Our February Member of the Month is: Jordan Burrell!
Jordan is one of the hardest working athletes at the box. Giving his all in every class, using open gym time to work on weaknesses and constantly chasing self improvement, Jordan is what Saxon CrossFit is all about!
Since joining Jordan has made huge improvements to his strength and gymnastic skill: recently getting his first Kipping pull ups and nailing his first over body weight squat!
We caught up with Jordan to get his views on Saxon and CrossFit:
What brought you to Saxon CrossFit?
One of my close friends has been going to Crossfit for several years and always goes on about how good it is. He is a member at the Crossfit in Norwich and said I was wasting my time at the gym and I should join. It was miles out of my way so I couldn’t fit it in with work, but when I found out there was one where I lived, I thought I would give it a go. I haven’t looked back since!
What do you think is your biggest achievement since you’ve started at Saxon CrossFit?
Where do I start? I have never been one for weight training as I never felt I had much natural strength, but I’m really pleased with how far I’ve managed to push myself. As it turns out, I’m stronger than I thought i was!
What is your favourite/least favourite movement?
Every time I have to do squats with any form of weight! I’m sure legs weren’t made to work that way! My Favourite Movement has to be the Push Press, although I’m not great at it, it feels really satisfying once the weight is
above your head and arms are locked.
What do you like most about Saxon CrossFit?
It has to be the coaches and the other Saxon members, everyone is so friendly and encouraging. It’s a real bonding experience when you’ve all survived a MET-CON.
What are your short/long term training goals?
My short term goal is to learn how to do Double Unders & Kipping. My long-term goal is to keep building on my strength. I would love to get to the point where the bar bends due to the weight that I am lifting!
Tell us something about yourself that the other members do not
I actually find it really difficult to relax and find it hard to keep still for more than five minutes. It’s been nice to find a physical activity that wipes me out and makes me spend some time chilling out!