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Trainee - Central Staffs CrossFit

I first came across Central Staffs Crossfit in year eleven of high school when doing work experience. Since then I have started studying strength and conditioning and rehabilitation at the university of Derby where I am in my first year.

I have always had a sporting background focusing mainly on endurance sports such as long distance running, swimming and road cycling however after dropping these sports I began to train in a local gym. 

I was drawn to Crossfit because of the variation of exercises and workouts which keep things interesting, I think this makes you very well rounded in terms of training and the movements in workouts transfer much more into real life situations. Functional training has helped to improve both my performance and physique making me feel all round healthier.