Here is what our members say:
It has been just over 3 months since I started my CrossFit journey with CrossFit 3000.
Starting with my very own customized on–ramp program, and with the continuing support of Brad, Julia and the coaches at 3000, in that time I have gone from a snatching a broomstick to snatching over 40kgs, have increased my deadlift from 65kgs to over 100kgs, and have decreased my “Fran” time by 7 and a half minutes. This was all accomplished whist dropping 5% body fat, increasing my lean muscle mass, making a tonne of new friends and having fun!
The coaching at CrossFit 3000 is incredible – these guys are knowledgeable, experienced and well accomplished, but are also the most down to earth and approachable people you will ever meet. CrossFit 3000 focus on technique, safety and progression via structured programming, meaning as a member you always feel safe, continually challenged and never get bored.
This CrossFit thing, as crazy as it sounds, has changed my life! I am the happiest and the most confident I have ever been. Thank you CrossFit 3000 – thanks to you I am now living a life I could not have possibly imagined and am so excited for what the future holds for me. Bring. It. On
I joined CF3000 about 8 months ago and am well and truly hooked. For over 15 years I have been a member of regular gyms and enjoyed high intensity workouts like spin, the odd circuit or box-fit class and would half-heartedly use the weight machines. Free weights were scary, and I had never even contemplated picking up a bar like you see in the Olympics. I thought I was quite fit. Then I started CrossFit. How wrong I was! I have been training 5 times a week and each day presents a new challenge both physically and mentally. I turned 35 yesterday and have never been fitter.
If you’ve got as far as reading this, no doubt you have done your googling and you-tubing about CrossFit and found those who love it, and also others who will not be dissuaded that you will be mortally injured as soon as you step inside the box. This was my main concern before I signed up, being all the more pertinent as I am self-employed (I can’t afford to break a leg!) and a Doctor (so am all too aware of the potential injuries on the menu). I have visited a few other boxes in the UK with travel, and am pleased I did as it has made me appreciate how lucky we are are CF3000 with the quality of coaching and emphasis on safety and technique, with multiple coaches on for the busier classes.
Everyone, even those who have CrossFitted for years, runs through technique together as a group before actually training. The coaches are always watching closely and giving advice and tweaking form. You will be taught how to scale a weight specific to your capability, and how to scale a movement that over time will lead to the safe execution of a full complex advanced movement.
If you’ve been googling you will also have seen the rippling torsos. I was apprehensive about entering such a Gladiatorial arena. CF3000 is ego-free, and each time I work out I’m not competing against the guy (or girl!) next to me who is squatting double my body weight, rather I am competing against myself. All the other athletes seem as excited when I get a new personal best lift as I am. The endorphin-induced euphoria at the end of a hard workout is addictive and it’s very satisfying to see your progress over the weeks and months.
If you’re willing to give 100% effort and want to see results then CrossFit is for you. And if you want quality coaching with an emphasis on safety, a great atmosphere and great people to train with then CrossFit 3000 is the box for you.
I’ve being coming to CrossFit 3000 for roughly 4 months now, and in that short space of time I have made huge progress, not only physically, but mentally as well. I’m faster, stronger and leaner than I have ever been and the gains keep coming. Aside from the physical benefits, one of the main positives that I have found, is the mentality that CrossFit 3000 produces. It has given me the mind set that “if you work hard enough, anything is achievable”. The benefits/virtues have flowed over to other aspects of my life i.e. building stronger relationships, increased self-confidence and just all round happier. Since starting at CrossFit 3000, life has become easier. A career doesn’t seem as challenging or stressful when you’re pushing your body to the limit.
I had been wanting to start CrossFit for the better part of a year before I signed up with Brad and Jules at CrossFit 3000. The 10 session introductory program is perfect for new comers as it eases you into the movements, terminology and workouts rather than throwing you in the deep end (which had been my experience in the past and I became discouraged). Having had little CrossFit experience, this was a huge attraction for me. It may sound cliche, but as soon as you step foot into the gym you can just feel the place buzzing with energy and positivity. What sets CrossFit 3000 apart is that the coaches truly care about their members and do everything they can to ensure you feel comfortable with the movements (technique > weight) so that you can have fun and more importantly, prevent injury.
For me, the turning point was when I was in the middle of a tough workout at CrossFit 3000 and I didn’t think I was going to finish in the allocated time. A few of the others had just finished and still gasping for breath, all of a sudden they came and surrounded me and cheered me on to finish the workout. This was a new experience for me and I couldn’t believe that these people cared enough to go out of there way to support me. That’s what its about! It’s easy to push hard when you’ve got a group of people spurring you on to reach levels you never thought were possible. That support is priceless.
I was one of those people that would spend 8 hours of the day dreading the thought of working out. I would think to myself “How am going to muster up the motivation to get to the gym and go through monotonous routine I had done the day/week/month before. Now, I spend those 8 hours eagerly anticipating finishing work so that I can get down to the gym and crush it with an awesome group of people who leave their ego at the door and don’t take themselves ‘too’ seriously.
I know what you’re thinking,”crossfitters are a bunch of weirdos”, “I’m not fit enough to do crossfit” or my personal favourite, “it’s a cult”. That’s okay, I’ve heard it all before. What I would say to you is, give it a shot. The worst that can happen is that you were right, the best that can happen is something truly amazing.
“I had been going for group fitness classes for 5 years and was not only growing bored of the same usual routines but was stagnating in terms of my fitness progression. In August 2014, I hopped over to CrossFit 3000 and have never looked back. Each workout is different, varied and challenges all aspects of fitness, be it cardio, stamina, or endurance. The coaches and members of CrossFit 3000 form an extremely supportive and encouraging unit, a rare sight in group fitness classes. Just 2 months in, I participated in a 4-week challenge organised by CrossFit 3000. It was a challenge to eat clean, train hard and commit to improving body and soul. It was near-hell but at the end of it, there were no regrets for I came out stronger and leaner, and even accomplished a better Fran time at a higher weight. CrossFit 3000 recently celebrated its 3rd birthday and what better way to rejoice but in an in-house intra-competition? I signed up and almost chickened-out; after all I was only a novice at this tough multi-faceted sport. Still, I battled on and scaled down according to my abilities. It was mentally and physically engaging and at the same time, heart-warming to have mates battle it on together. The competition has inspired me to work hard to complete workouts without scaling down in the near future. I look forward to achieving a healthier, fitter me with CrossFit 3000.”
“I’ve been at CrossFit 3000 for about two years now. I’ve never been a sporty person but I wanted to try CrossFit because I was getting a bit bored at the gym and not losing as much weight as I wanted. I was really nervous to start because I thought there was no way I could achieve what I saw everyone else doing, I think that’s how everybody feels at the beginning. Fortunately everyone at CrossFit 3000 were really friendly and encouraging. Brad and Julia are genuinely nice people who honestly want their members to succeed. All of the coaches are really helpful and you can tell that they are all doing what they love, seeing people get results from their effort. And all of them are really knowledgeable about all aspects of training, which is great. It’s obvious that they all want you to be there, and are excited for you when you reach one of your goals. It’s great to be in an environment where everyone is trying to better themselves and helping others to do the same thing. And It’s amazing how quickly you make progress, when I first started it was hard to do the warm up run but every week you get better and better and that’s what keeps you coming back for more. As soon as you hit your goal, you find something else you want to get better at and you set the bar higher for yourself. Its surprising how much my focus has changed, I don’t think about just getting skinny anymore, I think about how much stronger I’m getting and eating healthier so I perform better, which is a much better focus. It’s so good not having to think about what fad I’m going to try next. It’s simple, I go to class regularly and I get results. I’m so glad I started, it’s great to look forward to working out.”
“I took up CrossFit as a Football substitute, I had played for 8+ years and I had sustained some big injuries. I was looking for something that was able to give me the team atmosphere; I needed something that was constantly changing and I wanted a place where I was going to be push to try new things. I got into CrossFit 3000 on a few recommendations and the ability to do the first 10 session with a partner.
One of the best parts of CrossFit 3000 is the coaches. I fall under Coach Luke’s stable; he sends me a text if he hasn’t seen me in the gym in a few days and makes sure everything is alright. All the coaches are there to make you get to most out of yourself but as is a common misconception with CrossFit I never feel like I am putting myself in harm’s way. I will get to a 100kg Squat Clean one day but at this stage the focus is on laying down solid technic foundation. I would most definitely recommend CrossFit 3000 to others, without hesitation.”
“Prior to starting CrossFit, I was overcoming a recent accident resulting in a broken pelvis. I was not very fit prior to the accident and then having to endure four months of total inactivity meant my fitness was at an all time low. CrossFit 3000 was the most conveniently located place for me, but it also looked genuine and the trainers were welcoming and experienced. When I joined CF3000, I was 15kg overweight and in pretty bad shape. While I believed I had a reasonably healthy lifestyle, the reality of his not being the case very quickly hit me when I started a structured exercise regime. I had little energy and no motivation to do anything.
I have lost weight (approx. 10 kg) and increased my muscle definition and strength significantly. More importantly, I have much more energy, stamina and motivation. I feel great and now feel like something is missing if I don’t exercise daily. My results have become so contagious that my girlfriend has jumped on the bandwagon and she is loving it.
I believe I was lucky to have found CrossFit 3000 and would fully recommend it to anyone. What I like most is the culture – it is supportive and understanding. The trainers truly care about their members and unlike many other fitness arenas, they are not intimidating. There is a great mix of members, all who are very encouraging and haven’t forgotten what it was like, when they first started.
The introductory program that CrossFit 3000 has is longer than other gyms but I am grateful for that. They spent more time teaching me the correct techniques and getting my basic fitness to the level where I could sustain a full class.
I recently visited CrossFit gyms in both Brisbane and Sydney and felt that they did not compare to how well our box is run here in Melbourne. The skills I have learnt here were fully transferable but I discovered that our box has a culture that others could not match. The mobility program with coach Luke is, by far, better than the other CrossFit gyms I have visited. The culture and style of CF3000 is very commendable and fosters an environment that encourages you to be accountable to yourself and achieve your goals. Everyone is serious about exercise and a healthy lifestyle but we still manage to have a few laughs along the way!”
“I had noticed a significant increase in fitness from one of the my bootcamp buddies and he told me he was doing CrossFit at CF3000. He said not only did CF push you physically but CrossFit 3000 had great coaches and a great community spirit. I liked the idea of getting fitter with like-minded people.
Well in only a short time (10 odd weeks) I’ve taken 1 minute 46 seconds off my Bootcamp benchmark test (we do 2 separate tests to measure endurance and speed), I am stronger and my endurance has improved, I’ve toned my body and perhaps most importantly I’ve got variety back in to my training and am not bored. CrossFit brings something different every day and challenges me mentally and physically.
Two things set CrossFit 3000 apart. The first is the absolute commitment to ensuring technique is spot on so you can get the best out of yourself without risking injury – this means the coaches have their eyes on you, take the time to show you good technique and you can’t get away with anything dodgy!! The second is the people. Brad and Jules along with the other great coaches have created an awesome no ego environment, where everyone is welcome and can give it their best regardless of where you sit on the fitness spectrum. CrossFit takes some time to learn and it’s terrific to do this in a supportive and fun environment. My motto is “you have to be prepared to turn up and suck before you can turn up and shine” and the team and other members at CF3000 allow me to do this!
CrossFit at CrossFit 3000 is a great way to improve your fitness, with like-minded people who will support you, push you, encourage you but never judge you. As they say “you never regret the CrossFit 3000 session you do do, only the ones you don’t!.”
“Julia and Brad at CrossFit 3000 have done exceptionally well at creating a fun and high performance environment. They have a very high standard of coaching with a real emphasis on correct form and technique. With the recent additions of an onsite cafe, new big screen TV’s with WODIFY and regular mobility classes they have really covered all bases! I would highly recommend coming in to check it out!”
I’ve been doing Crossfit for just over 3 months, and it has been a truly life-changing experience!
Crossfit challenges me both physically and mentally in a way nothing ever has before. I’m amazed at how challenging the workouts are, but I’m also amazed at how I’ve been consistently able to push myself above and beyond what I thought possible. It is an incredible feeling when you exceed your own expectations!
Julia and Brad have created a fantastic and inspiring gym environment. They are incredibly supportive and knowledgeable, and drive a strong focus on technique and safety in every single workout. They are endlessly encouraging and always smiling, which makes it a pleasure to attend their workouts (except perhaps when burpees are involved!).
One of the things I love about Crossfit training is that there are always several options to scale down the workout if the standard workout is too difficult. I remember feeling very intimidated during my first week, and dreading the fact I wouldn’t be able to do any of the exercises. Not true!! The coaches help you tailor the workout to your own level and you always get to challenge yourself but achieve.
And then there is the awesome encouragement and support of the team environment and all your fellow team mates at Crossfit 3000 – the fundamental thing that’s respected in this gym is effort. And when you try your best, everyone else in the gym is behind you, supporting, pushing, cheering and encouraging. There is no doubt it inspires you to better results.
That’s all great Jo, I hear you say….. but what about the results? Well, all of this hard work, enthusiasm and encouragement has translated into amazing results for me, that I’ve never been able to achieve in a standard gym. In 3 months, I have lost 5kgs and around 6cm off all my measurements. But the most inspiring part is that I am fitter, stronger, more flexible, healthier, and more confident that I’ve ever been before.
Three months ago, I couldn’t do a single push up, or a skipping double-under, and I didn’t even know what a “power clean” was. Now, I can do 80 burpees in 7 mins, smash out 30 double-unders in a row, and the amount of weight I can lift increases on a weekly basis. The bottom line is: I feel amazing!!
Joining the Crossfit 3000 team is one of the best and most rewarding things I’ve ever done for myself – thank you to Jules and Brad and the team for helping me!
I started CrossFit at CrossFit 3000 in March 2012. It was a big decision for me at 41. I was going into the unknown from 10 years of fitness oblivion. After getting married and starting a family I created every excuse to avoid anything that was physically taxing!
That mentality is a distant memory now. I push myself further than I ever have. I am fitter, healthier and stronger than I was in my twenties. I have grown to control my state of mind as well as manage my physical fatigue during the workouts. I try to challenge myself every session.
There are skills I thought I would never be capable of achieving such as hand stand push-ups, muscle-ups and double unders. Never say never! I could barely deadlift 80kg when I started, now 175kg is normal and pushing to get to 200kg!
The coaches, Brad, Julia, and Luke are all brilliant in their own right. There is never a ‘silly’ question and they are always there to guide and push you. They have created a community that I am proud to be a part of. Everyone pushes each other to new heights of physical and mental fitness. That is support and encouragement you will never see in any other gym.
Becoming a member of the CrossFit 3000 community has been one of the best decisions I have made. Once you start, you will never look back!
It’s fast approaching my one year anniversary at CF3000, one of the most exciting things at this point is the fact that I still bounce out of bed to get to the 6 am class. Attempts to train regularly through normal gym memberships have always failed as I quickly became bored with the fad. So why am I not bored with Cross Fit? Its still challenging as I attempt to go for greater weight, faster times and more RXs, the huge variety of the WODs keeps thing interesting and this means many months can go by before you repeat the same WOD, a quick check on Social WOD and you can see how much you’ve improved in that time! The friendly interactive nature of members and staff at CF3000 stands in stark contrast to the cold social environments at most gyms, also training as a group encourages friendly competition which makes you push yourself harder, it seems there’s always another person to chase. All these benefits have me hooked and what a positive addiction.
A year and a quarter into CrossFit 3000, and what can I say?
BIGGER – yep
BETTER – every time I train
FASTER – that’s what the clock says
STRONGER – keep stacking the plates on…
The intensity is massive, it’s crushing at times but it’s always exhilarating! The massive sense of achievement when you’ve worked so hard to nail the WOD or one of your goals – and then start chasing the next one (and believe me, there’s always a new WOD and a new goal to chase!)… Nothing beats it!
What about all the other awesome stuff too – like being part of the CrossFit 3000 team?… Everyone, the coaches and the athletes, are all there coaching, cheering, sweating, yelling and competing with you to make sure you’re achieving all you can, and you’re doing the same for them… Everyone’s in it together, and it just makes you keep coming back!
For me, it’s about setting myself big challenges – new skills and going faster and heavier and harder and unbroken – and making it happen, living for that sense of achievement and sharing that with everyone who’s doing the same – CrossFit is a fantastic lifestyle and the CrossFit 3000 community is all about making that lifestyle happen!
Just start – you’ll never look back!
I love, love, love Crossfit!! I’ve been doing it for a few months and it’s become addictive. It’s a competitive and supportive environment to be in and so different from the gym. The exercises kick your butt and get results faster than all the years I’ve spent in the gym. It’s functional training at a level that pushes you beyond your limits and you always achieve more than you thought you could. I’ve lifted heavier weights than I ever have, my pullups are going from strength to strength and I have just mastered the art of the ‘double under’ with a skipping rope. Woo Hoo!!!
Julia and Brad at Crossfit 3000 South Melbourne are building a great CrossFit community. They genuinely care about you, your form and helping you set and achieve your personal goals. They both believe there’s nothing you can’t do and are always there to encourage and support you to go the extra distance. They are highly focussed on safety, correct form and above all having fun.
It’s a great place to train and I highly recommend it to anyone from beginners to die hard gym junkies. It will test you mentally and physically and you’ll feel like a million dollars when you’ve finished a workout. At the end of the day you compete against yourself and the CrossFit team provide the support you need to continually improve.
Highly recommend CrossFit to everybody. Once you start you’ll wish you’d discovered it sooner.
Crossfit has worked for me, hit me like a sledgehammer to be honest – in a good way, the trainers and community are brilliant and when you have encouraging precise direction and people to cheer you on, half the battle is won.
I’m amazed, truly. I get results all the time, my body never gets used to doing the same workout. I am forced to do the cardio, when I convince myself I hate it (then I do it, and don’t really notice). I get to do the gymnastic stuff I loved as a kid (a thousand years ago) and I get to have a crack at things I never thought I would do – seemingly complex weightlifting moves (open up the hips, seriously all the power is there). It works on so many levels.
I write down everything I do, I put gold stars into an exercise book when I beat a personal best or when I do a workout RX (as prescribed). I had never done a double under (skipping with the rope going around twice in one jump) before CrossFit, but after a few tips, some silent swearing and some determination, I can get 15…that’s in 6 weeks.
All I can say is; I‘m massively excited about what I’ll be able to do 6 weeks from now.