With her colour co-ordinated outfits and her beautiful smile, it always brings joyous emotions to a coach when she enters through the roller doors. I can remember the first time she came in for her intro session and was startled with the fact that the warmup was an actual warmup and not the workout itself and now she’s throwing down snatches and pressing some impressive weight numbers without a sweat.
This weeks member spotlight is Manouri Fernando, also known as our Moo Moo. We were lucky enough to catch up with her and are grateful that she gave up some of her time away from her busy schedule of mobilising and practicing double unders to ask her some hard hitting CF25 questions.
How long have you been a member of CF25: Feb 2014
What’s your favorite crossfit movement: Handstands, Pull ups & Hi5’s
Your favorite WOD: Deadlifts, Push press, Cleans & Partner workouts.
Your least favourite movements: Snatch I can’t handle that B** and of course Double Unders & Squats.
Your least favorite WOD: See above.
The last PR achieved: “ Helen” 30 seconds less than last time.
Your favourite cross fit tool: My book. I can record my achievements, and it shows how far I’ve come.
What are some of the results that you have achieved: PB’s on Deadlifts, Push press & Squats. Overcoming my fear of box jumps.
Do you have a nickname: Yes I have few too many. Moo Moo, thunder thighs, Manoosz , Mano, Moi & Fernando
What are your hobbies: Reading, Long walks with my puppy & fitness in general.
Your favourite food/meal: Chocolate!!!
Your 3month fitness goal: Drop a dress size, get my Double Unders going and 90kg Deadlift.
What’s something that we don’t know about you? I have no clue about cars. Once I spent half an hour trying to figure out how to open the bonnet. Think my whole neighborhood heard me banging the bonnet trying to open the damn thing.
Why did you choose CrossFit? I was looking for a challenging workout and for something that would fit into my busy lifestyle.
What words of advice would you give to anyone thinking about giving CrossFit a go? It’s an addiction. When people said this to me I laughed, but it’s a healthy addiction.
Seeing that St Kilda did nothing in the 2014 AFL season, will you be jumping on the Yellow and Black band wagon? Ha!Nice one Pete.
Is your pantry clear of all chocolates and biscuits? If not, how many burpees should the coach expect you to do when you give your honest answer? Mon- Fri, my pantry is empty but on the weekends I like to stock up. It’s all gone by Sunday night. No burpees please I’m being very honest. Do you want to check with the Crossfit 25 family if I should be doing any burpees if so how many?
Which coach has the best hairstyle? Mike needs a haircut…. Pete and Rob change hairstyles more often than I wash my hair.
Lastly and most importantly, who leaves the most sweat on our mats and equipment…Jimmy or Muz? Its Jimbo !! Great guy, just a bit of a sweater.