Everyone’s route into CrossFit is unique and mine was no different.
From the age of 16 I have played rugby and loved it.But, back in 2015 I decided to hang my boots up to start a journey into a sport I knew very little about… ‘CrossFit’. I didn’t know it yet, but this would change my way of living, thinking and breathing forever.
By the time I had worked my way into the semi-professional National Three Sheffield Tigers RUFC first team I was beginning to get bored with playing rugby. Every game was starting to feel the same. I had previously played rugby league for Leeds Beckett University and Ireland Students, various ‘7s’ teams and rugby union for local teams. At the Tigers, the weekly travelling to nationwide games, the travelling from Leeds to Sheffield for training, the stress of expectation and the rising physicality of competition took it out of me both physically and mentally. Having said that, I regret none of the games I played, friends I made and games we won after being part of so many successful teams.