Triple Eight represented at Crossfit comp
A unique crossfit competition will include six competitors from Matamata.
Six members of Triple Eight Functional Fitness, owned and operated by Jodie Pryor, will attend the Crossfit Htown throwdown in February at Hamilton’s Crossfit Kotahi gym.
CrossFit workouts are based on functional movements reflecting the best aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting and cardio.
This CrossFit competition is a stand out, as for the first time it will include people from 14-years right through to 60-plus. Usually these age-groups compete separately.
Pryor, a level one crossfit instructor, says people from across the country will attend the competition and she is thrilled to know members of Triple Eight will be included.
One of the participants, Kendal Johnson, will compete as a beginner. She is not only new to crossfit, but also to fitness.
‘‘I wanted to get put out of my comfort zone and achieve personal goals in health and fitness. Fitness has never been a big thing in my life and crossfit has helped me set goals.’’
Although nervous of competing, the busy mum of two is looking forward to the challenge of the competition.
Accompanying Johnson to Htown Throwdown is Cherie Heaslip and Larissa Gamble, Sarah Hawke, Baylee Norris and Karaha Waaka, each competing in different aspects of the competition.
Pryor has been working with each member to help them achieve their personal best and prepare them for the competition. She started her gym on Garland Street in July last year after finishing as a crossfit instructor with Fitzone.
She has about 50 members, ranging from teeangers through to those 60-plus. Pryor says the gym has a very ‘‘family’’ feel to it.
‘‘The last person gets the biggest cheer. It doesn’t matter what level of fitness you are, because you still did the same workout as the person ahead of you.’’
Competitors from Matamata will represent Triple Eight Functional Fitness at the Htown throwdown crossfit competition next month.