The ‘Rocking the Recovery’ winner.

Every year people incur injuries and suffer from illnesses that often deter them from entering or completing a fitness challenge like this 20 Week one.

To acknowledge the amazing efforts of those entrants who set as their goal to work with and through their injury or illness, we created this new ‘recovery’ category in 2015 and Harker Herbals kindly agreed to sponsor it.

Chrissy before wedding

Chrissy before her diagnosis

This year’s winner was a young lady who was in the best condition of her life at the end of last year’s 20 Week Challenge.

On September 30th 2014, having just turned 28, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She then went through extensive treatment which would have been challenging enough alone without her entering this years 20 Week Challenge!

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Chrissy in hospital undergoing treatment.

She said in her report to us “I made the commitment to complete 5,000 burpee- press ups and 10,000 ab exercises throughout the 20 week challenge I felt if I could do this it would be testament to my recovery.”

She not only achieved all of that, she’s now back running, feeling confident and doing brilliantly.

Her name is Chrissy Fastier and her PT is Kate Lugtigheid from Pumped Personal Training.

She took to the stage to collect her award and had us all in tears with her words of appreciation for her journey.

post surgery 4Thank you so much for allowing us to share some of your story Chrissy. You have and will inspire many.

Look forward to having you on board again with us in 2016.

Chrissy also won the $250 prize package from the wonderful crew at Natural Organics and a $100 voucher from The Fitting Room.

Chrissy now 2

Chrissy and fellow entrants now :-)