In Studio Today: Liesl Schoonraad
Strong Woman Liesl Schoonraad joins The Morning Cruise.
STANDING STRONG FOR THOSE WHO CANT
WHO AND WHAT IS STRONG 4 CHARITY?
Strong 4 Charity is the brainchild of Liesl Schoonraad. A strongwoman from Cape Town South Africa who has completed 3 challenges of which 2 were strength events, in 2011.
Liesl succesfully pulled a 10 ton truck in November 2011 and became the first woman in South Africa to do so. In December 2011 she became the first woman in the world to pull a Dakota Aircraft. Both pulls were done in a body harness only with no arm rope. She did all the events to help raise awareness around Cerebral Palsy. A condition where you have very little or no muscle control. In April 2011 on her 40th birthday she completed one of the world's most dangerous sea swims from Robben Island to Big Bay in Cape Town.
Liesl is currently planning to visit schools and hospitals to motivate kids to "stand strong" even when times are tough and life hits with challenges. Dedicated to her sport, she shows compassion to those less fortunate by pushing her body to the limit.
In 2012 she will do demo's of strength events to encourage children to one day consider becoming the future strongmen/women of the world. She is currently also doing motivational talks to encourage people to empower themselves on a physical. mental and emotional level. It has been wonderful to have the support and thumbs up for combining the sport with charity and motivational events from a few of the world's best Strongmen such as Terry Hollands, Mark Felix and Derek Poundstone as well as receiving huge support from her friend, WWE The Big Show.
With huge media interest (tygerburger, die burger, die beeld, the new age, sabc news, e-tv news, sabc expresso show) in the past 2 events as well as radio interviews we are convinced every company and sponsor involved will benefit from being a part of these epic adventures.
She has the support from Planet Fitness Gym, home of Liesl Schoonraad, to assist her in working on her fitness and strength. Schools, hospitals and charities are welcome to contact us and we will see if we are strong enough to make a few dreams come true.
We hope to encourage everyone to reach for their dreams no matter what!
YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE CONTROL OVER THE PAST...
BUT YOU HAVE CONTROL OVER YOUR FUTURE! IT IS YOURS, TAKE IT!
If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact Liesl at