Catch up with the Crew – Tuesday 10th September, 2019

Sep 10th, 2019

Category: Blog

Catch up with the Crew – Tuesday 10th September, 2019

Fresh from our Fundamentals program Abbey has begun to dip her toes into a class or two, and we expect to see more coming in her future. A passionate early childhood teacher along with a cool wee boutique shop called Fancy Pants she certainly has her schedule full, but making time for her health and fitness through CrossFit has been a decision that will compliment that schedule.

Next time she makes the big trip into the Box from Dipton, do take the chance to introduce yourself and get to know her a bit more. We are really stoked to have her as part of our community.


Name: Abbey McDonald

Nickname: People call me abs sometimes haha

Life Level (Age): 23 in real life but 18 at heart

Job: Early childhood teacher/ have a little shop called fancy pants I also study when I am not doing both of those things.

When did you start with CFWS? : I started my fundamentals start of August, I currently live in Dipton so officially start in a week or so!

Your Fundamentals experience? : Experience was bloody great! If you ask dumb questions like me Chayse was definitely a great mentor. I felt like I was safe but also able to challenge myself in the environment. Crossfit is so welcoming it made me motivated to do lots of new things I didn’t think I was able to do.

Your CrossFit experience to date? : It has been great! It has motivated me in my mindset and gave me a great outlook eg my body is a vessel (apart from my attitude towards the rower).

Life outside of CFWS? : I study in my own time so it doesn’t leave me much time for anything else by the time I get that after work! I spend most of my time catching up with friends at that time.

Any movements you particularly like? : I like running everything is so new to me. I also like squatting.

What movements are you paying particular attention too? : PUSHUPS.

Anything coming up on your to-do list? : Handstands.

If you had a warning label for yourself, what would it say? : I am always tired, haha or I am a chatterbox.

What is one of your most weird quirks? : I can burp really loudly.

What do you think the most unpleasant sounding word is to you? : Mukbang, it sounds disturbing it is where people record themselves eating. Ew

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

What makes you laugh more than it really should? : “the worlds most offensive jokes” on Facebook, it’s sick really. Also my Dad funniest person I know!.

Do you prefer to swim in pools or the ocean? : Ocean.

Have you ever met someone famous? : Yes. I have touched Macklemore’s hand once.

What is the first thing that you do when you wake up? : Tap to snooze my alarm and go back to sleep. Then check my phone.

Have you read any good books lately? : I wish, I don’t read apart from research for my assignments!.

What makes you angrier than it really should? : Eating loudly and talking in movies.

What life lesson have you had to learn the hard way? : Hmmm, people taking you for granted from being too nice! 


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