ANZAC Day – Hero Workout “Tim”

ANZAC Day 25 April Kia maumahara tatou i a ratou We will remember them In New Zealand, ANZAC day is our opportunity to stop and reflect on the lessons of the past, and to remember those that have made the ultimate sacrifice for our way of life. One of the earliest traditions of WRHN has …

Adorn the bird with feathers so it can fly

Ma te huruhuru, ka rere te manu Adorn the bird with feathers so it can fly This is a common whakatauki that is used in many different areas. Most commonly I’ve heard it used in relation to education and the development of children. The meaning is that without the tools needed to fly the bird …

You can’t pour from an empty cup

You can’t pour from an empty cup. When you are flying anywhere and the attendants give you the pre-flight safety check, what is the first thing they tell you to do? Sort yourself first, and then look to others around you that need help. Their message is that during an emergency, when the masks drop …

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 …