Name: Natasha Chrismas
Occupation: Pattern Designer
Hobbies/Interests: Sewing, Food, Travel
Favourite Food: Italian
Sports you played growing up? Hockey
How did you come across CrossFit and how long have you been doing it? I started Crossfit in May this year, it was recommended by another member and before I knew it I had signed up for a trial!
What do you like most about CrossFit? I love that you can show up, and don’t need to know a thing about exercise, weights or any kind of training. You are not looking around a gym wondering what to do, or how to do it. The coaches guide you through each step and give you scaled options to suit your ability.
Favourite Exercise/Crossfit movement? Split Jerks are my fave so far, I really enjoy the Olympic Lifting and find it challenging.
Least favourite exercise/Crossfit movement? Squat snatches are my least fave, I have a lot of area for improvement for this movement!
Biggest achievement in CrossFit to date? There are a lot of achievements that I can relate to Crossfit so far, the biggest being that I am motivated (finally) to look after myself with health and fitness by making a daily workout my priority, and being surrounded by a great and supportive community really makes it fun and easy to do. Just going to the classes has enabled me to recognise areas of my health and fitness that were really poor, and make positive changes with nutrition and weight loss (19kg down so far, yeah baby!).
What has contributed to your success in the last month? This month was the first month that I had really set myself some goals. My first goal was to workout 5 days per week, which has allowed me to improve on movements that I was struggling with and improve my overall fitness. My second goal was to be able to do a wall handstand, and with the coaches help I can now do that! By setting myself goals each month going forward, I know that’s going to really push me and help me be successful in achieving them.
50 words or less describe your CrossFit Hurstville Experience? CFH is a fun, supportive environment which has allowed me to push myself, to form good routines for health, fitness and improve my overall lifestyle. I love it and would recommend anyone to give it a try!