This time we feature 3 friends who joined us at Form earlier this year; Jade, Emma and Lindsey. Have a read of what they have to say about training at Form, Olympic weightlifting and which coach they would take into battle with them........
What made you join Form ?
Jade – I moved to Leeds not knowing anyone so was looking to meet like-minded people. I was looking for a new challenge and heard about CrossFit and thought this could offer the variation I was looking for. I also work nearby so its makes coming really handy.
Lindsey – The classes at my previous gym had become to repetitive and dare I say too easy, to the point where I was doing 3 classes a day to feel like I had pushed myself. Since joining Form I can honestly say that one class at form is enough as the classes are always challenging.
How has training at Form affected your life outside the gym?
Jade – I have made a lot of new friends that I socialise with outside the gym. I have noticed an improvement in my all round fitness and strength.
Lindsey – Feel so energized all day after a morning session.
Emma – Everyone is super friendly and encouraging here I love socialising in and out of the gym with other members.
Did you ever think you would do Olympic lifting or compete?
Jade – I had lifted previously but lacked confidence and would not stick to the classes. However after attending lifting classes and repeating what I learnt in Crossfit classes my confidence has increased. Instead of lifting being something I dread I now look for to lifting.
Lindsey – Never thought I would be able to compete, but after my technique and confidence improving from the classes at Form, I now look forward to competing.
You competed at the weekend, what were your highlights?
Jade – I loved being on a team with friends.
Emma – The best thing about the competition was that it was a team competition, it made it really fun and there was such a good atmosphere, with everyone supporting each other. It was good to play on each other’s strengths and weaknesses depending on the workout to try and get the best result.
If all the coaches were locked in the gym for a Battle royal, who do you think would be the last one standing?
Jade – Kate! Hands down
Linsey – it would be Kev as he was in the marines
Emma – Paul
To watch a video of the girls, click on the link below.