I was in JHB to attend the #Big5Showdown this past weekend in JHB and it was nothing short of epic.
A weekend of sunshine, international crossfit stars, the local crossfit community, local celebrities, loud music, fit bodies and some thrashing workouts. It was a serious vibe. If you were not there then you really missed out.
A whole lot of Crossfit teams powered it out over the two days with Crossfit Platinum ultimately taking the number 1 podium spot after the international athletes who were in it for the fun.
A real testimony to the Crossfit community was the attitude of the international athletes. They were all smiles and had plenty of time to mix with the fans, take photos and off other athletes advice.
The crowds were also treated to watch 5FM jocks such as Nicole da Silva and sports guy Sias du Plessis representing in the celebrity workout.. they all survived with good spirits.
But really .. you have to be at one of these events to experience the buzz and see what Crossfit truly is about because it really is hard to explain.
Make sure you are at the next one!
To help you out …. plenty of incredible professional photos were taken and posted on Facebook. A look at this galleries will give you a real feel for what went down.
You can also scroll down the page to see more about the event.
You can check all the photos out visit https://www.facebook.com/FunctionalFitnessEvents?fref=ts
Here are a few examples of the international athletes in action (All images by Ruby Wolf & Cindy Ellis)
Am I a lucky guy or what!?
Me with the fittest woman in the world Annie Thorisdottir and the fittest woman in Africa 2013, my coach, Carla nunes da Costa (left) and then with the “Ager bomb” herself. Andrea Ager!
This is one you do not want to miss Crossfit fans!
5 global Crossfit stars coming to SA to take part in this event.
The #Big5showdown !
[Save the date: 31 August – 1 September, Cresta shopping Centre, Johannesburg)
Another amazing exhibition of Crossfit skills for you to witness brought to you by Reebok and Crossfit Platinum whose team proudly represented Africa at the recent Crossfit Games in California.
300 athletes throwing it down for R50,000 worth of prizes.
Crossfit is constantly growing and taking SA by storm. Welcome “The sport of fitness”
I have been doing it for a year and am an ADDICT. It is my first love 🙂
What the hell is Crossfit? My friends at Nerdfitness wrote a great piece on Crossfit for beginners.. read that here.
You can also join my Facebook Group Must Love Crossfit
5 Crossfit rockstars coming to SA
Now this is exciting.. alongside our incredible SA athletes from around the country we welcome 5 Global Crossfit Games rockstars coming all the way to SA to take part and enjoy with the local community. If you are into Crossfit this is AMAZING.. if you are not yet into Crossfit.. prepare to be amazed!
All of these athletes are highly competitive in the world arena with the highlight Annie Thorisdottir who although injured in 2013 was crowned the Fittest Women in the World in 2011 and 2012 by the Reebok Crossfit Games. Seeing her in action will be a rare event!
Daniel Petro (Athlete profile)
5FM rocking it
How cool there is a team of 5FM DJs going to be doing an Exhibition workout at the event! Glad to see one of my faves Nicole da Silva getting into the mix.
As we speak they are “training dirty” at Crossfit Platinum to get ready for the day and prove that you don’t have to be elite to rock Crossfit!
You can tweet support them at their twitter handles below
|1||Sias du Plessis||@siasduplessis|
|5||Fikile “Fix” Moeti||@Fixsacious|
|10||Nicole da Silva||@ThatNicole|
Team Event registration details
Teams you can win some sick Nano 3.0’s!