Member of the Month Liz Monument

Member of the Month Liz Monument

Who are you? 

Hello, I’m Lizzie Monument. I started CrossFit four days after my plane landed from the UK, 17 months ago. I remember getting tangled up in a pretzel stretch after the first session, and Emily standing over me with her hands on her hips, asking me what on earth I was trying to do (love you, Em).

Why CrossFit?

When I first arrived in Geelong, I hadn’t lifted my left arm above shoulder-height for years. I’d been told never to do a push-up, and to avoid burpees – plus, lifting weights was out of the question. Tom explained that I hadn’t had appropriate physio, and gave me a course of exercises. Six months later, I had full movement back in my left arm for the first time in five years (love you too, Tom).

What is your favourite WOD?

My favourite WODs are 40-minute AMRAPS that I can potter through at my own pace.

Who or What inspires you?

I’m inspired by watching people achieve the things I can’t do yet: chin over bar; a split jerk without falling over; doing box jumps like a showjumper.

Advice for new comers?

  1. It will never hurt again as much as it did in the first week.
  2. You can now enjoy pizza without feeling guilty.
  3. Stick at it – you will get stronger than you ever thought was possible.

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