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Laura Gibbs

"I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul"- William Ernest

Where did it all begin?

Initially CrossFit wasn’t this huge fitness community when I started. It was the grungy garage-type gym with some insanely fit and good-looking instructors without all the Reebok paraphernalia. And to be honest, I hated it. My body hurt every time for days after I completed a wod- I rarely took the opportunity to go back unless Starbucks was involved postworkout.

I considered myself to be pretty fit, I’d played every sport as a kid and loved the outdoors, but CrossFit highlighted your weaknesses a little too often in the beginning. But when I moved to Melbourne I met so many individuals who loved and spoke so highly of CrossFit that I thought I’d give it another chance. I was put on a team for a competition in Mildura in 2012, after that I was hooked.

Why CrossFit?

CrossFit humbled me. I’d always been pretty good at everything I tried, however CrossFit made me work hard to achieve my goals and be the better person I am today.

Favourite thing about CrossFit?

Can I say the hot guys? Only half kidding. Actually CrossFit gave me back that team spirit. I love competing with a team or a partner. I work a lot harder if I know I can’t let down my teammates. And the level of camaraderie and sportsmanship is highly recognised in the sport of CrossFit.


3.5 years of CrossFit, and still going strong *crosses fingers & hopes body will hold up for another 20 years*


CrossFit level 1 trainer

Registered nurse

First aid & CPR

Favourite Quote:

“I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul”- William Ernest