JEANNIE LIEBENBERG, 35
I started training at CrossFit 360Vida when I was 4 months postpartum. I was apprehensive and uncertain about my abilities. Within a few weeks I was hooked – enjoying the rush of learning new movements, lifting heavy things and becoming part of the 360Vida family. I found out that I was pregnant again. I really didn’t want to stop training so soon after finding something I loved doing so much. With expert guidance from the coaches, I was able to train until my 32nd week of pregnancy. It gave me a space to feel like me again and for an hour a day focus on only myself and my body. Now, almost a year later, I am stronger, fitter and healthier than I have ever been. As a mom of 2 boys under 2, I look forward to the time I spend at 360Vida every day. It keeps me sane, gives me much needed me time and an opportunity to socialise and meet other moms and like minded people. The vibe and banter is awesome, the coaches know how to challenge every member and the thrill of seeing constant improvement is unmatched. I can’t over-emphasise the difference 360Vida has made in my life and health – physically and mentally - before, during and after pregnancy.
MONIKA WALTERS, 35
Moving from living in Germany for 8 years back to SA was a culture shock to say the least, with a handful of friends my first thought was to join a box again. I chose 360 Vida because of the first few classes - I clicked with a few people and was immediately hooked to this community. Over a year later and I look forward to it every time I go. It’s those one or two hours a day that brings joy to my soul and makes me smile no matter how hard the workout is - there is always the camaraderie and knowing everyone is loving it and possible suffering with you. I have learnt to embrace and express my vulnerability but also own my progress, physical and mental strength and know that even if I have times where I am completely disillusioned I can always come back and smile another day. 360Vida is not just a box, it’s a family of mishaps, injured birds, athletes, friends and family. A community.
NICOLE BARNARD, 34
I have always been a fit individual, however I was eager to challenge my fitness level. And this is when I heard of 360Vida, whilst googling “best CrossFit box Fourways”, where 360Vida popped up. What makes CrossFit 360VIDA so unique is the community and the coaches. I have never felt more part of a family than I do at 360VIDA. Not only has CrossFit transformed me physically but emotionally and spiritually as well, before CrossFit I had a daily struggle with anxiety and a feeling of not being enough, this all changed and disappeared the day I joined 360VIDA and completed my very first workout. The achievements that you accomplish during a workout does not only make you feel good during a workout, but after as well and many more days to come, as these accomplishments and self believe and achievements filter through your daily life and it makes you realize you ARE strong physically AND mentally! 360 Vida was a choice, and it has become a lifestyle, I have never felt as confident in the way my body has transformed in such a short amount of time, in 5 months I have managed to drop by 2 jeans sizes!! 360VIDA is by far the best CrossFit box! And I am #360Proud!
SUSHEILA MOODLEY, 52
I was introduced to cross fit 3 years ago. I worked with a personal trainer for a while and found that I wanted to do more sessions. I looked around the 4 ways area and tried a few boxes and finally settled on 360Vida. I have been training consistently for the past 3 years in a manner that I have never done before in my life. I have got my weight under control and achieved a level of fitness I never thought possible.
I have achieved many goals including participating in competitions… I would never have imagined such. All of this has become possible because of the incredible coaching team and the community they have built. The team understands that people matter and that connecting with people matters.
Every session is different and the community is encouraged to push yourself and each other. There is a high commitment to technical aspects of the practice to ensure that injury is minimized. I particularly like this. In addition, the personal needs of members are further taken into consideration – another important aspect that I think differentiates 360Vida from the rest.
I love my CrossFit sessions here……these times are the best part of my week.
JACO DE VILLIERS, 43
The first month was the hardest. As an asthmatic, there were more than enough moments where I thought: ‘Today is the day, this is going to kill me!’ On more than one occasion I thought about giving up. Yet, here we are. Consistency is key. You can give up on any day, or you can slowly chip away at it. Although this isn’t the easiest thing I have ever done, it is one of the most rewarding. Crossfit isn’t for everyone, I get that. I know a few people who don’t enjoy it. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give it a go. Crossfit 360Vida is one of the places where people are welcomed regardless of who they are. I have come a long way since January 2018. I still have a long way to go. To be honest, I wouldn’t be where I am today if I tried to do it on my own.
SALLY VAN HILTEN, 47
Okay, so I'd always seen the CROSSFIT sign on my way to work and one day I did it! - I blindly walked in and met Darren. Yes, I had my own preconceived idea of what it was going to be like, I wasn't very fit or young either for that matter, and I can't lie - I was terrified!! But still determined to join. How wrong I was! It's honestly been the best move I've made. Darren, Clint and William coached and encouraged me every step of the way and still do! It's fantastic to be able to work side by side with people of different levels of fitness. I look back now, even not having been a member for too long and can already see how far I've come and how many awesome people I've met. It's just something extra in my life that I'd never give up for the world now. Thanks guys, you are all so appreciated.
GRAHAM SINCLAIR, 43
8h30 Aug 28, 2018 I finally committed to my first class at CrossFit 360Vida - a few squats finished off with wall balls. Went home feeling light headed, but quietly committed to going back. A year later, almost to the day, I reflect on what has been an awesome, personal journey. The lifting and bar work has become totally addictive and the incremental growth I have experienced has been real. From day one, I have not met anyone at CrossFit 360Vida that has not espoused the values that are embossed on the walls of the 360Vida box. Good values to live by. The humility and encouragement from trainers and fellow sufferers has been the true inspiration. If you are reading this contemplating giving CrossFit 360Vida a bash, my advice to you is unequivocal. Do it.