Athlete of the Month

JUNE athlete of the month: LAURA HENRY

Laura is a regular in the CrossFit classes, always arriving with a smile. Her upbeat attitude and interest to learn and develop different skills have served her well in developing her fitness goals, reflected in recent training progressions. We appreciate all you bring to the AZ community, Laura, your hard work and enthusiasm definitely do not go unnoticed!

Congratulations on being our member of the month!

Written by Coach Ruby.

A few moments with LAURA:

When did you start doing CrossFit?
I had thought about it for ages! I finally took the plunge in November 2020.

Most loved WOD/Movement?
Running is my comfort zone but I love deadlifts and power cleans.

Least Favourite WOD/Movement?
Wall Balls. I legitimately cried after Karen once.

Favourite cheat meal?
I try not to think of any meals as cheat meals these days – but my fave food is Mexican so I’d have to say tacos, margaritas and all the guacamole.

Proudest Moment?
Getting my first ever unassisted pull-up. It had been a goal of mine for years and was so exciting and unexpected when I did it!

What was your goal when joining Athletic Zone?
It was really just to get stronger in general and continue to improve week after week. And be able to do pull-ups!

What is your 6-month goal?
I’d like to be able to do just one handstand push up! Also, 10 unbroken pull-ups and I’d love to start making progress on how many of the workouts I’m able to do RX.

Has CrossFit affected your life outside the gym?
Only in a good way. I’ve met more great people through Crossfit and in general, fitness has become a really positive and consistent feature in my life.

What is your number 1 tip for someone looking to get healthier?
Find exercise you actually enjoy doing, whatever that is for you. Be consistent but don’t aim for perfection.

If you were to create a WOD and name it after yourself, it would be:
A few of my favourite things:
3 wall walks
6 deadlifts (100/60kg)
9 pull ups
12 box jumps
400m run

25 min time cap