Athlete of the month

We are excited to announce our athlete of the month is Josh.

Zoom session highlight!!!

Since our Covid zoom sessions where his consistency was amazing we have seen Josh come back with more focus towards improving his overall health and fitness.
Josh has maintained an average of 100% attendance (5 days per week), focused on his nutrition (joining Mark’s group sessions) quality of movement, working his weaknesses and challenging himself. This past couple of months we have witnessed Josh’s leaps and bounds in achievements, including big sets of strict pull-ups, quality kipping pull-ups, Toes to bar (multiple linked), Snatch & OHS technique and much more, all while maintaining his incredible air bike ability. These results don’t happen by chance but are are a direct result of the integration of all his positive inputs. Amazing efforts Josh- Keep it up!!!

Josh will receive a gift pack including a treatment from Body Mechanics Myotherapy (thanks to Aden)
a B-Fresh voucher and a chosen True product thanks to Maverick Strength and Conditioning Equipment.

I asked Josh a few questions – read below to get to know Josh a little better.

Could you tell us a bit about yourself?
I’m originally from Yeppoon in Central Queensland where grew up on a farm before moving to Brisbane to start university. On a whim (because I had no idea what I wanted to do for my life), I studied Veterinary Science for 5 years at Gatton, and then worked as a Small Animal Veterinarian for 4 years. While I loved my job (especially cuddling puppies and kittens!)  I realised that I was missing something from my career, and after some spinal surgery I was inspired to make a change to study human medicine. I was lucky enough to get into Griffith Medicine, and started studying at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital 2 years ago. Thats when I made the wonderful decision to join Coastal Crossfit and the rest is history!

What made you start CrossFit?
I suffered a serious disc herniation a few years ago after a gym accident, and after months of physiotherapy I consulted a neurosurgeon. He is an avid crossfitter and a strong believer of using crossfit as a way to relearn movement patterns and prevent reoccurence of spinal injuries; treating the cause, not just the symptom. I really enjoyed my rehab sessions (they have a crossfit gym in side the hospital!) And have stuck with it ever since.

What is your most memorable CrossFit moment/s?  
Its hard to pinpoint a specific Crossfit moment, but for me I really enjoyed the last Team Challenge day. In general I love team and partner workouts where you get to work together and struggle through the pain as a team!
What does Coastal CrossFit mean to you and how has it impacted you?
As someone felt intimidated and avoided normal gyms in the past, it means a lot to me to have somewhere where there are friendly faces and a supportive vibe. I’ve made lots of new friends, and a newfound confidence which will carry across all aspects of my life. As someone who spends hours upon hours with my head in the books, its important for my sanity that I get out and use my body. I’ve learned to be more proud of myself and my achievements, and that Spice Girls is by far the best music you can work out to (as the 5.30am crew will know). (I am not sure about the best music comment but we will go with it to make you happy 🙂

What is something that most people don’t know about you?
In school I was a massive Band Geek, and played the trombone but you wouldn’t want to hear me play now!

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