1) Tell us a little bit about yourself – what’s life like for the speedy David Grieve 😉 What does a typical day look like?
- South African, born and raised, looking to spend most of my day outside (despite the desk job). My typical day starts with the 5:30am class and the morning sunshine before getting into work. Ideally I like to finish the day with a sunset run (big sun guy), cooking a nice meal and getting a chance to either chill or do a hobby of mine. End of the day is me in bed with a nice cuppa Rooibos team and a book.
2) When you see Deadlifts and Cleans in a workout, you think, “Sweet, I love this!”
3) When you see Double Unders… in a workout, you think, “Ugh, this is gonna be tough!”
4) Favorite thing to do in Cayman?
- Sunset boat cruise or some fishing.
5) If you could write your own WOD, what would it look like?
- 1 Mile Run, 10 Deadlifts, 500m Row and 8 Cleans (x 3 or 4). Any of the coaches feel like helping me perfect this? 😉
6) Next goal on the list?
- I’d like to dip my toes in the Triathlon World and do Half Ironman.
7) Name a place you haven’t been to but would love to go.
- Honestly there’s too many. Colorado, Portland, Vancouver, Aus Gold Coast, Bali to name a few.
8) You’ve done some physically demanding challenges in the last year (Goggins and 13 Peaks) What would you say was the toughest one?
- Tell us a little bit about your experience. Both were challenges that push you mentally, you certainly need to know why you’re doing an event of that magnitude and surround yourself with positive and likeminded friends. 13 Peaks was an incredible challenge, definitely had some low points like when a friend said we had about 12h of more running to go… but it was incrediblly heart warming for all those who showed up to support us at our stopping points and ran the last 5km with us at 8pm only to celebrate with champagne, beer, pizza and then immediate sleep.
9) Anything on your bucket list?
- Top bucket list item would be going to the rugby world cup with a group of friends.
10) What is the best part of your day?
- Mornings – love the sunshine and a cuppa coffee.
11) Favorite sports person?
- Hard choice, I have several across different sporting disciplines. My OG was Schalk Burger, the rugby player, who was never flashy but always gave his all. Huge shout out to Courtney Dauwalter though, an absolutely incredible female ultra trail runner.
12) Would you recommend 7 Mile Strength & Fitness to others and if so, why?
- Joining 7mile was one of the best decisions I made coming to island. I’ve improved physically across the board and gained a better knowledge in both how to train and becoming more intune with my body. What I did not expect was the 7 Mile family embracing me, as they do for all new joiners, with support and advice. I feel incredibly fortunate to have met the people I have and to have learnt from the many coaches of the 7 Mile team. So yes, I’d recommend 7 Mile for anyone who wants more than just sitting a gym by yourself doing the same day to day workouts.