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July Athlete of the Month – Emma Knox-Niven

Here in the Athletic Zone we’re all on this journey ‘to be better’ as a team. What it means to you ‘to be better’ will be different to the next person; and their level of compliance and commitment ‘to be better’ will also be different to yours.

Where ever you are at, one thing is for sure – it is not easy. Is it worth it? You know the answer to that, of course it is. This quest to be better, to constantly challenge yourself and each other, is what keeps you coming back day after day, week after week, month after month. This is the CrossFit community. An incredibly supportive, motivating and fun environment that helps people achieve a level of fitness and health that can’t be replicated.

Challenges, successes, and triumphs shared with the entire support of the AZ group every step of the way, simply cannot be underestimated!

Each month we recognise one of our outstanding athletes. This athlete may or may not know how much they are inspiring those around them with their achievements in, and out, of the Athletic Zone.

Congratulations to Athletic Zone’s July Athlete of the Month – Emma Knox-Niven!

Emma has recently joined our community as a very humble and dedicated athlete.

Ever since starting with us she’s wasted no time hitting some tremendous milestones both in strength and gymnastics.

Most recently Emma set herself a goal to achieve 3 unbroken kipping pull ups but upon achieving that in no longer than a couple of days completed a difficult workout with 50 kipping pull ups! We look forward to seeing your progress and await your first muscle up.

Written by CrossFit Coach John Leonard

A few moments with Emma: 

When did you start doing CrossFit? I started 4 months ago.

Most loved WOD/Movement? Pull ups, I just learnt kipping pull ups! I also love chippers.

Least Favourite WOD/Movement?  Rowing.

Favourite cheat meal? Pizza.

Proudest Moment? The first workout I completed RX.

What was your goal when joining Athletic Zone? To learn new skills and to challenge myself.

What is your 6 month goal? To do a muscle up.

Has CrossFit affected your life outside the gym? Yes, it has made me more aware of nutrition and mobility.

 What is your number 1 tip for someone looking to get healthier? I would recommend to join CrossFit, as you will receive plenty of guidance from the coaches and encouragement from everyone in the community.

If you were to create a WOD and name it after yourself, it would be:

Kipping it Real:

12min AMRAP

10 Pull ups

50 Sit ups

10 Pull ups

40 Toes to bar

10 Pull ups

30 Kettle Bell Snatches

10 Pull ups

20 Kettle Bell Presses

10 Pull ups

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