28 Apr 2015

CCF Member Spotlight – Lou!


Lou finished 1st in the CCF Female Masters division in this years Open. Great work Lou! In her category She finished 444th in the world, 31st in Australia and 27th in VIC! (Lou also came in third in the All ages Open Scaled division.)

2nd Place: Karen Jenkins! Karen finished 45th in Aus! Plus, she also came 2nd in the Open Scaled division!

3rd place: Nichole Brinsmead! Nichole came in at 98 in Aus!

Great work guys!

Now back to Lou! 🙂

Lou is an absolute pleasure to have around the gym. Cool, calm and collected! She loves a challenge and always pushes really hard. What I also love is that when she is feeling “beat up” She will come in and mobilize instead of doing the posted session. This shows great body awareness and self control as the workouts always look like non FUN!

As you see above, she did really well in the Open and you should see her kill Pull-ups and HSPU! Total AWESOMENESS!

Great work Lou! Hope you..enjoy your WOD!

Charge CrossFit Member Spotlight!

They call me… Lou!

By day I am… Most importantly ‘Mum’ to my 3 gorgeous boys and then a Psychotherapist and Operations Manager for our Osteopathic Clinic. 

How long have you been a Charger?  18 wonderful months.

Tell us about your first Charge CrossFit experience (ie first workout etc): My first class at Charge was fantastic.  It was welcoming and fun. I was able to take it at my own pace and chat with some great people while working out.  I loved the variety of movements and the way exercises were scaled to meet all the different fitness levels. There was no pressure to be or do anything other than your own best.  After that, I was hooked. 

Any advice for someone thinking about starting CrossFit? Just give it a go.  Take it at your own pace, listen to the coaches and go with the intention of having some fun, meeting some great like-minded people and getting fit.  You won’t regret it!

Favourite movement?  I love the lifting complexes and the gymnastic movements.

Least favourite movement?  Push ups and DU’s – mainly because I suck at them!

Favourite WOD? I’m not big, so Chippers.

Least favourite WOD?  15.2!  OHS and CTB Pull-ups. Killer!

What would your perfect WOD look like?  A complex, box jumps, KB Swings. 

Favourite wholesome/Paleo meal?  Anything salad based with lean protein.

Favourite movie/TV show?  Buffy the Vampire Slayer and BSG (Battlestar Galactica reboot series – awesome!)

Tell us something we may not know about you: I love the SciFi and Fantasy Genres for movies and TV series.

What is your most special memory/ biggest achievement during your time at Charge? There are two – completing the Charge Like a Bull Comp last year RX with Jane (although we were damn sore afterwards!) and doing RX HSPU before Christmas.

What are your future goals? Most immediately to work on my DU’s and push ups. Then, consecutive kipping pull ups.

Strength/Skill:

Hang Power Clean 2,2,1,1,1

Conditioning:
CCF Member Spotlight WOD
“Lou”
21-18-15-12-9-6-3
LBJB Burpee
Hang Power Clean 60/40

Engine Club:
Run 3 x Beaver

Cobra Extras:
3 Power Snatch EMOM for 10 mins
Record weight used for each round.

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