Just a note to say there will be no 9am session on Saturday (17th Dec), the 10am will run as normal.
This athlete profile see’s us meet Trish!
Trish is one of our regulars and embodies everything about Thames Crossfit, she shows up and gives it her all each and everytime, and she constantly encourages those around her. Trish sets her goals and ensures she does everything she can to achieve them and her results stand as a testament to this. Trish brings a great personality to the gym….and she also makes delicious ‘fudge babies’!
Weight: 50 kg
What do you do all day? Explore London, walk all over creation with our dog, Silver, and network/plan my next career move
Can you give us some of your benchmark stats?
Deadlift 90kg 3RM
Clean & Jerk 41kg 1RM
Fran 4:15 but seriously scaled w/15kg thrusters & jumping pull-ups (looking forward to the day I can do it Rx)
What is your athletic history? I never really considered myself an athlete. I was a dancer and figure skater as a kid, then in my early 20’s I started playing volleyball, skiing, doing some yoga, cardio and weightlifting (typical globo gym stuff). I had shoulder surgery 2 years ago and had quit working out entirely about 6 months prior to the operation. I just got back into it 7 months ago when I moved to London and joined TCF.
Biggest Strength in the gym? Power lifting… this is one of the few areas where I can exceed the beginner requirements (despite my mobility issues with squats).
Biggest Weakness? Mobility! Too many years sitting hunched over a desk = really tight muscles. Really makes for some movement challenges!
What’s your drink? Swedish pear cider is my favourite, but a definite sugar bomb, so I generally try to stick with a nice red wine.
What is your biggest fitness goal? I want to be able to do all of the movements that come up in a workout. Ultimately, my goal is to Rx the weight, but first I at least want to achieve the right form and full range of motion for everything we do.
What do you enjoy most about Thames Crossfit? The community…it’s such a supportive atmosphere. I definitely push myself harder here than I ever have and I love how everyone encourages each other.
What are some improvements you have made since joining Thames CrossFit? I’ve cleaned up my diet, gained strength, lost about 4% bodyfat. I also noticed improvement in my endurance; I definitely feel better running now than I did when I first started.
Any advice for those new to Crossfit? Give it a try; everything is scalable! It’s really fun and so rewarding to see the progress you can make.
Most importantly, what is the greatest sport movie of all time? So many good ones to choose from, but Rocky is definitely at the top of the list for me. One of the first sports movies I ever watched as a kid. I love that the gym is so basic; it makes a CrossFit box look glamorous. I mean, he’s hitting slabs of beef at one point for pete’s sake! The scene when he runs up the steps and throws his arms in the air triumphantly is just absolutely classic. Like all great sports movies, it’s about putting all you’ve got into achieving a personal goal with the support you get from those around you along the way… just like at CrossFit!
Workout of the day
Overhead walking lunge 25/15kg plate
Box jump 30/24″