Athlete Spotlight

Athlete Spotlight: Katie Robertson


Today we meet Katie ‘K-Dawg” Robertson, the rapping CrossFitter and perhaps the most relentless athlete in all of New Zealand. She recently qualified for the IA Black Envelope Competition which hosts the top 10 athletes in the country and placed 2nd at the New Zealand Nationals.

Name: Katie Robertson
Age: 26
Occupation: personal training tutor at NZ institute of Health and fitness
Nickname: k-dawg ( I may have made that up)
Your go to Party Trick: honestly no idea! Maybe me thinking I know how to rap?!
How long have you been at Instinct Fitness? I joined in mid April
What changes have you noticed since joining Instinct? I’m stronger, fitter and my skills are much better! Being able to train with like minded people is amazing and so much fun
What do you enjoy doing outside of CrossFit? chilling out, hanging with friends!
What is your favourite movement in CrossFit? Power cleans
What is your most hated movement in CrossFit? Ring dips
What are your biggest achievements so far? Qualifying for the IA black envelope comp at the NZ fitness expo! I honestly never thought I would ever be there!
What are your future goals? Just to keep getting stronger, fitter and enjoying the process! Maybe regionals team one day! ?
Any advice for anyone just starting their CrossFit journey? Don’t knock it until you try it! Every movement we do can be adjusted to suit fitness levels and strength ability! Don’t be afraid to give it a try! We were all beginners at one stage
Tell us something we don’t know about you?┬áThat I held a NZ 800m freestyle record for 8 mins until the person person in the next heat beat me ?