YASI CARTER

Age: 22

Qualifications

CrossFit Level 1 Cert
AWF Level 1 Cert

Athletic background

Growing up I did Martial Arts, including Tae Kwon Do (Black Belt – 1st Dan) and Kickboxing up until the age of 11, then moved into Olympic Weightlifting and CrossFit training. I went on to compete at both a State and National level in Olympic Weightlifting for consecutive years, including on the Australian Team at the Junior Commonwealth Games in Samoa.

How did you discover CrossFit?

I discovered CrossFit through family members who were doing it around the time I stopped Martial Arts and have continued to do it ever since!

What hooked you/ what do you love about CrossFit?

nitially I was hooked on how challenging CrossFit is, both physically and mentally – there were new skills thrown at me every time I trained that I wanted to learn, improve on and master. Along with mastering these new skills, I enjoyed applying them competitively – competing against myself in the gym, as well as in local competitions.

Now, almost 10 years later, I still enjoy the challenge and competitive aspect of CrossFit, however, am much more involved in community aspect of it now. As a Coach at CF 2010, it brings me so much joy to teach, interact with and train with our community.

I am less ‘hooked’ now on competing myself but more so supporting others to discover what they love about CrossFit.

Favourite exercise and why?

Presumably from my Weightlifting background, I really enjoy squatting and the Olympic Lifts.

In addition to this, handstands are always fun as they involve developing and practising a skill, as well as playtime.

Something interesting about you?

Outside of Coaching at 2010, I work in Event Production & Management full-time.

What do you do for fun?

For fun, I enjoy seeing my friends in any down time, as well as training!

Favourite food?

I’m a sucker for fresh bread – toasted with butter. Maybe a cheeky bit of vegemite or jam!

Favourite holiday?

Somewhere I could either be snowboarding or lying in the sun.

What are your goals and aspirations?

Personally, I aspire to not just focus on improvement but prioritise training for the enjoyment of it.

For CF 2010, my goals would be to continue to pass on my knowledge and create an environment where all members feel supported and catered to (wherever they’re at in their training and health journey).

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