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Toowoomba's CrossFit gym has collected a national award win

CrossFit Great Divide trainers Christy Cotroneo and Jason Erbacher at Toowoomba’s Fighting Fit gym this week.
CrossFit Great Divide trainers Christy Cotroneo and Jason Erbacher at Toowoomba’s Fighting Fit gym this week. Nev Madsen

TOOWOOMBA'S CrossFit gym has come up trumps after only five weeks of operation with a national award win - thanks to a lot of help from local participants.

CrossFit Great Divide - a part of Toowoomba gym Fighting Fit Australia - is the newest of its type in Queensland.

But only weeks after opening for business, CrossFit Box entered the Australian Hero Games (AHG) competition and took an award for the most competitors to take part.

AHG provides the fitness community with an online fitness competition to raise money for charity that supports the welfare of families of fallen Australian service men and women.

The competition involved two separate Hero Dedicated Workouts run over a three day period.

Last year the games raised $50,000 for the Commando Welfare Trust.

CrossFit Great Divide head coach Jason Erbacher and owner Glenn Azar are both ex-soldiers who saw active service.

"I was introduced to CrossFit by my friend Jo Maas and it's a training method that I believe is very effective," Azar said.

"I wanted to add something to our gym and this was a natural step."

Erbacher said his workouts were designed for all participants.

"The CrossFit programs are constantly varied, high intensity, functional movement," he said.

"I program for the best and scale for the rest with the aim being everyone can get to a recommended level.

"It meant a lot to us as soldiers to raise funds for a great cause.

"I am proud of them all just for having a go.

"It's not about being the best or the fastest, it's about having a go."
 

Topics:  award, azar, crossfit, erbacher, gym


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