Name: Michelle McTigue
Joined CFCV: January 2018 *for the 2nd time
Interesting fact about yourself?
I blush very easily
What would be a standard day for Michelle McTigue from waking up to going to bed?
7:00I get up at about 7am and spend 20-30 minutes meditating (I do this every day)
I then help my 7 year old son Felix with breakfast, get ready for school and sort my dog Tarn out (he is a Patterdale terrier)
08:50 I get Felix to school
09:30 I usually attend crossfit 09:30 Monday, Wednesday, Friday
11:30 Walk Tarn – 1 hour
Attend the studio-pottery (2 times per week)
Chores, gardening, food shop,
15:10Pick Felix up from school
15:45Drive Felix to after school activities
17:30Prepare dinner, eat wash up
18:15Help Felix with his homework, piano etc
19:00Help Felix shower, get ready for bed, prepare Felix books etc for next day, bedtime story and snuggle
20:00Felix in bed by 8pm
Chill time, Netflix,
Independent Forensic Examiner
But am now training to be a ceramicist (Potter)
Crossfit especially Olympic weight lifting, ceramics, pottery, woodcraft, walking my dog.
I want to build my own house in the future
How often do you attend the box?
4 times per week
Romanian get up? Is that what it’s called? *Turkish get up but close :)
90’s piano dance music especially the FPI project-Risky is my favourite all time dance tune and reminds me of my raving days at Wigan Pier.
Why should people come to CrossFit Chew Valley?
It is a very welcoming place and people are very encouraging. Each class is different – helps prevent boredom
working out together – try harder than when working out on your own
What message would you give someone starting CrossFit that would help them?
No matter what stick to the ¾ classes per week and don’t compare yourself with others. Focus on your own improvements. Get a note book and write your WOD times, weights down so you can look back and see the improvements over time. I couldn’t do a burpee when I started. I can now do burpees and am now working on increasing the amount I can do in one go.
1 coaching tip that has helped you?
Don’t compare yourself with others focus on yourself and your improvements over time.
If you could invite 3 people round for dinner who would they be?
Quote of the day?
Humility is not thinking less about yourself but thinking about yourself less.
The Alchemist Paulo Coelho
Best way you have spent £20 in the last few months?
I bought some Tupperware so I can make healthy packed lunches when I travel up North rather than buying food at the service stations.