Mechanic, 18, smashes goals with CrossFit
SHE'S a mechanic by day and trains her heart out at night, and now Rhyleigh Moller's hard work is being tested through a worldwide fitness event.
The 18-year-old is taking part in the CrossFit Open, which involves fitness enthusiasts from across the globe completing the same high-intensity workouts.
The Howard girl initially joined a CrossFit gym last year to improve her fitness so she could fulfill her dream of getting into the army.
Now training five times a week, CrossFit has grown into a passion.
"There's a lot of exercises I couldn't do before starting CrossFit, like handstands, and pull-ups, or many push ups," Rhyleigh said.
"I've put on about 5kg of muscle, and become a lot stronger both physically and mentally."
The CrossFit Open involves five workouts released over a period of five weeks.
Local athletes will complete the last workout in the coming days, with many set to do theirs alongside Rhyleigh at Fraser Coast CrossFit.
"It's a really good benchmark to compare yourself on how far you've come," she said.
"I love being surrounded by like-minded people who are also there to get stronger and push themselves."
With her army application around the corner, no matter the outcome she says CrossFit will definitely be a part of her future.