“I lift because I am and it’s part of a mission to change the world’s understanding of it’s potential”
In 2011 Eric began training in CrossFit, he was introduced to this methodology by the trainer of his cert 3&4 in fitness. He was always into sport but found the WODs mentally and physically perfect for him. In 2012 Eric introduced Sares to CrossFit style workouts, while at first each personal training session focused on muscle up progressions and high intensity to lose the baby weight, eventually she too fell in love with the CrossFit methodology.
In 2013 Eric, a natural coach, and Sares, finalising her BA in Exercise Science, went into partnership to open up a local CrossFit box whilst pregnant with their second bub. Noting a lack of family friendly facilities, misinformation about pre and post natal exercise, and inattention to recovery, the idea to open a larger more holistic space came to fruition in 2014.
CrossFit Croydon has been thriving since we opened our doors, we have attracted a tribe of people that are invested in their health and wellbeing, that live a heck yes kind of life. Each day we are privileged to train over 100 awesome athletes (everyday people just like YOU), to help them reach their potential physically and mentally. We WOD, yoga, mobilise, train with our kids, drink coffee and FitAid, promote a whole foods way of eating and have lots of social and many sweat dates outside our operating hours.
We deliver safe, effective programming to fast track increases in fitness, strength and the overall health of the everyday athlete. We provide the tools to mobilise, gain flexibility and slow down in our fast paced world. We are fun, passionate and thoughtful, extremely well researched and we provide these services to anyone in our community.
We have a special interest in those seeking to improve their life with many options for advanced athletes to excel and for those persons needing extra care, such as pregnant women and teens.
Our mission is to empower our community to lead their healthiest lives in an environmentally conscious and physically sustainable way. We deliver exceptional service at an affordable rate, aiming to exceed our athlete’s expectations each day, with a little style and a lot of humour.
Coach Sares writes most of our posts in her spare time ;)