• Jason

Member of the Month 1/2 December 2018: Dean Hollier


When, how and why did you get started with us? You know that feeling when you’ve had something really great and you’re sure it’ll never be that good again? That’s exactly how I felt relocating to Swanbourne at the end of 2012, leaving behind an awesome Bootcamp group. Does it matter that that feeling turned out to be self-indulgent, romantic bullshit? Absolutely not. In 2013 I wandered in and haven’t looked back. 🙃 🙃

What would be your dream workout? Ok, let’s be realistic, I’m probably the antithesis of CrossFit dedication. My fav’s involve not moving much, preferably where you get to sit down. As there’s not too many meditation WOD’s it can only be Rowing. Rowing in pairs? Even better, you get to sit down and there’s breaks too. 🙃

What workout would you want to avoid? WOD’s with the other short R-ing word that predicates moving as fast as possible with absolutely no sitting down. 🙃 🙃

Favourite Crossfit Athlete? I like them all… Equally 🙃 🙃 🙃

What's the best thing you own that cost under $100? My “Zones for Training” heartrate app Pro version. Loads of fun workout history, sliced and diced in a dozen ways. Only a measly eight dollars once you’ve shelled out a couple of grand on the Iphone/Apple Watch combo. 🙃 🙃

Biggest fashion mistake you’ve ever made? An 80’s jacket, now only found in the deepest, darkest dumpsters of Hell. Think bright orange corduroy, zips and studs everywhere, massive multi-layed collar and cuffs… a total monstrosity but I wistfully wish I still had it. 🙃 🙃 🙃 🙃

Favourite quote? “That’s self-indulgent, romantic bullshit” 🙃

What's your fav 90s jam? Unfinished Sympathy by Massive Attack is a fav, the video is a brilliant continuous rolling shot of Shara Nelson walking through an LA neighbourhood. Runner ups include Bitter Sweet Symphony by The Verve, Iris by The Goo Goo Dolls and Ordinary World, Duran Duran.

Last thing you watched on TV? Lucifer on Netflix. Ok, Ok, I know this is brainless American crap. Netflix is a disease. 🙃 🙃

Funniest thing that happened to you recently? My very fit wife suggesting I might like to do a Triathlon with her. 🙃

Most used emoji? Don’t have one 🙃 🙃 🙃 If you could have one other CrossFit Claremont members body part, what would it be?

Duncan (Chicken Legs) Lane’s chicken legs. There’s nothing to them, must be made of carbon fibre and weigh next to zip, unlike my elephant legs. They run and jump effortlessly, and squat massive weights. However, if they come bundled with the fashion forward shorts, I may need to reconsider. 🙃 🙃