21 Apr 2015

CCF Weekly Member Spotlight – Brigid!


Far left we have Kim, Pippa (sneaking behind Kim) then Brigid. Behind Brigid is a trainer from CFK obviously showing Kim a secret handshake or signal of some sort, Brigid’s sister Bernie is on the far right!

Where do I start with Brigid?… On her survey below you will see that she can “apparently” be silent for hours on end…I certainly cannot imagine that ever being possible! Her energy, inclusiveness and ability to talk underwater is amazing and I hope she is never silent whilst at Charge! (Although, please continue to be silent during the WOD briefings!). This year she signed up for the open and I have never seen her push so hard! To take a direct quote from Brig after completing 15.5…”That was really haaard!”. It surprised her, and that’s why she is Awesome!

Brigid, Bernie + Kim traveled to Malaysia a couple of months ago and during their holiday they did a drop in session at CrossFit Kuching, where they completed a Chinese New Year WOD … Today’s WOD for Brigid is my interpretation of it 🙂

Enjoy your WOD Brigid!

Charge CrossFit Member Spotlight!

They call me… Brigid/Brig.

By day I am… an aged care nurse, but have branched out to be a funding review assistant (Maximising Medicare subsidy for an aged care provider)

How long have you been a Charger? About 8 months. I think.

Tell us about your first Charge CrossFit experience: I don’t remember my first ever workout, but one of first few was Christmas in July (Rookie version of course). And one of the first movements I could remember getting right was a clean. About a month into Charge, I thought “Why didn’t I join up earlier? This place is awesome!” But it’s better I joined up now than 2 years down the track 🙂

Advice for people thinking about starting CrossFit: It’s not scary. It’s not a competition against others. Everyone is here to be better, fitter, stronger versions of themselves, whatever their fitness level is. Just do a trial and see if you like it. You have nothing to lose. People who have bad opinions of CrossFit seem to be people NOT doing it. Go figure. And like Ash says “You don’t need to get fit to get into CrossFit, that’s our job”

Favourite movement? I’d have to say cleans and its different variations.

Least favourite movement? Skipping HANDS DOWN – single unders, double unders.. All of them. I am very good though if I use my invisible skipping rope.

Favourite WOD? Open 15.1. (AMRAP 5 Power Snatch, 10 Deadlifts, 15 TTB then 1Rm C&J!)

Least favourite WOD? Anything that involves skipping.  

What would your perfect WOD look like? A chipper – burpees, cleans, and a few TTB (just because I recently did a few TTBs – very excited)

Favourite wholesome/Paleo meal? Kale + some form of protein.

Favourite movie/TV show? No particular favourite, as long as it’s not too depressing.

Tell us something we may not know about you: I can go on days without talking. It’s true.

What is your most special memory/ biggest achievement during your time at Charge? Finishing 101 burpees in just over 10 minutes. 

What are your future goals? 1x pull up (no bands) and 10 double unders unbroken.

Strength/Skill:
4 x 3 Hang Power Cleans
w/ 3 x Max UB DU

Conditioning:
Athlete Spotlight WOD
“Brigid”
Partner WOD
Buy in: 25 Db 20″ Burpee Step overs 32/20
4 Rounds each (Complex must be unbroken)
8 Deadlifts 70/45
4 Hang Power Cleans
2 STOH 
Cash out: 400m run w/ Dumbbell (together)
-If the Db hits the ground drop and perform 5 burpees on the spot.

Engine Club:
Run the STG loop x 3

Cobra Extras:
GHD Plank (facing up)
5 Rounds 45 sec on
30 sec rest

Notes:
Remember to join up for the 8 week Whole Life Challenge! It starts Saturday the 2nd of May. Join the Charge CrossFit team here!

NOTE: This Saturday is the ANZAC day Public Holiday. We are only open for one class. 9am. Come in and complete our annual “Digger” Partner WOD. Lest we forget.