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"April Member of the Month"

Posted on 02.05.2019

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Name: Paul Egan

Age: 63

Occupation: Professional investor and Recruitment Consultant

Hobbies/Interests: Water and snow skiing and Rugby Union

Favourite Food: Chinese food

Sports you played growing up? Rugby league, Aussie Rules, Cricket and athletics (sprinting (100, 200 and reluctantly 400), and later in life Sailing (offshore and inshore racing) and Motor Racing (rally cars)

How did you come across CrossFit and how long have you been doing it? Introduced to CFH through my daughter Emma, and started with a couple of days a week late last year. Went unlimited in January this year.

What do you like most about CrossFit? Being able to attend daily sessions without the pain and agony from the last workout – but just being able to do each exercise – when I first started I could hardly jump to the high bar to do a pull-up – now I can do 4 to 5 strict pull-ups unbroken

Favourite Exercise/Crossfit movement? Deadlift

Least favourite exercise/Crossfit movement? Hang Squat Cleans

Biggest achievement in CrossFit to date? I have always enjoyed sport and exercise but was falling into a sedentary life style (fat and lazy) – the CFH experience has given me a new dimension to my exercise routine. The community aspect gives me encouragement to achieve greater levels of cardio fitness and overall strength whilst having a lot of fun in amongst a lot of sweat. The coaching staff continue to guide my training, sharing their passion and expertise so that my progress is not hindered by injury through poor technique. This has allowed me to get to a level of strength and overall fitness I have not enjoyed for several years.

What has contributed to your success in the last month? I had a goal to get to under 20% body fat ratio – my last scan at the beginning of April was 22% – still OK given that when I started at the time of the challenge last year I was at 32% – but still not my goal set for the first quarter of the year – so I had to step up the level a bit and focus on training and my calories. The Flex Success review also indicated that I was under eating – I had noticed that my training was suffering from a lack of energy but was not sure why – the new intake levels have given me more energy to up my training intensity – and I am enjoying it even more. Bring on the Masters Challenge – scary but I think will be a lot of fun.

50 words or less describe your CrossFit Hurstville Experience? I have always enjoyed sport and exercise but was falling into a sedentary life style (fat and lazy) – the CFH experience has given me a new dimension to my exercise routine. The community aspect gives me encouragement to achieve greater levels of cardio fitness and overall strength whilst having a lot of fun in amongst a lot of sweat. The coaching staff continue to guide my training, sharing their passion and expertise so that my progress is not hindered by injury through poor technique. This has allowed me to get to a level of strength and overall fitness I have not enjoyed for several years.

 

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