Thursdays come around so quickly! That means it's time to hear from another Super-CFNZ'er. Today we're chatting with Brian Grey.
How long have you been a member at CFNZ? About 4 months
How did you end up walking through our doors for the first time? Was there a pivotal event that led you to us? As some people may know, Ginny has been a CFNZ member for a long time. My sport consisted of sailing, fishing and drinking. She hauled me along to a couple of intro days, the last one my arms were so sore I ended up walking like a lego man for a few days. It was at that point I thought it was high time to sort out my fitness!
Inov8's, Converse, or Reebok training shoes? Inov8's at the moment.
Can you remember your first workout? What was it like? I don't remember the exact workout after the intro but I do know I was pretty nervous. I scaled the hell out of it and was still pretty stuffed after the warm up! The biggest thing I remember was the sense of achievement at the end.
What tunes do you like working out to? Not too fussy with this one, in fact during the workout I hardly even notice it. Stuff with a good beat and a bit of noise to get over the bar bells.
What has been one of the biggest things in your life that has changed
since starting CrossFit? I have more than one ab! I knew they were in there somewhere but lost them years ago under piles of weet bix, pasta and potatoes while carbo loading for cycling!
What are you doing when you aren't CrossFitting? Career, hobbies etc: I work at Nestle. I don't work in the lolly factory though, I make the powders for the gravy's and recipe mixes. Aside from that you'll normally find me on the water somewhere fishing and diving with only the occasional beer these days!
Is there a CFNZ member who inspires you?
You have the man-mountains kicking around that can lift really heavy things but it's the smaller people that impress and inspire the most when they rip out a really heavy lift. Just goes to show what can be done with great technique.
What achievement at CFNZ are you most stoked about? I was stoked with my first handstand push up, but my biggest achievement is probably the change to my diet. Wasn't eating much sugar (thanks to Ginny) but was eating a lot of other junk... Potato chips were my nemesis, now I don't buy them, energy levels are through the roof and you feel so much better!
What would you like to have achieved at CrossFit NZ a year from now? Strict HSPU and a body weight clean and jerk would be great... But wait there's more, muscle ups, hand stand walk, the list goes on. And that's why it's so much fun!
5 x 3 + 20
100m Sled Drags 20/10kg