It’s been difficult selecting an Athlete of the Month for April because each one of you has been putting in so much effort. Cecil was chosen for April’s athlete of the month, because of his dedication and consistency in training, not only throughout the month of April, but he has shown determination since he first stepped foot into the box. Remember results are based on consistency in training, healthy choices in nutrition and resting hard!
Well done Cecil van den Bergh!
I’ve been training at CrossFit Jozi since the end of March 2014
I discovered CrossFit through the signage driving past the gym and was curious – so researched and decided to give it a shot!
The most significant change in my health since starting CrossFit has definitely been a mental one – Once one gets stuck in the World becomes a lot less noisy.
My biggest challenge in CrossFit is that some of the exercises are quite technical – not tying myself in a knot is normally a highlight!
Walking out at the end of a workout with a clear mind keeps me coming back.
If I could use one word to describe myself it would be: Reserved
My favorite activity outside of CrossFit is watching sports from the couch
My favorite place to eat in Jozi is wherever a good ‘braaimaster’ is in the vicinity
My proudest accomplishment at CrossFit Jozi is finishing workouts in time, at this stage!
My goals for the remainder of the year are to persevere, to enjoy the journey and to become a better all-round athlete.
The CrossFit Games Open 2014 is over and for many athletes training at CrossFit Jozi it’s been the most intense 5 weeks of your entire lives! Many of you managed your first double under EVER on 14.1, got your first chest to bar pull-up on 14.2 or managed to finish 14.5 with every rep of your thrusters being a PB! Big Ups!
For all the athletes at CrossFit Jozi East however, they’ve spent the past 5 weeks getting to grips with the basics, squant stance, jumping stance, hook grip, butt back, knees out…. We often lose sight of just how far we’ve come as athletes, how much we’ve soaked up and how much we’ve sweated. We keep pushing to be faster and stronger and fitter – looking to the future, working and wishing for that next PB, so much so that we lose sight of how it all started. You keep looking to the future for your next PB, perhaps it’s not in looking to the future, to more weight and to moving faster, but in simply mastering the basics.
“Stick to the basics and when you feel you’ve mastered them it’s time to start all over again, begin anew – again with the basics – this time paying closer attention.” Greg Glassman
Chantel discovered CrossFit through her brother and her determination and dedication to learn the basics is why we’ve chosen her as CrossFit Jozi East’s first Athlete of the Month.
I’ve been training at CrossFit Jozi since:
I discovered CrossFit through:
My brother. He trains in Pretoria
The most significant change in my health since starting CrossFit has been:
Deciding to give up smoking
My biggest challenge in CrossFit is:
Being incredibly sore from the previous WOD, to come to the next class and train the pain away.
Determination and the 18h00 Crossfit Jozi East team keeps me coming back.
If I could use one word to describe myself it would be:
My favorite activity outside of CrossFit is:
I am addicted to Scrabble.
My favorite place to eat in Jozi is:
Mugg ‘n Bean
My proudest accomplishment at CrossFit Jozi is:
Well now, it’s this nomination of course!
My goals for the remainder of the year are:
Advancing to Level 2