Catch up with the Crew – Tuesday 11th June, 2019

Jun 11th, 2019

Category: Blog

Catch up with the Crew – Tuesday 11th June, 2019

Nigel, one of our many skilled and friendly tradies at the box has been lurking about the place for some time now (5 years ago, one of the Crinan Street original Crew). We also have the whole Robertson family in our community (Katie and Abbey are into it and Lucus is waiting it out to hit the Kids Class as soon as he is a bit older). Oh, and we must not forget Mel, his sister either.

As always, the best way to get to know Nigel a bit more is to take some time to chat next time you see him in the box, or if it’s building stuff, flick him a yarn at Nigel Robertson Building Limited.


Name: Nigel 

Nickname: Verge. Long story and only 2 people know the real reason and they are all sworn to secrecy

Life Level (Age): 37 but I identify as a 28-year-old

Job: Builder at Nigel Robertson Building Limited.

When did you start with CFWS? : When the current gym opened 5 years ago.

Your Fundamentals experience? : The starter course was a bit of a shock to the system I always thought I was pretty fit until I started CrossFit so many unused muscles started appearing and aching. The only person left from that group is Shani and myself so I think we have done pretty well

Your CrossFit experience to date? : CrossFit has changed me dramatically from the person I used to be. I’m more aware of how my body works and what I should be eating etc. the old Nigel pops up every now and then on a night out to remind me that I don’t want to go back that way again. I think it has helped me with family, business and life in general also made some pretty good mates through the whole process. I just wish they would stop leaving, YOU know who you are lol

Life outside of CFWS? : My life outside of the gym has been pretty busy building my house for the last year so it’s been pretty boring. Once that’s done I will start getting my Chev out for a few cruises and enjoying life again

Any movements you particularly like? : Really love ring muscle ups and snatches

What movements are you paying particular attention too? : Squats at the moment been a long time without them due to injuries.

Anything coming up on your to-do list?? : Want to run the Motatapu next year and heading to the rugby World Cup

What do you think the most unpleasant sounding word is to you? : Failure

What is the first thing that you do when you wake up? : Breakfast and read the paper

Have you ever met someone famous? : Hard a yarn to Tia- Clair Toomey at the Wellington Cup.

If you joined the circus, what would your act be? : Juggler

What makes you laugh more than it really should? : Stacy’s memes

What makes you angrier than it really should? : Business life

What is one of your most weird quirks? : I hate mess on the work site

If you had a warning label for yourself, what would it say? : Short fuse, don’t light.

What life lesson have you had to learn the hard way? : No money no keys


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