WOF Crossfit success story
WOF Crossfit has doubled in size in the 18 months it has been in business and will be celebrating by raising money for a good cause on Saturday.
The gym, in Wall Place, Kenepuru, has 11 coaches and more than 130 members, including children and those who do boot camps.
Owner Anastasia Bennett said WOF Crossfit had outgrown its premises.
‘‘Our classes are fully booked, but we need that bigger space so we’re not crammed in,’’ she said.
Crossfit has taken the fitness world by storm in the past few years and its appeal – no machines, but plenty of running, lifting, throwing and exercises such as box jumps and press- ups – showed no sign of abating, Bennett said.
‘‘We’re producing results with weight loss and fitness, and people are having fun and feeling good about themselves.
‘‘Whole families are into it and we’ve created a really supportive community here. We wouldn’t still be in business if it was just a fad that died away after a while.
‘‘So we have to get bigger to meet that demand.’’
WOF Crossfit recently finished 12th out of 39 teams in a national competition in Mt Maunganui. Several individuals from WOF were pushing hard for titles in their divisions, Bennett said.
The extra room at WOF will mean more crossfit classes and space for a shower, toilet and changing rooms.
The opening on Saturday will be an opportunity for people to try crossfit and grab a sausage from the free barbecue.
One of the members is also raising money for motor neurone disease, Bennett said.
‘‘We’re always as supportive as we can be of members wanting to fundraise, and this is a great cause,’’ she said.
Hard work: WOF Crossfit’s Aaron Chan shows off his lifting style.