IT'S A DAVID & GOLIATH THING, TO MANY PEOPLE EXERCISE CAN BE A GIANT, TOO BIG TO FACE. BUT WE MUST FACE OUR GIANTS IN ORDER TO GROW, DEVELOP, TO BECOME OUR BETTER SELVES - MATT & LYDIA GUILD
You've heard of CrossFit - but what is it? 'A high-intensity fitness programme incorporating elements from several sports and types of exercise' - Matt and Lydia Guild have their own boutique CrossFit box/gym "Facing Giants" situated on White Rock Road, Martinborough which they established 4 years ago. You will find these extremely talented athletes training and teaching every day. Matt & Lydia have competed in numerous CrossFit competitions, and continue to train to the highest level possible in order to reach their goals. They will be heading off to the Australian Gold Coast, in October, to compete in the Masters League State of Origin and will be battling against the states of Australia as well as Christchurch and Auckland.. Qualifying among the top male and female athletes they are part of the Wellington Team, of which Matt is Team Coach,
LYDIA GUILD IN ACTION AT CROSSFIT PORIRUA MASTERS LEAGUE QUALIFIER
MATT & LYDIA ARE DEDICATED TO ALL THE MEMBERS WHO TRAIN AT THEIR BOX, THIS IS SHOWCASED THROUGH THE RESULTS ACHIEVED
They are dedicated to all of the members that train at their box (gym) and this is showcased through the results that many have achieved. Just recently Carolina Vargas-Gonzales competed in the Strong Women Weight lifting CrossFit competition where she came second out of a staggering number of athletes. Both Matt and Lydia were there to cheer Carolina on, as well as Zoe Sinclair who competed that day - both of their results a reflection of the high level of personalised training.
Another team event was the ‘Tough Guy, Tough Gal Mud Run’ which eight members of the Facing Giants CrossFit team competed in, held on the 5th of August based at the Linton army camp in Palmerston North. With the goal to go hard and have fun the aptly named ‘Giant Slayers’ managed to take out first place. Partaking in these events shows the team spirit that is within the Facing Giants CrossFit box and that it’s not all serious training – there is a lot of fun to be had.
GIANT SLAYERS, WINNERS OF THE TOUGH GUY/TOUGH GAL MUD RUN 2017
" PRACTISE, PRACTISE, PRACTISE, LIFTING IS A SMALL PART OF CROSSFIT, THE MORE YOU PRACTISE THE BETTER YOU GET!" - MATT GUILD OLYMPIC LIFTING
JOIN FACING GIANTS, FIND YOUR BETTER SELF AND CHANGE YOUR LIFE - EVERYONE IS WELCOME
Anyone and everyone is welcome to become a ‘Facing Giants’ member – with no restriction as to your level of fitness or your age to join the box. You take it at your own pace guided by two highly knowledgeable and accredited trainers in Matt and Lydia. They will personally make sure you reach your goals, by ensuring you are always using the correct techniques and form to do so safely. With only a few months until the warmer weather this is the perfect time to work on improving your fitness. Enquire with Matt today about becoming a Facing Giants member!
Contact Matt Guild on: 0210470107 Or visit their Facebook page ‘Facing Giants Crossfit’
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