Athlete Of the Month

Name: Sarah

Age:  26

Occupation: Pastry chef

Lives: Mt Albert

You’ve been coming for a while now. How did you joinup? Bjorn convinced me going for a trial was a good idea. Had no idea what I was getting into at the time though

How often do you train in an average week? I try normally 4-6 times.

And how important is staying healthy and fit to you? Very my day always seems to be better when I have trained in the morning.

Do you remember your first CF workout and what it felt like afterwards?Yup

Wall balls

Russian swing

Box jumps and


Couldn’t move very well, had my friend laughing at me trying to move the next day. All the bowls and equipment I needed had to be under the bench I was working on that day.

How do you push though a difficult WOD?Tell myself to just keep moving it will be over soon

I would describe you as one of the quiet achievers in the box. Always working away and making some amazing gains but not really blowing your own trumpet. What are the things you are most proud of at the box? Being able to look back to when I started and see improvement however slow it has been.

How do you fit working at Criollo into a good overall diet? Must be challenging… Diet??!! Moderation and eating real ingredients that your body knows how to process. Real chocolate has many health benefits and you feel satisfied from a smaller amount.

What/who motivates you at the box?Knowing there is a awesome group of encouraging people there. And the community feel of it outside the box.

Favourite exercise? Depends on my mood Farmers carry. Double unders. Box jumps

Least favourite? Snatch Overhead squats

Dream WOD?

Farmers carry

Double unders

And wall balls.

Enough to be out of breath lying on the floor when it’s over.

Best WOD-ing music? Something to drain out the sound of  myself dying

If you could give one piece of advice to someone considering starting out at CFW, what would it be? Don’t watch people do it, just try it out

3 facts about me you may not know;

1. Snow over summer any day

2. Known as “Ricie” by some family and friends. May have eaten a few to many growing up.

3. Have competed as part of the NZ pastry team.



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