At the age of 14 years old, I became intrigued in the intensity and movement of CrossFit. Originally, I had started CrossFit to assist my fitness and strength in the AFL off-season, which I had played from club level to progress to represent The Hunter from the age of 7.
Shortly after, I noticed that CrossFit changed from the type of training used to assist my AFL performance, to my main passion. I found myself transferring the intensity I used to reserve for AFL into the daily grind of CrossFit training, becoming addicted to improving myself day in, day out not only in the gym but within daily life also. This addiction for improvement intensified at the age of 16 where I set my goals to compete in this new sport that I loved.
The wealth of support and encouragement from the CrossFit community set to stone this goal in my heart, as one person to another reinforced my belief and passion. Now from the age of 16, I have invested my time in a healthy domain of working towards my goals. I was placed 144th in the world, and 20th in Australia for the 16-17 year age bracket in the CrossFit Open. After gaining entry into the online qualifiers, I improved over 3 weeks and pegged back 42 other competitors to be placed 102nd in the world.
I then came to meet Jason from Enliven Nutrition through my coaches at CrossFit Deck. This moment has been my best move in my new journey as I have been able to solidify both my short and long term goals under the guidance from Jason and his professional team at Enliven. They are assisting me to become the best within my sport, and become the best version of myself that I can be. Jason’s knowledge and universal approach towards nutrition has provided me with a positive and healthy lifestyle structure inside and outside of the gym.
The quality of nutrition support I am receiving and professional advice is without a doubt, beyond amazing. I would highly recommend the Enliven team to anyone, whether you want to push towards the elite level of your sport, to learning what every day healthy choices really are. I am so stoked to have this opportunity to have the support of such an amazing network of professionals who everyday assist individuals to become the best version of themselves.