Visionaries, iconoclasts or rebels?
Builders of new dawns, social innovators and change agents who create defining moments and inspire social revolutions. For the first time in South Africa, founder and CEO of CrossFit, Greg Glassman teams up with legendary sport scientist Prof Tim Noakes, at Visionaries of Change.
An event that will inspire you to create your own vision and reach your goals through action, encouragement and empowerment. Hear their stories and relive their dreams which have inspired and allowed us to believe that the impossible is indeed possible.
“Successful people pursue hard things. Unsuccessful people avoid them”.
Greg Glassman, CrossFit Inc., Founder and CEO
Cost: R395 per personJoin us for registration from 08h00 and enjoy a cup of coffee or teaLine-up
09:00 – 09:15 Visionaries of Change – Welcome and opening address by Deputy Minister of Sport and Recreation Mr Gert Oosthuizen
09:15 – 10:15 Prof Tim Noakes – Challenging Beliefs: The Mindset to succeed
10:15 – 10:45 Break
10:45-12:45 Q&A Greg Glassman – Founder and CEO – CrossFit International
Cost: This event which costs R150 can only be entered in conjunction with conference ticket of R395 which brings the total to R545.Complete this motivating day with an exciting WOD with Greg Glassman and Jimi Letchford – Global brand manager, CrossFit International.Enter a team from your box or register as an individual. The WOD will take place at Black River CrossFit and heats will run from 15h00.
There will be some great prizes and giveaways. We’ll have first aid on hand as well as food and coffee trucks so join us for a festive afternoon immediately after the Visionaries for change event.
WODs to be announced mid-November and will be emailed to you once you have registered.
Cost for Conference and WOD – R545 per person
Greg Glassman is the founder and CEO of CrossFit, a strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, moms, dads, grandmothers and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide. The challenging program combines weightlifting, gymnastics, and calisthenics into a daily Workout of the Day, known in CrossFit parlance as a “WOD.”
Glassman was an elite level gymnast and athlete all his life. In 1995, he began training officers at the Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Department. As Glassman says, “Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense.” In 2001 Glassman started crossfit.com and began affiliating gyms under the CrossFit name. Today there are over 14,000 independently-owned CrossFit affiliates in over 142 countries, and the annual CrossFit Games, which attracted 330,000 participants in 2016, are televised on ESPN.
Prof Tim Noakes
Prof Tim Noakes was the Discovery Health Professor of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Cape Town until 2014 and is the co-founder of the Sports Science Institute of South Africa. He has earned an MBChB (1974), MD (1981) and DSc (Med) (2002) and is rated an A1-scientist by the National Research Foundation with more than 500 scientific publications in peer reviewed journals to his name.
He is the author of several books on exercise and diet and is well known for his support of the low-carbohydrate, high-fat (‘low-carb’) diet.
He established The Noakes Foundation to advance the understanding of low-carb nutrition by promoting research into carbohydrate/insulin resistant (CR/IR) or pre-diabetic persons with a family history of diabetes.