MEMBER OF THE WEEK: Sasha Maas

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Meet Sasha!! We asked her some questions..

1.What drove you to start CrossFit?

I love to exercise and be healthy so I joined CrossFit knowing that my muscle and strength would grow so that I can carry on doing sport which will help improve my asthma and make me much healthier than what I was.

2. How long have you been with CrossFit Pretoria?

I have been with CrossFit Pretoria since May 2015 and have been loving every day of it!

3. Who inspires you?

The person who inspires me the most is Armin Swanepoel. He was the coach in my first class and he told me that he also had asthma, and yet if you look at him, he is a beast. He inspires me because he works so hard to be healthy and be as strong as he is. I would love to be like him in the sense of being able to train and not worry about my asthma.

4. What are you doing when you’re not at CrossFit?

I do Crossfit at home!  I am blessed enough to have someone who loves training as much as I do so when I do not have CrossFit , Luke and I do our own body weight workouts at home. I also coach kids hurdles, softball and netball of which I have a passion for.

5. Interesting fact about you that people don’t know?

I have many snakes and spiders as pets. I have a love for all kinds of animals especially reptiles.

6. What was your favorite childhood program?

My favorite childhood program was Sponge Bob Squarepants. I always made sure that I recorded every single episode so that I wouldn’t miss one. Sponge Bob is always happy and I am always happy.

7. If you had a superpower what would it be and why?

If I had any super power I would have super speed. Then I could do workouts super fast and I can get things done much faster. Plus I wouldn’t need a car.

8. What would be your perfect workout?

The perfect workout for me would consist of anything body weight.

9. What’s your favorite movement?

At the moment it’s ring muscle ups. I feel really good when I do it and I can finally do 3 in a row every time without coming off the rings.

10. What has been your most memorable moment at CFP?

The  day I could feel that my lung capacity has improved. My lung capacity has grown since I had started CrossFit. And although sometimes I have my days of which my lungs do struggle, it is not as bad as what it was when I wasn’t doing CrossFit at all. Knowing and feeling how much I have improved made me feel positive about my training and my health.

 

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