erwinA lot of girls are intimidated to lift heavy weights, because we don’t wanna become the next female Arnold Schwarzenegger. What are your thoughts about weight lifting for girls?

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“When girls walk in to the CrossFit Box, they are usually a bit hesitant. They’ll point at my muscles and say “I don’t want to look like that!”. Well, I’ve been training since I was 14 years old, so I know gaining big muscles doesn’t happen over night. Especially  when it’s a hobby you just do for fun. As mentioned before, you will ofcourse build some muscle mass and lose some fat, but getting a extremely muscular body all of a sudden, shouldn’t be something to fear!”

What are your best tips for girls, who’d like to start a more healthy food pattern, but don’t know how to start?

“Changing your lifestyle all at once can feel overwhelming. There are so many choices to make. A trainer who will give you a very restrictive diet, can be quite scary and you’ll feel like giving up immediately. My best tip is: take it one step at a time. The first step is to just start training, and take some healthy supplements, such as fish oil. That’s it.
Step two is to gradually start incorporating more whole foods in your diet: meaning unprocessed, healthy and fresh products. Don’t be afraid to eat some healthy fats, your body needs it! Allow yourself a treat every week. I eat French fries every Friday with my family: it’s normal! Keep up with your new changes over time. Are you still unsatisfied with the body results after a while? Then it’s time to take a critical look at the food amounts you’re eating. I think changing your food pattern step by step is the most successful approach, because it happens gradually.”

Wow. What a day. Anna and I really had a blast! Talking to Erwin was amazing: I’ll definitely keep his words in mind.
Yes, CrossFit is definitely something I’d love to incorporate in my weekly fitness regime!

Do you have any CrossFit experience? What did you think? Or if not, would you like to try?


More information about the Reebok CrossFit 020 Box can be found on the website. Psst, a trial lesson is free! 





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