WHAT OUR MEMBERS SAY
CrossFit 3000 was one of my best choices ever! I love the team, the vibe and most importantly I am noticing great results in my health, energy, body shape. I strongly recommend this team and gym for anyone who wants to feel better, healthier and happier.
I have really loved my time at CF3000, everyone is incredibly supportive, challenging you when you need to and helping you develop in your training. The team have built a great community that you always feel part of, the coaches and the members are so welcoming which was a huge thing for me being new to Melbourne. I really love the structure of CF3000 – I can attend any class and push myself to the limit and with dedicated, well-qualified and experienced coaches ensuring I am getting the most from my training whilst ensuring I am training safely. The team are amazing, friendly, knowledgeable and really supportive. You will gain so much more than a work out from CF3000. It really does have a huge positive effect on all aspects of your life, not just your fitness.
It’s now been a year since I walked into Crossfit 3000 at South Melbourne. It’s been a year of hard work and I could hardly be happier with the results. For a start, I’m 20kg lighter. Everybody has noticed the difference and it’s been a great boost to the confidence fitting in to old clothes once again. More importantly, I am stronger and feel healthier than I have been for a long time. I eat better and I sleep better. I take my health seriously. After spending years going to regular gyms and never making much progress, I have finally found a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. I could only have achieved this transformation through what I’ve learned at CF3000. What makes CF3000 different is the quality of the coaching. Each coach is an expert in his or her field and brings something extra to every training session. Not only do they know your name, they know your goals and genuinely want you to achieve them. CF3000 works because you’re part of the CrossFit community. You train with your friends and achieve results together. I honestly believe that I could not have achieved these results without having coaches and friends to help me every step of the way. The best gift you can give yourself is the gift of good health. If you’re ready to work hard and make a change, CF3000 is the right place for you.
I joined CF3000 and am now 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’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 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.
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’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.”
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.
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.
“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 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!”
“Love this gym, the coaches and the members! My initial goal of being able to squat my body weight was reached about a year after I started CrossFit and since then my performance in every respect (including mobility/flexibility) just keeps getting better and better thanks to the great programming and fantastic coaches. The recently established on-site Osteo clinic has been great for sorting out some old niggly injuries and allowing me to enjoy Crossfit even more!”
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!
At CrossFit 3000 there are a great mixture of coaches with different expertise’s, such as Nutrition, Recovery, Weightlifting, Gymnastics, Competition experiences, and Strength. These coaches not only encourage you to go further each time, but also ensure that you are doing so with the right movements, with the right amount of nutrition, and stay free of injuries at all times. And it is also these great coaches that have nurtured such a friendly and supportive community that has granted me a constant sense of achievements and pleasant surprises of what I am capable of.