Sue-Ann and Stewart
You won’t find anyone more from the original crew at Crossfit North Vancouver than Sue-Ann and her brother, Stewart. When the gym first converted from a martial arts school where Sue-Ann had her kids enrolled in Taekwondo and Stew was doing the Cardio kickboxing and Krav Maga classes, they both were intrigued by Crossfit and Sue-Ann was the very first client to sign up with Stew not far behind.
Both of them were looking to improve their fitness levels and had their hard work rewarded. For Stew there was a nearly 30 lb drop in weight and feeling the strongest he’d ever been, while Sue-Ann also saw fitness gains she received an extra reward. “ I’ve had chronic asthma my whole life and relied on ventolin and some steroids to keep it at bay but after doing Crossfit I no longer needed the inhalers and rarely have asthma.” This change has allowed Sue-Ann to better enjoy her other interests of hiking, kayaking and paddleboarding.
Crossfit has provided both of them with some great moments. Sue-Ann remembers the thrill of finally mastering the kipping pull-up, and her double unders. “My 225 lb deadlift made me very happy.” Another great experience came this summer. “My proudest and very best Crossfit moment ever was cheering Bull on, in LA, as he kicked every other competitor’s butt in his last workout of the Crossfit Games.” 225 lbs was also a magic number for Stew but in his case it was when he was first able to bench press it.
Individual gains are one thing but both Stew and Sue-Ann have found friendships in the gym and a wonderful sense of community as well. Inspiration is always nearby for both of them. “I love those who never give up, like Mama T who continues to get back up on the bar.”
I can honestly say that without these two people I would not be where I am today. They have been great ambassadors of CFNV from day one. They have believed in myself and helped foster the culture of CFNV from it’s inception. Wonky’s journal is journal number 1 and Stew will argue he’s actually been around longer! Say hello to them at the gym – they might change your life too! ~ Coach
Just the Facts
Profession: Retired corporate trainer and entrepeneur
Favourite workouts: I like the short ones like Annie and I really enjoy the Prowler.
How often to you train: 4 times a week
What class: 9:30
Profession: Insurance Broker
Favourite workouts: I like the longer ones like Fight Gone Bad
How often to you train: 3 times a week
What class: 4:30 weekdays and 9:30 on Saturday