Athlete profile – Purva Dicholkar


We're chatting to one of our dual gym members today, Purva, who started with CFNZ, then moved to RCF09.

What is your favourite treat?


How long have you been a member at Reebok CrossFit 09?

Since Aug 2014 and loving each moment of it.  Before that I trained at CFNZ for 6months.

How did you end up walking through our doors for the first time? Was there a pivotal event that led you to us?

A shift to Epsom bought me from CFNZ to RCF09

Can you remember your first CrossFit experience? What was it like and how did you feel? Excited? Nervous?

Both. I just could not move. But later felt very fresh and suddenly I did not feel tired which was totally unexpected.

Is there a piece of training equipment you can't live without?

Air bike (Editors note: Purva I think you are the ONLY person in the gym to love this piece of equipment!!)

What are you doing when you aren't CrossFitting?

Ha ha thinking of it. Basically I am a full time mum, parent helper at school, job hunting....

What has been one of the biggest things in your life that has changed since starting CrossFit?

I am very surprised that I can now run at least 400m without stopping and overall fitness has just been superb, which I always wanted, but was hard to achieve, but not anymore.

Are you a barbell or kettle bell lover? Favourite movement?

Barbell lover. My hang power clean,which I used to hate.

What is your athletic background? An intermediate walker...... :)

Is there a gym member who inspires you?

Our 09:30 am class. And mostly its you Krista..

Greatest exercise related accomplishment to date?

Pull ups even if it is band assisted. I am so happy.

Interesting fact about yourself that most people may not know?

My strength is in my writing.. And I have done the Sky jump...........


Swing to Inverted Hang (Kipping Swing)
Forward roll to pistols (Candle Stick to pistols)
Single Leg TTB (Dragon Flag)

Weighted Pullup (Pullup)
Weighted Ring Dip (Box Dip)


1 Rope Climb

4 Deadball Shoulders

AMRAP in 10mins

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