Q AND A with Nick Kossatch and Tia-Clair Toomey
EVER wondered how to get fit using a computer?
Athletes of all CrossFit skills are logging in to compete in an online CrossFit format to compete in a global-wide competition.
Elite CrossFit competitor Tia-Clair Toomey had a chat with Observer sports reporter Nick Kossatch about how the concept works.
NK: How long has this type of competition been happening?
TCT: Since February 26 we have been participating in a worldwide competition called the CrossFit Open.
NK: How does it work?
TCT: I try and get all my members registered by creating an account on the CrossFit Games website, and we register our name and CrossFit gym.
It started on February 26 from which CrossFit HQ have workout announcements for the next five-weeks each Friday at 11am.
We then as registered gyms and athletes have until Tuesday 11am to do the workout as many times as we wish until we get the best score we can.
These workouts are always different, which is exactly what CrossFit is all about, constantly varied.
We then submit our individual scores and are put on a leader board that is worldwide/Australia-wide and you can see how well you go against everyone who has registered for the CrossFit Open.
NK: When did it start?
TCT: They have been doing this for many years now but CrossFit Gladstone has only been doing it since 2012.
NK: How many people in the competition and how many categories are there?
TCT: There are eight categories: individual male and female and then it goes into teenage age groups as well as masters age groups.
So it is fair and you are competing against people your own age.
CrossFit Gladstone has 67 members registered this year.