Tash KingCCF Coach, CCF Kids Coach & CCF Nutritional Advisor
CCF Since: March 2013
How did you find CrossFit: I had been playing competitive provincial level hockey since high school but stopped once I got a "real job" once I moved to Cape Town I joined a soccer team and then Google lead me down a rabbit hole that ended at Cape CrossFit's doors… I saw the rope hanging outside the stairs and the tyres piled up in the parking lot and I was sold. I quit soccer. learnt to do pull ups and haven’t put the barbell down since.
What is your favourite thing about coaching CrossFit: Everything? I am grateful that I spend my day showing people just how capable they are and what their bodies can do. Not only do I get to celebrate PB’S with our members, but I know many of them on a personal level - they are my family and for an hour each day they come in, work their asses off and leave a little bit stronger, fitter and healthier. And to have that kind of positive impact - no matter how small, is why I love what I do.
Why Cape CrossFit: The Original CrossFit in Cape Town? I was welcomed into this community with open arms the moment I walked into the door. My love for this sport and coaching grew because the coaches were knowledgable, inspiring and full of passion. The ethos of Cape CrossFit and the philosophy behind the brand appealed to me: "Doing all the right things, for all the right people, for all the right reasons.” Its still the same 4 years later and obviously I want to be a part of that.
What would be the goal for your coaching career: That's easy: Help as many people as possible.
Tell us something about your self that we didn't know: I have an Honours Degree in English Literature and am particularly fond of Post Modern Sci Fi Novels… I love books and I am currently building my own library.
Favorite Quote: "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood."
Personal Coaching Rate: R300
CrossFit L1, CrossFit L2, CrossFit Kids, Crossfit WeighLifting, HPFA Weight Management Coach & Sports Nutrition.