Congratulations to Athlete of the Month for September – Candice-Rae Torney!
Who are you – age/nicknames/background?
Candice-Rae May Torney and I’m 35 years young! Growing up my nicknames where Yorkie, RaeMay, Shorty and Candie. Nowadays I’m called Mum/Mumma/Mummy. I’m a wife and stay at home mum to 4 amazingly hectic kids (3 biological). Josh and Tallon 17, Lincoln, 7 and our Miley Girl 4. My children are my world. I was born in Toowoomba and lived there for 31 years until we made the move to the amazing Sunny Coast 4 years ago. (best thing we ever did)! BEST THING EVER!!!
What did you do Fitness-wise before CrossFit?
Growing up I did squad swimming, tap dancing and in my later years I played and represented my High School and Queensland in Futsal. I also used to go to your everyday gym. Loved doing the boxing and spin classes.
I was un-motivated looking for something different instead of the same old boring stuff and had perfected being a couch potato when my friend Sarah suggested and made me come along to my first session. Ever since then I have been hooked.
What results have you seen while at CFC?
I have lost 8kg and toned up a little bit (obviously have more still to go lol). I have heaps more energy and can actually keep up with my kids. I haven’t just seen physical results, CFC has also helped me so much mentally especially with my depression and anxiety. That’s why I refer to CFC as #myhappyplace lol.
Favourite WOD/exercise, and least favourite?
I like back squats, rowing and deadlifts. Don’t mind bench press and sled pushes (I also seem to spew after these) lol. Running is actually starting to grow on me too!
Not a huge fan of burpees, wall balls or the assault bike.
Love steak, salmon and love, love love lychees but my biggest weakness is actually milk. Just plain milk.
What’s the wallpaper on your phone right now?
An elephant. They are my favourite animal.
Name one obsessive/compulsive trait?
When I get out of the car I have to lock it then unlock it then lock it again.
Who or what inspires you?
Family, friends, everyone at the box but mainly my little family, Jason and my children, they are hands down my biggest inspiration. They make me want to be a better person and they deserve the best me I can be and Crossfit helps me to do that.
Advice to new comers?
Don’t be afraid to give it a go. Crossfit is literally for everyone. No matter your size or fitness level. Everyone is so welcoming and supportive it’s like an extended family. You will be amazed at what you can achieve. I know I am.