So as it turns out, the winner of this year’s Bar One Manhunt, Lushwill Roussow, is also a personal trainer and CrossFit devotee.
CrossFit, for those who don’t know, involves Olympic, functional and gymnastics training. You don’t need any machines to do it, just a few free weights. The aim is to get you ‘360-degree fit’ as opposed to skilled in just one department. To explain, Lushwill used this as an example; if you asked an Olympic weightlifter to run a marathon and a marathon runner to lift a 150kg weight, neither would be very good at it. CrossFit, however, will develop your fitness all round to ensure ‘true fitness’ in every sense.
Anyway, Lushwill’s persuasive PR, Jill from Zebra Square, suggested he give myself and a few blogger-y friends a complimentary session. Being a lazy cow, I was a bit slow on the uptake but when she threw in cocktails at The Last Word, a luxurious 5-star boutique hotel in Constantia, I was sold.
Still, as it turned out, I ‘tragically’ wasn’t able to partake in a sweat session as I’d indulged in a little pre-St Tropez Botox that morning. I mentioned my impending workout to the doc and she said it would be best I hold off on getting too physical for the next 24 hours as it could cause my ‘tox to migrate. How’s that for a ‘sick note’, ne?
Anyway, I still posed for a few ‘here’s me pretending to do a squat’ piccies…
…before stationing myself by the canapé table. While my friends Karisa and Jax exercised well into the twilight, I merrily stuffed my face.
I wickedly picked them apart and ate out just about every single prawn leaving nothing but mayo and leaves for Karisa and Jax. The poor girls, who were none the wiser, must have thought it a mere salad.
Oh! And Clouds was there too, but being a total diva biets, she didn’t even bother to pretend she was going to sweat it. Girl rocked up in sky-high espadrille wedges, her idea of ‘dressing down’:
Anyway, if you’re interested in CrossFit yourself, or just want to
stalk get closer to luscious Lush who gives classes at the Cape CrossFit studio in Gardens, you can find more info over here. To read about Karisa’s CrossFit experience, pop on over to her blog. You can also read Cloud’s interview with Lush for her ‘In the Wardrobe Of’ series on her blog.