Coaching/teaching is my absolute passion. I am a primary school teacher by trade but the confines of a classroom wasn’t for me.
I finally caved to my wife’s 16mths of persistence for me to join her in CrossFit in 2014. At the time we were becoming PT’s and I was in the process of changing my very unhealthy lifestyle. Turns out two classes in, I was hooked. Within the month I wanted to become a CF Coach.
I have been coaching CF for 7yrs. Why do I coach?? It’s simple, I love the process of helping people better themselves. Whether it’s the kids, Senior Power or anyone else in between I just love helping.
Seeing the light bulb moment, the reaction to a member’s first box jump, hearing “Gus I don’t need to lean on the arm of the chair when I get up now, I can just stand up”, the quiet little smile when they get a sneaky PB on the Deadlift they have been chasing for a couple of years…. Is all the validation I need to know I’m in the right gig.
I am fortunate to have a wife who loves CrossFit and the CF lifestyle almost as much as me. Our little girl will grow up with our way of life, which I believe will set her up for whatever she wants to conquer as she grows up.
Looking forward to the next 7yrs full of challenges, wins and lessons.
Coach Matt AKA Screech
I come from rugby league background spanning over four decades, which has taken its toll on the body. I immediately loved the extra mobility it gave me while improving strength when I started CrossFit in 2015.
I enjoy learning and tweaking the never ending list of movements and sharing my knowledge with the members.
The knowledge I have gained from coaching has benefited me and my sons have benefited from me being physically able to tackle any task life throws at me.
I started coaching in 2020 and love it. Personally I love improving my coaching with each class. However seeing the improvements over time to members and knowing I played a small part in that is what really drives me as a coach.
Coach Mat Y
I was introduced to CrossFit in 2013 where I soon became hooked. It started out as a way for me to get fitter and to lose weight. I had tried many different methods but was unmotivated.
When I started CrossFit, I weighed in at 120kg. The achievements that I have had since starting in mid-2013 have been losing 25kg and going down in clothing size by two.
Being able to keep up with my teenage children and enjoy sports and hobbies with them as they develop into their own version of themselves.
I have always been interested in how I could better myself and others. This is where I decided to get my CrossFit Level 1 Trainers certificate and my Cert IV Personal Training. I enjoy learning and developing my skills and knowledge so in 2019 I obtained my Level 2 Trainer for CrossFit, while also gaining a Level 2 Coaching Certificate for Rugby Union.
I also have had to learn and develop methods of rehabilitation through my own injuries which have come from my other sports.
I will say I don’t know everything and that I am still learning every day and that my journey is far from complete.
Originally from Christchurch New Zealand I’ve jumped the ditch with my partner for an exciting new chapter here in Wagga.
A cricketer by trade, I started my CrossFit journey back in 2018 while in Scotland where one of my teammates said, “come try this” and I haven’t looked back.
I’ve found friendships, family, and fun like no other through the CrossFit communities I’ve been fortunate to be a part of.
I’ve found a passion for helping others and genuinely wanting everyone to succeed and see their best selves which I hope to bring to the Victus family.
Everyone’s told be yourself, but I believe in being yourself skilfully and being a team.
Together. Everyone. Achieves. Moments.