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Q&A: 24-hour SkiErg Challenger Georgia Beeby

Could you last 24 hours smashing it out on the SkiErg for a good cause? We are beyond excited to be partnering with the Just Be Nice (JBN) Project – an Aussie non-for-profit organisation that provides housing, employment and improved mental health to those in need – to support their latest fundraising endeavour.

Men and women from gyms across the nation will be jumping into teams of four at 8AM Saturday March 14 and skiing through the night for 24 hours straight.

Fit and sporty CrossFit Gym Owner and Head Coach Georgia Beeby is more than ready – physically – to take on the challenge. But her biggest fear about the event may (or may not) surprise you.

HOW I FOUND MY FIT
For as long as I remember, I have always enjoyed being active; when I was a child, I was forever climbing trees, riding bikes and playing sports with my three brothers and, when I reached school, was always top of my Physical Education (PE) classes. I even knew I wanted to own my very own gym from a young age – which I’ve now owned for three years. 

WHY I’M SKIING
Josh [Jones, founder of the JBN Project] is a good friend of mine and posted about the SkiErg challenge on his Instagram. I instantly thought it looked like a fun and challenging idea, and a great way to raise money for a good cause, so I couldn’t say no.

HOW I’LL PREPARE FOR THE ERG
The week prior to the event I will train slightly less than normal. I’ll also prioritise sleep, hydration and nutrition. 

MY GREATEST FEAR
My greatest fear is getting blisters (haha)! I am most excited about the community aspect of the event: an awesome group of like-minded people getting around a fantastic cause, exercising and having heaps of fun.  

MY TRAINING
I train CrossFit five to six days per week, run roughly 30km per week including one hill/ sprint session, and I participate in Muay Thai at least once per week too. 

MY DAY ON A PLATE
Meal 1: Oats.
Meal 2: Tuna and rice or eggs.
Meal 3:  High volume carbohydrate meal, such as a banana sandwich and strawberries.
Dinner: Fish or chicken with lots of potato or rice, and heaps of veggies.

Read more about the challenge here. Georgia’s team members include Kylie, Narissah and Sarah.

Feel you have what it takes? It’s not too late to sign up! Simply reach out to Josh at the JBN Project or fellow challenge organiser Clay Carey for further details and to get involved. Or if you would like to donate, head to their Go Fund Me page

Katelyn Swallow

Author: Katelyn Swallow

Katelyn Swallow is a journalist, editor and communications professional based in Melbourne. She is the Editor-in-Chief of STRONG Fitness Magazine Australia, the previous editor of Women's Health and Fitness magazine, and a regular contributor to STRONG in the US.

Katelyn Swallow
Katelyn Swallow is a journalist, editor and communications professional based in Melbourne. She is the Editor-in-Chief of STRONG Fitness Magazine Australia, the previous editor of Women's Health and Fitness magazine, and a regular contributor to STRONG in the US.

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