Tia-Clair Toomey is going to Carson, California, to compete in the World CrossFit Games, having finished the third fittest woman in Asia Pacific.
Tia-Clair Toomey is going to Carson, California, to compete in the World CrossFit Games, having finished the third fittest woman in Asia Pacific. Jake Jones

Gladstone CrossFit athlete in spotlight ahead of games

GLADSTONE Crossfit athlete Tia-Clair Toomey has been featured on The WOD Life Australia's Facebook page and website ahead of her debut in the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games in California.

Tia-Clair is the owner of CrossFit Gladstone, and in May finished third in the Asia Pacific regional competition against the top female crossfitters from Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

The WOD Life (WOD meaning Workout of the Day) is a fitness hub and online store that was founded in 2013.

Its Facebook page has more than 57,000 followers.

Tia-Clair, 21, told The WOD Life interviewer she was first introduced to CrossFit by her partner, Shane Orr.

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"He was doing CrossFit to supplement his rugby training and thought it would be right up my alley," she said.

"I was training at the time for 400m hurdles and saw great benefit in it supplementing my training too."

She also outlined her typical training week, which consists of a lot of strength, conditioning and gymnastic strength/skill training.

"My training depends on how my body feels," she said.

"I could go through a full week with only one rest day, or if my body is feeling really fatigue I could have 2-3 rest days.

"I think it's extremely important to listen to the body when you training at elite levels."

You can read the full interview here

PODIUM FINISH: Alethea Boon, Kara Webb and Crossfit Gladstone owner Tia-Clair Toomey.
PODIUM FINISH: Alethea Boon, Kara Webb and Crossfit Gladstone owner Tia-Clair Toomey. CONTRIBUTED


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