You don’t have to wake up early to do CrossFit, but our early morning crew is a group of consistent members and we selected two of them, Niall and Marcos, to answer a few questions for our second installment of our Member Success Stories. Niall was the first person to commit to a membership with us and that was even before we started offering classes! He is a friendly guy always up for some banter and has some great stories in his arsenal. Marcos joined us in April and has been dedicated to attending the early morning class 5 days a week since he started. He is a pleasure to have at the box always with a smile on his face and a commitment to work hard.
Name: Niall Campbell
Where are you from? Scotland
What do you do for a living? work for the government
What does CrossFit mean to you? a way to train hard in an environment where it doesn’t matter what level you are
What is the reason you to started CrossFit? the All Blacks rugby team were doing it so why not me
How has your life changed since you started CrossFit? I am eating better (mostly), getting fitter, and made some awesome friends
What movements do you like to see on the Coachboard? anything that can challenge me physically! Someone say Campbell100 on a weekly basis?
What inspires you? Tough one! erm… Niall Parkinson haha… nah just being able to feel and look better
Guilty Pleasure: haha cheeky nandos
What advice would you give to someone thinking about starting CrossFit? haha advice…erm…don’t leave your phone lying about in the gym or it will end up with a bunch of strangers faces on it! Get involved it’s the best thing you’ll ever do!
Anything else you’d like to add? yeah who ever invented gym leggings is an absolute legend
(Editor’s note: Wull – Niall wants to borrow your leggings!!!)
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Name: Marcos Venturini
Where are you from? Brazil
What do you do for a living? Relief Chef
What does CrossFit mean to you? A life change
What is the reason you to started CrossFit? Was sick of being tired doing easy tasks
How has your life changed since you started CrossFit? I checked the internet one day, started to watch some videos and saw people’s progress, read some blogs and stuff. Then I came across CrossFit Murrayfield, had a few words with Wull and felt a good energy with his wife and kids there. It made me think about giving it a try. After day one I was sore but happy. It’s not just about exercise but the atmosphere, the people cheering you on, and giving you compliments. And all this together reflects in your life. CrossFit is not just being in the box, but all the wellness extends to your life at work, with friends and especially with family.
What movements do you like to see on the Coachboard? I’m not much keen about movements, but I like the results and improvements we get every session.
What inspires you? my son
Guilty pleasure: Ice Cream
What advice would you give to someone thinking about starting CrossFit? Come and your world with change!