MEET THE TEAM: Summer Social Functional Fitness

MEET THE TEAM: Summer Social Functional Fitness

Summer Social is going to be one of the biggest events on the sports calendar this year and the Gym+Coffee team is headed across the pond as official partner to the event. Sunscreen, iced coffees and summer wardrobe in hand!

Taking place on June 11th in Richmond Athletic Ground, London, the event promises festival-goers an entire day of fun, with rugby, netball and functional fitness competitions followed by an entire evening of music.

Ahead of the big event, we’re checking in with the gang.

Meet Tara, Richy, Danny + Amie, the unstoppable force representing team G+C in the Summer Social Functional Fitness Throwdown.

ROLL CALL!

Tara-Lee Howlin- @tara_leeh

Area of Expertise:

Picking things up and putting them back down again, multiple times at speed! Chatting (instead of warming up) and arriving at each event with no clear or concise plan.

Sportsperson you admire the most:

Tia-Clair Twoomey

Hidden Talent:

Riverdance

Motivational Song of Choice:

Everybody's Free to Wear Sunscreen - Baz Luhrmann

Mantra:

“If it were easy, everybody would do it.”

Most looking forward to on the day:

The Throwdown final’s electric energy, cheering on the other teams (If we’re not there ourselves, of course!) If we’re not winning, I want you to win!

Richy Jordan- @richydan

Area of Expertise

Weightlifting/ CrossFit

Sportsperson you admire the most:

Odell Beckham Jr.

Hidden Talent:

Walking on my hands!

Motivational song of choice:

Last Time That I Check - Nipsey Hussle

Mantra:

There is no such thing as pressure when you’re prepared

Most looking forward to on the day:

Competing, having fun with the team and hopefully celebrating a win.

Danny Osborne- @thedannyosborne

Area of Expertise:

Jack of all trades, master of cheerleading

Sportsperson you admire the most:

Forrest Gump

Hidden Talent:

Catching sweets in my mouth

Motivational song of choice

Think twice - Celine Dion

Mantra:

If you don’t live life on the edge you’re taking up too much space

Most looking forward to on the day:

Being the loudest person on the competition floor

Amie Barlow- @amiebfit_

Area of Expertise:

Yoga, Functional Fitness, Dance.

Sportsperson you admire the most:

Hayley Adams, Matt Frasier, Brooke Wells

Hidden Talent:

I sing

Motivational Song of choice:

Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine

Favourite Motivational Quote:

Life is too short not to live it to the fullest

Most Looking Forward to on the day:

Being a part of a team environment again, it feels like it's been ages since I have.

Stay tuned for more from the team in the coming days as we keep you updated on how they get on in the big competition!

To learn more about all things Summer Social head here!