Who can do the most burpees?

Johanna Lawrence, Social Support Coordinator

Sport has always been a big part of my life.

Until a knee reconstruction slowed me down, I was pretty deadly on the netball court.

Last lockdown, it took a huge toll not being able to join my usual exercise classes.

I came up with the idea to start our very own gym at the Crows Nest Centre, in the Johnson Hall.

Johanna working out with colleagues Amy and Valerie.

We swapped our work gear for active wear and our staff WhatsApp chat became about who could do the most burpees or throw the meanest boxing punch.

It brought us so much closer together and was the most welcome distraction.

Sport is such a powerful connector which, now more than ever feels so important.

Here is one of our workouts, if you’re game.