1) Tell us a little bit about yourself – including something we may not know about you.

  • Despite growing up in the UK, I lived in San Francisco for 10 years before coming to Cayman – I feel more American than British. Jen and I moved to Cayman in the midst of the pandemic as SF was very serious about their lockdowns. I also rowed at university (in one of the college boats), so any session on the rowers brings back memories!

2) When you see _____ in a workout, you think, “Yes, I love these!”

  • Deadlifts, strict presses, rowing – I’m keen on the ones where technique matters.

3) When you see _____ in a workout, you think, “Uh-oh!”

  • Wall balls – they look simple, but they weigh a ton and after the first 20 it’s always a complete slog

4) Favorite thing to do in Cayman?

  • Swim from Smith’s cove to Sunset house – it’s a great swim, lots of wildlife.

5) If you could write your own WOD, what would it look like?

  • Mainly focused on strength and technique, but with something to get the heart rate up thrown in – here’s my go at that: 3 rounds of every 5 minutes on the 5th minute:
    • 12 deadlifts
    • 30 plate situps
    • 400m jog

6) Do you have any friendly competitions with anyone from class?

  • Given I’m usually at the 5:30am slot, those guys are pretty committed – I do keep my eye on closing the gap between myself and them though ;-).

7) Motto or phrase you live by.

  • Everything is a trade-off

8) Favorite piece of advice you’ve been given.

  • Don’t overthink it

9) What are you most proud of accomplishing?

  • Being a parent – definitely comparable to a whole day of wallballs.

10) What is your favorite part of your day?

  • Breakfast – I’m big on a cooked breakfast and a large coffee to kick off the day

11) Anything on your bucket list?

  • I actually don’t have a bucket list! I’m more opportunistic and work to enjoy the surprises that come my way – moving to Cayman’s a great example of that – 6 weeks from deciding to move to arriving.

12) Would you recommend 7 Mile Strength & Fitness to others and if so, why?

  • Yep – I’m still amazed by the attitude of everyone at the gym – pretty solid group.