CrossFit beginnings: After several years of training at a large gym chain, doing the usual cardio/strength workouts, Graeme was desperate to go harder and faster. So he joined a Boot Camp group and luck had it that the trainer was Commando Steve (Steve Willis). This experience transformed his life and created an unshakeable passion for CrossFit and its philosophy.
General fitness experience: Graeme’s fitness career started as a personal trainer, doing 1-on-1 and group training sessions. To support the fitness industry, he volunteers every year at the FILEX Fitness Convention in Sydney.
Fitness philosophy: Graeme believes that age is no barrier to being fit, strong and healthy. Known affectionately as ‘the Fossil’ Graeme is an inspiration to young and old alike. His favourite t-shirt reads “The older a fossil is, the harder it becomes”. He believes that a healthy body comes from useful exercise, unadulterated food, adequate rest, and the development of mental toughness. Graeme loves the sense of community that CrossFit has fostered worldwide. He has found that being part of an active community provides friendship, support and encouragement for CrossFit members along their journey, regardless of their level or ability. “At competition days, there is a real sense of members encouraging each other. The biggest cheer is often for the person who finishes last but struggles through anyway”.
Lynn Guilhaus (Co-Founder, CF Coach and Mobility Coach)
Fitness experience: Lynn’s fitness career began in 1982 as an Aerobics Instructor and expanded quickly to become an international fitness business owner in 1984 (UK). She ran fitness classes for up to 500 people per week in Swansea (South Wales), organised a fitness display for the 1984 Welsh Games, raised money for charity, and became a regular newspaper contributor. During that time she trained under the wing of legendary bodybuilder Paul Grant in Swansea. Over the last 25 years she has extensively studied the science of human movement including exercise physiology, sports medicine, biomechanics, remedial massage, and CrossFit.
Fitness philosophy: Life is a journey and the better we move and the healthier we are, the more of life we can experience and enjoy.
CrossFit Experience: Lynn is a certified CrossFit Trainer, has attended many CrossFit events over the last 5 years, and enjoys a ‘primal/paleo’ diet and lifestyle.
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