Andrew has a large basis in functional fitness occupations including Australian Defence Force Service (Infantry), Cycle Couriering, Climbing & Bush Walking, Porter & Guide and Surf Lifesaving.
A long time diverse sport participant he has experience at high levels in MTB Cross-Country, Amateur Boxing, Rock Climbing, Adventure Racing, Triathlon & Marathon.
Fitness is gaining new definitions beyond that of Body Building and Body Shaping. Andrew's preferred style of training is formed around performance and function in life and sport/ activities that take place outside of the gym environment.
Training individuals for functional movement efficiency through strength and conditioning that has a foundational effect for all athletic needs. Aims in personal training are to increase your work capacity and general fitness through diverse and unfamiliar physical challenges by using varied functional movement executed at relative high intensity. Resulting in not only the ability to perform more efficiently in life's daily physical and mental tasks also to increase strength and power ratios and change body composition.
Fitness and health should be developed through an integrated approach that offers diverse challenges. Fitness routines should develop the mental determination, functional strength, mobility and endurance needed for optimal performance in sport and in life.
CrossFit takes a holistic approach to fitness, encompassing challenge, achievement and reward. The challenges are intense and varied.
Meet the challenge and enjoy the rewards of improved performance and wellbeing.
I believe your level of fitness has a direct impact on your quality of life. The more the pendulum swings away from sickness towards fitness, the better
your quality of life. By using the CrossFit Methodology of training and nutrition, you will remain healthy and start to shift towards fitness, as was and is the case for me. CrossFit is also a great vehicle for rehabilitation.
CrossFit is for all people regardless of their shape and size, whether you would like to play with the children/grandchildren for longer; excel at your sport; work in the garden without being puffed; ride the slopes for longer or be able to stay in the line up and not come in to the beach to rest.
"The needs of an Olympic athlete and our grandparents differ by degree and not kind" - Greg Glassman.
By using functional movement, at high intensity and constantly varying the workouts, you will achieve your goals and a whole lot more.
Be surprised at what you can do.
Growing up I’ve always loved sports, keeping fit
and healthy. Coming from a background in gymnastics I made my way into the fitness
industry through coaching gymnastics then
Personal Training, this lead me to CrossFit.
What I love about CrossFit is challenging your physical and mental capabilities and the sense
of achievement when you get a new pb or learn a new skill. The most rewarding thing about coaching at CFS is seeing people make progressions, from learning the fundamental movements, performing the more intense workouts and developing complex dynamic movements.
Cardio-respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, power, speed, flexibility, agility, accuracy, balance and co-ordination… you're only as good as your weakest link.
Be prepared for any activity at any time.
Having a strong interest in health and fitness from a young age, Liz has been involved in various sports including swimming, rowing, water polo & long distance hiking.
Understanding the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, Liz has pursued a career in Physiotherapy, with a personal focus on ‘prevention as cure’.
CF not only provides a superior platform on which to challenge yourself in ways you once thought were impossible, it also carries high potential for rehabilitation from injury and disease. Liz has applied core CrossFit movements and training principals to various populations to improve movement efficiency, decrease musculoskeletal pain and improve fitness.
(See the Joining info & Timetable section for more info)
Liz is able to provide musculoskeletal assessment with a range of treatment options (Stretch Therapy, Massage, Physiotherapy, rehabilitation exercises) to reduce your pain, improve movement and assist reaching your training goals.
Initial 45min consultation $80 (adjusted as time required)
Follow-up appointments: $55 (half hour)
Available: Tuesday & Thursday 6-8pm. Appointment necessary (Ph: 0401203916).
My training philosophy has a firm grounding in my first sporting love, Rugby. I started playing Rugby
at a young age and one thing that has always remained the same, no matter the level or age group, was that you did something slowly until you could do it right. Having played at a high level for a few years, the importance of spending an entire training session perfecting one ‘move’ became apparent: half way through a game, you’re getting tired and need points so you and your team attempt the movement and suddenly it all just clicks at full speed, looks awesome, feels awesome and does the job you wanted it to.
This same methodology of ‘practise makes perfect’ applies to CrossFit; if you practise a movement or technique at a lighter weight or slower movement speed, when you actually get it right and start increasing the weight it will feel ‘right’, allow for a greater increase in the amount of weight you
can lift in the longer term and it will also significantly reduce your chance of injury while attempting the movement.
CrossFit uses a wide range of movements and training types to increase overall fitness and strength. Whether you’re an athlete looking for high level conditioning or someone who wants to increase their general level of fitness, CrossFit Sydney can help you to achieve your fitness goals.