Alethea Boon is one of those overachieving types.
She grew up watching the game show 'American Gladiators', where everyday people competed against the shows 'gladiators', comprised of various athletes and top performers in contests of strength, agility, and endurance.
Inspired by the physical feats of these gladiators, Alethea went on to become a high achieving athlete herself, representing New Zealand in both gymnastics and weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games, and has become well known in the CrossFit community in Australia, where she now lives, having competed in five CrossFit Games.
It almost seems as if it was all preparing her for her newest role being a gladiator in the Australian reboot of the show.
Alethea talks to Jesse.