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STEPH

FRANKS BROTHERS SELWYN

Attends - Mums & Bubs

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I have been going to the Mums & Bubs class at Franks Brothers Selwyn for 6 months, I have noticed huge physical and mental changes to my body since starting. I recommend Franks Brothers Selwyn to anyone wanting to start their fitness journey.

 

ANDREA MATHER

FRANKS BROTHERS MONTREAL

Attends - Crossfit

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11th July 2012 Athlete Reebok CrossFit Canterbury

Not sure who reads these, but just wanted to say I am new to crossfit and I already love it!
Peter and Nira are great!! Both of them accurately pick up my technique errors and help me to complete quality lifts. I know when I'm getting it right now because it feels right!! Peter was great the other day when I was struggling with an overhead exercise. I just couldn't keep it steady. He took the time to break it down into smaller bites, got me to do some basic exercises to warm my shoulders up and then I could do it!! LEGEND!

 

SOPHIE ELWOOD

FRANKS BROTHERS MONTREAL

Attends - Crossfit

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...for just over 2 months now! I have absolutely loved it! Totally hooked and it is changing my life! You guys have the most amazing, inspiring and helpful instructors. I want to thank you guys for that :)

 

DEE LEGGET

FRANKS BROTHERS MONTREAL

Attends - Crossfit

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Team Manager, Tactix Netball Team and I Just wanted to drop a quick note to say how much I am loving cross-fit and how I really appreciate your patience with teaching me everything&.and getting my muscles (or lack thereof !) pumping!! I am feeling heaps of benefit from it and know the inches will start to fall off sooner or later!

You make it fun (my interpretation of fun has clearly changed!) and from week one I have felt really comfy giving everything a go and battling thru at my own level!
Kia ora

 

LARISH TOOMEY

FRANKS BROTHERS PAPANUI

Attends - Crossfit

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I've been doing CF since April, 2014. Most enjoyable is the banter with the coaches and fellow gym buddies. CF has brought back the enjoyment of working out! My biggest improvement/achievement is positive attitude towards my training and constantly trying to push my limits eg ALMOST in the hundy club for deadlifts!! CF inspiration - fellow gym buddies and my coaches - Hannah and Deano. Papanui is so special because of the laid back, friendly, fun environment where everyone is challenged, encouraged and known by name.

 

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WARREN & HELEN

FRANKS BROTHERS SELWYN

Attend - Crossfit

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We train together at Franks Brothers Selwyn. We have made huge progressions with the help and support of the amazing coaches and fantastic community. I would recommend anyone to join Franks Brothers Selwyn and try something new.

 

PAUL LAMB

FRANKS BROTHERS MONTREAL

Attends - Crossfit

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I've been a CrossFitter for approx 18 months and have been at Papanui for the last 8 months. It looks like a box should - a bit edgy, a bit grungy - like this is somewhere work gets done. However it's the coaches and the members that really make the place special. Without them you just have a warehouse with a name above the door and some weights inside. Coaching is professional and serious but more importantly its engaging, enthusiastic and fun which is important to me as I prefer to enjoy my exercise not endure it. The day it becomes a chore is the day I give it up. The members are great as well - friendly, encouraging and welcoming to all. My biggest achievement was competing in the Team Nationals at The Mount in 2014. A huge goal that I have had and an amazing experience! As for inspiration I admire and am inspired by anyone that just does the work and who encourages and supports others who do the work too. Loads of examples across our community at Papanui I could mention but none more so than Coach Deano. Humble, supportive, knowledgeable with some pretty mean dance moves - Deano is a top boy! Coach Hannah has had the greatest influence on my fitness lifestyle. There isn't anything that she would tell me to do that I wouldn't - I trust her judgement and ability without question (well maybe some questions - haha - running?!). If it wasn't for the Hannah-Nator, I'd be back in that boom/bust cycle of 4 months at the gym losing weight and 8 months at the trough putting it all back on. I worked out with with Hannah at Moorhouse, I followed her to Papanui. So that's what Franks Brothers CrossFit means to me and I wouldn't be doing it anywhere else than with the Papanui Panthers.

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GAIL MURRAY

FRANKS BROTHERS NELSON

Attends - Crossfit

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I joined Franks Brothers CrossFit Nelson 17 months ago as I was in a bit of a rut with my exercise regime.  I was about to turn 50 and I needed a new challenge.  I was determined I wasn’t going to be one of those people who said they were too old to exercise.

Our Crossfit environment is one big friendly and happy community who welcomes everyone. I have made many new friends. Our Coaches Loz, Brad and Sam are the most awesome people, so experienced and inspirational.  They genuinely care about us all and are encouraging, motivating and helpful coaches who ensure we focus on the right technique for those complex moves and are always available for advice. 

Crossfit has taken me out of my comfort zone a number of times.  However I have found it incredibly liberating to be able to do a handstand, rope climbs and lift heavy weights along with many of the other Crossfit movements.  When I first started I had very little strength, my gains in the past year have been huge with my fitness, strength and mobility dramatically increasing.  I feel fantastic, have so much more energy along with a lot more confidence.  Crossfit continues to push me and empowers me to achieve my goals.

Crossfit is for EVERYONE regardless of how old, fit or strong you are.  Every move can be scaled to your ability and I love the variety…every day is different.   Everyone is so positive, they encourage and support you and NO ONE EVER judges or criticises you.  Everyone wants everyone to get better. I love the philosophy and love our Crossfit box.  It is an addictive sport and the best form of exercise I have every participated in.

 

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LOIS

FRANKS BROTHERS SELWYN

Attends - Crossfit Seniors

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I have reached the age where it is important for me to exercise regularly to maintain lean body tissue, mobility and strength.I joined Franks Brothers Selwyn to get my body back into shape after realising that I was slowly gaining weight and my body strength was
rapidly diminishing.

I visit the gym about four times a week. My main focus used to be spinclasses but I have been encouraged to participate in Crossfit. Initially this was really daunting and I actually do “suck” at it, however the staff are full of encouragement and are very non-judgemental. I work to my own capacity and am starting to see results.I have dropped 6kgs since joining the gym

Recently Franks Brothers Selwyn has introduced Crossit Seniors which I am attending and can feel the benefits.

 

SHARON BROPHY

FRANKS BROTHERS MONTREAL

Attends - Crossfit

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Why I like Crossfit... 
Great variety. Training can sometimes get tedious. I've done a bit of triathlon training in the past. 
CrossFit is great in that you turn up and don't know what to expect. You can't always play to your strengths. No 'steady state' hiding ground in CrossFit. Great fun - doing a hard session with other people makes it so much easier! 
It's competitive but in a fun way - really you're only competing with yourself as the weights are tailored to your own level 
great instructors! 
I was worried about bulking up - not at all - got more toned & able to work harder in biking / running without the mental dramas. Short hard sessions means it's all over quickly - easy to accommodate in busy lives I was apprehensive about the lifting, having not done much at all. However, it's all scaled to suit and I am lifting weights and doing stuff I never thought I could (without going nuts I might add) like: box jumps, Olympic lifting, climbing ropes, pull ups ! Yay ! Exciting ! 
You don't need to be a machine, nor do you have to turn into a machine...just get strong & have fun!

 

KIM McFARLANE

 FRANKS BROTHERS PAPANUI

 Attends - Crossfit

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I've been doing CF for about 18 months. I love the variety and the coaches who encourage you just to push yourself that little bit further while giving you the confidence to believe in yourself. CF is not only a part of my life....I even pay a babysitter sitter to look after my kids just so I can get to a class!!! Have managed my first double under in the last few months. Have a love/hate relationship with both Coach Hannah and Coach Deano and they are what keep me coming back (or I guess they would kick my butt if I didn't). Papanui is a second home to keep one fit and sane...