Get to know Coach Chris....AKA "Aussie"!
Where you're from - Brisbane, Australia (live in Lakeville, Minnesota now)
When/where you started your fitness pursuits - Australia with a trainer back in 2006
Did you play or do any sports before starting CrossFit - Rugby league and swimming as a kid. Trail running, surfing and paddleboarding when I can these days.
When you started CrossFit - October 2013
Who introduced you - Co-workers
Why do you love CrossFit - every workout is different and you're constantly working on your strengths and weaknesses. Working out with a group of friends makes the hard ones that much better.
Why do you coach - I really enjoy seeing people reach their full potential and pushing themselves to a level they thought they could never achieve.
How you like to coach athletes/clients - I like to keep it fun and relaxed while challenging athletes at the same time. I enjoy helping people break down the movement into parts to give them a better understanding of the correct form.
What is your focus when you coach - form, technique, community, having fun, working hard.
Coaching experiences - Swimming at the pool in Australia and assisting coach my younger brothers rugby league teams growing up.
Sport experiences since and/or before crossfit - The best experiences I have had since starting CrossFit have been Memorial Day Murph, team competitions, Ragnar Relay and going to the 2017 CrossFit games.
Family life - wife Erin and two dogs (Kirra and Bailey)
Future goals - I would like to eventually be a part of a team that runs a fitness/recreation center offering CrossFit, swimming, rock climbing and other fitness-based activities.
Favorite food - steak with sweet potato and grilled vegetables
Favorite animal - dolphin or kangaroo
Favorite thing out side of CrossFit - traveling to new places and surfing