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Member of the month for August 2016

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Grant Kelly member of the month, August.-2We have decided to start doing a ‘member of the month’ to highlight someone who has been crushing it in their pursuit to awesomeness.

This month we have selected, Grant Kelly.  He is a regular at the 10am class, and to be honest, made my decision pretty easy. He has missed a total of 2 sessions in 3 and a half months.

There are many other members at the box who are worthy of this title, but for now, let’s acknowledge Grant’s hard work.


When and why did you start training with us here at CrossFit MSD? 

I started training early June, just on three months ago. Giving CrossFit a go was always something I had considered trying but would always find an excuse not to…too busy at work, not enough time, to macho, don’t like wearing lycra too often, looks too hard etc. Actually, I think I was beginning to find an excuse to avoid any type of exercise. I had a membership to one of those 24-hour gyms but the convenience of being able to go at any time meant that I would push a workout back to later in the evening and then lack the motivation to go choosing a nice warm bed instead. I’m not sure if it was when the scales starting to push the 100kg mark, realising I had to sit down to put my shoes on or that it hurt to do simple things like stand up from a chair that made me do something about it. I knew that I needed to do something and I was never going to get any results on my own and the whole going to the gym lifting weights was getting very dull and repetitive. My wife was enjoying her club atmosphere and training so I was thinking maybe that’s what I needed. I walked through the door at crossFitMSD and never looked back.


What have you achieved since training with us at CrossFit MSD? 

Since starting I’ve dropped 10kg and massively increased my range of movement. Three months ago I used to have to get down on one knee to get something out of the fridges at work or lower myself into a chair. Now I squat with my arse to the floor and touch my toes. I still have a long way to go with flexibility, core strength, endurance, co-ordination, actually…everything still needs work. But that’s half the fun, there is always a new challenge 


Who is Grant away from the box? Work, hobbies, family life etc? 

Grant away from the box is family and work, my two main priorities in life. Any spare time is filled with a whole range of things. If it involves either a backpack, pair of shoes, bike, water, snow, beach, mountain, board or boat I’ll give it a go. Always looking to try something new. Never a master of anything but always willing to have a crack. When time appears and the sun is out I love good BBQ, wood fired pizza and a beer with family and friends 


Tell us a fun fact about you? 

Fun fact about me…. Not sure really. I speak pretty openly so if you want to know something about me just ask.


What are your goals for the next year? 

My goals for next year are to keep improving and go as far as I can in CrossFit, including getting that first elusive muscle up. I used to do a lot of athletics as a youngster so if I can get back into it I’m thinking of hitting the Aussie masters next year.


How has CrossFit changed your life? 

CrossFit has given me a chance at a fit and healthy lifestyle again. My weight and health were definitely heading down the wrong path. I needed a new routine and something outside of work to go and do. The trainers, the members, the new mates, the box, the atmosphere, the lack of egos, the encouragement, the ever-changing workouts all make it easy to rock up every session. I eat better, I sleep better and I’m glad I walked in the door and started. Wish I had done it years ago.


Thank you for sharing your awesomeness with us at the box. We look forward to training together in the future and hoping to see the entire Fish Frenzy crew training with us too, lol.


Lachlan Coyne lost 17 kilos in 6 weeks

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

I started going to Crossfit after talking to Bomma and telling him how I wanted to get fitter and healthier so he recommended Crossfit MSD to me. I thought why not, I’ll give it a shot and haven’t looks back since. When I first started Mason sent me for a 100m jog after which I felt like I wanted to die, he then pushed me to do some Burpees (5 I believe) which felt like hell on earth. After I went home I thought “I need to get better” so I signed up. Now 6 weeks later I can run 600m before I need to break, Burpees are now a possibility and even to an extent fun to do. My life has changed dramatically since joining I can now walk down the street without getting out of breath and can enjoy the basics of life a lot easier now.

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How Kelli Kaine lost 12kilos in 4 months (Athlete Testimonial)

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

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Athlete testimonial by Kelli Kaine

 “I couldn’t rate Crossfit MSD, the coaches and atmosphere more highly.

Mason has absolutely changed my life in a positive way.

It’s so much more than exercise, it’s accomplishing goals day in and day out, lifting heavier, running faster and doing things you never thought could be possible and it all becomes a way of life I don’t think in my 29 years have I ever been this excited about working out.

I’m now 12 kilos lighter since starting 4 months ago but most importantly feeling fit, strong, healthy and have way more energy.

The coaching advice is one of a kind where you are supported all the way through every aspect of your training and is honestly like having a personal trainer.

Always approachable, supportive and encourage the shit out of you.  

Crossfit MSD all the way.”


Words can’t explain how proud of her I am. She deserves to be acknowledged for her hard work.

So how did she achieve these results?

She showed up everyday, did what we asked of her, put in 100% on each workout and she even said she didn’t change her diet to much. She just stuck to the training plan and got amazing results. We are now going to sit down together, grab a coffee and get her nutrition dialed in. The results then will be scary.

If you want to learn a little bit more about what she has actually been doing in the gym contact me by email or you can book a FREE trial class by following the steps on the top left hand side of this website.



A letter/testimonial by Leanne Stokes (CrossFit MSD member)

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Dear Mason
It has been almost 12 months since I walked into your box with unknown expectations, and during that time have now found myself willingly attending at least 5 days a week unless I am out of the state, even then, if I have been away on extended holidays I have managed to find a Crossfit box and worked out with them. Globally every box has the same vibe, it’s so awesome.
I once spoke with you and you asked me what my goals were… and I still really don’t know, but I did really want to learn to do kipping or strict pullups, deadlift 100kg, do a wall climb or handstand pushups do more than 1 Toes to bar in 12 minutes ?, not really, but that’s because I couldn’t do them. I amaze myself as to how excited I get on actually achieving these movements, though my kips are still not pretty.
Generally I have a gym membership and use it for 3 months before I go on holidays to get into some sort of shape, which was my original reason for turning up in August 2015 as I was going on holidays in January, so after this time, what was my goal?
I still don’t have any set goals (but hope to run in the Burnie 10). as it has now become part of my day, rain snow or shine and whilst I find the WODs and lifting challenging, I do not find anything I really dislike except perhaps kettlebell swings.
I find myself some days at work wondering why I am doing this as my legs and shoulders hurt and it’s an effort to move and I think there is no way I could possibly workout tomorrow, but the alarm goes off, I get up and rock on in for another morning of exercise, and so it repeats. Your words are “just get used to it”. Well I still haven’t but some days are better than others and I so don’t want to say, “I’m too old for this”.
I have thoroughly enjoyed these 12 months and have met some wonderful people, I love the inclusion and the comradery from all who attend; from those who are beginners to experienced competitors of all ages. And how encouraging they are even when you are the last to finish, or pressing a 15kg bar over your head.
I would like to thank you for your assistance, advice and coaching over the last 12 months and I am looking forward to what I will be achieving in the next 12 months, perhaps wacky Wednesday to go along with Happy Tuesday!!
I would also like to congratulate you on your professionalism and enthusiasm you bring to your business

Kind Regards
Leanne Stokes