Athlete of the Month (Dec 2018/Jan 2019)

The end of one year and the beginning of the next is a special time for B3F athletes. Classes stop for a couple weeks, many of us take a break, visit family, eat a lot, exercise maybe a little, put on some padding for the winter. Now that we’re back in full swing, the Fitness Committee has looked back and found an athlete who powered her way through the holiday period,  December 2018/January 2019 Athlete of the Month, signing up for 13 sessions over the two months. Give it up for Wiebke Kobel!!!!


Where are you from?

Germany (a small town in the centre, north of Frankfurt).

What is your occupation?

Project Officer for HIV Prevention at UNAIDS.

How did you discover B3F?

Shana, who is also part of B3F and used to go to CrossFit with me in Vietnam, highly recommended it.

What sorts of sports / fitness activities were you doing before?

Similar CrossFit classes, running, cycling, hiking (I like outdoorsy stuff).

Do you remember your first workout with B3F? How was it?

 It was a starters class with Zoe in April last year. Someone had told me before that this was going to be easy… I was sore for the entire week! 😉

What is your favourite type of workout?

Everything that’s a good mix of cardio and strength. And team workouts.  

What is your favourite type of exercise?

I like the cardio pieces of the classes like running, box jumps, burpee sequences… 

What weaknesses are you working on right now?

 Definitely pull ups and toes to bar, as I recently discovered during the gymnastics classes. I don’t have any shoulder strength!!!

What accomplishment are you most proud of?

 Every time there is a WOD with very long sequences of only 1-2 exercises (like burpees and deadlifts), hence really high numbers of repetitions. I’m always happy when I’ve survived going through them all in time. 

What are your goals? 

Short term: Getting better at gymnastics and try to join classes more often and not having to cancel them last minute. 😉

Medium-to-long term: One pull up or toe(s) to bar would be amazing…

Any advice for new comers?

Don’t give up after the first couple of classes and some sore days afterwards!

Anyone in particular you would like to acknowledge?

Thanks to all coaches and members for being so motivating all the time. It’s a great group and fun to hang out with during classes and the social events! And to Shana for bringing me to B3F!

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