"Initially I was reluctant to try CrossFit, as I was of the view I would end up injured or make my already sore back - worse. I couldn't have been more wrong. And since joining I've never looked back.
I've been doing Crossfit for a little under 12 months now and in that time I have achieved numerous goals with the help and encouragement of the Coaches and other members of Zelos.
I have always been an active person, but I can honestly say that I have never been a part of something that has such a strong community spirit, where the people go out of their way to be friendly and helpful regardless of one's ability or fitness level.
I cannot speak highly enough of the Coaches at Zelos and would recommend to anyone wanting to improve their overall health and wellbeing in a friendly, positive environment - then Crossfit Zelos is the place to be."
- ANDREW, November 2017
"In December 2016, my Husband and I walked into CF Zelos, run by Gary and Matt. I had been exposed to another CF Box previously - only from a distance because it was located near my daughter's dance school. I always thought it was a pumped up, boy thing where everyone tries to out-do each other and would be highly competitive.
I couldn't believe that I actually verbalised this to Gary and Matt on my first day at the Gym, I had a real sense of trepidation when I signed up. I honestly didn't think I would last very long as amember. I have never stuck to a fitness routine for more than a couple of months. At the time I signed up, I struggled to run 100 metres and lift a 10kg bar.
Fast forward 12 months and I an still a CF Zelos member who regularly attends 4 sessions a week - I am an absolute convert! I'm now also part of the CrossFit movement as a whole and in February 2018 will compete in my first Masters Comp outside of our own box! And now a 100m run is a walk in the park and a couple of weeks bag I deadlifted 70kg, with my sights firmly set on 100kg.
There are of course the added benefits of gaining my fitness. Mental wellbeing, dropping a couple of dress sizes and excess body fat that is now banished for good. I share this activity with my Husband and girls who attend the CF Kids sessions at Zelos. When I hear my girls shout encouragement from the sidelines it makes my heart melt - I know we are setting our girls up for a healthy, balance future.
So what is it about Zelos that makes it so special and makes me keep coming back - THE COMMUNITY. This community that Gary and Matt have created is nothing short of amazing. Every single person is there to better themselves, not compete against each other. There is so much encouragement and celebration when personal goals are achieved, no less than Hi 5's all around. True friendships have been made that make going to a Zelos session enjoyable and an essential part of my daily routine. I LOVE IT and am sure you will too!"
- ANGELA, December 2017
"Hey Gaz, I just wanted to share this with you and say thanks for the past 6 months. You have helped my so much physically with my knee and rebuilding the muscle around it. You've also helped me gain confidence in myself, allowing me to step back out on the pitch and play again. Thanks to the supportive environment at Zelos, I've been able to achieve so much more than I thought I could - overcoming both physical and mental obstacles.
I'm excited for the year ahead - so Merry Christmas and THANKS AGAIN!"
- GABBY, December 2017
"If you had told me 12 months ago I'd be able to deadlift 100kg, I probably would have laughed in your face! Well that's one achievement I have ticked off my list, amongst so many others that I never believed I could ever do.
With the commitment, knowledge and encouragement of all of the Zelos Coaches, I have gained so much self confidence and a huge improvement to my health and fitness (I actually don't mind running now). It has not come easy by any means and if I said it wasn't hard work, then I would be lying. But at the same time, I have, without any doubt had the absolute, best time doing it.
Zelos isn't just another box, we are a family. What Gary and Matt have built is a true reflection of their vision to create an all inclusive Gym, where we can come together as a community to better ourselves in mind and body, with the added bonus of forging amazing friendships along the way."
- KYLIE, January 2018