The Saxon coaching team are pleased to announce our Member of the Month for July is Heidi Mills!
Heidi has been with us at Saxon for almost a year and it has been awesome to see her progress over that time. By her own admission Heidi is someone who would have traditionally avoided heavy lifting in her training and focused more on her cardio. Since joining us Heidi has not only become more comfortable with a barbell in her hands but has lifted beer kegs, logs, d-balls and tyres and done it all in front of a crowd at her first public competition, The Suffolk Games, a few weeks ago.
An incredibly consistent (Heidi is always on our list of people who hit over 20 sessions in the month) attendee of the 6pm class Heidi has also dabbled in some of our Strongman sessions to help her prepare for the Suffolk Games. She also took on our last In-House competition as her first foray into competitive CrossFit.
Pushing her comfort zone like this, always being incredibly happy and easy to coach and being one of our highest attending members has more than earned Heidi her Member of the Month mantle! Check out the questions below to find out a little bit more about Heidi.
What bought you to Saxon CrossFit?
I moved to Wymondham and having been a member of Bannatynes when I lived in Thorpe I wanted a gym closer to home. I had heard lots about CrossFit and never dared to give it ago before.
What’s the biggest change Saxon CrossFit has had on your life?
Strength! I had never really picked up a weight before I joined so helping me build strength has changed me more than I ever thought possible. I no longer worry about how heavy my shopping bags are 🙂
What’s your favourite thing about being a member at Saxon CrossFit?
This is a cliché but it has to be the people! Before I joined I didn’t believe you could find such a large group of people, all of whom are genuinely lovely, supportive of one another and just genuinely give a shit about each other.
In a workout you want to see…..?
Burpees and updowns. I know most people hate them but they are secretly one of my favourite moves, mainly because I can actually do them!!
What movement do you shed a little tear at during a WOD?
This is a hard one! Before the Suffolk games I would have definitely said thrusters but I think now I’m going to say a snatch! They feel the most unnatural movement to me and I struggle with the wide grip.
How would you describe Saxon CrossFit in 3 words?
Truly awesome place.
Tell us one thing about yourself the other members won’t know?
When I was born I was in a splint for 8 weeks because I had dodgy hips, I think this might be the reason I run in a slightly ‘duck like’ fashion.