- Name: Dawn Brotherton
- Age: 39
- How long have you been doing CF for: 2 years with approx 1 year Olympic lifting prior to this.
Why did you make the decision to join CrossFit: I firstly joined an Olympic lifting group at my old gym as I was having issues with my back & tried the lifting to see if, as I built muscle, this would help with my back issue. I then went on to have personal training sessions for approx 6 months & also did Circuit training classes. The CF WODS would be done during the PT sessions, as my fitness & confidence grew I decided to join CrossFit Leyland.
How did you feel when you first walked through the door: When I first walked through the door at Leyland, I was very nervous as I was used to my old box which is a lot smaller with less people & also, because my technique wasn’t the best I was worried what other members would think of me. It takes me a while to settle in to places & get to know people but once I get to know everyone, you’re a friend for life.