Member of the month – July 2015

Name: Claire Moran
Nickname: Moran, Claire Bear
Age: 27
Occupation: PDHPE teacher
Hobbies/Interests: Watching sport, playing touch, hanging out with family and friends
Favourite Food: I love all food and am always hungry! My favourites are Thai and Sushi

How long have you been into Crossfit?

I started at Crossfit Hurstville in April this year

What made you start Crossfit?

I won a month free voucher at a local Upball tournament J so started coming along

Favourite Exercise/Crossfit movement?

I don’t think I would really call any of them my favourites! But if I had to pick I would say deadlifts and box jumps are ok, rope climbs are close to being fun and the running is fine, unless it is a 400m hill climb.

Least favourite exercise/Crossfit movement?

Oh there are so many! Wall balls and snatches are the worst, followed closely by burpees, thrusters and anything with the word “heavy” at the start. And 400m hill climbs. As you can see I whinge most mornings when I see the WOD.

Biggest achievement in crossfit to date?

Probably my 105kg deadlift! And the two times I have gotten to ring the bell, for pullups and handstand pushups (kipping of course)

Most embarrassing or funny moment in CrossFit? 

The many times I have hit my shins on the boxes are always embarrassing but the worst was hitting myself in the jaw with 30kg while doing thrusters.  I bit my tongue and cheek so hard that they started bleeding and were then so swollen I couldn’t speak properly for days, including at a school parent teacher night.

What has contributed to your success in the last month?

The amazing coaches and also the support of everyone who trains at Crossfit Hurstville, as well as the fun competitiveness.

In 50 words or less describe your CrossFit Hurstville Experience?

Crossfit Hurstville is an amazing place to train! You are pushed hard, encouraged and carefully coached to ensure you are getting the most out of the sessions in a safe way.  Everyone at the gym supports each other and I have made some great friends. I have learnt so much from Ali and Paul and have come to love Crossfit. 50 words is not enough to say all the wonderful things about Crossfit Hurstville!

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