Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Fitness Diary :: Tia Toomey & Rob Forte, CrossFit Games Athletes in Singapore!

CrossFit Games fever is slowly building up among the CrossFit community as the annual international competition is set to start later this month!!

For those new to CrossFit, the Open is the first stage of the CrossFit Games season and the largest community event of the year. Anyone aged 14 or older can compete in the Open and all you have to do is to sign up either online and log in your score each week.

For 5 weeks, workouts are released every Thursday at 5pm {Pacific Time}, and athletes have four days to complete the workout for the week and submit their score. You can do the workout as many time as you want {although they will definitely be pretty tiring and most people I know just do it once or twice...} and scores are due before 5pm {Pacific Time} the following Monday.

At the end of the Open, the fittest of each region will move on to the Regionals, and from there the top athletes from each regional event will move on to the Games.

Last year when I was more active in CrossFit and getting stronger during my PT training, I was pretty excited to join the CrossFit Games this year... however life threw a curve-ball and I had my back injury in September. I thought I'd still be able to recover well enough to participate in the Games this year but my recovery has been slow as it's hampered by my previous back problems.

I was really disappointed that I couldn't join the Games this year {Superman was very clear on that!}... especially when my CrossFit friends and the boy were busy registering and talking about it. Le sigh. I actually haven't been doing CrossFit for the past 3 months ever since the Halloween WOD to rest my back as most of the WODs would be too intense but hopefully I can be back at it in March.

But even though I can't take part in the Games, I definitely will be at my box to cheer everyone!! This year, the boy will be taking part in his first Games too!!! ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ

Last month Tia Toomey, 2nd Fittest Woman on Earth {i.e. 1st runner-up in CrossFit Games 2016} and Rob Forte, CrossFit Games athlete, were in Singapore to launch their sponsor's, Reebok, latest training shoe, the Reebok CrossFit Nano 7.

They also conducted a mass CrossFit session at Marina Barrage, and visited 3 local CrossFit boxes to conduct a WOD session with its members. Lucky for us, our box, CrossFit Mobilus, was chosen to host Tia and Rob, and even luckier still, the boy was one of the 18 participants taking part in their WOD class!

Not sure how the other boxes chose the WOD class's participants but in our box, interested members had to register with the staff and lucky ones were randomly picked via a ballot. I heard about 40 members submitted their names so the boy was really blessed to be chosen! (*^▽^*)

I went down to support the boy and my friends during the WOD and it was really an eye-opener watching these top CrossFit athletes perform some of the exercise movements and techniques...

... and I guess, very motivating for those that are taking part in the Games this year too!

The boy also got a little one-on-one coaching from Tia during the WOD for his cleans and thrusters (ノ*゜▽゜*) I think because he already did a strenuous workout that morning before this session, he was kinda tired and not on top of his game that day so it was really nice seeing Tia take the time to encourage him to push forward.

Took this with the boy just after he completed his WOD... Tia and Rob stayed on in Mobilus to do their own workout. It looks so challenging!

One for the memories! Thanks for coming to visit us!! Hope one day we will be able to see them compete live at the CrossFit Games, along with the other top athletes like Rich Froning, Khan Porter, Sara Sigmundsdottir, Josh Bridges etc.

Good luck to everyone taking part in CrossFit Games 2017!! °˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧˖°

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Theresa Mahoney said...

Sorry you can't participate, but I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for the boy to do well in the games!

An Apel a Day said...

Wow that's quite an event. It's too bad you couldn't participate. At least you could cheer your husband on. I hope your back continues to heal up. I always worry about injuries like that being long term.