It all started when a friend recommended that I head down and try a workout with the Southern CrossFit crew and see how I went. 

I had lots of questions one of which was “what on earth is CrossFit?” but was told the best way was to find out was to give it a go.  Not being a fittest person originally and also being a long way into “out of shape” I went down to check it out but was worried, that like everything else I had tried, it wouldn’t be for me….a year on I am very proud to call myself a member of Southern CrossFit and have said goodbye to more than 15kg in the process!

Since that first workout I have not looked back.  My life has done a 180 and I am already fitter and happier than I have ever been! 

Prior to SXF I had been a member of several gym’s and taken up various sports but nothing held my attention long enough to gain any benefits and I always found excuses not to exercise or better myself physically.  This has not even been on the radar since joining SXF, the workouts are varied and challenging and constantly keep me coming back for more.  I am attempting things I never thought I would ever be able to do.  I think it is probably more accurate to say I am addicted to CrossFit and I think it would be hard not to be!

The workouts change every day and I find myself checking them every morning when I get into work and looking forward to pushing myself that little bit further to either beat my old time or increase my personal best in the weights.  After starting off hating squats and being absolutely atrocious at them I worked very hard and now look forward to using my new improved version in workouts.  Before CrossFit I didn’t even know what a “squat” was!

I cannot thank Jono, Hayden and Cheng enough for all that they have done for me so far on my journey with CrossFit; they really have changed my life!  This coupled with the fantastic community that they have created with SXF is a credit to their dedication to the CrossFit discipline and all their hard work creating a fantastic gym. 

I am looking forward to achieving my goals this year and continuing on this amazing journey with SXF.

- Immy