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Lyn Horton – Member of the month – September 2018

 

What have you achieved since training with us at CrossFit MSD?

I have achieved so much since joining, it would be too much to list.  My highlight this year so far is the hand stand push up. I love doing linked TTB and heavy deadlifts. I had the privilege of competing at the Masters CrossFit Games in Queensland recently with my GB Leanne, there I achieved 24” box jumps, yoke carry 130kg, farmer carry 94kg both over 40m, dead ball squats and over the shoulder, axel deadlifts and sled drag in a harness.  I was not the only one to achieve these movements but I was really proud of having a positive attitude to get it done. If anyone ever has the opportunity to compete in this type of competition, I say go for it,  it is a fantastic experience. Apart from the movements that I have learnt, I have also learnt that you have to eat to achieve a lot of what happens in the box, this is a daily learning thing for me.  I love giving encouragement where I can at the box and I particularly love watching other people achieve their goals.  In fact, I love everything about CrossFit.

Who is Lyn away from the box? Work, hobbies, family life, etc?
Away from the box, I am a wife, mother and grandmother to a gorgeous little man.  I am employed fulltime and also work with my husband in our own business.
I love holidays and spending time with my family and friends.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself?
As you may have realised if you do a class with me I am very forgetful and cannot remember what I have to do, I am sure the coaches sigh when I am in class. I often forget the name of movements, TTB are toe ups and I have been known to call back squats- back lifts, which I am reminded of.

What are your goals for the next 12 months?
Over the next 12 months, I would like to achieve consistent HSPU,  handstand walking and a bar muscle up or two.

Do you have any words or some advice to anyone who may be on the fence about doing CrossFit?
If you’ve ever thought you might like to come – do so – it is a bit scary on your first day.  The CrossFit community is inclusive and supportive and all egos are left at the door and you will be made to feel very welcome.  The coaches are great and are full of knowledge to help with each workout.

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