This is the first episode in our new series 'Back in the Box'. This is a continuation of our Community Connect podcasts, getting to know the members and the Coaches at CrossFit Portsea Island. This time I speak with one of the newest members of the coaching team, Rhys Chellew. We talk about his experience of becoming a CrossFit trainer, and starting a new job, geting married and having a baby on the way all during lockdown, as well as getting back in the box, and what the future holds for him and his family.
In 10th and final episode of our OTB Community Connect Series, I speak with the owners of The Box, Carl and Claire, about everything that has happened over the past few months and the plans for reopening on Saturday, July 25th. Here are the linkls to all the things I mentioned in the Episode: Interview with Arielle Sanders - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAVNXmZ5JwE You can find much more info on the same channel, Talking Elite Fitness - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJGeSvMztvASlBX4itscC0A and here is the link to the Opening Policy for The Box - https://www.theboxportsmouth.com/reopening-information/
In Episode 9 of our OTB Community Connect Series, I speak with Jo Byrne (my wife!) about the role of CrossFit in her life, how it helps her with her work and confidence, and how it has affected our relationship. We also talk about experiencing trauma, being diagnosed with PTSD and the how physical training can lead to mental gains.
In Episode 8 of our OTB Community Connect Series, I speak with Evan Stewart about how coronavirus and lockdown have affected his work as Director of Sport at a local school. We also talk about introducing functional fitness in schools and what sport might look like when the schools reopen, which could start happening as soon as next week.
In episode 7 of our OTB Community Connect Series, I speak with Anna Moughton about how coronavirus and lockdown have affected her work as children's occupational therapist. We also talk about setting goals, being consistent and making gains (especially push up gains!) while training at home. Ann has been a member of Crossfit Portsea Island for about tow years, but she has been part of the broader Box community for much longer, joining Streetforce DC over 12 years ago!
In episode 6 of our OTB Community Connect Series, I speak with Kelan Wilby about his experience of joining the Box community at 13 years old, becoming a member of the CrossFit teens, training and competing as both a teenager and an adult, and how being part of the community has influenced his life and his career choices so far.
In the fifth episode of our OTB Community Connect Series, I speak with Rhian Rudkin about how she became a member of the Box and then became a Welsh, British and, European indoor rowing champion, and this year took bronze at the Worlds. We also mention Coach Daryl Green's 24 hour Rowathon for Mind. Here's the link to donate
In the fourth episode of our OTB Community Connect Series, I speak with Kevin Earl about how he became one of the longest standing members of the Box and and a consistent part of the Box community. We also discuss training as a masters athlete, mental health, social media, and living and training in lockdown via Zoom.
In the third episode of our OTB Community Connect Series, Megan Stewart and I talk about how she became a member of the Box and her role as a coach and physiotherapist. We also discuss training Outside the Box, her experience of returning after maternity leave, and her plans for the future, including offering online physiotherapy consultation.
In the second episode of our OTB Community Connect Series, Erik Nagy and I talk about how he became a member of the Box, his approach to training and coaching strength for powerlifting, as well as what he is doing now Outside the Box.