The 2010 CrossFit Games
The ultimate proving grounds of the world’s fittest athletes.
July 16-18, 2010 • Carson, CA
The Home Depot Center Sports Complex
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United States Qualifiers
Athlete Profile: Nicola Symons - Africa Regional
First time competitor seeks to make waves at this weekend's competition.
Nicola Symons hasn't been CrossFitting long, but she's catching on quick. She's heading in to the African Regional this weekend with high hopes and if all goes well, she may earn a trip to sunny Southern California in July.
Name: Nicola Symons
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 132lbs Deadlift: 264lbs
Back squat: 176lbs
Front squat: 143lbs
Clean and Jerk: 99lbs
Affiliate: Ballistix CrossFit
What is your athletic background?
I have always been active in sport throughout my life and some of my achievements include: provincial team for 3 years in hockey(1994, 1995, 1996), came 3rd in an international sandboarding competition (2002), and 2nd in the Gauteng aerobics individual trophy competition (2008).
I started my career in the fitness industry,in 1999, when I qualified as a group exercise instructor. I continued to educate and build up my knowledge and experience in all diciplins related to group exercise and fitness including, but not limited to: sport massage, kata box, swimming coaching, spinning, aqua, pre & post natal. I worked part time as an instructor teaching group exercise for 4 years. In 2003 I worked full time in the fitness industry in the gym environment. Later my work included being a facilitator to educate people on all the diciplins in fitness including personal training. Last year I started my own business as a personal trainer, which I continue to do to date.
What is your history with CrossFit?
I was introduced to the CrossFit concept in December 2009, and quickly became hooked as a member of the community. I find the training and concept gives me the physical edge and mental strength I need personally for my business and also for all aspects of my life.
The African Regional will be my first competition in CrossFit. I am excited and looking forward to competing.