Name:   Sara da Silva

Occupation:   University administrator

How were you introduced to CrossFit & How long have you been doing CrossFit?   I started watching CrossFit Games documentaries at the beginning of the pandemic, and I’ve since followed competitions and Games seasons as a regular fan. I was determined to start doing CrossFit myself once the pandemic was over and I got my health stuff in order, and I’ve happily been doing CrossFit for about 4 months now – and LOVING it!

What made you decide to join our Gym?

I wanted to find a CrossFit gym that had a good coaching staff and a strong sense of community. This was really important for me, as I would be starting CrossFit after recovering from a few injuries, and I really wanted to re-start my fitness journey with a strong network of support and enthusiasm! After reading through the websites of all GTA boxes, CrossFit Colosseum stood out to me as one of the highest quality gyms, with very experienced coaches and a strong emphasis on holistic fitness, health & wellbeing. I was also really excited that the gym hosts Olympic weight-lifting coaching, as this training is what I was most looking forward to!

Favourite Lifts/ WODs? Why?

I love a good deadlift, although I’ve been really enjoying working on my snatch.

Any AMRAP is a favourite, because seeing how many rounds I complete – especially if it’s a repeated WOD – is a good way to keep track of my fitness improvements!

3 Things you would find in my fridge?

Iced tea, strawberries, and ingredients for making delicious Thai food J

What is your guilty pleasure?

Binge-watching “Grey’s Anatomy”…and caramel popcorn

Proudest Accomplishments?

Learning to ride a bike when I was 27 – never too late to learn a new skill!

Something people wouldn’t know about me?

I can play the Pipe Organ (so can my sister J)

What music I like listening to while working out?

Pop & Hip hop hits!