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May Athlete of the Month – Max Latimer

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 May Athlete of the Month – Max Latimer!

Max Latimer, a deep thinker and a dedicated athlete. From day one Max has stood out, loves a challenge and never scared of failure. He’s always one to put his hand up to participate and give his time to help others in the community. Recently nailed his first 10m handstand walk and completing 4 out of 5 Open workouts as RX in his first year of CrossFit. We have no doubt that with his dedication and consistency Max can achieve any goal he may set out for. Congratulations on the recent nuptials too, we love having you and Jacquie in our family.

By CrossFit Coach John Leonard


A few moments with Max: 

When did you start doing CrossFit? Aug/Sept 2108

Most loved WOD/Movement? Handstand walks

Least Favourite WOD/Movement? Overhead Squats

Favourite cheat meal? Pasta

Proudest Moment? 10m handstand walk

What was your goal when joining Athletic Zone? To increase my strength and stamina

What is your 6 month goal?  Fine tuning my nutrition to fit with my training.

Has CrossFit affected your life outside the gymYes… I’ve got more confidence, more energy, and more drive to accomplish and focus on the things in my life that are important too me. Not to mention the awesome humans I get to hangout with who get what your up to. The support from the community is priceless.

What is your number 1 tip for someone looking to get healthier? Take it slowly. If you’re  serious about your health then set yourself a long-term goal and break that into month, weekly, daily tasks. It’s not a sprint.

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


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