Member Spotlight – Scott Parry

scottName:  Scott Parry
Occupation:  Owner and presenter of ‘Fishing and Adventure’ TV show (summer) Install Sky TV, aerials, home theatre (winter)
Born in:  Raglan NZ
How did you first get exposed to CrossFit at 09? Take us back to your first WOD... what was it, and how did it feel?  
I was first introduced to crossfit by my fiancé Simone… This was way back when CFNZ was the only box in NZ and she kept telling me how awesome it was and how it was the ‘next big thing’.  I went along to a very basic intro session with Daz.  We ran through some movement drills and did a bit of a running, air squat and push-up metcon.  I was kickboxing training at the time so I had a bit of base fitness but even that metcon had me searching for oxygen (who thought squatting air could be so hard!).  That was my only (physical) crossfit experience up until around 8 months ago when I finally thought I’d see what all the fuss was about… I did the intro sessions at CFNZ then started the regular classes at 09 and now I’m loving every minute of the fuss!
What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since joining RCF09?
 I’ve managed to put on 3.5 kilos of muscle!  For me that’s pretty good as I have been the same weight for around 10 years… I’m still waiting for my legs to make the upgrade from chicken status to human status though… Soon?
What are your short and long term goals for the year?
Short term – to regularly make my 3 sessions a week.  Long term - To master some of the more complex movements correctly rather than just muscling them… And to not feel like death after an RX metcon… That would be nice!
What is the quality you most admire in others & Why?
I admire the positivity and enthusiasm of the gym in general… from the awesomely knowledgeable coaches to everyone who I’m training alongside, regardless of skill or strength.  You never feel judged and egos are kept in check.  Having a good laugh is relatively high on my priorities list and the peeps at RCF09 cater for that nicely, too.
How has CrossFit helped you, do you think athletically and for just general living?
I played rugby and league quite competitively until a few years ago and up until starting crossfit, I struggled to find something that matched the comradeship and training schedules.  Also I recently had to swim out help someone in trouble and without crossfit training I’m not sure I would have had the confidence in my fitness to successfully assist.   Other than that I’m regularly getting mistaken for Hulk Hogan… Could be the blonde mullet though.
What do you do on a daily basis outside of the gym?
When I’m not out working or fishing I’m usually with my swolemate, cranking tunes, road-tripping and hanging out, spending time with family and friends… Summertime is beaching, wakeboarding etc. We try to keep active and follow the sun!
Best part about being a member at RCF 09 ?
The people!  A bunch of real good buggers and bugger-esses (to be taken as a term of endearment, not literally).  It makes turning up to training far more enjoyable.  That and it’s a healthy hobby I can share with my fiancé (all the girls be like - awwwwww)
Push Press
4 x 8, building
Deadball/Stone shoulders
4 x 4, building

50m Front Carry
10 Wallballs
50m Farmers Walk
20m Walking Lunge
50m Sled Drag
200m Run
AMRAP in 15min

Push Jerks
10-8-6-4 unbroken
Deadball/Stone shoulders
4 x 4, building

50m Front Carry
20 Wallballs 9/6kg
50m Farmers Walk 2 x 32/24kg
20m Goblet Walking Lunge
50m Sled Drag
200m Run
AMRAP in 15min

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