Sarah Anne Tan
CrossFit Level 3
“Earn your confidence. You never know until you try.”
Watch out, this coach claims she has eyes at the back of her head. She will make sure that her athletes give their best at every workout, and reward their efforts too.
Having tried out every sport she could lay her hands on growing up, from martial arts to athletics and tennis, Sarah always found herself riddled with injuries. The eventual combination of this and increased responsibilities of growing up unfortunately meant she took a hiatus from physical activity. It wasn’t until 2014 where two chance encounters made her realise something had been missing all along. The first was a chance encounter with the head coach of a crossfit gym, who told her “Everyone’s goal needs to start somewhere. Take all the time you need, and when you’re ready, I’m right here.”
The second, a speech at a crossfit gym in sg by a crossfit games champion, Jason Khalipa: “Earn your confidence. It does not have to be CF. It can be sports, yoga/pilates or even basic gym work. As long as you keep acve on a regular basis and tailor a workout/exercise regime that works for you. Exercise is key. When you exercise, you will feel you are able to do alile bit more each me. Over me, you “Earn your confidence” and you will find this is reflected in every other thing that you do. It builds your confidence and self-believe. Keep pushing yourself for new targets and eat healthy. You don’t have to be skinny or slender to be confident. It is what your body can do for you.” Needless to say, both instances le an indelible mark on Sarah. Soon aer, she signed up for her first Crossfit Class, and the rest, as they say, is history. Fast forward to 2019, where Sarah is both an experienced and relentless coach who strives to bring that very same mindset which inspired her 5 years ago to her community and athletes. Her keen observaon skills, along with her ability to empathise with people who walk the same path she once did, are the driving factors behind her success as a coach.
Leave your ego at the door, there will always be someone beer than you! - Everyone has to start from somewhere, and it doesn’t have to be at the top. You never know unl you try - Stay humble, that’s the only way to learn. - Keep praccing, that’s the only way to improve. - Be open to feedback, even if it means you have to take a step back from what you want to push for. The higher you are, the harder you will fall.