Nov 22nd, 2018
Author: Stacy McNaught
Category: Fundamentals Graduate
Fiona graduated from the Fundamentals program a couple of weeks ago and has a wonderful story to tell about herself and her journey so far at CrossFit Wild South.
Fiona, tell us a little bit about yourself, your story as it were.
I am a full time mother to 6 children aged from 3 to 14 years, and a support person to my husband Kyle on a large scale hill farm in Otapiri Gorge.
Previous to now my time has always absorbed by the children and all events relating to them, I have never done anything for myself or had any time away from the family.
I got a taste for fitness within a rural gym and classes that I attended with them. I wanted to extend from this and build my strength in order to help me on my journey to hopefully getting into the police force.
When you looked at starting along your health and fitness journey, what were you looking for?
Health has always been a vital part of my life, I was in the past a weight watcher consultant.
Nutrition was always important especially since I had children to influence and have always advocated that they “fuel up” wisely.
As far as fitness was concerned to be able to keep up with the children and help my husband on the hills of the farm I knew I had to do something about it.
What was it about CrossFit Wild South’s free introduction session that convinced you to share that journey with them?
I had heard a lot about CrossFit from various other people and to be honest I thought it was for the elite and well beyond my limitations.
I knew I needed to build my strength so decided to give it a go.
I found myself at ease in the session and despite not being capable of all the moves.
I found Stacy to be beyond helpful, not to mention patient with where I was at!
I left there eager to give it a go and excited about where it could take me.
What did you enjoy most about the Fundamentals Program?
To be completely honest I found some of the fundamental moves challenging especially as far as coordination is concerned, that said I really enjoyed the sessions and was keen to one day see progress.
I met a few of the members along the way and found everyone to be helpful, friendly and welcoming, and again found Stacy’s wealth of knowledge and experience to be something I knew I could draw from.
Now that you are in the main group classes, how are you finding the community?
I have found everyone amazing.
All the coaches have been incredibly helpful and friendly and I know that with them, the CrossFit Wild South community is very fortunate to have that level of experience training us.
I am driven by others success and leaves me wanting to strive harder to achieve my goals, I always look forward to the next session.
What do you hope to be able to say about your Health and Fitness in 12 months’ time?
I would like to think that in a year’s time with my stubborn and driven personality that I will notice huge changes within my techniques, strengths and pushing my comfort levels.
“Quitters never win, and winners never quit”