Eamon O’Donnell

Gymnastic Skills Coach | CrossFit Intern

I CrossFit because

I strive to live a long and active life, and always be better than I was yesterday

Born and raised

I was born in Whangarei, Northland, and lived there until I was 18, after which I moved out of home and came to Wellington in 2017

Certifications & experience

Crossfit Gymnastics, Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Elementary Judge

Coaching philosophy

To build functional movement and strength, so that every part of the body can be used efficiently, as one

Favourite WOD and movement

My favourite WOD so far has been the Filthy Fifty, and my Favourite exercise is a tie between Levers and Planche.

FILTHY FIFTY:
For Time

50 Box Jumps (24/20 in)
50 Jumping Pull-Ups
50 Kettlebell Swings (16/12kg)
50 Walking Lunges
50 Knees-to-Elbows
50 Push Press (20/15kg)
50 Back Extensions
50 Wall Balls (9/6kg)
50 Burpees
50 Double-Unders

Least favourite WOD/exercise

Burpees. Need I say more?

Favorite food

Peanut butter, and every thing related to it!

What I do when I’m not CrossFitting

My passion is freerunning, which I’ve been doing since before I started high school, but not so much since moving to Wellington. It demands massive strength and agility, while maintaining accuracy and finesse.

CrossFit Hero

Freerunner Jason Paul. Absolutely love his creative style and movement

What would you say to someone thinking about trying /starting Crossfit?

Sit and watch a few classes. If they look good, try the beginners course. It’s worth every penny and you will not look back!

I would love you to be part of the TOA CrossFit family

CrossFit Beginners Course