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Chalmar Beef Athlete of the Month – March 2015

The ladies continue to dominate at CFJ – This month we’ve nominated Stacey Lawrence, the other honey badger.

March: Stacey Lawrence



I’ve been training at CrossFit Jozi since: November 2013

I discovered CrossFit through: My fiancé, Calvin. He started CrossFit in Durban and I wanted something that we could do together as well as treat my condition so I looked up boxes in Joburg and found CrossFit Jozi and have never looked back since.

The most significant change in my health since starting CrossFit has been: I have a condition called fibromyalgia and one way to treat it is with exercise and I have noticed a huge difference in the sense that the pain I experience daily has been reduced dramatically. I am a huge advocate of exercise to treat fibromyalgia and constantly suggest CrossFit, and particularly CrossFit Jozi, as a solution! 🙂

I have had noticeable muscle growth, I am fitter and, overall, I am healthier than I have ever been.

My biggest challenge in CrossFit is: Haha! I would say any gymnastic movement (Seeing as I have minimal upper-body strength), snatches, running and rowing.

The fantastic coaching, the variety of the workouts and the support from such awesome people keeps me coming back.

If I could use one word to describe myself it would be: Efficient lol!

My favourite activity outside of CrossFit is: Reading and relaxing with family.

My favorite place to eat in Jozi is: Kong Sing in Bedford Centre. I have a weakness for sushi!

 My proudest accomplishment at CrossFit Jozi is: Taking part in the Open 2015 and actually being able to do the workouts, rope climbing (I’m afraid of heights lol), getting a 50kg Deadlift PB and last but not least, this nomination!

My goals for the remainder of the year are: Work on my gymnastic skills, snatches and come to class more consistently! 🙂

Thank you for the nomination!!

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