Coaches

MICHAEL BONNEY (Owner/Head trainer)

Fitness Qualifications:
-Cert 3 in fitness
-Cert 4 in fitness
-First aid/CPR
-Registered Australian Fitness trainer
-Licensed Crossfit Affiliate (CF 4551)
-Crossfit Level 1 certified (2008)
-Crossfit Gymnastics certified
-Crossfit Kettlebell certified
-Crossfit Goal setting/motivation certified
-Crossfit Olmpic Lifting certified
-Crossfit Endurance certified
-Queensland Weightlifting Association (QWA) Level 1 certified
-Australian Strength and Conditioning Assoc. (ASCA) Level 1 certified
-Donny Shankle Olympic lifting seminar attendee
-Paleo Seminar attendee (CF Ipswich)
-Boxing certified

Fitness Background:
Over 9 years CF experience, Australian Crossfit regionals competitor (2010, 2011, 2013), personal training, group fitness
AFL (representative, senior level), basketball (representative level), cricket, athletics

NICK ZANKI (Coach)

Fitness Qualifications:
-Certificate 3 in fitness
-Certificate 4 in fitness
-First aid/CPR
-Registered Australian Fitness trainer
-Crossfit Gymnastics certified
-Crossfit Level 1 certified
-Crossfit Endurance certified
-Queensland Weightlifting Association (QWA) Level 1 certified
-Donny Shankle Olympic lifting seminar attendee

Fitness Background
Over 7 years Crossfit experience, Australian Crossfit regional representative (2011), personal training, group fitness, basketball

LACHLAN CAUCHI (Coach)

Fitness Qualifications:
-Certificate 3 in fitness
-Certificate 4 in fitness
-First aid/CPR
-Crossfit Level 1 certified
-Registered Australian fitness trainer
-Diploma of fitness
-Diploma of sport and recreation
-Clinical manual handling (disabled people)

Fitness Background:
Over 6 years Crossfit experience, Crossfit competitor, personal training, group fitness, rugby union (representative), athletics

JUSTIN WILLIAMS (Coach)

Fitness Qualifications:
-Crossfit Level 1
-Crossfit Kids certified
-First aid/ CPR

Fitness Background:
Crossfit Regional competitor 2013, coaching crossfit, basketball

AIDAN O’BRIEN (Coach)

Fitness Qualifications:
-Certificate 3 in fitness
-Certificate 4 in fitness
-First aid/ CPR
-Crossfit Level 1 certified
-Crossfit Gymnastics certified

Fitness Background:
Over 6 Years Crossfit experience, Crossfit competitor, rugby league

TAMARA LEECE (Coach)

Fitness Qualifications:
-Crossfit Level 1 certified
-Crossfit gymnastics certified

Fitness Background:
Over 6 years Crossfit experience, Crossfit competitor, athletics (representative level), softball (representative level), volleyball (representative level), netball (representative level), soccer. Followed ‘CrossFit Mom’ site through two pregnancies.

OLIVIA LOHAN (Coach)

Fitness Qualifications:
-Crossfit Level 1 certified
-Senior first aid

Fitness Background:
Over 6 years CF experience, Crossfit competitor, Olympic lifting competitor, competitive swimming,

LYNNE O’BRIEN (Coach)

Fitness Qualifications:
-Crossfit Level 2 certified
-AWF Weightlifting L1 certified
-Crossfit kids certified (Head coach-4551 kids)
-Senior first aid

Fitness Background:
Over 5 years CF experience, Crossfit competitor, Represent state for netball basketball and athletics.

ELLIE BURNS (Coach)

Fitness qualifications:
-Cert 3 fitness
-Crossfit level 1
-Senior first aid

Fitness Background:
Over 6 years Crossfit experience, Crossfit competitor and Olympic lifting.

GYM RULES

BE ON TIME!!

It is important that you turn up to the session on time as the warm-up is crucial for injury prevention, developing and honing skills, improving WOD performance, and reducing next day muscle soreness amongst other things. It also gives you a chance to set your weights, and make necessary adjustments before the workout begins. We totally understand being late once in awhile due to unavoidable circumstances, but we believe that it’s unfair for the coaches and rest of the class when consistently late members squeeze themselves into the workout, and disrupt the flow of the class.

NO COACHING!!
We encourage you to support your fellow CrossFitter with “c’mon, one more rep!” and we hate to see people finish their workout and not give support to those that are still slugging it out! We know that members have good intentions when they start giving coaching cues, but there is a big difference between “c’mon one more rep” and “you need to… ”. One member giving another member coaching cues might offend the person that is doing the workout, or provide misinformation on the technique.
If you see something that looks unsafe, grab a coach, that’s what we are here for!

ALWAYS PUT THE EQUIPMENT BACK AT THE END OF CLASS!!
Every piece of equipment has its own special little place in the gym. If you take it out of that place make sure you put it back when you’re finished. A place for everything and everything in its place!

KIDS:
This is a sensitive issue with other businesses sharing our estate. Ensure your child is kept upstairs throughout your entire workout. We are constantly moving large heavy objects around the gym and is a very dangerous atmosphere for children. The driveway is strictly out of bounds as cars and trucks use this on a constant basis for business.

Don’t talk when instructions are being given: We don’t believe that anyone that is talking is being intentionally rude, but it happens quite a lot. When a trainer is giving instructions please cease your chat. The movements we perform are technical at times and large loads are often moved. If you are not aware of a critical instruction due to inattention, you are more likely to injure yourself or someone else.

Please Park outside the gates as we are only designated 2 car parks.

We love the encouraging atmosphere and camaraderie in the gym and we want that to continue.

Let’s work together to ensure that all of your fitness goals continue to be achieved and exceeded at CrossFit 4551
Thanks,
Mick