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!