When and why did you start training with us here at CrossFit MSD?
I started training in October of 2017 after hearing good things about it from some friends. I was sick of going to a normal gym and doing much the same routine every day, so I thought I’d give it a go.
What have you achieved since training with us at CrossFit MSD?
What haven’t I?
I’m not an outgoing person, so coming into the gym at first I was so nervous! But straight away I was welcomed and felt a part of this giant family of super humans. I have gained so much confidence by just walking into MSD and doing my best.
I’ve also learnt that my body is capable of some pretty cool things because some of these movements are insane!! But slowly I’m getting closer to achieving them.
And another thing, which heaps of people struggle with, I’ve learnt how to be more accepting of my body and that food isn’t an enemy, it’s fuel to get that bar off the floor.
Who is Emma away from the box? Work, hobbies, family life, etc
Emma is a part-time uni student, living in Burnie with her partner, Zach plus fur-child, Melvin and is working at a dental clinic to pay the bills.
I haaatttte sitting still so I fill time by either mountain climbing, dog walking, basketball, SUP boarding, and occasionally doing some knitting.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself?
I don’t know if these are ‘fun facts’ but people seem shocked when I tell them. 1. I’m married, have been for just over a year. 2. I’m a type 1 diabetic, so that little thing attached to my clothing is not an iPod, it’s just an insulin pump.
What are your goals for the next 12 months?
To just keep showing up, listening to the coaches advice and pushing myself to do better. I want to work on the quality of the movements I’ve got and maybe achieve a couple of new ones.
Do you have any words or some advice to anyone who may be on the fence about doing CrossFit?
You won’t know if you like it until you try it. And trust me, once you try it you will be hooked like the rest of us. It’s a great environment to achieve goals, especially if you maybe lack motivation or confidence because you’ve got a whole community with amazing coaches rallying behind you to do your best.