EVE MAYWALD - Head Coach

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certificate September 2011
  • CrossFit Level 2 Certificate July 2016
  • AWF Level 1 Club Weightlifting/Sports Power Coach April 2013
  • AWF Level 2 State Weightlifting Coach 2016
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer's Certificate June 2014
  • CrossFit Kid’s Trainer’s Certificate September 2014
  • Certificate 3 in Fitness February 2013
  • Certificate 4 in Fitness July 2015
  • Bachelor of Nursing 2004
  • Certificate of Stomal Therapy 2008
  • Advanced Life Support 2007 - 2013

Experience

  • Owner/Head Coach Blue Lake CrossFit since March 2012
  • Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • Mt Gambier and Districts Health Service Inc
  • Royal Hobart Hospital
  • South East Regional Community Health Service

HER STORY

CrossFit enthusiast since January 2011

My life has been changed by CrossFit – and I know a lot of people say that but I truly believe that it has saved my life. By CrossFit I actually mean the community that it creates. My Coach taught me that I could do anything and he was right. I went from full time shift work in the “Curative” side of health to now working for my own business and focusing on “Preventative” health which in my view is so much more important for the future. Daily I am surrounded by people striving for their goals whatever that may be and the fact that I can help them achieve that is amazing. CrossFit made me fitter, faster, stronger – but I believe it has made me a better person as well.


ADAM MAYWALD - Coach

Education and Qualifications

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certificate September 2011
  • CrossFit Level 2 Certificate June 2016
  • AWF Level 1 Club Weightlifting/Sports Power Coach April 2013
  • AWF Level 2 State Weightlifting Coach 2016
  • Certificate 3 in Fitness February 2013
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Certificate June 2014
  • Senior First Aid Certificate 2018
  • Bachelor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (Hons) 2007

Experience

  • Owner/Head Coach Blue Lake CrossFit since March 2012
  • Civil and Environmental Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Engineering Manager (current)

HIS STORY

CrossFit devotee since March 2011
CrossFit literally changed the perspective of my life. The constant variance and infinite combinations that each day’s WOD brings offers me mental and physical battles that I cannot simulate anywhere else. I love the challenge – CrossFit has made me harder, faster, stronger and fitter than I’ve ever been in my life, and more able to tackle whatever is thrown at me. It has revealed my strengths, exposed my weaknesses but constantly dares me to do better next time.


JO HARVY - Coach

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certificate June 2013
  • CrossFit Level 2 Certificate May 2018
  • Certificate 3 in Fitness Feb 2015
  • Sandboarding Instructor (endorsed in the USA)

EXPERIENCE

  • Owner at Ocean Culture - Est. 1992
  • Ocean Culture Sandboards - Board Shaper since 1994
  • Surfing, Sandboarding, Snowboarding, Wakeboarding, Mountain Biking
  • Australian Representative of Dune Riders International (Staff Member)
  • High School State Level Athletics & Training
  • Graphic Design & Website Management
  • Event Organization, Volunteer & Judging (Surf Comp’s, Offroad Racing, Downhill Mountain biking)
  • Assistant Coach at Blue Lake CrossFit 2013-current

HER STORY

CrossFit regular since November 2011

I started CrossFit in the hope that it would keep me fit, active and healthy, so that I could continue to enjoy the things I love doing the most. But what I’ve gained has been a whole lot more than that! Aside from the great community, friendships and a new direction in life, one of the most important things I found was being able to identify and rehabilitate my life long nagging injuries. I’m actually more mobile, stronger and fitter now than I can ever remember. CrossFit exposes my strengths and weaknesses, and serves up constant challenges and opportunities, all of which I enjoy (and sometimes hate!) What has resulted in taking better care of myself, has turned into a passion to help others to achieve the same.


SIM GILL - COACH - CROSSFIT KIDS COACH

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EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Dec 2015
  • Certificate 3 in Fitness
  • Certificate 4 in Fitness (Currently studying)
  • Senior First Aid

EXPERIENCE

  • Works in Education with Children
  • Has always been actively involved with sports including athletics and netball.
  • CrossFit Assistant Coach/CrossFit Kids Coach since 2015

 

HER STORY

After winning a gym membership and improving my level of fitness, I became aware of CrossFit training through a friend.
First visit was to a farewell 'disco themed workout' where they were saying goodbye to a member. The first thing I noticed was the unique camaraderie and community vibe unlike anywhere else I had experienced. The workout was accessible to all people and to their individual levels of fitness.
It was love.  
From there, I looked forward to attending 'the Box' whenever possible, not just to exercise in a supportive, inclusive environment with knowledgeable coaches- but also to have fun and meet new people.
This was the place for me.
I became inspired to learn more about all things Crossfit . I want to help people to help themselves. To have a go and to feel comfortable in doing so. Each person who walks in the door has the potential to achieve anything. There is so much more to CrossFit than lifting weights...although this IS so much fun.  My special interest includes CrossFit Kids/Teens as it is a natural progression to what I do at school. I want kids to become excited about being active, to have fun, and to feel good about themselves.


Jim slattery - Coach

Education and Qualifications

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certificate 2014
  • Certificate 3 in Fitness (Gym Instruction) 2015
  • Certificate 4 in Fitness (PT) (currently studying)
  • Apply First Aid2013
  • Surf Coach level 1 2011
  • Surf Rescue Certificate 2014
  • Diploma of Training and Assessment 2010
  • Electrician
  • Police Check for working with children (current)

Experience

  • Crossfit Athlete since May 2012
  • Assistant Coach at Blue Lake CrossFit since 2015
  • Electrical Lecturer TAFESA Mount Gambier since 2003
  • Industrial Electrician (upto 2003)
  • Waveski surfer

his story

As a late bloomer to the fitness scene (I didn’t start going to a gym until after 40) I slowly built up my level of fitness and knowledge over the ensuing years.  I was enjoying working out and learning about fitness and after a 10 week challenge at the gym, went searching for the next change to my regime.  I found CrossFit and immediately knew it was what I was looking for – constantly varied, always challenging me and a group atmosphere that was very supportive.  There is no doubt I am fitter and stronger than ever before in my life, and with the renewed confidence that this brings.   Mixing it with crew half my age and occasionally performing better proves that age is not the barrier, but attitude is. 

It was early days for Blue Lake CrossFit  when I started and I feel lucky to experience BLCF evolve into the facility it is today.  Coaching felt like a natural progression given my teaching experience and passion for CrossFit training.  I take great pride when a member achieves something never before attained – their first pull-up, double under, PB’s (personal bests) with weights – and strive to help everyone achieve their best.  It really is the biggest thrill!  I believe in the methodologies of CrossFit and its ability to improve your fitness for just about anything life throws at you, and appreciate the opportunity to pass on my knowledge. 


NICOLE FORREST - COACH

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EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Feb 2017
  • Certificate III in Fitness Feb 2017
  • Provide First Aid Course Dec 2016
  • Bachelor of Education (primary and middle) 2008
  • Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood

EXPERIENCE

  • Assistant coach at Blue Lake CrossFit since 2017
  • Kindergarten and school teacher

HER STORY

I have always loved sport, growing up playing netball, basketball and tennis. But after having 4 kids and a shift working husband I found it hard to juggle my own fitness time. My husband started CrossFit when it opened up in Mount Gambier and for years I said I would never do it. I always thought it was too hard and intense. However after watching him progress over the years and seeing the friendships and support that is shown during sessions and in house competitions I decided to give it a go. And I love it!

What do I love about CrossFit?

  • It's about bettering yourself. Not about beating other's but beating yourself - improving your times and/or weights. Everyday you try to make yourself better.
  • I love the tight knit community. No body judges your shortcomings. The coaches and other members are supportive and inclusive - helping each other out, cheering you on, giving you a high 5 after the WOD.
  • You get constant coaching and support. With small groups, coaches are able to help you focus on technique and safe movements. The coaches know your capabilities and limitations and work with you to help you reach your goals.
  • And I love the weight lifting! CrossFit is something that I never thought I could do. I had the mentality that 'I can't' and 'it's too hard' but lifting has given me a sense of empowerment and self confidence. There's still so much that I can't do but if I look back at my workouts and abilities I can see how much I have achieved. And how much more I can still achieve!

 

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