socialising with them whilst working out.

What’s your favourite and least favourite Movement?
Favourite-clean
Least-squat snatch

What’s the one movement you really want to master?
Muscle-ups

What advice can you give someone who’s looking to start or has just started CrossFit?
Every workout is scaleable. You can do it and you will improve continually if you keep turning up. Most importantly, DON’T COMPARE YOURSELF TO ANYONE EXCEPT THE OLD YOU.

Describe any changes you’ve experienced since starting CrossFit?
I eat better. I did paleo for a year, also zone, and now I eat a mixture of both and some treats on weekends.
I also hate not being able to go to the gym due to other commitments. I feel like I’ve missed out. I never ever felt that at commercial gyms. I also never felt proud of myself at a globo gym. Doing CrossFit I can actually see where I’m improving and I love it when my classmates congratulate me on my efforts.

Favourite memory at CrossAxed?
My favourite memory is at my first ever CrossFit team competition. The gym was new and we scraped two teams together and headed to Caloundra for an awesome weekend. I could only do single double unders but I managed my first ever RXD HSPU.

Do you do extra credit, and if yes what/why?
Not very often – but if I’m early I’ll spend 10 minutes chatting to friends/coaches and maybe another 15 minutes working on something I haven’t done in a while or something that’s fun to me, like gymnastics.

Tell us a little more about yourself outside of CrossFit?
I’m a part time nurse, mother of 3. My children are my world, and being a mum is the best job ever. I LOVE TO COOK, and I’m not bad at it, hey Ollie?

Has CrossFit played a role in how you go about your daily life?
I’m less obsessed about my weight and being skinny and more concerned about feeling strong and healthy and treating my body well.

Which CrossAxed athlete are you always chasing?
These days I don’t really chase anymore. But generally I like to peg myself against firstly someone my weight and secondly someone my age.

Who should we profile next?
Shannon.

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