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CrossFit Caloundra in Moffat Beach on the Sunshine Coast. We're dedicated to helping you become fitter, stronger, leaner & healthier! Let our CrossFit coaches help you reach your goals! We're located at 156 Grigor St, Moffat Beach. Try our 3 day FREE trial today!

What is CrossFit?

CrossFit begins with a belief in fitness. The aim of CrossFit is to forge a broad, general, and inclusive fitness. We have sought to build a program that will best prepare trainees for any physical contingency—not only for the unknown, but for the unknowable. After looking at all sport and physical tasks collectively, we asked what physical skills and adaptations would most universally lend themselves to performance advantage. Capacity culled from the intersection of all sports demands would quite logically lend itself well to all sport. In sum, our specialty is not specializing.

CrossFit is an evidence-based fitness program. We believe that meaningful statements about safety, efficacy, and efficiency, the three most important and interdependent facets of any fitness program, can be supported only by measurable, observable, repeatable facts, i.e., data. The CrossFit methodology depends on full disclosure of methods, results, and criticisms, and we’ve employed the Internet as our primary means to support these values. Our charter is open source, making co-developers out of participating coaches, athletes, and trainers through a spontaneous and collaborative online community. CrossFit is empirically driven, clinically tested, and community developed.

We define fitness as increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains. Capacity is the ability to do real work, which is measurable using the basic terms of physics (mass, distance, and time). Life is unpredictable (much more so than sport) so real world fitness must be broad and not specialized, both in terms of duration and type of effort (time and modal domains).

The magic is in the movements. All of CrossFit’s workouts are based on functional movements. These are the core movements of life, found everywhere, and built naturally into our DNA. They move the largest loads the longest distances so they are ideal for maximizing the amount of work done in the shortest time (intensity).

By employing a constantly varied approach to training, these functional movements at maximum intensity (relative to the physical and psychological tolerances of the participant), lead to dramatic gains in fitness. Intensity is essential for results and is measurable as work/time. The more work you do in less time, the more intense the effort.

In implementation, CrossFit is, quite simply, the “sport of fitness.” We’ve learned that harnessing the natural camaraderie, competition, and fun of sport or game yields an intensity that cannot be matched by other means. The late Col. Jeff Cooper observed that “the fear of sporting failure is worse than the fear of death.” It is our observation that men will die for points. Using whiteboards as scoreboards, keeping accurate scores and records, running a clock, and precisely defining the rules and standards for performance, we not only motivate unprecedented output but derive both relative and absolute metrics at every workout. This data has important value well beyond motivation.

7 Reasons Why We Think You’ll Love CrossFit Caloundra!

First of all let us just say that CrossFit isn’t like your regular gym whereby you join up, then you’re left to fend for yourself unless you hire a PT (usually expensive PT). Here at CrossFit Caloundra we personally coach you through 60 minute group training sessions. Our training programs will help you build; cardio-vascular endurance, stamina, strength, power, speed, flexibility, agility, co-ordination, balance & accuracy. You can choose to come to any of the 4 session times run every day plus a Saturday morning class also. When choosing which gym to train at, it is important to understand that CrossFit is not a franchise and the service you receive can be very different from one gym to the next. CrossFit is becoming increasingly popular week by week and CrossFit gyms are popping up everywhere! The quality & level of experience between gyms and its coaches is becoming even greater – don’t get stuck with one that could possibly injure you or just not suit your goals.

Here’s our Top 7 Reasons why we think our gym should be your choice for achieving your fitness goals on the Sunshine Coast!

1. We place the highest priority on teaching you correct technique and keeping you injury free. Yes you could injure yourself doing CrossFit (so could you doing any form of training), but only if you do things your body isn’t capable of with poor technique. At CrossFit Caloundra YOU get a movement and fitness assessment included in your membership (we give you $160 of extras in fact – check it out HERE). We’ll show you exactly what your body is capable of doing. If you’re not ready for CrossFit – we’ll tell you because we care!

2. Anyone could start running a CrossFit gym simply by doing a 2-day seminar held over a weekend. You won’t find that here. Owned and operated by Exercise Physiologists (exercise science uni-degree) that have remedial massage qualifications. You’ll see that our coaches are professional, passionate about on-going learning and care massively about you achieving your goals in the safest way possible.

3. We have close to 14 years experience in the health & fitness industry getting people like you RESULTS. Our coaches live and breathe CrossFit on a daily basis from training through to eating. You’ll have the option of doing 1 on 1 personal training, 12 week transformation challenges or just plain CrossFit classes to get you the results you’ve been looking for.

4. We are one of only two Queensland Weightlifting Association (QWA) registered gyms on the Sunshine Coast. If learning the skill of weightlifting is your thing, come and be coached by those that actually know how to teach it correctly. You can even join on our discounted Darkside Barbell Club only membership and do just our weightlifting workout (choose from up to 9 training session times throughout the week!).


5. We’ll coach you through workouts that burn calories like crazy. Try doing one of the WODs (Workout of the Day) with running + compound lifts (like deadlifts, weighted squats, or cleans). It is not only exhausting but also brings you into a whole other realm of calorie burning. Workouts like this will keep you lean and mean!

6. We’re not all stuck up freak athletes running around making you feel intimidated. Of course we do have some very strong and fit people in our gym both young and old, but we’re all super friendly and encouraging. If you’re intimidated about trying CrossFit trust us when we say you’ll look back after you join and think that the whole “intimidation” factor of CrossFit isn’t anywhere close to what you thought it would be.

7. Can’t do CrossFit because you’ve got the kids? We have the solution. Put them in the gated ‘kids’ area we have created to allow you to bring them down and still get a workout done.


Getting started with CrossFit Caloundra is easy. You do not have to be fit or have any prior training experience to get involved.


We have a GUARANTEE at CrossFit Caloundra – We’re so confident you will love training with us we’ll give you ALL your MONEY BACK if after a month you think it isn’t for you!


PS Here’s 6 more reasons you’ll love training at CrossFit Caloundra!

1. CrossFit Caloundra doesn’t just copy and paste a generic online training program for it’s members to do. We have a very structured training plan with different goals and cycles designed to get ‘our’ specific group of members the fittest, strongest most healthiest versions of themselves in the fastest, safest way possible. Everyone can do our workout because we use a principle called ‘universal scaling’. This means that everyone including you, can do a version of the daily workout no matter where your fitness, strength or co-ordination level is.

2. Our gym is close to 300m2 in size. Our Rogue pull up rig has 5 squat stations attached to it and is 15m long. Does this matter? It does when at most CrossFit gyms you will be struggling for space with a full class on, dodging heavy barbells being dropped from overhead and being pushed off your pull up spot during a workout.


3. We’ll always challenge you to learn new exercises and keep you achieving more and more. We’ll open your eyes to how much you really CAN achieve. We treat everyone as unique in our gym and everyone achieves more than they ever imagined!

4. We’ll show you how to strengthen your core (WITHOUT doing 200 reps a day of ab-specific work). CrossFit Caloundra includes so many full body exercises that whether or not it’s your goal, you will build core strength.

5. Do you have any past injuries? A niggle that won’t go away? We will give you a correct assessment and either treat your issues or give you corrective exercise programs you can do while training with us. It’s all claimable under Health Fund rebates.

6. We want to see you achieve your goals. Our purpose is to help you get as fit as possible and build confidence in your abilities. We’re here to answer your questions anywhere, anytime on training, injuries, nutrition, supplements and anything else in the wonderful world of CrossFit.

‘World Class Fitness in 100 Words’

“Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast. Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense. Regularly learn and play new sports”.