NAME: Dawn Stockill
WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A JOB?
I work in cardiac theatre and electrophysiology lab with a team of Dr’s and nurses, implanting pacemakers, implantable defibrillators and heart failure devices. I then do the subsequent follow up care of the patients.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN TRAINING AT CFJ?
I think since July 2013
WHAT ENCOURAGED YOU TO JOIN US WHEN YOU DID?
I had returned from living in the U.K, and with all the wonderful weather come braai’s and drinking, and I put on a lot of weight.
Tanya (Heuer) from CFJ East told me about CrossFit, I was a bit skeptical, but have really enjoyed it, especially the class atmosphere.
I was never going to make it back in a gym and needed the class structure and motivation, and its worked really well for me.
ARE THERE ANY MEMORIES FROM YOUR FIRST DAYS THAT YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE?
I was extremely stiff, as cardio and sport was my previous exercise routine. I found muscles in places I didn’t know I had.
The box HSPU I was on the lowest possible box and still felt like I was going to smash my face in.
WHAT IS THE COOLEST THING THAT YOU HAVE ACHIEVED AT CFJ?
Most of the exercises are an achievement as it’s all quite new to me.
WHAT CHANGES IN YOUR HEALTH HAVE YOU NOTICED SINCE STARTING CrossFit?
I am stronger, and more toned.
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU’RE NOT BUSY GETTING FITTER AT CFJ?
Work long hours, otherwise spending time with my family.
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENTS SINCE JOINING CFJ?
The weights I am able to squat and deadlift. The box HSPU I can now do from a somewhat respectable height.
I can even string together a few strict push ups!
LIST SOME OF YOUR CFJ BUCKET LIST ITEMS.
Pull ups, a good rope climb where I don’t look like I’m clinging for my life.
I just really want to be fit and healthy.
WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE TO EAT OUT IN JOZI?
Umm don’t really have one. Home cooked food is always great.
IF YOU COULD INVITE 3 FAMOUS PEOPLE TO DINNER, WHO WOULD THEY BE?
I honestly have no idea. Probably accomplished sports people or travelers.
WHO INSPIRES YOU AT CFJ AND IS THERE ANYONE ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO?
I really enjoy the 6am class and the ladies in that class and of course all the coaches.
Also my mom in the master’s class with Tia, who have achieved so much.
TELL US AN INTERESTING FACT WE MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU.
I have 2 children aged 5 and 7.
IN NO MORE THAN 5 WORDS, TELL US WHY YOU Cross Fit.
For my health and fitness.