The Champ is Home: Tia-Clair Toomey Returns Back to Australia
It’s been over three years since Tia-Clair Toomey and her husband Shane Orr have set foot in their homeland of Australia. This past Sunday the two founders of PRVN Fitness made their return “down under”, detailed in a video that they released on their YouTube Channel.
The details: Toomey’s last appearance in Australia was back in February 2019 when she competed at the Torian Pro at Pat Rafter Arena in Tennyson, Queensland. That event was essentially an exhibition put in front of a packed house with the top Australian athletes as well as Rich Froning, Chyna Choi and Tasia Percevecz joining Toomey as they all put on a show for the crowd.
Coincidentally it’s the Torian Pro that brings Toomey back home, as the competition for the second year in a row will host the Oceania Semifinal. Last year due to the global pandemic and travel restrictions Toomey was unable to attend the Semifinal and instead competed at the Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge in Knoxville,TN. It was those restrictions that made it hard for her and her husband to return home and instead they set up residence in Nashville.
Both talked about the disadvantages of traveling back to Australia noting the 21-hour flight and the need to acclimate to the time difference and getting back to a normal training routine.
The bottom line: Both Toomey and Orr are no strangers to traveling as they have traveled all around the world the last two years, from Korea to various countries in Europe for Olympic bobsled training. They are both experts in preparing for peak physical activity and arriving in Australia a month prior to their Semifinal will assure that they have no residual effects from international travel.
Both are professionals and will be able to avoid the distractions that no doubt will be prevalent for a person in such high demand as the five-time “Fittest Woman on Earth”. The already loud and engaging Aussie crowd will no doubt welcome Toomey with a warm welcome worthy of a returning hero that she is