This week, we meet athlete Sonia Kellman!
How long have you been a member at IslandFitHQ?
How did you end up walking through our doors for the first time?
I was getting bored with the training that I was doing and was asking around about other options when a friend told me about a new gym that had opened up. I went to check it out and decided to give it a try.
Was there a pivotal event that led you to us?
The morning that I went to see the gym there was a wod going on and I stayed to watch and at that moment I knew that I had found the gym that I was looking for.
What are your fave training shoes?
My Nikes for in the box training but my Asics for running.
Do you remember your first workout? What was it like?
I cannot remember what my first work out was.
What tunes do you like working out to?
I prefer to listen to calypso or it must be music that has a really uptempo beat. Mind you when the workout is intense and I am trying to make it through it I do not hear any music until it is all over.
What has been one of the biggest things in your life that has changed since starting CrossFit?
I would have to say that my commitment to working out has changed. I never used to train in the evenings . But now whenever I am finished working (sometimes I leave work come train and then go back) tired or not I head for the gym.
What are you doing when you aren’t CrossFitting? Career, hobbies etc
When I an not working out I am at work, at home reading or watching some picture or the other or taking my daughter to some activity or other.
Is there a CFIF member who inspires you?
When I go to the box and I see others training and mastering new techniques that makes me want to do the same.
Is there a CFIF coach who inspires you?
Head Coach Cary and Coach Phil.
What achievement at CFIF are you most stoked about?
I would have to say participating in the Crossfit Open. I didn’t believe that I would have been able to do it but I am pleased about the results I achieved.
What has been your greatest fitness achievement to date?
Being able to run 5 kilometers.
What’s the next fitness goal to be smashed?
I am currently working on handstands and muscle ups.
What are your IslandFit Plans for the future?
To be able to run the 10k .
What advice would you have for those thinking about joining us at IslandFit?
I would say to them stop thinking and do. It is really the best Barbados has to offer in terms of getting fit and strong and it is not only just a gym but a family. There is always someone there to help or encourage and challenge you whether it is a coach or a member.
What’s your favourite cheat meal?
I don’t have a favorite cheat meal per say but when I am not eating “clean” I would have ice cream.
If you could program one WOD what would it be?
The one WOD that I would like to do is a time cap of deadlifts , pistols and a hand stand walk. But for now it would be deadlifts , running, and and squats.