MEMBER TESTIMONIAL – MARI-LOUISE VAN DER MERWE

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CrossFit Pretoria, where I draw a new line in the sand each WOD thinking of my capabilities and then somehow with the help of the excellent coaches, I cross it every time. On my CrossFit journey in 4 months I’ve lost 14kg, 10% body fat and I’ve adapted to a healthier lifestyle.

I’ve had a complete mind shift and I really have CrossFit to thank for that. CrossFit and especially CrossFit Pretoria builds community like nothing I’ve ever seen before. There is something special about enduring the suffering of Fran together and seeing fellow members smash PBs like it’s nothing, or writing a time you’re proud of on the whiteboard, that you really can’t put into words.

It’s the motivational encouragement from someone lifting heavier than you and your coach saying “you’ve really improved” that makes you want to set a goal so big that you can’t achieve it until you grow into a person who can. People doing CrossFit exhibit strength and will give you the courage to do the same.

CrossFit reminds you to have goals but to write them in pencil and CrossFit teaches you that if you’re the strongest person in the box then you’re probably in the wrong box. As cliché as this may sound, I promise CrossFit is one of the few places left in the world where hard work actually pays off. I owe a great deal to CrossFit Pretoria and their coaching staff and can’t thank them enough for their influence in my daily life. CrossFit Pretoria is a place that will change you, if you let it.

 

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