Teens fly the flag for crossfit gym

Rutherglen Reformer - - Drivetimeextra -

Three teenagers from a Cam­bus­lang gym have com­peted in their first ever CrossFit Bri­tish Cham­pi­onship.

Lau­ren McEwan, De­clan Blair, and Nikki Jamieson, who train at the For­tius gym on Man­sion Street, trav­elled to Brighton to take on some of the fittest ath­letes in the coun­try on July 8.

Lau­ren (13-15 years) and De­clan (16-17 years), both from Cam­bus­lang, fin­ished fifth and sev­enth in their cat­e­gories, re­spec­tively. While Nikki, who re­sides in Kilmarnock, won first place in the 18-19 years sec­tion.

Coach Nisha Pure­wal said:“This is an amaz­ing achieve­ment for the guys es­pe­cially be­cause this is their first year. They have all been train­ing five to six weeks for it so we are all very pleased.

“For Nikki to win is a re­ally big ac­com­plish­ment be­cause in CrossFit you are ex­pected to be fit in all as­pects of the pro­gramme given to you.”

CrossFit work­outs in­cor­po­rate el­e­ments from high-in­ten­sity in­ter­val train­ing, Olympic weightlift­ing, gym­nas­tics and other ex­er­cises for strength and con­di­tion­ing.

Fit­ness fa­nat­ics Nikki Jamieson, cen­tre, with Cam­bus­lang duo De­clan Blair and Lau­ren McEwan

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