A few months ago I was lucky enough to be involved with Shield – a free five week CrossFit programme run by CCW in association with The New Zealand Society on Alcohol & Drug Dependence (NSAD) for people in the community recovering from addictions. Now Brian and the team are at it again, this time raising money through The Winter Throwdown for Mana House, a recovery accommodation service I started with the NSAD last year.
I can still remember my one-on-one fundamentals course at CCW. Every new movement seemed to require superhuman flexibility and strength that I did not possess. But although very humbling, this first exposure to CrossFit also made me feel the rush of taking on a new challenge, to start fresh and learn something new.