Everyone meet Jack, one of our favourite guys in the FAT community. Another humble, talented human that we are lucky to have train with us!
Get to know his FAT story and don't forget to say 'Hi' to him at your next workout!
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Just another twenty-something living and working in Auckland! I spent a few years in Wellington for uni after growing up in Whangamata, and have been based in Auckland for the last couple. I like to make stuff in my spare time
How did you hear about FAT and do you remember your first session?
I had come across it on instagram not too long after arriving in Auckland but wasn't sure what the go was or knew anyone who went. It wasn't until Sam started with FAT and got a bunch of us to come to the Hamer St shed for her first session that I did a workout, and it was a great intro. Cold, gritty, but very enjoyable.
We have shared a few workouts together, what makes you keep coming back?
Doing a HIIT workout outside is a big one for sure; it seems obvious since a lot of other activities done for exercise are outside also, but not being under fluorescent lighting, and seeing the morning go from dark to light never gets old. Between the setting, people and energy, it's a great environment.
What would you say to someone hesitating to come to FAT?
Screens are scary, come and see it in the flesh. Any hesitations and worries will be gone when you're gasping for air and sweating, and chances are you'll be glad you came.
Do you have a most memorable moment with us?
It would have to be the Christmas session toward the end of last year - The turn out was massive and it was sick to see how stoked and grateful you were Kev.
Outside of our weekly sessions, what is your relationship with exercise/movement?
I try to keep it pretty varied and don't stick to anything too stringent, but make sure to incorporate it into daily life for sure. I find an easy way of this is through other hobbies that are exercise at their core but don't necessarily appear that way.
What are your health, life goals in 2022?
More running and more stretching, damn I wish I was flexible. And just more of the good stuff in general, getting outside does wonders.
Could you tell us 3 pieces of advice you would give to someone on their mental and/or physical health?
You never know unless you go. A pretty broad one but it can be adapted for most things. Physical and mental health go hand-in-hand in my opinion so should be treated with equal importance in moderation. A balance of not over-doing it, but also knowing when to do the uncomfortable things and push yourself - I'm still trying to figure it out myself.