WELCOME TO CROSSFIT CQ
Crossfit CQ’s leading quality is it’s diversity. We have 55 year olds and 18 year olds, we have doctors, builders, stay at home parents, cleaners, engineers and business owners. We have introverts and we have extroverts. We have people who love to be surrounded by other people and we have those that are happy just doing their own thing. We have people that ooze confidence and we have people who’s palms sweat with doubt. We have serious athletes and we have people who just want to move. We have people who have played sport since they could walk and we have people who hadn’t exercised in 7 years before they started with us. Our people have happy days and our people have crappy days. There is just such an extraordinary range of exquisite humans and really… the only glaring commonality between our members is that their desire to live a healthy and ambitious life lead to action.
CFCQ was born out of a passion for helping people realise they are capable of not just surviving, but thriving. We take pride in providing a professional and high quality service. Our coaching philosophy is to always ensure that everyone walks out just a little better, a little happier and a little more determined than when they walked in.
Let your desires lead to action and come and discover the CFCQ difference today.
What Is Crossfit
Getting Started at CrossFit CQ
Arrive about 15 minutes before your first class to complete a health check. Be sure to wear comfortable exercise gear and bring a towel and water bottle. PS: your first class is FREE!
Next, you’ll be given a quick tour and introduced to your coach. Ask them anything, they love questions and are always more than excited to help. Don’t be shy, we were all ‘first timers’ at some point.
CrossFit time! Don’t worry you’re not just thrown in the deep end, your coach will brief the workout, demonstrate the movements and work with you to ensure your moving safely and understand the workout.
Check out our membership options and chat to one of our staff about your goals so you can continue to experience the endless benefits of CrossFit at CrossFit CQ.
Get to know our coaches!
Matt Lindley (Matty L)
This ex RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force) guy is our resident movement technician. With a sharp eye for correct technique Matt will know your abs are off or if technique is being compromised without even looking at you… it’s super creepy! Never fear though, Matt’s approach is as friendly and helpful as they come… it almost makes you want to do something wrong just so he comes and has a lovely chat with you!
Matt is a solid CrossFit athlete an incredible coach and will surely add a wonderful presence to your CrossFit experience.
Outside of CrossFit
Day job: QLD Transport
Sean O’Neill (Scrap)
It was love at first sight for Sean and CrossFit and ever since his first exposure to CrossFit in late 2008 O’Neill has not looked back. Moving from athlete to coach to affiliate owner (in both Rockhampton and Gladstone), O’Neill has immersed himself in the philosophy that hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. At the core of his love for CrossFit lies a burning desire to share the benefits, both physical and psychological that he and many others have experienced since starting CrossFit.
O’Neill is behind CFCQ’s daily workouts and draws on his years of experience and learning to develop a well thought out and comprehensive program schedule. The success experienced by members training under this program is testament to the fact it works! So, if the magic is in the movement and the art in the programming then O’Neill is our Picasso. Sean has a freakish ability to lift the atmosphere in any room and it’s hard not to have a laugh when he is around.
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
- ASCA Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach
- Certificate IV in Fitness, Certificate III in Fitness
- Senior First Aid and CPR
Gabrielle Harding (Gabby)
Gabby is often the first face you will see when coming into CFCQ! Don’t let the shy exterior fool you, Gabby is quick witted and chatty once you get her going.
Gabby loves having an active lifestyle and enjoys both CrossFit Classes and Touch Football. While Gabby tries her best to stay out of sight we are never short of an impressive show when she works out – she’s got spot on form and is getting stronger by the minute!
Outside of CrossFit
Day job: School student
Emily Powell (Grizzly)
Since organising the CFCQ open day in December 2012 Emily has been instrumental in helping lay a solid foundation for CFCQ. Emily’s belief that absolutely everyone has something to gain from CrossFit training methods has helped CFCQ deliver many community programs to individuals who would never have in their wildest dreams thought they were capable of such things.
Emily comes equipped with a dry sense of humour, an unbending will, a few OCD tendencies and great voice projection!
Outside of CrossFit
Day job: Community Relations
Enjoys: Beach, gardening and spending time with family
Chloe Taylor (‘Taylor’ when the other Chloes are around)
We’ve all heard the saying ‘Look like a beauty, train like a beast’ (if you haven’t, you have now). Well, Chloe brings that saying to life every time she sets foot in the gym! The ex beauty therapist with a keen interest in nutrition and a love for creating delicious paleo treats has a sickening work ethic! Chloe is walking proof that persistence is the key to progress! Constantly working on any weakness she has Chloe has taken her CrossFitting from strong to stronger.
We love her (and her dirty sense of humour) and so will you!
Remember if your lacking creativity in the kitchen Chloe will absolutely be able to offer some advice and if you have one of those ‘Thermo’s you will never be short of interesting things to talk about.
Outside of CrossFit
Day job: Administration
Enjoys: Working on her new house!
Emma ‘Chad’ Chadwick
Two words; Work ethic… actually let’s make that three words; Sick work ethic. From first look it’s easy to see that Chad obviously works hard and it’s her appetite for ‘getting it right’ that makes her such a vibrant part of the CFCQ team. Chad’s fun yet firm style of coaching ensures everyone has a jolly good time while also getting the most of the daily WOD.
We’d like to say he arrived on his own accord however there may have been some ‘encouragement’ from Miss Chadwick that resulted in Coach Cal beginning his journey at CFCQ. It didn’t take long for Cal to become a lively personality at the gym and we are so thankful that Cal walks in each day wearing his work ruggers… so we can see those great pins he has! Coach Cal’s infectious enthusiasm has always encouraged those around him to enjoy themselves and his attention to detail and persistence in helping people reach new heights is one of our favourite thing about him (second to his pins… did we mention he arrives each day in ruggers?)
Smart – check. Witty – check. Great group management skills – check. Knowledgeable and passionate – check. Physio – check. Determined – check.
Benny is what we’d call the ‘whole package’ and is not only an ace at helping members but is able to use his experience as a Physio to assist our coaches expand their knowledge. (PS: If you want to see a good physio you can find Ben at CQ Physio)
Jordan brings with him a history in competitive sport and perfect hair. Jordan’s passion for helping others experience the benefits of exercise started with him obtaining his Cert 3 and 4 in fitness followed by his Crossfit trainer course. While his cool, calm and collected exterior make him easy to work with it’s his pursuit of constant improvement that make this young gun such an outstanding coach!
He may be the baby of the CFCQ coaching team but Jakes Standen a good foot above the rest of our mostly vertically challenged team. Once you get to know Jake you’ll realise he’s not all brawn, he’s brainy too! Jake is currently studying Exercise and Sport Science at CQU and we are thrilled he gets to use his studies to help better the quality of coaching at CFCQ. Jake has a dazzling future ahead of him… watch this space.
What a delight! We’re pretty sure we speak on everyone’s behalf when we say that walking into the gym and being met by Kate’s friendly face is the best! Kate might be the most junior member of the team but she is a quick as a whip and sharp as a tack when it comes to keeping your records up to date and is totally a first class cleaner (her room still looks like a bomb hit it, but she keeps the gym shiny for us all!)
You know those people you look at and think to yourself… how is it possible that you have had two kids and still look so dang good! Well, that’s our Bec. Bec mainly takes care of our Fit360 classes and our 9:30am class that has a loyal following of other mums on their own fitness missions. A combination of lived experience, a degree in Human Movement Science and employment that spans from Personal Training to working for the Australian Sports Commission leaves Bec well ahead of the pack when it comes to getting the best out of you. In her spare time (we don’t know where she find it either) Bec runs group fitness and individual training programs from her home business ChasingLeo Training.
Our Regular Clients
Some people like to judge this thing called crossfit. It’s mostly by people who have never tried it for themselves – which is crazy because even though you may get this look of “please just let this be over”, you will find yourself coming back for more tomorrow. Why would you not want to come back for more when it is the reason you are the happiest, healthiest & strongest you have ever been. What is even more amazing is that ANYBODY can do it. I love that my mum & I can go to the same place and do the exact same workout together and cheer each other on & everyone else around us. Yes I am one of “those” people that post about crossfit, but why not, because it has changed my outlook on life for the best! Just trying to share the love ?
P.s thanks to the guys who put on the elite fitness league! What a great weekend it was.Samantha Stapleton
Awesome box awesome coaches and members. Such a warm and friendly environment definitely worth a visit if your up this way ! Love it !Bozana Lukin
A friendly place to get you fit and strong. Great coaches, staff and members. Yet to ha e a bad experience would recommend to anyone wanting something different but gets results.Justin Rashleigh
I’ve been involved in cross fit ar Crossfur CQ for just on two years and since I originally started my life has done a complete 180 on so many levels . After a bit of a dry spell after competing in sports all my life I found myself overweight, puffy, lethargic and incredibly unfit . I realised a lifestyle of unhealthy eating, cigarettes and alcohol was going to give me a much shorter expiry date and I desperately needed to see my children grow up and see grandchildren born . After running into Sean”the energiser bunny ” O’Neil , he convinced me to give it a try . I get bored very easily but that word just doesn’t exist at Crossfit Cq. I thought I would greatly embarrass myself but the amazing coaches and crossfit community of Crossfit Cq inspire , encourage and support you to reach your goal and beyond . I’m fitter , healthier and in better shape than I have been in years and I have the most amazing friendships who give me the strength and tools to deal with the negative aspects of my life . I know each and everyone has my back as I have theirs . If you want fitness , health and strong friendships , stop thinking and start doing . I promise you won’t regret your decision .Kelly Gallagher
Done Pilates and had a go at beginners crossfit.. Going to try the bigger class next time bring it!!Sharn E “Oreilly
I had a great time at your facility! Awesome partner WOD and then competed in my Oly meet. I travel to a fair amount of boxes and i have to say i consider yours to be top notch. Great atmosphere and coaches all around. Please pass along my sincere thanks to the group. There is a good chance I will be traveling to Rocky again for work and will be looking to find the time to drop in again.Davitt Broderick
I had a great time at your facility. Awesome partner WOD and then competed in my Oly meet. I travel to a fair amount of boxes and I have to say I consider yours to be top notch. Great atmosphere and coaches all around. Please pass along my sincere thanks to the group. There is a good chance I will be traveling to Rocky again for work and will be looking to find the time to drop in again.Davitt Broderick