3 Aces Member Focus - Kim Major
Updated: Mar 13, 2019
How long have you been training at 3 Aces?
I was there when 3 Aces first opened back in July ‘15 but was forced to take a little sabbatical from training after I got propelled off my bike one day cycling home. In Jan ’16, under the watchful eyes of the coaches, I was able to return to the gym and thankfully be part of 3 Aces again!
What do you like most about 3 Aces?
The community (#3AcesFamily). Everyone contributes to this - the coaches, the members, the kids and little furry animals that come along to support... couldn’t wish for a nicer crowd! I also love how much care and support there is at 3 Aces, it’s not just a place you show up, train and go home, it’s so much more than that!
What motivates you?
Project ‘GET STRONG’! Strength and resilience plays a bit part in my motivation. I love setting my goals and understanding what my priorities are and why I want to achieve them. Seeing improvements no matter how small they are help push me along in the right direction... being able to find my lats and switch them on was a breakthrough recently! I also try to tell myself I am not a competitive person but I know a little friendly competition helps me get that extra rep!
Who is your biggest CrossFit inspiration or inspiration in general?
Seeing those fine specimens compete at the CrossFit Games are without doubt an inspiration however with them being such an exception to the rule and hard to relate to, the people that really inspire me are those that I train with. Every time I come to the gym I see someone push boundaries, get a PB, face a fear or defy an injury... a true inspiration to all!
What goals are you working towards?
To focus on my weaknesses and conquer those strict movements I haven’t quite got yet – pull ups, TTB, handstand push-ups, dips.
To get strong and hit PBs in lifting.
To get myself comfortable with being out of breathe, being asthmatic I find this one challenging, but I know it’s an important one to face.
To be sensible, which basically means not overtraining, building in enough recovery, treat myself to a sports massage every now and then and increase the amount of mobility exercises and accessory work that I do.
To drink more water (less prosecco)!
What piece of advice would you give to someone starting on his or her fitness journey?
Have fun, enjoy it, write down those goals and be patient. You’ll have good days, awesome days, crazy days, frustrating days... don’t let the latter get the better of you, don’t focus on what others are achieving, focus on your own goals and what you want to achieve then be ready to hit it again when you are next in.
Also talk to people, reach out to the coaches and to the members, everyone is here to help you along your way.
Tell us something that we might not know about you?
I’m a Geordie, and used to have a perm and braces – strong look!
Describe 3 ACES in three words:
Strong, Smart, Sassy