HEALTH FOCUS: Maddy Smith has embraced her new life since her father got her into Crossfit two years ago.
HEALTH FOCUS: Maddy Smith has embraced her new life since her father got her into Crossfit two years ago. Campbell Gellie

Crossfit fan plans to become a personal trainer

MADDY Smith loves to lift weights, play touch football and crossfit but if everything goes to plan she will be swapping sports clothes for camouflage.

The 16-year-old wants to become a personal trainer and plans to learn her trade in the Defence Force.

"If I do my course through the Defence Force it will take me six years," she said.

"But I hope to grow a lot more and experience things I would never get a chance to otherwise."

Maddy's life changed for the better when in 2012 her dad got involved in Crossfit.

"He started talking about it a lot, I had a session with a personal trainer and I've been hooked ever since," she said.

"Our diet has changed from not being strict to a very healthy balanced diet."

She said the reason she wanted to become a personal trainer was to help people improve their quality of life.

"I think it would be rewarding to help someone achieve their goals and follow their path in life," she said.

"That's why I like school, it builds you up to follow your career path."

The Chanel College student said she can bench press 30kg, but many of her classmates don't understand her fascination with Crossfit.

"My friends don't really know what I am talking about or why I spend so much time doing Crossfit," she said.

"I still can't lift as much as the boys at school who do other sports and are quite big."



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