June 2, 2017 CrossFit Proficient

June Member of the Month 2017

Jaime Ma

Tell us a bit about yourself:
I am 24 years old and a Reception teacher at Blakes Crossing Christian College (super far north!). Every day there is different and interesting and there hasn’t been a day without a crazy story to tell. They definitely know how to keep me on my toes ALL the time! I also help out with Kids Church on Sundays at my local church – love being around kids and the joy they bring (most of the time).

I LOVE food and fine dining. I look forward to all meals of the day – I think I sleep just so I can wake up and eat breakfast. But I hate cooking, so it’s a good thing my partner loves to cook and we can’t wait for uber eats to start delivering to lightsview.

I’m also getting married in September! And will be forcing him to join crossfit after the wedding!

When did you start CrossFit?
April 2016, so a little over a year ago now

My favourite WOD is:
All partner WODs and any 3 round WODs – by the time you head into the second round, you’re on the home stretch!

My least favourite WOD is:
WODs that require 800m or more of running in one go, especially those 1 mile runs (whyyyyyy!)

My favourite movement to do is:
Power cleans and deadlifts!

If there was one movement that would be banned at CFP it would be:
SO MANY to choose from! Overhead squats, squat snatch, v-ups, I could definitely keep going!

After my first CrossFit workout, I felt:
Dead. Did not know that I could produce that much sweat in such a short amount of time.

My 2017 Goal is:
Be able to kick up onto the wall for a handstand, go down a band in pull ups, get better at push ups on my toes and double unders.

My advice to new members would be:
Stick at it and make time for it! Plan ahead what days you can go. It will become addictive soon enough and feel weird when you miss one of your regular workout days.

Something you might not know about me is?
I have massive OCD and secretly love it when Pete lines up all the barbells, kettle bells, boxes and wall balls neatly.

If I was to create a WOD called the ‘Jaime’ it would be:
Partner WOD
30 minute AMRAP

Partner 1:
100 skips
200m run

Partner 2:
2 deadlifts (heavy)
4 power cleans
6 box jumps
8 KB swings