Do you remember your first workout at Fortitude? How did you feel before/after?
Yes. I felt very overwhelmed by everything at first – foreign environment, fast paced workouts, chopping and changing through an array of different types of exercises. My body was smashed into a brick wall of METCON’s and AMRAP’s. I distinctly remember thinking at one point during that first workout – during a short 200m run – about how disappointed I was that I had let myself get into such poor fitness. The struggle of trying to finish such a short run, the feeling of my weight move uncomfortably with each stride, my breath shallow with pain and the general sense of frustration as my body could not perform in the way that I thought it would and as compared with everyone else. That feeling of helplessness stirred a strong reaction that I was determined to improve.
What is your favourite movement? Why?
Exit sprints ????. Any new movement learned, any learned movement mastered. These are all opportunities to exhibit Fortitude.
What is your least favourite movement? Why?
Right now, the Snatch. This is a very sophisticated movement which I find difficult to perfect weightless, let alone with substantial weight. I look forward to making this weakness into more of a strength.
What are your interests outside of training?
Sadly, training is becoming an interest outside of training.
What is one random fact about you?
I spend hours of gruelling training time, just to collect free T-Shirts.
What motivates you to keep coming back to Fortitude Fitness?
It is my Fortitude family. It is ironic that I should be acknowledged in this way, when I could not have achieved any meaningful change inside or out, were it not for the careful observation and constructive direction of the coaches at Fortitude and the continued trust and relentless support, of the network of encouraging and positive people who – still to this day – drive me to be the best version of myself possible.