Kim Ablett

Name: Kim Ablett

Age: 33

Occupation: Armed Forces, AGC SPS (HR Finance Manager)

Started CrossFit in: Mar 2014
Favourite WOD: Helen (I always love a bit of running in a WOD to mix it up)
Biggest achievement so far:  24 Hour WOD. Looking forward to doing it all again in August. Glutton for punishment as always!
Describe yourself in 3 words… Career-minded, Competitive, well-travelled.

Tell us about your sport and fitness background… I have always enjoyed various sports from a young age, mostly football and playing tennis. I was always a keen runner and since joining the Army in 1998 I’ve been taking part in athletics and cross country. I regularly do 10k races and have a few half marathons under my belt. My weakness is swimming and I avoid it like the plague. I got hooked on Crossfit after Matt came to Chicksands to do the on ramp for us. I think my friends think I’m a little obsessed, but I don’t care!

What are your goals? To remain fit and healthy as long as my body will let me. Complete a full marathon, and to be able to do a pull up without the help of a band.

Your biggest GOAT (thing you find difficult)  Rowing. I often get frustrated with this, but I am learning to slow down (for once), and do long strong pulls…. As I so often get told.

What are your hobbies, interest, talents outside of CrossFit? I am a keen biker, I love nights out and probably far too much alcohol. I enjoy spending time with friends and family.

What sort of changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on CrossFit that were unexpected?  Don’t drink as much as I used to!

Please share your favorite CFA moment…. Making couscous at the Superhuman games! **Kim’s contribution to the meal the evening after the games was Couscous…..that was as solid as cement!**

Any advice for people just starting out? Listen to the coaches advice. Slow and steady wins the race. Quality over quantity.

Complete the sentence: I love CrossFit and training at CFA because….It’s varied, challenging, rewarding. Has a great community and everyone supports each other. Coaches are awesome and patient and it will be hard to find another box half as good.

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