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CrossFit Jozi Athlete of the month

  • CHALMAR BEEF ATHLETE OF THE MONTH: AUGUST 2016

    By on 06-09-2016

    NAME: Rousseau Hager

    WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A JOB?
    I’m a Jr. Project Manager for a Bio-gas company and a part time student.

    HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN TRAINING AT CFJ?
    ±1 year

    WHAT ENCOURAGED YOU TO JOIN US WHEN YOU DID?
    The big variety and intensity of the exercises.

    ARE THERE ANY MEMORIES FROM YOUR FIRST DAYS THAT YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE?
    Looking at the regular classes and thinking whether I’ll every be able to do the movements.

    WHAT IS THE COOLEST THING THAT YOU HAVE ACHIEVED AT CFJ?
    Stringing pull-ups together in a workout.

    WHAT CHANGES IN YOUR HEALTH HAVE YOU NOTICED SINCE STARTING CrossFit?
    I’ve lost a lot of weight and, and my knee and back pain is gone.

    WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU’RE NOT BUSY GETTING FITTER AT CFJ?
    Enjoying some time with family and friends and cooking with my girlfriend.

    WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENTS SINCE JOINING CFJ?
    Since joining, I’m much more focused on healthy eating, I’ve stopped smoking and also cut back on drinking.

    LIST SOME OF YOUR CFJ BUCKET LIST ITEMS.
    Consecutive Muscle-ups (Rings and Bar) and Handstand push-ups

    WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE TO EAT OUT IN JOZI?
    Princi Restaurant (Any place with pasta)

    IF YOU COULD INVITE 3 FAMOUS PEOPLE TO DINNER, WHO WOULD THEY BE?
    Bear Grylls, Casey Neistat and Derek Weida

    WHO INSPIRES YOU AT CFJ AND IS THERE ANYONE ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO?
    The whole CFJ community is inspiring for me, to see how people improve from week to week and to see what the human body is capable of.

    Shout out to my girlfriend, Leandri 😀

    TELL US AN INTERESTING FACT WE MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU.
    I enjoy sleds and burpees way more than I’m supposed to.

    IN NO MORE THAN 5 WORDS, TELL US WHY YOU CrossFit.
    Looking good without my shirt!

    (But more importantly, to be functionally fit and capable to handle the majority of physical challenges life may throw at you.)

    CrossFit Jozi
  • CHALMAR BEEF ATHLETE of the MONTH: JULY 2016

    By on 28-07-2016

    Name: Luisa
    Luisa Ladera

    I’ve been training at CrossFit Jozi since:
    February 2016

    I discovered CrossFit through:
    My brother Brett, and sister, Elenora (who had already joined CFJ)

    The most significant change in my health since starting CrossFit has been:
    Down one size in trousers and shoes and almost two sizes in tops!

    My biggest challenge in CrossFit is:
    Wall walks and completing the required reps per session.

    What keeps you coming back?
    The challenges, the results, the people.

    If I could use one word to describe myself it would be:
    Passionate

    My favorite activity outside of CrossFit is:
    Mosaic art

    My favorite place to eat in Jozi is:
    Princi at Bedford Centre

    My proudest accomplishment at CrossFit Jozi is:
    Full lift of a whole 38kgs and hanging upside down 🙂

    My current goals are:
    To improve time to within the specified limits

    Tell us something we don’t know about you.
    I love the indoors, the outdoors and travelling. Always learning, always living.

     

    CrossFit Jozi