June:

Bron & Dave

 
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What charity would you like to nominate?

ARE U OK?


Why have you chosen this charity?

Dave: Mental health is still a taboo subject. And that needs to change. We all know someone who’s been through a rough time and sometimes just a simple question “are you OK” can make all the difference. R U OK? Tries to normalise having a conversation about how things are going for you as an individual.  It’s a simple concept that can save lives.  

 

Bron: Mental health is a misunderstood subject. A regular check-in with family/friends/colleagues could make all the difference. 


Why is CrossFit your preferred method of training? 

Dave: It’s the closest thing to competitive sport without competing per se. CrossFit is oddly spiritual in that you have to focus on what you’re doing, and not other people. 

For a couple of years before starting at Nthside we were going to the gym together but doing separate workouts. What’s really cool is being able to go in and do the same workout (whether scaled or RX) together.  It’s also awesome to get to learn new skills and push our limits.   

Bron: Crossfit is something I’ve grown to like…I was very apprehensive at the start of this journey, knowing I was way out of my comfort zone. I’ve come a long way since joining 2+yrs ago, something I’m proud of. This wouldn’t have been possible without the support/encouragement from the coaches, the Nthside community and Dave!!


Tell us what you enjoy most about training at NthSide?

Dave: The heaters that Tommi promises are getting installed in a couple of weeks? We love the fact we’re coached to be fit, not necessarily competitive CrossFitters.  That we’re pushed as much as we choose to be and that the team have created a real sense of community.  I (Dave) love the 6am crew who put up with my rubbish, but most of all we love that Tommi and Josh have promised to never program thrusters again.  Ever.

Of course, the workouts!!! Being able to do the same workout (RX or Scaled) no matter your ability or how you feel on the day. The 6am class takes real commitment and twice as much energy to zone out Dave…well really, it’s the community feel you get each time you turn up to class, the encouragement and the push to do that little bit better each time…who doesn’t like a gold star!! And not to mention the friendships made along the way.