Crossfit Gyms Overview
Crossfit is an extremely popular fitness program that is both an exercise philosophy and a competitive fitness sport. The Crossfit culture has gone beyond just the boundaries of the fitness sphere as it has become a cultural phenomenon across the globe.
At its core, Crossfit is a broad-based strength and conditioning program to improve in all areas of fitness. To that end, Crossfit specializes in not specializing. On a practical level, Crossfit participants workout by engaging in various high intensity movements designed to increase endurance, stamina, strength, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and all other areas of your overall fitness. Though each Crossfit gym has its own persona and methods, the general message of decentralization and anti-specialization is present from one Crossfit gym to the next.
Crossfit Workouts & Equipment
Crossfit participants complete a Workout of the Day (“WOD”) as part of their daily routine at a Crossfit gym. Some of the most common movements include pushups, pullups, sit-ups, clean and jerks, bench presses, squats, box jumps, rope climbs, jump ropes, burpees, kettlebell swings, thrusters, and wallball.
Crossfit gyms use many different pieces of equipment, including dumbbells, kettelbells, medicine balls, resistance bands, rowers, ab mats, jump ropes, boxes, and gymnastic rings.
Crossfit Gyms in Australia
Below is a list of Crossfit gyms across Australia, organized by locale/region.
Crossfit Melbourne Locations
Crossfit CBD Melbourne is located on a rooftop location in the middle of Melbourne CBD. Participants are required to book sessions in advance as they cap their classes to make sure you get the attention you deserve! There are several different membership options, from month to month for $115 per session to upfront payments which will save you more money. So, get your butts out of your office chairs and head to this popular Crossfit location in the heart of Melbourne CBD.
Vault Performance and Crossfit 224 is located in an actual old bank vault. If that isn’t cool enough to draw you in, Vault Performance is one of the most highly regarded Crossfit gyms in Melbourne CBD. Like other Crossfit gyms, each session starts out with a group warmup followed by a strength/technique or skill development, and finally a WOD. They have a beginners training program for those that are looking for an entry level program into Crossfit. There are various levels of membership from drop ins, a 20-class pass, an 8 session beginners program, 3 classes per week, or unlimited classes for all of Crossfit 224’s offerings (CrossFit, Mobility, Strength, Gymnastics and Olympic Lifting).
Crossfit Victoria (2/62 Rose Street in Fitzroy | 9417 4907)
As the first Crossfit affiliate in Victoria, you can rest assured that Crossfit Victoria knows Crossfit and knows what they are doing. The coaches there are passionate and love to coach Crossfit training methodologies. In addition to group training classes, Crossfit Victoria offers small group training and private training for those looking for a little more individual attention. They offer a free one hour trial for those interested, so what have you go to lose?
Crossfit Turmoil is based in Coburg, Melbourne Victoria and is the only such facility in the region. Crossfit Turmoil offers group training classes and also an individualized program and personal training coaching. For group membership, you can either pay $25 per class, $120 per session twice a week, or $150 per session three times a week.
Schwartz’s Crossfit Melbourne was founded in 2000 and offers a personalized training schedule to achieve your fitness and body goals. Schwartz’s distinguishes themselves by providing a friendly and encouraging atmosphere, committed and knowledgeable trainers, and emphasis on working on your weaknesses and strengths. Schwartz’s also has a Crossfit Youth Program for those 12-17 years of age based around the Crossfit model.
Crossfit Deux is another popular Crossfit gym in South Melbourne, but it also is home to the hardcore Walker’s Barbell Club, which is a 2+ hour session for those that wish to train for extended periods. These sessions are for those looking to compete in the Crossfit games or in other Olympic Lifting or Power Lifting competitions. Crossfit Deux membership is $210/month for unlimited classes. Personal training is also available for $75/hr.
The thing that sets Crossfit 3000 apart from other gyms whether Crossfit or not is that they have the experience and the know-how of what works and what doesn’t. That’s why Crossfit 3000 really tries to limit membership and tries to provide the best experience and environment possible for you. They start you off with a complimentary introduction to get your feet wet then give you 10-12 private training sessions with a coach who will make sure you are ready to enter group training classes. Crossfit 3000 has been growing rapidly and has even had to restrict membership, so you can rest assured that their method works!
Crossfit Hawthorne East (CHE) provides an introductory semi-private small group session for 90 minutes for $75 to introduce Crossfitters to all the Crossfit concepts they will need to know. Following this group session, called the CF101 Workshop, participants can become members of the group class. CHE offers 3, 6, and 12 month commitments.
Crossfit Blackburn offers two free intro classes to learn the fundamentals of Crossfit and get your feet wet. This gym stands out from other Crossfit gyms because it is a simple, yet premium Crossfit box with top-of-the-line equipment and awesome coaches.
Much like Crossfit Ringwood’s website, there is no messing around at this gym. This isn’t your fancy schmancy gym with all the latest gadgets and equipment. However, it has everything you need in a Crossfit gym and people of all different ages and skill levels regularly attend this gym. A 10-session group beginner pass is $150.
Crossfit U is five minutes away from Melbourne CBD in West Melbourne. Classes are restricted to ten athletes per coach to maximize training and performance from each participant. There is plenty of parking at Crossfit U which is one less thing you need to worry about. As far as pricing, Crossfit U offers student discounts and 20% discount for all full time military, police, and emergency service personnel. They also offer drop ins for $25/session, unlimited classes for $210/month, and a standard membership which includes 3 classes per week and costs $185/month.
Crossfit Westgate offers a free trial session and its Element Course to prepare individuals for Crossfit training. Above all else, this gym stresses the camaraderie and common goal of increasing your overall fitness through hard work and exercise. They also focus on healthy eating in their classes.
Crossfit Perth Locations
This gym was established in 2008 and offers personal training sessions, Crossfit fundamentals workshops, and group and mobile classes. Crossfit Perth has 12 accomplished coaches who will work around your time schedule to teach you all the ins and outs of Crossfit workouts. Also, if you are interested in training as a Crossfit coach, this gym offers a level 1 Crossfit seminar.
SF Gym (22/66 Roberts Street, Osborne Park WA 6017 | 08 6465 4777)
SF Gym offers Crossfit membership to both newbies and experienced Crossfitters. If you are new to Crossfit, they offer a Fundamentals Program where instructors will teach you the basic exercises and movements in order to prevent injury and maximize performance.
Crossfit Chamber (135 Francisco Street, Belmont, WA 6104)
This Crossfit facility is east of Perth and started out in a converted garage and an ex freight company office. Since then, this box has purchased their own dedicated facility, which has all the bells and whistles of a top Crossfit gym. In addition to the regular classes, they hold a Ninja Squad Training (so cool!), a lunchtime boot camp, and a Crossfit Kids class.
Platform Crossfit (305 Fitzgerald St | 0423 345 626)
This Crossfit gym was born out of two Crossfit coaches from another Crossfit box coming together. So, this box is really the best of what Crossfit has to offer. This box offers options for both new and experienced Crossfitters. Kick off classes (3 sessions) are $200 and monthly membership is $200 inclusive of open gym access.
Crossfit Brisbane Locations
Crossfit Brisbane doesn’t mess around when it comes to Crossfit. This is a gym dedicated specifically for Crossfit. As such, the atmosphere is very lively and sociable. The coaches are friendly and knowledgeable in all aspects of Crossfit. And rest assured, they will work you here!
Crossfit Arena (Somerville Sports & Aquatic Centre, 4 Stephens Road South Brisbane 4101 | 0414 371 986)
Crossfit Arena is a 180 sq metre facility with pullup bars, Olympic lifting platforms, bumpers, kettleballs, medicine balls, you name it! CFA’s trainers are dedicated Crossfitters themselves who have your best interests in mind. CFA’s intro session is $40 and their monthly membership fee is only $195, which is on the lower side of Crossfit monthly membership.
City 4051 (117 Mina Pde, Newmarket | 07 3856 0410)
As one of Australia’s largest Crossfit facilities with over 1000 square metres of indoor space, City 4051 makes sure you have the space you need to excel in your workouts. They have showers and other amenities on site and even offer a 10% family discount. Their rates are also very favorable at $40 for the Intro Package and $180 per month thereafter. They also offer discounts to students, military members, mothers, and affiliate members.
Crossfit Gold Coast Locations
Crossfit Urban Energy (4 Locations | 04888 87226)
Crossfit Urban Energy is perhaps the biggest and most well-established Crossfit box on the Gold Coast…well they are 4 boxes throughout the Gold Coast. They have locations in Nobby Beach, Currumbin, Runaway Bay, and Southport. The facilities are all top notch and the trainers are equally trained and equipped to lead you. They also offer a $29 Two Week Intro Crossfit Trial where you can try out unlimited classes at their facilities.
Reebok Crossfit Gold Coast is as you guessed by the name a Reebok Crossfit facility and the first Crossfit affiliate on the Gold Coast. It boasts the only Level 2 Crossfit Trainer on the Gold Coast which means top level support and guidance from the trainers at Reebok Crossfit. They also have a Fast Track beginner series where you can complete one-on-one sessions with their trainers and fast track your way to membership at this box.
Crossfit Alive (4A/149 Old Pacific Highway Oxenford QLD 4210)
Crossfit Alive has all the things a great box should have: top of the line equipment, solid trainers, and a friendly environment. One thing that they do that is different from most other Crossfit boxes is that they upload all of their WOD’s to their own Youtube channel, allowing you to practice and perfect your form and function before and after you step foot in this gym.
Crossfit Rocks (19 Benronalds St Seventeen Mile Rocks QLD 4073 Australia | 07 3376 1398)
This 100% Crossfit-purpose gym was established in 2009. There is onsite parking, shower facilities, and even a Crossfit Kids program designed to cater to kids and teens.