Fiona Phillipson


FIONA CAROLAN

Fi has been with us for two years and is a joy to be around. You will find her mostly in the 5pm classes, nice and early, with one of the warmest smiles you will ever see and always willing to give everything a go. She tries to go Rx whenever possible and does not care about where she comes in at the end. That is what we love and admire about her, her courage to give it a go.

Fi stepped up for her first competition last year as she joined forces with Ana and Claire, for the 3v3 showdown. Great show of hard work and sportsmanship on the day. Fi, you are a pleasure to coach. Your progress has been consistent and we are proud of all the hard work you have demonstrated over the years. We believe there is so much more yet to come from you and we are excited to be part of your fitness journey.

CrossFit Fibre Fiona

  • Can you tell us a bit more about yourself and what you do?

Myself and my kiwi husband Aaron moved to Australia in 2011, after a decade of travelling and having never really settled anywhere we left the madness of London in search of a quieter lifestyle.

Hello Perth! We have definitely found what we needed here and so the last five years have seen us working in WA mines to save to buy our house and get married in the beautiful Margaret River.

Margaret River is definitely my favourite spot so far. All of its green lushness and all those wonderful wineries, what’s not to like!

I am currently working in my first ever desk job, I’m hoping it will be my last.

  • Who and what inspires you?

People who are driven and focused especially those who are following their dreams. Whether its work or personal goals staying true to yourself and your beliefs is inspiring. It’s so easy to get caught up in the mundane.

  • Can you cook and what are your favourite dishes?

I love to cook but….. my husband is a chef haha! He is a kitchen ninja, me not so much ninja more messy child. I have learned a lot from him over the years though and the paleo challenge taught me a lot about flavour. I make great soup so I guess I’m a seasonal cook.

  • How would you describe your ideal day?
  • Great breakfast and coffee.
  • A paddle down the river or some beach time.
  • More good food.
  • Followed by a night of live music with my favourite people.
  • What has CrossFit done for you?

It has definitely helped with confidence and I think Danni’s no F#@&s attitude is rubbing off on me which I need.

Learning to stop sweating the small stuff and focus on the gains, it’s much more fun.

  • What is your favourite WOD?

Favourite mmm tough one I don’t think I have a favourite as such but Cindy is a good mix and one I really want to improve on.

  • Burpees or Chin Ups?

Chin ups purely because even though I can only manage a single chin up at times I never in my wildest dreams thought I would be able to get up there so each one is a celebration. Also, Burpees suck.

  • What do you like most about CrossFit Fibre?

The humans of course! Wouldn’t be much fun if it was just weights and bars and me.

Some of you are reading this thinking weirdo!

Even if I’ve had the worst day I know if I can haul myself to the box I can work it off and have a good chat the day will end well. Also it’s full to the brim with those inspiring humans I like so much.

CrossFit Fibre Fiona

CrossFit Fibre Fiona