Aaron is a CrossFit competitor and head coach at CrossFit Kirrawee. Aaron competed with his team at the CrossFit Pacific regionals where they achieved an outstanding result held in Wollongong over the weekend.
CrossFit is a sport for all levels and ages. The sport focuses on integrating functional movements considered to be "the core movements of life" performed at a high intensity. It brings the best aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more. While CrossFit challenges the world's fittest, the program is designed for universal scalability, making it the perfect application for any committed individual, regardless of experience.
Aaron is not only in the Spotlight this month due to his amazing athletic achievements and his contribution to forging a healthier community. He is in the spotlight because he treats his body with care and respect. A lot of people, when exercising or playing sport expect their body to perform at a high intensity on demand yet put little time and effort into the restorative requirements that help keep your body performing at its best.
Aaron proactively sort care at Health Associates because he understands that he needs to support his body if he is going to be pushing it at high intensity. Furthermore, he understands that prevention of injury is better the fixing one and he wasn't going to limit his chances at the CrossFit Regionals by not implementing preventative care.
Over to you Aaron...
Name: Aaron Osborne
Occupation: CrossFit Athlete / Head Coach at CrossFit Kirrawee
What does health mean to you? Health and fitness is my life, not just my lifestyle. I live and breathe it and literally enjoy everyday of work, coaching and training.
How do you keep healthy? CrossFit is my source of health and fitness.
How you stay motivated? Goals and accurate load management that adhere to those goals. By pre planning my load management and keeping one step ahead of my fitness training and recovery, I can avoid those dreaded lulls or lack of motivation periods. I make sure I always reflect on the positive things I achieved that day, no matter how big or small, and finish on a positive note. I always want to be happy and grateful for what I have achieved at the end of each day, but never satisfied enough to not attack the next day just the same, with the aim to be a better person and athlete.
Why do you like coming to Health Associates? With the volume and intensity involved in training to be able to compete in CrossFit, prehab over rehab is my priority. Seeing Chris weekly keeps my body in check, which can so easily vary week to week. Having Chris being so versatile in his field of practice, I am not limited to just a simple chiropractic adjustment and off you go. The use of dry needling, ART & his functional movement assessments are such great tools to add in to my regular sessions at Health Associates.
Advice for others wanting to improve their health? Find YOUR reason WHY you want to improve your health, eliminate the cons and focus on the pros, find a type of fitness you enjoy, whatever that may be (CrossFit Kirrawee 😉) and get after it!
Favourite Quote: "The more you sweat in training, the less you'll bleed in battle!"