Dustine De La Harpe

Dustine De La Harpe

What year did you start CrossFitting?


Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

I’ve always loved physical exercise and grew up participating in team sports in South Africa; field hockey, touch rugby and endurance horse racing. When I moved to America, I struggled to find a sport or fitness goal and ended up gaining a lot of weight and being very unhappy. One day I saw a coworker eating carrots and staring at his screen as he watched a ‘hero workout’ and asked, “What is this craziness??” The next day I found the nearest gym and, from that very first “on ramp” session, my fitness drive was rekindled. Needless to say, I fell in love with CrossFit!

Why did you become a trainer?

To bring the world of CrossFit to others. To show them how awesome, freeing and fun it is.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Power clean! Power cleans all day!

What is your favorite cheat food?

Lofthouse sugar cookies…the greatest cookie America has, of course.

Who is your favorite superhero and why?

My mum…aww! Haha okay, fantasy superhero – probably Deadpool because he’s hilarious and no matter what happens he crushes every goal and has fun doing it!


  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified
  • Degree in Sport and Exercise Science from Bournemouth University
  • Personal Trainer, Action Certified, ActiveIQ (England)