Success Stories

MEMBER TESTIMONIALS

Our community members inspire us daily. We’re excited to share their stories with you and can’t wait to be a part of your own fitness story!
  • Kate

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  • Damelza S.

    What was it about GW Performance that made you join?
    I had recently moved to the area and was looking for a new gym. I was bored with what I had been doing and wasn’t making much progress. I had tried CrossFit at a different place before but didn’t enjoy it. Even after that, I had read about so many positive experiences that I wanted to give it another go. I completed the Fundamentals sessions at GW and could already tell it was going to be a different experience here.

    What do you enjoy the most about GW Performance now that you’re here?
    1. The quality of the coaching and the attention that you receive in the CrossFit classes. I had to go back to basics on some movements when I started to correct my form and you’re not allowed to increase the weight or the difficulty of the movement if you’re not moving well.
    2. No-one (coaches or other members) has ever judged me for needing to scale movements or for using lighter weights. You’re still a part of the group even if you have to scale something.
    3. Seeing my progress improving over time as I record my results at the end of every session. You are encouraged to set goals and work towards achieving them.
    4. The support from other members of the community. We congratulate each other at the end of each session. When I’m the last one in the class to finish a workout I get cheered on and 3 times I’ve had people accompany me on a final 400m run at the end of a long workout (yes I can tell you the details of each time it’s happened). Another time I had a goal to complete 500m row in under 2 minutes and I had 20 people cheering me on and I smashed the goal and was buzzing for days after.
    5. Social events with members outside of the gym. I’m even allowed to bring my husband who isn’t a member.

    Have you learned anything about yourself since joining GW Performance?
    I’m working on trying to accept that what you can do is more important than how you look.

    What would you tell someone interested in joining GW Performance?
    CrossFit seems intimidating at first but give it a go even if you think you’re not fit or strong enough. I’ve found a program that constantly challenges me and I’ve seen improvements in every area that also help me in my daily life outside of the gym. I had tried CrossFit at a different place before and didn’t enjoy it but my experience with GW has been so different and now I look forward to every session.

  • Rob M.

    What was it about GW Performance that made you join?
    I actually came to GW via an arrangement with my work, and it just so happened that GW was right next door. However, I no longer work at that company and I still travel from across the city to train at GW because it is an incredible facility, full of incredible people.

    What do you enjoy the most about GW Performance now that you’re here?
    For me, the best thing about training at GW is that the coaches really care. They care about your performance and your body, they care about technique, and they care about what the gym stands for. I’m never going to be a Games athlete but it’s great to know I have access to the same level of coaching and knowledge to help me achieve my goals as an elite/professional athlete would. A really amazing by-product of this is that there is a genuine sense of community within the gym. Training can be really hard sometimes but it’s made much easier when you know everyone in the room wants you to succeed.

    Have you learned anything about yourself since joining GW Performance?
    All the time. There have absolutely been times where I’ve sandbagged a workout (I’m going to pay for admitting that) but far more often I am able to push beyond the physical and mental limits I had and this is all down to the great coaching, support, and occasional kick up the arse I receive from the GW team.

    What would you tell someone interested in joining GW Performance?
    When you haven’t trained much it can be really intimidating to go into a gym like GW because you have all these expectations about what CrossFit and Strength And Conditioning means and it just isn’t like that. Yes, it will challenge you, and there will definitely be times when you wonder what you’ve let yourself in for but the sense of achievement you feel when you hit a PR, or complete an ‘impossible’ workout it is a kind of reward you just don’t get in other parts of your life. Also, you’ll be amazed at how quickly you make progress, and next thing you know you’ll be asking for weightlifting shoes for Xmas.

  • Georgia

  • Neal D.

    What was it about GW Performance that made you join?
    From the moment I walked in the door and shook Leigh’s hand, I felt like I was home. The fit-out was amazing and it just looked like a fun place to train. My first few sessions with Mitch took my view of GW Performance from a “cool set up” to a highly organised, intelligent, caring facility focused on getting the best results for their clients, no matter what level they are at.

    What do you enjoy the most about GW Performance now that you’re here?
    I love the supportive yet competitive environment. Everyone who trains there is there to push themselves to become better and reach their goals whilst supporting everyone else along the way. The coaching team knows what they are talking about and program intelligently to get us to where we want to be. They care about our individual goals and are there to guide us and help us reach levels of fitness and strength we didn’t think were possible. Mitch took me from nursing a knee injury and not being able to do an air squat below parallel to back squatting my bodyweight for reps at full depth in 4 months. I see no end to what I can achieve at GW Performance.

    Have you learned anything about yourself since joining GW Performance?
    I used to think I could push myself when things got tough, but I now know I was still hiding in my comfort zone. I’ve learned to give my all every day and just trust the process. I continue to learn how much more I am actually capable of.

    What would you tell someone interested in joining GW Performance?
    Sign up today! They will give you the tools and the skills to get fitter, stronger and better than you ever thought you could be. All you have to do is work your ass off and make it happen. It’s not easy, but it’s worth it.

  • Ben

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