We are going to start spotlighting members and coaches so we can all get to know each other a little better. First up is Coach Svenn Winther.
What is your athletic, fitness and training background:
Growing up in Bygland, Setesdal mostly involved fun and activities in the outdoors, nature became a playground. Like everyone else I played soccer for 5-6 years until I got to try gymnastics. Gymnastics allowed me to express physical skill in a broad spectrum of versatility. The years went by and I started studying in Kristiansand, I had started my «bodybuilding career» like so many others but was quickly tired of its’ simplicity, it lacked variance and after years of teamsports I was missing camaraderie. So I found CrossFit and fell in love with it.
If you have a career outside of Crossfit what is it? And if you are in school, what are you studying?
I am currently studying nursing at the Univeristy of Agder.
What is your favourite part about being a Crossfit Coach?
The people obviously. Being a coach requires an effort but the payback from our members easily outweighs it. Being a coach also allows you to improve as an athlete, coaching others will help you coach yourself as well.
What was your first exposure to Crossfit like?
I watched videos on YouTube. At first I was quite skeptical but seeing so many superhumans I thought to myself that if i can become 1/3 of what they are, I would be extremely satisfied. Within one week I did a test wod. Within one month I had a complete membership. My first workout was «D.T», the workout showed me how mortal I was, but motivated me to become better at this sport.
What is your favourite movie?
The lord of the rings trilogy. Don’t even bother contest. Please.
What are the top 3 songs most played on your itunes or music device of choice? (Be honest)
Revelry – Milkman
Ta fête – Stromae
Love Runs Out – OneRepublic
What is your favourite exercise in Crossfit?
Muscle ups. Hold on, swing hard, fly, lock out and have fun.
What is your least favourite exercise in Crossfit?
Rowing – Sometimes I wish I was 30 kgs heavier and 25cm taller…just kind of aint though…
Besides Crossfit, what do you like to do for fun in your spare-time?
Getting lost in the woods has always been a favourite and I’m pretty sure it always will be. Climbing a huge mountain, getting to the top and finding a nice view is one of the most enjoyable things I know.