16 Feb 2015

Charge CrossFit Member Spotlight!! Tracey!

Yes…It is true. Even the “Tracinator” winner of the 2014 Charge Like a Bull in house games did once use a band… 🙂 Hope you enjoy your WOD Trace, you can thank Josh for it also! It had your name written all over it… Maybe a 1km run would have been a more appropriate buy in though? Lucky 😉

Also – I’m very excited that we will be sharing the love around now on a weekly basis with Athlete Spotlights appearing every week from now on! YAY!

Charge CrossFit Member Spotlight!

They call me…Just Trace…. When I was a wee little gymnast they nick named me Fred cos I was such a clutz.

By day I am…A Myotherapist. Hopefully you’ve heard of Myotherapy….. Muscles, massage, dry needling, some might say pain. 😉 I have a special interest in posture and alignment, I generally treat muscles in order to try to attain body symmetry.

How long have you been a Charger? It’ll be 2 years in May. Woo!

Favourite movement? As an ex-gymnast of course I love all the gymnastics-ey stuff, but my fav crossfit movement is def the snatch. I love the complexity of the movement, that it is not just brute strength that is required to master it. And I love that I’ve learned how to get something heavy from the ground above my head in one fluid, glorious movement!

Least favourite movement? Is running a movement??

Favourite WOD? I have a love/hate relationship with The 12 days of Christmas. This is the wod that got me hooked on crossfit. I did it for the first time just a couple months after I started. Don’t think I’d ever pushed myself that hard, had ever felt that exhausted…. in the middle of a work out ….with so much work still ahead! That sense of achievement after completing a challenge you really didn’t believe you could, is what got me hooked on crossfit.  

Least favourite WOD? Event 3 at last years Airport West partner comp with Josh. Wall balls, overhead squats and burpees. There were witnesses, it was not pretty.

What would your perfect WOD look like? Pull-ups, power cleans, ttbs, no running, maybe a few intervals of rest. 😉

Favourite wholesome/Paleo meal? It’s gotta be the slow cooked lamb shoulder at Barrys. Lamb, mint, pomegranate, yum.

Favourite movie/TV show? I really enjoyed the first True Detective series. Call me a Matthew McConaughey convert.

Tell us something we may not know about you: Before crossfit, my exercise regime included salsa dancing. I even performed in front of an audience once!?! I tell people I switched my dancing heels for weightlifting shoes.

What is your most special memory/ biggest achievement during your time at Charge? Maybe my first WODfest BBQ day. Just a few weeks after I started, 80’s themed, pretty much everyone dressed up. Which was equally a surprise and relief to me as I had a leotard and tights on under my tracksuit pants. It was my first real appreciation of community within Charge.  I knew no one, everyone was super friendly and inclusive, (which I really wasn’t expecting in a gym environment) I had a heap of fun. 🙂

What are your future goals? No specific goals per se. Just keen to make 2015 the year to be the best I can be! 🙂

Athlete Spotlight WOD:
“Tracey”
Buy In: 100 DU
12-9-6-3
Thrusters 60/40
3-6-9-12
Bar MU
Buy Out: 100 DU

Open Prep work:
Over the week complete: 100 Pistol squats – If you are unable to perform a pistol squat ask us and we will show you a suitable scaling option.

IMPORTANT FEBRUARY NOTES:
NEW TIMETABLE STARTS SOON!: Our new timetable with 5 extra classes starts on Monday the 23rd of Feb!
THE CROSSFIT OPEN: The CrossFit Open starts on Friday the 26th of Feb! Register here: games.crossfit.com
WODFEST BBQ DAY: 9am Sat 28th of Feb. (Sign up on Mindbody)