Junkie

Junkie

"Would you say you are addicted to exercise?"

Asks my training partner / BFF / fitspo as we glue rhinestones to t-shirts in a rare non-exercise related activity.

I think carefully about my answer as I look around my apartment, which is decorated with a whiteboard detailing my next weeks training plan, along with a collage of photos taken of me at various comps over the last 18 months of being single as fuck and CrossFitting my life away. I have a kettlebell as a doorstop, and as we speak I’m entering my macros from the meal we just ate into My Fitness Pal.

Evolutio - Being Human is the New Black

Evolutio - Being Human is the New Black

In my view, what do people want more than ever. Honesty, humanisation, and the truth.

For me, it’s obvious. In a world that can be brutal, we’re saturated with an ideology that it’s not, when our surroundings, life events and personal circumstances can be completely the opposite.

Just Move

Just Move

So as it’s my first blog for the legends at Evolutio, I thought I’d start by introducing myself. I’m Sarah, 31, former chef in both career and lifestyle. I now coach at Wards Gym and I also work for the YMCA. I promote both CrossFit and Les Mills respectively which, I’ll admit, is a confusing and contradictory combination. I generally try my hardest to not put the training style that I personally love more than anything in the world (CrossFit) on a pedestal and mindlessly criticize all others. If I wasn’t trying though, I would say something like this:

In Season Strength and Conditioning

In Season Strength and Conditioning

Why is it so important to continue strength training during the season? I’ll give you 2 good reasons: Improved performances and reduced injury risk.

If you think about it, the less you get injured, the more you can train. The more you train (smartly) the better you perform. Especially in team sports, the less players that are out injured, the stronger the team. When the coach has the full squad to choose from, especially the best players available, the more likely you get the results.