5 Minutes with… Paul

Firstly, a massive thank you to everyone who has sent in their ‘5 Minutes with’ responses. I have amassed a few to make sure I always have content to publish, so if you don’t see yours here then it will be coming in the next couple of weeks.

I’m gradually working my way through the whole gym, so if you haven’t received questions yet then don’t worry, they will get through to you! It’s a fair number of people to email so please be patient!


Without further ado, here’s 5 minutes with Paul


How were you introduced to CrossFit?

I used to drive past the Box every morning and knew I had to do something so googled “what is Crossfit”.

After reading some of the articles I’m surprised I went in…you guys are bat shit crazy.

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

About 3 ½ years

What do you most enjoy about CrossFit?

Every day’s different and the people are great. I may suck at a particular workout but there’s always someone there encouraging or putting shit on me to keep me going.

What’s your favourite workout?

Any good chipper

Which workout will you never forget, for all the wrong reasons?

Was a Hero WOD called Omar made up of increasing Thrusters & Bar facing burpees.

The final movement was 35 burpees and I got to a point where I thought I’d meet Pukie and wanted to die.

What is your favourite movement?

Power Cleans or Deadlifts!

What advice can you give someone who’s looking to start or has just started CrossFit?

If you’re looking to start- just walk in, say hi and give it a go you won’t regret it.

Just started – be consistent to give it a chance.

Best CrossFit advice you’ve been given?


Describe any changes you’ve experienced since starting CrossFit?

Starting I had an injured lower back, medicated hypertension and had swallowed a wheelie bin at some point.

Since then I’ve a solid back,  better blood pressure, lower heart rate and lost the majority of the baggage I was carrying.

Favourite memory at CrossAxed?

Doing the Open workout soon after I started and my son (5 at the time) came along to watch.

I’d just scored Alzan. When he scored me I could hear him telling Angus how awesome his Dad was doing, you’re a good guy Al.

Do you do extra credit, and if yes what/why?

Not generally the programmed extra credit but chip away at something.

Tell us a little more about yourself outside of CrossFit?

I’ve 2 kids (boy/girl), a great wife Suz and 2 awesome Boxer Dogs Hank & Lucy…Hank’s the bomb, I should bring him in.

Has CrossFit played a role in how you go about your daily life?

Allows me to keep up with above crew!

What sticks out to you as the most enjoyable part of every class at CrossAxed?

Catching up with great people.

What do you do for work?

I teach Maths at Nudgee college.

Which CrossAxed athlete are you always chasing?

Jeremy Warren. Now he’s growing a Dad Bod he’s in my sights.

WOD with shirt on or shirt off?

Shirt Off with skins, (no courtesy pants).

Who should we profile next?

Rod Lequertier

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