NAME – Hercules Smit
WHAT DROVE YOU TO JOIN CROSSFIT JOZI ?
Both my wife and I were looking for a more balanced lifestyle. Neither one of us was sure what to expect from CrossFit, but it sounded awesome. We join as a couple and have been hooked since then.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A MEMBER FOR?
Sybil and I joined as a couple and have been training at CF Jozi for about 3 years now.
WHO INSPIRES YOU?
Not so much one person, but anyone who inspires change and emotes other to succeed. I dare mention names like Steve Jobs, Nelson Mandela.
WHAT ARE YOU DOING WHEN YOU AREN’T AT THE GYM?
I am co-owner of a small advertising and Design Agency, so when I’m not training I’m grinding away in from of my machine. When you love what you do, it’s not really work.
TELL US ONE INTERESTING THING THAT PEOPLE MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU?
When choosing a career I was dead set on the movie industry i.e. cinematography and directing. I completed my degree and chose to not specialize in Multi-Media but rather chose Advertising.
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE CHILDHOOD T.V PROGRAMME?
Without a doubt 1992 X-men Series
IF YOU HAD TO HAVE A SUPER POWER WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY?
Control of the elements. But if you can throw in a pair of allimantium claws I won’t mind.
WHAT WOULD YOUR PERFECT WORKOUT BE?
Buy in – 400m run
OH Squat 43kg,
Buy-Out – 400m run
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR MOST MEMORABLE CLASS OR SESSION AT CFJ?
My very first Spring Throwdown. Realizing what I was capable of when in a competitive environment was awesome.
WHAT MIGHT WE FIND IN YOUR FRIDGE AT HOME?
My section will have tons of salami and cold meats. Lots of fresh veg, as protein salads would be our main type of dinner.
The kids section of the fridge is the no-go zone, with woollies pancakes and waffles, cold drink, sausage rolls and many sugar loaded goods.
WHAT IS THE COOLEST THING THAT YOU HAVE ACHIEVED AT CFJ?
During the CF OPEN 14.3
50 wall-ball shots
I managed to get my very first Ring Muscle Up on the Wednesday. Then, during the WOD on the Saturday, it took me 9 whole minutes, but I managed to complete all 7 muscle ups, then moved on to complete all the wall-balls and 13 double unders.
WHAT CHANGES IN YOUR HEALTH HAVE YOU NOTICED SINCE STARTING?
ALL OF THEM. 🙂
Mostly it has been balance. Since joining I have had my ups and down in nutrition as well as performance, but the one thing that has stayed consistent it that I now have a balanced lifestyle.
LIST SOME OF YOUR BIG GOALS.
Complete an entire OPEN workout RX.
Not vomiting during a sled workout 🙂