Lise Van Schoor // Cape Town

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    Lise Van Schoor // Cape Town

    I joined Blackriver on 1 June 2013 and since then have managed to get myself out of bed at 5:15am, four mornings a week, almost every single week. This is basically a miracle for most of us, especially though winter, but what can you do, going to class is addictive! Blackriver has managed to sweep us up into a little Crossfit community that is just as fun as it is productive. I have made so many new friends, gotten so much stronger and ended up being one of those people that make sure they are in bed by 10pm to be able to train in the morning. Who would have thought!

    While I can never say that doing a 100 wall balls in a row is fun – seeing yourself go further, push heavier and finish faster is such a kick. The coaches at Blackriver make an effort to know each and every member and scale exercises so that you are always able to at least do something. I think that is also the thing I love the most about Crossfit – people cheering each other on until the very last person has finished. Another great thing about Crossfit in general, and the scheduling at Blackriver, is how varied your training is. You never know what is coming up next and this keeps your body guessing. No way of getting bored! Also, according to research done in the States, 60% of all Crossfitters are girls, so even though some may be sceptical, girls are not going to be building massive arms but rather getting fit, toned and lean.

    Crossfit is completely addictive and Blackriver has managed to hit the nail on the head with their mix of excellent facilities (not many independent gyms have hairdryers in the bathrooms!), interesting workouts, great networking and team building events and coaches who know what they are doing and make it really fun. I love it.