What got you started in CrossFit? How did you hear about it? I met swimmers at the World Down Syndrome Swimming Championships last summer who were involved in CrossFit and loved it. Then the Chasing Hazel Foundation started a pilot at All Level CrossFit in the summer of 2019 and I had the opportunity to try it out.
What is your favourite part about coming to the gym? I love working out and getting to meet new people and I really enjoy the competition.
What is your favourite CrossFit movement? Least favourite? My favourite movement is the bear crawl. My least favourite movement is burpees.
What are your goals in CrossFit? I want to continue to become stronger, keep healthy and tell others about how much fun it is to be involved with CrossFit!
How do you explain your newfound obsession with CrossFit? I love coming to the gym. I am meeting lots of new people. Everyone is so friendly and encourage me to do my best and make me feel like part of the team and accepted. And I am so happy with the results it has had on my swimming!
What advice do you have for someone who is thinking of trying CrossFit? Just Do It!
What does CrossFit mean to you?
CrossFit is giving me a chance to be the best I can be! And I get to make new friends.
How has CrossFit helped you improve your life outside of the gym? I am more confident in my abilities and seeing improved swim times closer to the World Record! I can’t wait to see how CrossFit can help me prepare for the next World Down Syndrome Championships in Turkey in 2020!