“Crossfit is a way of life You eat well, you train hard, you push yourself. It teaches you so much about yourself” -Ben Smith crossfit athlete

For those of you who don’t know who this is in the picture, He is one of our strand crossfit members Peter.

Proof that anything can be accomplished when you want something so bad!

I had the pleasure of asking Peter a few questions about the following:
-Why he started crossfit
-How has his strength and fitness improved
-What our beginners program was like
-How he changed his diet for the better.
1) Why did you decide to start crossfit?
-I joined Strand CrossFit for a couple of reasons. Firstly to get fitter and healthier so I can live a long life. And secondly as a means to help with pursuing a new career in emergency services.

2) At what level of fitness and strength did you start at?
-My level of fitness and strength at the start was pretty shocking. Couldn’t even do a proper push up. Now, I’m clapping right through them, literally. ?

3) How much has your fitness and strength improved?
-it’s quite honestly a lot. I can run further, lift more and push harder than I could before I started. I still have a long way to go, but I’m determined to get there.

4) How did you find our strand crossfit beginners program?
-The beginner program was great. Gave me a good understanding of what CrossFit has to offer and a good basis to go from. Mixing it with the normal WODs was good, as it balanced it out when I first started. As for the nutrition advice, it’s been fantastic. It may have taken more effort to change the food I ate, but the results show it’s paid off. 13 kgs down already. ?

5) what changes did you make to your diet to get the results you have achieved?
-Changing my diet wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I don’t miss bread or cereals. Fast food was never really appealing to me in the first place, so that was easy. As for my lifestyle, I’m more active these days since I have more energy. And I look forward to each WOD, even though I don’t seem like it some days. I just know that me saying “Man, that was rough.” at the end means I did it right.