Anthony Clavin runs Wild Way CrossFit in Galway and is Huku’s ambassador in the West.
With his Huku Original ramping up workouts for himself and his fast-growing and dedicated client base, we had a quick chat with Anthony before he devises three workouts for you to enjoy with your own Huku Board.
how did you get into training and coaching?
I have been training all my life, from GAA to boxing, mountain running, Jujitsu and CrossFit. I now own the Wild Way CrossFit gym in Galway. I was getting injuries in my other sports and I realised that I needed something more balanced across the entire body.
I took a break from Jujitsu for a while after a competition and then I got into balance.
Balance became a huge thing for me.
I started doing gymnastics, handstands, hand balancing stuff and got deep into mountain running. Then I realised my strength and conditioning wasn’t what it had been, so I got into CrossFit and loved it so much that I ended up opening up a CrossFit gym in Connemara.
tell us about wild way crossfit in galway
Wild Way CrossFit is open about six months and we’re absolutely flying. We have a strong holistic ethos in our gym. We don’t give a shit about the “go hard or go home” mentality, that puts people off. We concentrate on performance and personal progression. We don’t care how much you lift once you’re progressing. We want the movement to be perfect and we want you to be safe first and foremost, everything follows that.
A good CrossFit gym should leave you supple and with great mobility. Able to move and control your own body. You’re the captain of your own ship. Balance is key. You need a good all round system and CrossFit is one. If you're in a good gym, you can train every day with out over exerting any part of your body. Our programme is always coach-led, and we run trail-running groups outside of the gym which can be a really fulfilling part of the journey.
I’ve been coaching for a long time now and I also used to run the gym and cafe at The Happy Pear. You could definitely say balance has always been something important to me through-out life, not just physically, but equally for health and well-being. I'm an outdoor enthusiast for sure, and Ireland is the perfect jungle for exploring..
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