Nicola is a perfect example of a Crossfit success story! Since she joined Thames Crossfit Nicola has worked tirelessly and has shown a huge commitment to changing her life for the better! Her results have been fantastic and show that results can be achieved with a little hard work and determination! Well done Nicola! Lets meet this converted Crossfitter…..
What do you do all day? I am a senior nurse on a neurosurgical unit at great Ormond Street children’s hospital. I look after kids from 0-16yrs with various conditions associated with the brain/spine ie, tumours, epilepsy, head injury’s. When not at work I spend the days with my 17 month old daughter, which includes swimming lessons, gymboree (a baby gym session lead by gymbo the clown) and lots of other fun stuff!
Give us some of your benchmark stats:
Max backsquat: 60kg
Max deadlift: 105kg
What is your athletic background? Not much really, I had lots of different hobbies as a child including swimming and horseriding, but didn’t really stick with anything then in adult life had the usual globo gym membership where I did spinning 3x week.
What are your strengths? KB swings & deadlifts
What are your weaknesses? Gymnastics particularly pull ups, toes to bar etc. Oh and BOX JUMPS ( just take a look at my shin and ankle!)
Whats your drink? Red wine (when paleo) otherwise vodka+diet coke or in a cocktail
What is your present fitness goal? Not got a specific goal would just love to keep progressing with my fitness, keep lifting heavier and crack all the crossfit skills so I can stop scaling workouts!
What do you enjoy about Thames Crossfit: The team spirit! I love that everyone is so supportive and passionate about everyone achieving their goals athletes and trainers alike. There’s a great bunch of people at TCF and so very motivating !
What improvements have you had since joining? I have gained a much greater overall fitness level dropped 12.7kg, 1 dress size and have much more confidence in myself and my ability….theres no more I can’t !
Whats your advice to those new to Crossfit? Don’t think about it, just do it! I spent far too much time thinking about taking up Crossfit, I only wish I had found it many years ago but it’s never too late (ask my mother who’s just taken it up at age 53). Also, listen to the trainers and do what they say and within a very short space of time you will start seeing results!
Most importantly, whats the greatest sports movie? Don’t laugh but it’s karate kid 1(the original) Mr Miagi is ace and maybe as a kid I thought Daniel son was cute. It also brings back alot of fond childhood memories, with a dad and brother both competing black belts karate was a big part of our family life.
Wax on…Wax off!
Workout of the day
21 – 15 – 9
Kettlebell swing 32/24kg
Box jump 30/24″