Athlete of the Month

OCTOBER athlete of the month: Tasha Ahrens

Tasha is always there for the other members, cheering them on and bringing the energy and smiles. Her positive attitude and openness to coaching has resulted in huge improvements with her movements during the time she has been at Crossfit Newstead.

Written by Coach Anna.

A few moments with Tasha:

When did you start doing CrossFit?

I started CrossFit about 6 months ago.

Most loved WOD/Movement?

I love all weightlifting movements, but probably favorite would be squat clean and push jerk and double under’s and lateral burpee jump overs…

Least Favourite WOD/Movement?

Easy… Running

Favourite cheat meal?

Poutine.. how can you go past fried potato, cheese and gravy.. YUM!

Proudest Moment?

Anytime I beat Tom in a WOD….
Hitting 50kg Squat clean
Watching everyone smash their PB’s

What was your goal when joining Athletic Zone?

My main goal when joining was survival..

What is your 6-month goal?

I really want to focus on technique, build on my fitness and to be able to kick up to a handstand without falling on my head haha!

Has CrossFit affected your life outside the gym?

Yeah, definitely. I eat to fuel my training instead of training to make up for eating which has been such a massive and positive switch in the way I think about food and health. I feel better in myself, stronger, more confident and of course I have met some amazing people training at AZ who have become friends outside of the gym as well, you can’t beat that.

What is your number 1 tip for someone looking to get healthier?

Don’t be too hard on yourself, health is such a broad term and takes work and time. Enjoy your journey, make friends with similar goals and interests, be consistent, laugh, have fun and the rest will follow.

If you were to create a WOD and name it after yourself, it would be?

“The Tashapalooza”

3 x 4 Min Amrap

50 Double-unders
20 Ab Mat siit-ups

Then remaining time Amrap

5 Bar Lateral Burpees
5 Power Cleans @50/35
5 Push Jerks @50/35

Rest 1 Min