Why I love training at CCC? I have finally found my “thing” after years of just turning up at the gym, I decided to give Cross Fit ago to see if I could change things up and I haven’t looked back, the variety of the workouts is a big thing for me, but what really blew me away is the community of people that I get to train with every morning, everyone is so encouraging and has a great time, also the coaches especially Jake have been fantastic helping me unlearn a lot of the things I had been doing at the gym previously.
Funniest memory at the gym? Every day is a fun day whether it’s the way Dougie screams my name out like I haven’t heard since I was 18 and in the back of dad’s car with my first girlfriend 🙂 funniest moment for everyone else though was probably when I managed to crack my nuts together doing a reverse snow angel (that hurt!!).
Favourite workout? Definitely squats and some of the Olympic lifts, I had never been able to squat before until I was shown the correct technique and now I get really excited to see what I can do.
One of the biggest achievements in the gym? I couldn’t do 1 pull up when I started now I’m up to 5 in a row, when I started in January I set myself a goal of losing 10kg by my birthday in June, I have already lost 13kg in 3 months, my new goal is to get to 18 by June and to be able to perform a handstand by then too. Proudest PB Have to be getting to 90kg on the squat, I can’t believe how much I look forward to doing an exercise I once despised!!
Why you love training at coffs coast crossfit?
I love training at CCC for a couple of reasons. The people who train here plus the coaches are always so encouraging, supportive, positive and keep you pushing to your limits. It’s such a friendly & healthy environment that always makes you come back again the next day. Also, everyday is different which keeps you interested since it’s not repetitive or boring.
Funniest memory at the gym?
Probably getting pinned under the bar attempting a heavy clean that turned into a squat clean
Favourite crossfit exercise?
I like power cleans/squat cleans ?
Favourite crossfit workout ?
My favourite benchmark would be Diane or Grace
One of your biggest achievements in gym?
Finally being able to get bar muscle ups out on the last day of scoring the open 16.3 but all round probably my improved fitness
Worst crossfit experience?
Either the feeling after getting off an assault bike or ending up in the garden after a wod ?
Peace out, Girl Scout ✌?️
One word ENGINE!!!!!
Anything to do with long distance, this girl crushes. Lauren’s background before CrossFit was in the surf club and training for the Coolangatta gold. For those who don’t know what the Coolangatta gold is it consists of, it is a 14.6km ski paddle,2.1km run,2.5km swim,6.1km board paddle,7.1km run. Lauren took roughly 4 hours and 30 minutes to complete!!!! so now you understand why her engine is so big.
One memory that will always stand out with me is the 2016 CrossFit open. 16.3 consisted of a 7 min AMRAP -10 power snatches & 3 bar muscle ups. Lauren had never done a bar muscle up but in this workout she managed to complete not just one bar muscle up but multiple reps and with great form as well. I really was blown away.
I had the pleasure of having Lauren as my partner in Park Beach CrossFit’s Coastal Chaos pairs comp back in October. Loz stood out to the rest of the CrossFit community & did our box proud with her high standards of movement & ENGINE.
keep doing what your doing lozza your killing it
Name Kieren Bellemore
Why Kieren is athlete of the month, Im a strong believer in consistency and I always say it. I see lots of people come through the gym but only a handful of people on the regular. Not one of them goes with out progressing and bettering themselves each time they step foot in the gym. There is no secrete recipe, only hard work. Those who push harder then the person next to them will experience success on many levels inside and outside the gym. Kieren is one of those people and its a pleasure coaching him. Kieren listens to what needs to be done and runs with it, thats what being an athlete is all about. He has come along way since first stepping foot in the box and I hope that he keeps up the hard work as it will only lead him to great things. – James –
Why you love training at Coffs Coast CrossFit? There’s nothing quite like training at this gym, whether it be the encouragement from fellow athletes or the awesome coaches in Jake, James and Deano mentoring and guiding you through every workout and movement. Its something special about finishing a workout which makes you feel so good, plus I love improving.
Funniest memory at the gym? Hahaha probably seeing Matty Newell throw up during a run, Stitch up.
Favourite CrossFit exercise? Cleans of any form
Favourite CrossFit workout? I love running so probably like a Helen
One of your biggest achievements in gym? Being able to lift more than my bodyweight and maybe getting a little more flexible than I was..
Proudest PB? 100kg squat clean
Worst CrossFit experience? After every WOD when there are finishes
Why I love training at CCC? I love the supportive and encouraging environment at the box from all the coaches and the members. When you’re fighting to lift the weight or finish a WOD everyone is sharing your struggle, acknowledging your pain and encouraging you to push through. It’s a positive environment to be in and it’s addictive.
Funniest memory at the gym? Still can’t keep a straight face every time inch worms are part of the warm up after Jimmy asked Jake to demo the warm up exercises and told everyone that Jake was going to show us his inch worm!
One of the biggest achievements? Coming 1st in the Master’s League Invitational to qualify for a place on the NSW Masters League Team.
Proudest PB? Anytime I get a PB in any kind of overhead lift as that’s a weakness for me.
Worst CrossFit experience? Doing a 400m KB Farmers Carry in Hobart in near zero temps in the sleet/snow with my hands slowly going numb (character building) OR making the mistake of training at another box when I first moved to Coffs.
What’s your favourite dessert? Tiramisu or homemade Apple Crumble with extra crumble and ice cream.
Has Coffs Coast CrossFit changed your life & how? Definitely… I now hurt every day!!! I’m also fitter and stronger not just physically but mentally as well. I love having goals I want to reach and new skills I want to learn which motivates me to turn up and train. Walking out of the box completely exhausted but with a feeling of accomplishment every time I train is a great way to start or end the day
June - Pete
Why Pete loves training at Coffs Coast CrossFit………… I pretty much love everything about training at Coffs Coast CrossFit. Not only do I get to train with my wife/bestie (Al) pretty much every session, but I am surrounded by an amazing community of people from the awesome coaches, the inspirational members that I train with, even down to the family and friends that come to support us when we compete in comps. Very glad I listened to my little Niecey, Jaimi McCredie and gave CrossFit a go about 15 months ago.
Funniest memory at the box………. There have definitely been a lot of very funny moments at the box. The morning crew has always been a lot of fun from Doug dishing out penalty burpees, hat Friday, some of the guys constantly winging about the music, and Josh chucking a tantrum about not having any 20kg bars or collars for one of the morning Metcons. Unfortunately, nothing can top a memory from one of the most inspirational legends of the Box! Wayno’s replication of the Burgener warmup at the box party had to be one of the most memorable. I must admit, my physical recollection of this memory is very shady as I think someone may have spiked one of my drinks during the evening which led to shades of memory loss throughout the night. Luckily (or maybe unluckily), Benny came to the rescue and jogged my memory with his very professional video of Wayne’s routine. Classic Wayne Hayton, you are a bloody legend!!!!!!
Favourite CrossFit exercise……… I wouldn’t really say that I have a favourite exercise at CrossFit. If you had asked me my least favourite, I could definitely give you a long list of potential candidates. If I did have to pick something though, it would probably have to be a Snatch or Clean. Olympic Lifting was something that I hadn’t really done before starting CrossFit and after giving it a go you realise how technical and difficult these lifts are. Always love hitting a new PB in one of these lifts.
Favourite CrossFit workout……. I always love watching the pros do one of the benchmark workouts and thinking yeah imagine if I could do that. Being able to do it is another story, but doesn’t mean it can’t be your favourite, “TO WATCH”. Based on this, my favourite CrossFit Workout “TO WATCH” would have to be FRAN. Watching someone do a sub 2min Fran is like, WOW!
One of your biggest achievements………. I feel that one of my biggest achievements was competing in the 2017 CrossFit Open. It was my 1st time in the Open and even though I ended up missing Regionals (ha-ha), just completing every workout in Rx division was very satisfying for me. Something that I can continue to do and improve on, in years to come.
Your Proudest PB……….. Nothing really stands out for me, as every one of my PB’s is an achievement in itself, and I am super proud of every single one. I think that every PB I get, the best thing is the cheering, high fives and support that I get from the coaches and rest of the crew. That is what it is all about for me.
Worst CrossFit experience………. I am happy to say that I haven’t really had any bad CrossFit experiences that I could mention as my worst. If I had to mention my toughest/hardest CrossFit experience, funnily enough this happened in the last week or so on my Birthday when I completed the Masters League 17ML.3 workout. Never before have I felt like I wouldn’t complete a workout, or midway through felt like I wanted to give up. Handstand pushups and Hang Squat Cleans, yuk. Luckily enough I had the support crew there screaming, yelling and pushing me through, until I eventually got through the workout, thanks guys.
What’s your favourite dessert…… Have to be a “PETER SERVE” of Ice Cream, just plain old Vanilla with Milo on top. Friends and family know what this means, but they will probably tell you that it would be any dessert that gets put in front of me. I would probably agree.
How has Coffs coast CrossFit changed your life………. Coffs Coast CrossFit has definitely changed my life for the better. I must admit that I am a little bit jealous of one thing since starting CrossFit last February. Out of my brother, sister and myself, I always thought that out of us 3 that I would be the most likely to own a business, or even work in the fitness industry, not my big sister. In saying that I am very proud of her, Simon and the boys for the business and community that they have created at Coffs Coast CrossFit. Some of the most important things in my life are, my family, my friends and trying to keep fit and healthy. I come from a very close family and have a lot of very good friends who Al and I spend a lot of time with. One of the best things about CrossFit is that this has now brought these important aspects of our life together. It is not very often that you get do something that you love, alongside your Wife, Sister, Brother In-law, Niece and close friends. This has been great, but do you want to know what best part is. Al and I have been able to train with, meet, and socialise with so many awesome new people that we now call our friends. That is what it is all about, and what makes Coffs Coast CrossFit such a great place to train.
June - Wayne
Why I love training at CCC?….. There’s a few reasons why, the coaches are a good start Jimmy and Jake are both good blokes that know their stuff and how to get the best out of me even when I am not feeling motivated. They’re always ready to help anyone out in anyway they can, cheers boys. Then there’s the girls, Deano and Jess, well what can I say? Two of the most inspirational women I have ever met. I am so glad they decided to join us at our box, thank ladies!
Funniest memory at the gym?….. I really do have fun whenever I turn up at the box. I was going to say the 2nd birthday box party… But after the bourbon burpees I don’t remember much and it’s probably best left that way too.
Favourite CrossFit exercise….. The dreaded D/Us, it’s a love hate thing; I will crush these things and make them a positive. And of course, squats.
Favourite workout?….. None until there done, then they’re ok if I am still breathing that is.
One of the biggest achievements in the gym?….. Definitely this year’s open and the improvement from last year.
Proudest PB…. Any PB is a good one for this old fella.
Worst CrossFit experience…. Don’t have one
What’s your favourite dessert…. Chocolate protein smoothie with muesli clusters.
How has Coffs Coast CrossFit changed your life………. Yes, in so many ways, definitely fitter and healthier than I have been in twenty years or more. It’s something our whole family does together and I love it. I look forward to getting to the box every day and I probably would if my body could hold up, luckily I have Jimmy to keep an eye on me, thanks champion.
Why I love training at Coffs Coast Crossfit?
Because of the team! They share the same excitement for my accomplishments. We have such a diverse group of members who support one another and dedicated coaches that provide a challenging and varied program. I’ve never been more motivated to turn up every day (except some Monday’s). I’m super proud to be a part of the Coffs Coast Crossfit team!
Funniest memory at the gym? We do laugh a lot at training…just the all-round every day banter
Favourite Crossfit exercise? Power cleans and dead lifts
Favourite Crossfit workout? I wouldn’t use the phrase ‘favourite’ but I don’t mind Helen
One of my biggest achievements? Beating Golden Boy AKA ‘GB’ (Peter Rann) for Athlete Of The Month!!
Proudest PB? 50kg power clean
Worst Crossfit experience? Last year fracturing my wrist doing my power clean PB
Nelly Long. Why I love training at CCC? It was love at first ‘On Ramp’! Ha-ha Seriously though… I joined Coffs Coast CrossFit with my bestie and we’ve been obsessed with it ever since! I feel sorry for our friends and family… it’s ALL we ever talk about anymore! From the awesome coaches, to the challenging workouts, to the sweaty ‘low’ fives (I can’t usually lift my arms after a WOD) down to the encouragement from the BEST morning crew ever! There’s really no place like it!
Funniest memory at the gym? Probably face planting out of a nose to wall handstand in my very first week at the box!!! There’s no way to do that gracefully… Favourite CrossFit exercise? Nose to wall handstands… box jumps… Yeah Nah!!! Snatch and back squats all the way!
Favourite CrossFit workout? The ANZAC WOD last week!!! I was the only one who turned up at 6am to workout with Jess… It was one of my favourite CrossFit experiences EVER! Thanks Jess!
One of the biggest achievements in the gym? I think every time I show up, increase weight on the bar or run without having a heart attack is a BIG achievement! Having Coach Jake yell out that your ‘snatch’ is looking on point is right up there too! Proudest PB? Somehow I managed to get my back squat PB on just 2 hours sleep… Go figure…
Worst CrossFit experience? Last week during box, jumps the box decided to eat my shins for breakfast!
Big thanks to coach Jake! You ROCK
Why you love training at Coffs Coast CrossFit? The atmosphere, awesome bunch of people that always help each other out and the coaches who put endless effort into helping everyone achieve there goals, shout out to Amanda the knew coach, congratulations!
Funniest memory at the gym? Hollie aka ‘lungs’, makes me laugh every morning class I’m in.
Favourite CrossFit exercise? Clean and jerk
Favourite CrossFit workout? Helen
One of your biggest achievements? I think starting CrossFit, the things I’m learning everyday here are so beneficial and make me feel 10x better technical wise
Proudest PB? I’d have to say the other weekend at the comp, hitting a 110kg clean was an awesome feeling
Worst CrossFit experience? The open 2015
Coaches Comments; Well deserved Luke. I have the privilege of training with Luke day in and day out. Jake has done an amazing job coaching Lukes movements and Luke has picked it up quicker then ever. Lets just say, all 18 year olds could take a leaf out of Luke’s book as far as being a dedicated athlete to all his sports, how Luke presents himself and acts around his friends, coaches and members. Luke has dialled in on his training. His before and after class extras have definitely started to show. Luke met another CrossFit teen athlete at the Empire Games Comp which we competed in last month. Luke’s friend is amongst the fittest teens in Australia. Luke didn’t look too far behind him, if anything out classed him with first class movement and extra points for it being his first Comp. Keep up the hard work Luke you definitely have a bright future and great leadership skills.
Name Annette Berry
Why you love training at coffs coast crossfit? This is a hard question as I love a lot of things about training at our box, I like the friendly environment, the professionalism of the coaches and all their patience they have tying to coach me, the welcome feeling you get no matter what class you attend and the encouragement to receive from everyone.
Funniest memory at the gym? Trying to do a box jump and tripped, landed on the other side of box and still lost my balance and ended up rolling on the floor…
Favourite crossfit exercise? My favourite exercise is the split jerk.
Favourite crossfit workout? I don’t have a favourite, I suppose anything without purpess, they aren’t on my favourite list
One of your biggest achievements in gym? My improved health.
Proudest pb? Back squat 75kg, I just kept adding on weight and not counting what I was squatting, then I realised at the end that it was 75kg.
Worst CrossFit experience? Hurting my back doing a wall ball, had to have 2 weeks off to recover.
As a coach, my biggest belief to improving in CrossFit is consistency! I’ve witnessed this with Annette’s training. From the start until now, the improvements on her movements is really impressive. From snatches to burpees (Annette hates burpees haha) to jerks to double unders – each day Annette rocks up and works hard. The results are there to show. I will never forget the day she brought her son Josh to his first class and the look on his face when he actually saw what his mum was achieving made me extremely proud as a coach. Keep it up Annette I’m super proud to have you in the box and to see how far you have come x
Athlete of the month
Photography Leah Moore
Why you love training at Coffs Coast CrossFit. Two dreamboat coaches
Funniest memory at the gym. Attempting the 2016 open after 3 weeks crossfit ????
Favourite CrossFit exercise. Snatchy
Favourite CrossFit workout. All & any of them
One of your biggest achievements Everything I am learning everyday about crossfit & now attending the level 1 trainers course
Proudest PB. Front Squat due to my shit shoulder mobility
Worst CrossFit experience. Catching my beard under the barbell on a push press return
Well Deserved Graeme. First of all we all need to know that Graeme comes to the box at 3pm every day, he rows 35km just to warm up his beard. I can remember Graemes first day at Coffs Coast CrossFit. I was hit with THE BIGGEST challenge a coach could ever come across. The man could overhead squat perfectly then couldn’t work out how to front squat ??? Don’t ask how! 8 months down the track. Graeme is now one of our most consistent and talented athletes. With Graemes day in and day out training schedule its no wonder the man has turned in to a Rich Froning “look-a-like”. This Month Graeme has learnt how to string together bar muscle ups and turned his old 1rm back squat in to his new 5rm front squat. We are stoked to have Graeme apart of our community and even more excited to see what Graeme can achieve in another 6 months. Well done Graeme your a top bloke and now a box legend.