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I see you….

I see you…. Yes you. The one hiding in the back of the room. The one with your eyes cast down and lost their sparkle. The one constantly tugging at your shirt to cover your tummy or hiking your pants up. The one looking around to see if others are looking at you. Yes, I …

Too many attempts and not enough reps

Too many attempts and not enough reps There was a saying that I loved as a student “The Queen thinks the world smells like fresh paint”. Everywhere she goes people clean up their towns and avenues in anticipation of the Queens visit. If Whanganui knew royalty was on its way, litter would be picked up …

Rest and Recovery

Rest and Recovery Our community is awesome. Over the past three months we have had a few new people join and every single one of these new people give me spirit and make coming into CrossFIt Whanganui a pleasure. With the addition of CrossFit into your lives, your body will be adjusting to this increased/different …

Exercise and Mental Wellbeing

Exercise and Mental Wellbeing This morning (at the time of writing) a colleague and I spoke to a room full of nurses about mental wellbeing and the importance of looking this whilst in the workplace. As usually happens in these settings, you start talking about the generic methods of mental wellness: Sleep, Diet, Exercise, Nature, …

You don’t become a champion and then start acting like it

You don’t become a champion and then start acting like it. I recently listened to a business podcast that spoke about a Growth vs a Fixed mindset, then at that exact same time the Opens workouts were released. The timing was uncanny and immediately I picture two athletes. I love them both, and they are …

The benchmark WOD “Jackie”.

The benchmark WOD “Jackie”. At the time of writing this blog, our crew have just finished the Benchmark WOD “Jackie”. Jackie is such a well designed test of fitness: For Time: 1000m Row 50 Thrusters 20/15 30 Pull ups As a workout by itself, it isn’t that great, but as a test of fitness and …

A life lesson from my 14-year-old daughter

The life lesson I’ve learnt from my 14-year-old daughter Recently a mate said “Bro, just got a new PB. I’ve been working on that for ages.” I gave a high five and a butt slap, and cheered as they rang the PB bell. What is ages? When you look at your athletic journey, do we …

How to be an awesome Wingman

How to be an awesome wingman Batman has Robin, SpongeBob has Patrick, Sherlock has Watson. Having a good wingman is crucial, and their job is to give you spirit and draw the absolute best out of you. Part of the culture we try very hard to cultivate is the supportive nature of the community, and …

Action – Consistency – Discipline

Action – Consistency – Discipline I listen to quite a few podcasts and love reading as much as I can on personal and business development. 1) because I get a massive injection of drive and motivation from inspirational people and 2) because it makes me a better coach and business owner. Some of the most …

Hard work breeds success and success breeds hard work.

Hard work breeds success and success breeds hard work. One of the key reasons that we are so effective is that as soon as 321 Go is called you are surrounded by a room full of people that work equally as hard as you, and that breeds success. Our workouts are also designed to be …