Welcome to DropBear Crossfit
When I started Crossfit, I had no muscle tone, I couldn’t do a pushup let alone a muscle up or most other upper body exercise, I was 40 kilos over weight and loved over eating, and eating the wrong foods. My wife and I had done circuit training and been members of a 24 Hour gym, but we were not happy with our progress or results.
We found an ad for Crossfit and called for a trial where we were introduced to constantly varied, high intensity, functional movements, we did a fundamentals / on ramp class to learn the correct techniques for moving our bodies, The box made us feel welcome, even though we had only done half of the workout they had done, you could feel the community spirit right from day one.
Since Leaving the Navy in 1993, my weight went up to 120kg, until I found CrossFit, now I am fitter than at any other time and I’m stronger. In my first year I entered the CrossFit open and competed, It showed me exactly where I was and what I had to work on to improve as a crossfitter. My wife, Kirthi, and I have had a desire to open a box in Nambour since we went down to the CrossFit Tour in February 2012, and on returning from 12 months overseas I did my CrossFit certificate 1, and here we are. 2015 I competed in the CrossFit Open, a worldwide competition and finished 2nd in Australia, in the masters 45-49 yo scaled division, I still have work to do and everyday we all grow.
I didn’t open the box to get rich, I opened it to help people with their health and I love the fact that they all get something from pushing themselves and achieving things they never thought possible.
The Elements of Fitness
Our focus is to improve each of the following elements.
- Cardiovascular/respiratory endurance: The ability of body systems to gather, process, and deliver oxygen.
- Stamina: The ability of body systems to process, deliver, store, and utilize energy.
- Strength: The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply force.
- Flexibility: the ability to maximize the range of motion at a given joint
- Power: The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply maximum force in minimum time.
- Speed: The ability to minimize the time cycle of a repeated movement.
- Coordination: The ability to combine several distinct movement patterns into a singular distinct movement.
- Agility: The ability to minimize transition time from one movement pattern to another.
- Balance: The ability to control the placement of the bodies center of gravity in relation to its support base.
- Accuracy: The ability to control movement in a given direction or at a given intensity.