Athlete Profile

Athlete: Celestie Engelbrecht

Celestie Engelbrecht's Profile Picture
Northcliff CrossFit
168 cm
134 lb


Filthy 50--
Fight Gone Bad--
Sprint 400m--
Run 5k--
Clean & Jerk100 kg
Snatch80 kg
Deadlift150 kg
Back Squat140 kg
Max Pull-ups--



How I Eat

I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount

Regular eating suites my lifestyle.

How I Train

I have a coach who determines my programming

I train at a specialized strength and conditioning facility.

My Athletic Background

I played professional sports

Ex Gymnast, Provincial Netball Player

My Experience With CrossFit

Decline to answer

The Crossfit Athletes have inspired me to be better, faster, stronger and train like an athlete.

My Work/Rest Schedule

I do multiple workouts in a day 2x a week

I strictly schedule my rest days

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

2-4 years


Athlete Coverage

  Madrid, Spain—Welcome to CrossFit’s “group of death.” Followers of football—soccer to those in North America—are no doubt familiar with the group of death, a label applied to an early...
Article, Posted Thu, 05.26.16
"I would love to make it to the top 20 at least." Celestie Engelbrecht finished the Africa Regional in first place, just 1 point ahead of second-place Nicole Seymour....
Article, Posted Fri, 07.11.14
The Africa Regional has come a long way since 2009, when it was held outside on a grass field. In 2014, it was held at the Coca-Cola Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa. “We had a pretty small rig...
Video, Posted Sat, 06.21.14
Africa will send three new representatives to the CrossFit Games.  For the last two years, David Levey has won by the Africa Regional by a...
Article, Posted Sun, 06.01.14
Andre Gadney and Celestie Engelbrecht lead after the second day of the regional. Handstand push-ups have been programmed in every regional and CrossFit Games...
Article, Posted Sat, 05.31.14
Celestie Engelbrecht and Jason Smith lead after the first day of the regional. The individual competition in Africa kicked off with some big news: Several top...
Article, Posted Fri, 05.30.14
"This time 'round with another 12 months of preparation, her strength numbers have drastically improved and her skills are far more refined. When you add a much bigger gas tank you're looking...
Article, Posted Tue, 05.27.14
Will Erlank claim Africa's one spot to the CrossFit Games? Photos courtesy of Alexi Lykissas.   Packing up and moving across borders isn’t anything new for Lara Erlank. The...
Article, Posted Fri, 03.14.14
"Long workouts are actually a mental thing."   A harvest moon waited patiently in the autumn air for the first athletes to arrive at the stadium, before making a...
Article, Posted Sat, 05.25.13
Only two teams remain after Day 1 in Africa. View more photos here. The events no one was waiting for — the burpee muscle-ups will be sending many teams home and...
Article, Posted Fri, 05.24.13