Aug 13th, 2019
Author: Stacy McNaught
2 years in the CFWS community can just fly by and for Blair, who celebrates 2 years this week, it has been an eye-opener on just how to train. Nearing the end of a long and successful career playing rugby, Blair was looking for something to help keep him fit so he can remain active with his young family and continue to lead the day to day operations on his Gorge Road dairy farm
As always, the best way to get to know Blair a bit more is to take some time to chat next time you see him at the box, if it’s not rugby that you want to talk about, best not approach him when he is with Derek or either of the Rutledge boys because chances are they will be covering all things rugby.
Name: Blair McKenzie
Nickname: Wiggum. Name that stuck since night school (Police chief Wiggum off the Simpson’s)
Life Level (Age): 35
Job: Operations Manager of our family dairy farm 🐄 .
When did you start with CFWS? : 2 years ago this week.
Your Fundamentals experience? : Found out how in flexibility my shoulders are plus found a hate/hate relationship with wall balls.
Your CrossFit experience to date? : Really enjoy the supportive nature and community feel of Wild South.
Life outside of CFWS? : Farm and family life keep me busy. First-year not playing rugby this season so looking for a new challenge to throw my self into.
Any movements you particularly like? : Nothing like a good lifting day.
What movements are you paying particular attention too? : Focusing on shoulder/overhead strength at the moment.
Anything coming up on your to-do list? : Goal would definitely be improving double unders. That will be my next thing to tick off.
Want to do some more off-road running if I could find some new knees.
If you had a warning label for yourself, what would it say? : High chance of sarcasm!
What is one of your most weird quirks? : Singing out load and making up lyrics.
What do you think the most unpleasant sounding word is to you? : Can’t.
If you joined the circus, what would your act be? : Something to do with animals.
Do you prefer to swim in pools or the ocean? : Pools, sharks scare the shit out of me.
Have you ever met someone famous? : Richie McCaw dropping in for a coffee and a yarn.
What is the first thing that you do when you wake up? : Head to class of course.
Have you read any good books lately? : Reading makes my head sore.
What makes you angrier than it really should? : Keyboard warriors!
What life lesson have you had to learn the hard way? : Always get a second opinion.