Dave Embley

Dave Embley

Age: 32
Job: Warehouse Supervisor
Weight (Before): 108kg
Weight (Now): 94kg
Why CrossFit?

Dave Embley

After a tough year following the loss of my Mum, the birth of my first daughter and a house move I felt I needed to do something to take my mind off recent events, so I started to look around for a gym. I also realised how unfit I had become and after bumping into Chris Templeman one day, he persuaded me to come down and have a look at CrossFit and TempleFitness to see what I thought. After the first 2 classes I was hooked! CrossFit has completely changed my lifestyle AND my physical appearance.

I feel much healthier and fitter, I even find day to day tasks at work much easier because of my fitness levels. I try my best to attend CrossFit every day at 6am and join in with Team Games or Fight Club on a Saturday. Sunday is my day of rest! When I first joined my aim was to lose a bit of weight and increase my fitness levels, I feel I have completely surpassed my goal as I have lost more weight than I anticipated and feel fitter than I ever have.

I competed in the CrossFit Hell4Leather competition last year and really enjoyed it, I would now look to enter future competitions at the gym and possibly further afield. Another positive of CrossFit is that I’ve made some great new friends, I also love the fact that there is always a coach nearby to lend a hand and that every class is like a personal training session. There is always someone there telling you that you can do more! It really helps. Joining CrossFit was one of the best decisions I ever made.