Katie’s CrossFit success at European Championships

25th February

Katie Hickling at The European Championships

Last weekend Katie Hickling was joined by a number of Isenhurst gym members, who clubbed together to support her in a major CrossFit competition.  They were blown away by her mental and physical performance as she competed in the Finals of this year’s The European Championships, which she qualified for a couple of months ago. Katie Hickling is from Heathfield, and has a degree in Sport Coaching, as well as being a Level 1 CrossFit coach and a sports masseuse. She is 23 years old and works at Isenhurst Health Club, Cross in Hand.

This was Katie’s first ever individual CrossFit games, and she completed five WODS over the course of the weekend, Katie finished an impressive 38th out of over 1000 competitors. She was also one of only a few competing who wasn’t representing a CrossFit specific gym.

Katie has been training and prepping for the occasion for months. Her nutrition support, tailored to build her up in the run up to the event days was provided by Louis Chavannes who recently became a qualified ‘MNU Certified Nutritionist’. Her specialised training and athletic development program was devised and provided by mental and physical strength wizard Alex Purcell Pt.

“It was such an amazing experience from start to finish. The event was much harder than I anticipated, but it has spurred me on with my training now for the next qualifier taking place in eight weeks. I am very grateful for the support I have from people who are on this journey with me. I couldn’t do this without them , so thank you!” commented Katie.

The Isenhurst Team put in an amazing performance. Especially Katie, now dubbed as The Pocket Rocket. It will be interesting to see what happens next on her CrossFit journey