February Athlete of the Month: Gareth Gerrish

Congratulations are in order for Gareth Gerrish, Rising’s February athlete of the month!  A regular with the 5:30 pm crew (bless his heart), Gareth began his CrossFit career at Rising almost three years ago and has been consistently improving ever since.  Get to know a little bit more about his story by checking out his answers below.

Date you started CrossFit: July 2014

Day job: Structural Draftsman

Athletic Background: Growing up in South Africa, I played cricket, rugby, and field hockey.

What made you decide to start CrossFit?  I was looking for something to fill the void of playing team sports for the better part of 30 years and I was not getting that from a regular gym.  As I was new to the States, I also thought that it would be a good way to meet people (and that has worked out well!) The 5:30 pm crew is great!

Favorite CrossFit movement:  Full Snatch/ OHS

Least favorite CrossFit movement:  Wow, it is hard to narrow it down to just one…1) pull-ups, 2: double-unders (I will get them one day!

What do you love most about CrossFit?  It is a great workout with a competitive edge and the community is awesome!

What comes easily to you in CrossFit?  Pitching up to class.

What is your biggest challenge with CrossFit?  “Mental strength…resting when I could push on!