Name? Ashley Caws
Occupation? HGV mechanic, really cool story actually. I used to drive tanks as a civilian and now I fix them and numerous armoured vehicles for the British army
Favourite food? Coconut rice but mainly everything, sweet or savoury
Favourite film? So many, but gotta love an Adam sandler Film!
Favourite holiday destination? The alps snowboarding
Hobbies and pastimes?
I’m a footballer but like anything to do with sport and being active and anything that helps in the gym.
Currently taken up bouldering which is helping towards a better grip strength.
Cider or Lager? Cider festivals are the best!
Tea or Coffee? Tea for dunking biscuits and coffee for that caffeine fix
Bacon Sandwich or Kale Smoothie? Bacon sarnie all day….brown sauce though!
Phobias? Small spaces
I couldn’t live without my? Porridge and peanut butter in the mornings, sets me up for the rest of the day
How long have you been a member of the gym? Since it opened, needed something different than a normal gym. So yeah over two years now.
What did you do to keep fit before you joined the gym? Again I’m a footballer so was training in the week with games on a Saturday.
Whats your favourite Olympic Lift and your PB for that lift? For me anything over head is rewarding due to being poor in over head movements. But has to be the snatch,currently stuck at 70kg
Just the fact trying to throw your body weight over your head then getting under it sounds awesome.
Least favorite exercise? They all suck when your redlining but you’ll always see me coming back.
How often do you train? 4-5 times a week
What are your training goals for 2018?
There’s too many to list, mainly snatching 80kg and becoming a more rounded CrossFitter
Favourite thing about the gym?
• The size
• The people ( the hardest thing is getting your arse to the gym so it’s just nice to have people high fiving or a pat on the back after a workout )
What would you say to anyone thinking about joining the gym?
DO IT, there’s PT if you wanted to train by yourself to the classes provided nightly which is a group session and vary with different types of people and fitness levels.