MEMBER PROFILE FOR CFJ HQ : ANNELI STEENKAMP
WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A JOB?
I’m a Creative Director for a Design Agency
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN TRAINING AT CFJ?
I’ve been here for almost two and a half years. I started in June 2014.
WHAT ENCOURAGED YOU TO JOIN US WHEN YOU DID?
I was really Fat and Unhappy with myself at the time. And Marlize, my sister, who has never been the sporty one in the family, was able to survive CossFit and see very clear results. So I though if she can do it, I can do it too.
ARE THERE ANY MEMORIES FROM YOUR FIRST DAYS THAT YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE?
I had a big chunder after my first ever class.
On my first “real” class, we did Back Squats. And I remember being amazed by how friendly, helping and supportive the other Strong women were. Amanda and Rachel took me under their wings and was so patient and kind with the frazzled new kid.
WHAT IS THE COOLEST THING THAT YOU HAVE ACHIEVED AT CFJ?
Recently I was able to string some Double unders together, string some pull ups and do Multiple climbs up and down the ropes.
But the coolest will always be my 1 Rep Max Back Squat of 90kg.
WHAT CHANGES IN YOUR HEALTH HAVE YOU NOTICED SINCE STARTING CrossFit?
Everything is better. I’m not as tired anymore and it has drastically improved my mood.
And as a Plus, Crossfit has helped me to loose a good 35kgs.
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU’RE NOT BUSY GETTING FITTER AT CFJ?
I’m always working
And recently I’ve found the best reason to spend a lot of time relaxing out by the Vaal
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENTS SINCE JOINING CFJ?
In life, not going to bed at 19:00 anymore
At CFJ, Stringing Double Unders and Climbing the Rope all the way to the top
LIST SOME OF YOUR CFJ BUCKET LIST ITEMS.
To run the 800m without dying and to complete RXd Fran
WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE TO EAT OUT IN JOZI?
IF YOU COULD INVITE 3 FAMOUS PEOPLE TO DINNER, WHO WOULD THEY BE?
Piet Mondrian, Kanye West and Ed Sheeran
WHO INSPIRES YOU AT CFJ AND IS THERE ANYONE ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO?
Marlize and Wessel Swart. The best siblings and Family Teammates.
Thanks Wessel for keeping me humble and reminding me that I can revert back and get fat again. And Thanks Marlize for not alowing me to ever quit and for always shouting at me to do better.
Also Special shout out to David Eardley for allowing me to always be stronger than him.
And as always, Zu’s bum.
TELL US AN INTERESTING FACT WE MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU.
I’m addicted to looking at pictures. Be it Pinterest or Instagram. I can never stop.
IN NO MORE THAN 5 WORDS, TELL US WHY YOU CrossFit.
CFJ feels like home