26 Apr 2016

Charge CrossFit Northcote Member Spotlight! – Ev

Wednesday 27 April, 2016

Ev was one of my original PT clients before starting Charge. I have known both Ev and her husband Ro for ages and her spotlight has been a long time coming. She is very determined, pushes very hard and always aims for perfection. I remember Ev being one of my first clients that I went “full” CrossFit on after discovering what CrossFit was!

I hope you enjoy your WOD Ev! (I’m guessing you will!)

Keep up your good work!

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Read Ev’s story below!

Charge CrossFit Northcote Member Spotlight!

They call me… Ev, Evy, Mrs B.

By day I am… A social researcher/evaluator, I pretty much tell government when/how/why they are inept and how they can be less so.

How long have you been a Charger? Charge was pretty much my idea – Ash was my personal trainer and I said “You should start a business and call it ‘Charge’!”*

*Some** of the previous statement may be fiction

**By ‘some’ I really mean that ‘all’ of the previous statementmay be fiction

By the time Charge opened I was heavily pregnant, so I would just come in and do a hell of a lot of kettle bell dead lifts up the back while the evening classes were going on. (Ash’s original baby bump programming I guess!) I have been coming back on and off since having my little girl, more consistently so for the last 12 months.

Tell us about your first Charge CrossFit experience (ie first workout etc):I was always pretty jealous of the guys going full throttle in the WODs when I was on ‘light duties’ due to pregnancy.

I can’t fully remember my first un-pregnant WOD, but it was probably worse than childbirth and involved thrusters or snatches or something equally horrible.

However, I do recall that in the pre-Charge days when Ash was my PT, he was doing some kind of crazy ‘max push-ups in a week’ challenge, so he designed our WODs with lots of running around the block to allow himself time to do more push-ups and reach his weekly target while we trained ;-P (Ash’s editorial reply: Ha Ha! I was actually completing 10,000 push-ups within a month, I had to do 350+ per day….And yes, if I made someone run I would drop and do a set of 30! There was no other way to fit them in!  – P.S. Don’t try this – there is easier ways of getting awesome at push-ups, ask me if that is your goal, I have a program!)

Any advice for someone thinking about starting CrossFit? Don’t be scared! CrossFit is an awesome experience and will take you to places you didn’t know you could go. If you have the right coach that understands your limitations, CrossFit is totally achievable for anybody at any fitness level. (Of course the guys at Charge most def fit this description! Ash has put together an amazing team who seriously know what they are on about.)

Favourite movement?  I love, love, love running!! And body weight movements, burpees, push ups, sit ups. More recently I have added pull ups to that list :).

Least favourite movement? Even after all these years I am still totally uncoordinated when it comes to anything to do with a barbell, especially when attempting to lift it over my head! And rowing. I am really not a fan of rowing. Not at all. Not one bit. Not ever.

Favourite WOD? Hmm… I think there was one towards the end of the year that involved mainly running and burpees. I liked that one!

Least favourite WOD?  Probably the 12 days of Christmas. Pretty sure that made me cry last year. And I wasn’t even lifting heavy.

What would your perfect WOD look like? A short AMRAP, with some sprints, burpees, sit ups or squats and running the beaver as buy-out.

Favourite band/music to WOD to (or would like to WOD to)?I have pretty eclectic taste and most tracks with a good beat will generally get me going! I love 80s and early 90s rap/hip hop (really enjoyed the mix that played for Alan’s workout). I usually get pretty excited when a Faith No More track comes on, also quite partial to a bit of Nirvana to get me going.

Favourite Clean eating/wholesome meal? I would probably get into trouble if I didn’t say the WODfest BBQs!!!! But really anything my awesome husband cooks for me at home is delicious, I am pretty lucky to have a chef on hand to cater to my every whim. (Ash: If you haven’t been lucky enough to make it to one of our awesome BBQ WODfest days make sure you do! Ev and her husband Ro are the chefs!)

Favourite movie/tv show? I like movies and TV that make me feel good or that have clever writing. The Good Wife is probably my favourite show at the moment, the West Wing is my all-time favourite. Cause I’m a nerd.

Tell us something we may not know about you:I lived in India for about a year when I was really little and could originally speak Tamil better than English. Unfortunately I no longer speak a word of that beautiful language.

What is your most special memory/ biggest achèvementduring your time at Charge? Competing in the CLAB last year. I had such a great time! The atmosphere was so very supportive and just generally awesome!Being able to get through multiple WODs on the one day was a huge achievement for me and I loved sharing it with the amazing friends I have made at Charge.

What are your future goals? To keep coming into Charge each week and working out with my CrossFit buddies! I want to improve on my barbell technique generally and just to keep getting better, stronger and more confident.

Push Press 5-5-5-5-5
Push Jerk 3-3-3
Split Jerk 1RM

Charge CrossFit Northcote Member
Spotlight WOD
1 min AMRAP
Run 100m
AMRAP Burpees
Rest 1 min

2 min AMRAP
Run 200m
AMRAP Burpees
Rest 2 min

3 min AMRAP
Run 300m
AMRAP Burpees
Rest 3 min

4 min AMRAP
Run 400m
AMRAP Burpees

Score = Total Burpees!
Note: All burpees to touch