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Marilize van Niekerk

What drove you to join CrossFit Jozi East?
Me and my husband were at a normal Gym, we would go for a few weeks and then stop. We were just looking for something new and exciting and then we tried CrossFit! Haven’t looked back!

How long have you been a member of CFJ East for?
About a year and three awesome months.

Who inspires you?
In life my husband, my mother, my family, my friends, anyone in general who strives to be the best they can be and help others do the same.

What are you doing when you aren’t at the gym?
Hanging with family and friends, playing with my puppy, love attending festivals, live music and good food and during winter hopefully doing a few trail runs, hiking or some 4×4. Love the outdoors!

Tell us one interesting thing that people might not know about you?
I love planning events! I want to have my own events planning business one day!

What was your favorite childhood T.V Programme?
Brakenjan! haha

If you had to have a super power what would it be and why?
There are so many! I think flying so I could see the world! Go anywhere anytime!

What would your perfect workout be?
At this moment anything with like sit-ups, lunges, kb swings, box jumps and push press!

What has been your most memorable class or session at CFJ East?
Every day is an awesome class or session! But one that stands out was the 12 Days to Christmas workout from last year! I was in a team with two amazing women that carried me through that horrible (yet AWESOME afterwards) workout!

What might we find in your fridge at home?
Right now some veggies, cheese and some beers! TOTALY PALEO!

What Is The Coolest Thing That You Have Achieved At CFJ East?
One thing is definitely my deadlifts and back squats, would never think that I could lift that heavy!

What Changes In Your Health Have You Noticed Since Starting?
Definitely physically there are changes, my mental health has also improved and I can lift heavier stuff!

List Some Of Your Big Goals.
Last Man Standing……enough said! Think that’s a pretty big goal!

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