Steyn du Plessis
What drove you to join CrossFit Jozi East?
I won’t say this is necessarily why I joined CFJ East but what will make me stay without a doubt is the coaching and community aspect of CFJ East. Really blew me away.
How long have you been a member for?
Since Jan 2017
Who inspires you?
Honestly, I can’t say that I look to a single person to get inspired by but I rather get inspired by individual stories of success and triumph all around.
What are you doing when you aren’t at the gym?
It’s not always easy living a balanced life and making time for everything and everyone. I love what I do for a living so the biggest part of my time goes towards work. I like being out and about discovering new places. I also took up scuba diving a couple years back so I try to get out for a dive trip whenever I can.
Tell us one interesting thing that people might not know about you?
I’m not too comfortable with heights and I have both bungee jumped and skydived. Talk about overcoming your fears.
What was your favorite childhood T.V Programme?
I might give my age away here but it was Lucky Luke.
If you had to have a super power what would it be and why?
There is only one and it has to be the power of flight. Aviation has been that one thing from childhood that has just mesmerized me. Doing my Personal Pilot License is for sure on my bucket list.
What would your perfect workout be?
This feels like a trick question, not sure that such a thing exist? That being said I really do enjoy Chipper WOD’s.
What has been your most memorable class or session at CFJ East?
The first workout that I could not finish in time. It was a tough one and I push hard but I was left wanting. Just made me realize that no matter how far you have come what “level” you think you are on there will always be room to push yourself even further. That really motivated me to get stuck into it and put in the hard work. You only have one version of yourself you might just as well make it the best one.
What might we find in your fridge at home?
I’m a bachelor so not much… I live healthy so guess it’s the usual stuff like milk, Coke Zero, Protein Bars/Shakes and stuff for making a mean chicken salad. Otherwise it usually food that only requires a minute or two in the microwave.
What Is The Coolest Thing That You Have Achieved At CFJ East?
Definitely snatches!! Never really did them at the place where I trained prior to joining CFJ East and now being able to land them feels pretty good.
What Changes In Your Health Have You Noticed Since Starting?
Without a doubt I am fitter, leaner and stronger than what I was before joining.
List Some Of Your Big Goals.
CrossFit wise I want to be proficient in all the CrossFit movements. Still got a long way to go but I’m ready for the challenge.