Well done to our member of the month for June – Lara Du Preez!
Tell us a bit about your life before CrossFit and what led you to choose CrossFit?
I used to gym at Virgin Active in Claremont every morning at 6am and learnt that I could use the CrossFit facilities en route to work. In doing this, I noticed the people doing WOD’s and I became curious and interested in what they were doing. I decided to do Launchpad to see if I would enjoy it, which I did! It progressed from there to daily CrossFit training and I am loving every moment of it!
What makes Black River CrossFit so special for you?
The coaches (especially the 6am ones), and my fellow CrossFitters and workout buddies are awesome! The most important thing is we have so much FUN all the time.
Favourite and least favourite WOD/movements?
I despise the running bit, but LOVE everything else equally!
Who at the gym is your inspiration? (Coach, classmate or any other member)
My 2 coaches, Nick (for all the kind words and guidance) and Mike (for pushing me past my limits, and believing in me), and also Sarah and Tracy who train with me at 6am every morning + the extras we do for 30 mins! You girls ROCK!!
What does CrossFit mean to you?
It has changed my life and triggered a new passion that I did not believe I had. I know now that nothing is impossible if one puts your mind to it.