OUR TEAM

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ANNIE GALE

Co Owner and Coach

I have always had a keen interest in fitness and health, as a child and teen basketball was my sport of choice and I was a long standing member of various Globo gyms and worked with various personal trainers over the years.

I discovered CrossFit five years ago when I walked into my first session knowing nothing of the sport and have never looked back, to me I had found what the true definition of health and fitness is. Constantly varied, measurable, it is broad general and inclusive therefore the community and comradery of like minded people that is developed is a beautiful thing. You just don’t get this anywhere else. It doesn’t matter your age, gender or size CrossFit is for everyone.

As you can tell CrossFit changed my life for the good and I knew I wanted to share that with others. I started my coaching journey in 2014, I went on to complete my Cert III & IV in Fitness to have a greater understanding of the human body and how it works.

I am constantly expanding my knowledge through courses, training and learning from others in the industry, I’m a 38 year old mother of two and I finally worked out what I wanted to do when I grew up, Its never too late!

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Cert III Fitness
  • CrossFit Level 1 Coach
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Coach
  • Catalyst Athletics Level 1 Weightlifting Coach
  • Current First Aid

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CRAIG WOOLHAM

Co Owner and Coach

Prior to CrossFit I had around 25 years of playing football and then 5 years in triathlons, working from sprint distances up to ironman, both challenged me in different ways but I had never done a sport like this. In 2011 I discovered CrossFit and was instantly hooked! My first exposure to this sport was actually the level 1 coaches course, I had just completed my Personal Training qualifications and really loved the look of CrossFit and that style of training, so I thought I’d throw myself in at the deep end. I started on pretty much all the scaled weight/movements and learnt from the basics up, it was a totally new style of fitness for me so I had to take my time. Even though I had a good engine from my previous sports I lacked decent strength, over time I built this up and then was able to perform the WODs as prescribed (‘RX’). Since 2011 I’ve continued to build more experience by obtaining qualifications in Weightlifting, Gymnastics, Kettlebells, CrossFit level 2 coaching and I also spent 3 years at the Canberra Institute of Technology gaining my Advanced Diploma of Health Sciences in Soft Tissue Therapy and Manual Dry Needling. I love the variety of this sport and how it caters to everyone, you really don’t need to be fit to do CrossFit, you just need to try it!

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Advanced Diploma of Health Science (Soft Tissue Therapy)
  • Diploma of Massage Therapy
  • Certificate III and IV in Personal Training
  • CrossFit Level 2 Coach
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Coach
  • Catalyst Athletics Level 1 Weightlifting Coach
  • Glenn Pendlay Level 1 & 2 Weightlifting Seminar
  • Functional Movement Screen (Level 1)
  • IronEdge Level 1 and 2 Kettlebell Instructor
  • Current First Aid

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ian grabham

COACH

I started my fitness journey in 2006 after completing a transformation competition. The competition motivated me to improve personally and I wanted to officially start helping others through their journey. This inspired me to start personal training after successfully completing Certificate III and IV. I discovered CrossFit in 2008 and immediately fell in love with the CrossFit approach and the continuing challenges and improvements that it brought to my life. I started training, competing and coaching after completing my CrossFit Level 1 certificate in 2009. I competed in the first CrossFit regionals in Australia in 2009 and continued to compete at regionals until 2011. I have been training CrossFit clients since 2009 and have enjoyed training a variety of people, from those looking to improve their quality of life through to members seeking competition success. I was very privileged to have been a part of a coaching team for regional athletes for 5 consecutive years (2011-2015).

I thrive on working with and seeing people achieve their best through CrossFit. I chose CrossFit ThreeFlow as a place for myself to train as a member and to be a part of the training team as it matches my beliefs in what CrossFit is all about packaged with the awesome CrossFit ThreeFlow community.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Certificate III and IV in Personal Training
  • CrossFit Level 2 Coach
  • Diploma in Fitness
  • AWF Club Weightlifting and Power Coach level 1
  • Current First Aid

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ela casadei

COACH

I grew up playing and participating in a wide range of sports including Tennis, Swimming, Karate and Athletics. From the age of 10 though, I found my passion in Football (soccer) and played in boys teams until the age of 15. From year 6 until the end of college I represented the ACT in both Football and Futsal codes. After suffering a complete ACL rupture in 2006 and almost 15 years in the sport, I decided it was time to hang up the boots to begin the next chapter of my journey in health and fitness.

I spent a number of years in globo gyms feeling unexcited about the environment, I missed the community feel of team sports and I missed the feeling of competition, so I set out to find the next challenge. In 2012 I began training in a functional fitness facility and rediscovered my passion for sport. By 2014 I transitioned in to CrossFit, playing Football came naturally, CrossFit did not. It punched me in the face and challenged me more than any other sport previously had, I loved it.

After my own transformation journey, I was inspired to begin my road to coaching and started my certificate III & IV in 2013, also completing my CrossFit Level 1 in the same year.

Fostering self confidence and personal growth in a positive environment empowers people to overcome adversity both in and out of the gym.  This is why I love coaching and CrossFit.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Certificate III & IV in Fitness
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • Catalyst Athletics Level 1 Weightlifting Coach
  • Current First Aid & CPR

james pearce

COACH

During my adolescent years, I was heavily involved in sport, including rugby, soccer and basketball. Since retiring from contact sport, I used the gym as my main source of fitness and floated between various gyms across Australia. Once I qualified as a physiotherapist in 2013, I began to encounter more and more patients who were attending CrossFit boxes and they all echoed the same positivity and repeatedly described the health benefits of this style of training. These were not just limited to physical but also mental.

It wasn’t until I met Craig that I was convinced to give CrossFit a try. Initially I was nervous, given that some of the components of CrossFit included movements that I had never attempted before. However, with great coaching, I have been able to progress my Olympic lifting and gymnastics skills, and the friendly environment that CrossFit boxes promote, further aids in this process.

I admit that I fell in love with CrossFit within a matter of months and wanted to help others by using my knowledge as a physiotherapist, and applying this in a gym setting. The sport is scaleable for everyone  and it doesn’t matter how fit you are, everything can be tailored for you.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Medical Science
  • Doctor of Physiotherapy
  • Masters of Sports Physiotherapy
  • CrossFit Level 1 Coach
  • ASCA Level 1 Strength and Conditioning
  • Current First Aid and CPR

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