Carter joined the CrossFit Tay Ho essentials course in September 2019, and ever since he has been a regular smiling face at 9am & Barbell Club. Each session Carter comes with an open and inquisitive mind listening to coaches, asking coaches and giving his all in WODs. In the space of two months, Carter’s movement and performance has improved dramatically - showcasing all his hard work. Plus give this boy a sandbag and no one has a chance!! Carter, you are a pleasure to have in the CrossFit Tay Ho team and we cannot be more excited to see where your Health & Fitness journey takes you.
In Carter's own words...
"Crossfit, to me, means reaching goals I didn't previously know I had. Challenging myself not only physically, but mentally. Before I moved to Hanoi I didn't have any expectations of the things I would get myself into and I am glad to say CFTH has been one of those things. Something that has become part of my daily routine. Something that impacts positively on my physical health and mental health. I always walk out of the CFTH gym feeling better then I did walking in. I enjoy that I get to meet people from all different walks of life and discover how they also ended up here in Hanoi. CFTH is a place where you feel empowered by the continual support and encouragement and allows you to empower the people around you by doing the same. "
How long have you been doing Crossfit?
I have been doing Crossfit for two months and started my journey at Crossfit Tay Ho. Only regret is not starting sooner.
Favorite movement/WOD and why?
After much deliberation I would have to say box jumps are my favorite movement. Can't say I have a favorite WOD but something with running and minimal/no wall balls.
Something positive Crossfit has taught you?
Crossfit has taught me that it is more about your mental strength rather then your physical strength. 'Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you are right' That is something that impacts me positively by being able to show yourself that the only limit is yourself.
Any advice for someone just starting?
If I could have given myself any advice two months ago when I had just started I would tell myself to celebrate your personal achievements no matter the size. To make a habit of going regardless of how much you don't want to as you'll be glad you went and that no one is there to judge you but rather to encourage you.
How long have you been in Hanoi?
I have been in Hanoi for four months
Favorite thing to do in Hanoi (outside of Crossfit)?
Meeting new people and new experiences.
Favorite thing to eat in Hanoi?
I'll be honest in saying I'm not the biggest fan of Vietnamese food or the wide range of different textures! My favourite fruit that I have had since being in Hanoi would be mango stars, yumm!