With the majority of the community heading off to enjoy the holidays in December we decided to hold onto Colin’s Athlete of the month profile so that everyone could get to know one of CFJ East’s strongest 😉
Husband and wife team Colin and Florence joined us in July 2016 and have spent the past 6 months refining their movement and technique and enjoying classes in their favourite time slot at 17H30. Their two rockstar children Amy-Jane and Vaughn have been spending time developing their fitness in our kids classes under the experienced guidance of coach Tia.
WHY CrossFit Jozi East?
Well to honest, why not…???
CrossFit Jozi East is such a well oiled machine.
Everything at the Box makes me feel like I wanna be part of it.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A MEMBER FOR?
The Journey started in July 2016
WHO INSPIRES YOU AT THE GYM AND IN LIFE?
I’m not really that kinda guy that draws inspiration from one person, bits and pieces from everyone inspires me.
If you know Florence’s athletic background (which is non-existent), then I’d say she really inspires me, her technique and form just always leaves me amazed.
WHAT ARE YOU DOING WHEN YOU AREN’T AT THE GYM?
O man, how much time have you got….
I’m a total family man, everything I do involves them.
I’ve also been told to calm down a bit with all my hobbies, so I kept two – Bass Fishing and anything Gun related.
WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU ALWAYS KEEP STOCK OF IN YOUR FRIDGE?
If peanut butter needed to be in a fridge, then Peanut Butter.
You know if someone tells you that you’ve put too much peanut butter on something, then you should get rid of that person in your life. YOU DON’T NEED SUCH NEGATIVITY AROUND YOU….hahahaha
TELL US ONE INTERESTING THING THAT PEOPLE MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I’m a Virgo, so that says it all.
Things in life are either right or wrong, no grey area.
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO SOMEONE INTERESTED IN STARTING CrossFit?
Forget all the trash talk you hear about CrossFfit, and join CFJE.
I once was that trash talking dude, and now I can’t get enough of CrossFit.
WHAT MOVEMENTS WOULD YOUR PERFECT WORKOUT INCLUDE?
I’m a Barbell junkie, happiest when heavy weights are moved.
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR MOST MEMORABLE CLASS AT CFJ EAST?
The One handstand class, I managed a 2m handstand walk – I couldn’t care what happened after that in class.
WHAT IS THE COOLEST THING THAT YOU HAVE ACHIEVED AT CFJ EAST?
There is really to many of them to mention, Handstand Walks, Rope Climbs, The Spring Throwdown
WHAT CHANGES IN YOUR HEALTH HAVE YOU NOTICED SINCE STARTING?
My Flexibility is improving each week
LIST SOME OF YOUR BIG GOALS.
Nailing the Overhead squats, those things bring me down to earth.