The ladies have been leading the charge in recent months. These ladies were nominated because of their consistent efforts, recently good improvements, and especially for the support they give to fellow athletes!
January: Kathy Moriarty
I’ve been training at CrossFit Jozi since: January 2012
I discovered CrossFit through: A colleague Samantha Armstrong. At the time she was a member at CFJ. So I told hubby about it, she took us to check out the box one Friday and joined up for the next “jump-up.”
The most significant change in my health since starting CrossFit has been: Honestly everything. I have learnt so much about fitness and nutrition that has allowed me to change my life for the better.
My biggest challenge in CrossFit is: Accepting my limitations. Had to learn to eat humble pie many times. I still have a long list of goats (yes after all of these years) but I keep going at them every now and then.
Our community and the love of how CrossFit ticks keeps me coming back.
If I could use one word to describe myself it would be: Quiet (until you get to know me hehe)
My favorite activity outside of CrossFit is: Mountain biking when I do eventually get on my bike I love the peace and quiet of our local surroundings.
My favorite place to eat in Jozi is: I don’t have a particular favorite place as it is great to discover new places.
My proudest accomplishment at CrossFit Jozi is: 2012 CFJ Winter challenge. We had to do something outside of CrossFit for extra bonus points so Ruz and I completed the 45km Walkerville challenge. It was one of those typical winter days when that cold snap had to hit with rain and wind from hell. I was never so happy to see a finish line in my life.
My goals for the remainder of the year are: Focus on nutrition (getting the zone locked down) and that list of goats and getting on my mountain bike some more.
February: Monique Pappas
I’ve been training at CrossFit Jozi since: End of 2013
I discovered CrossFit through: My pestering at the time fiancé and now husband Byron Pappas
The most significant change in my health since starting CrossFit has been: Energy levels have increased drastically
My biggest challenge in CrossFit is: Overhead squats.
My small improvements,the community and daily changes in the workouts are what keep me coming back keeps me coming back.
If I could use one word to describe myself it would be: Responsible
My favorite activity outside of CrossFit is: Family time!
My favorite place to eat in Jozi is: Bennigan’s, Bedford Centre. (a.k.a The Steakery)
My proudest accomplishment at CrossFit Jozi is: Pull ups and of course this NOMINATION!
My goals for the remainder of the year are: Stringing a number of pull ups and toes 2 bar together and improving my currently poor mobility. My focus is to continue getting stronger and perfecting my technique on the way.