Head Coach Katrina Stewart
Hi, my name is Katrina Stewart. Most people call me Kat. I have been involved in Sports from an early age and was a swimmer at the AIS, until an injury forced me to stop. I concentrated on my Sociology/Psychology Degree's and working with Adolescents in Crisis Intervention and Homelessness. During this time I gained weight and was also diagnosed with Cancer, Clinical Depression, Type II Diabetes as well as other obesity related illnesses.
I Yo-Yo'd multiple times and felt like nothing would really work or help me..
I fell into a deep depression and my body ached. I ended up needing $184 of medication and pain relief each week. I knew that I needed to make a change, but everything seemed so hard. There was no light bulb moment just a realisation that my body is my vehicle for my life and I was wasting it. I was miserable, obese, my body was filled with inflammation, disease and I was slowly killing myself. I knew that it was up to me, no one else - that I had a choice.
I started training at the local Gym where I met Scott Hutchison who introduced me to CrossFit. It was the combination of CrossFit and my interest in Nutrition & Naturopathy that assisted me to lose 160+kgs. During this journey I no longer needed medication, my pain started to diminish and my happiness returned. When something changes your life to that point a passion is born and that is when I started to learn all I could about functional health and wellness. I have then combined all of this with my studies in Sociology and Psychology to create a passionate space that Encircles Functional Health and Wellness.
I LOVE and believe in Transformational Coaching, assisting a person to strive for their unique individual goals and achieve them. So they can be the best versions of themselves.
Photo by Sarah from Starshots
Coach SnR (Brett)
Hi I'm Brett,
I have been doing Crossfit for 7 years and have been involved in Sports all of my life. I did Ironman Triatholons for 20+ years, competing in over 100 Triathalons, the Coolangatta Gold and 24hr Adventure Race. I also come from a Surf Club background and am a Volunteer Surf Lifesaver now for ???
𝗕𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱 Proud mother of two Rugrats and a staffy. Proud Australian/Filipino
𝗘𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 Diploma in Fine Arts, Artist and personal trainer at the Peninsula Leisure Centre, also at Activate Foods.
Training at Crossfit Minerva
I’m a strong believer that mental health is just as important as your physical health. I’m extremely lucky to have my therapy’s- Art and Sport as my field of work.
𝗖𝗼𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗙𝗼𝗰𝘂𝘀: What I love most about coaching... Seeing people step outside of their comfort zones, and the relationships Ive developed with people over the years. There’s nothing more fulfilling than watching someone grow into the best version of them self!
𝗟𝗼𝘃𝗲𝘀 This life we’ve been given is a privilege, but it’s a short one, have fun, be kind, show love, and no excuse is a good excuse so just fkn go for it!!
𝗘𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: CrossFit Trainer LvL1 [CF-L1],
Cert IV in Fitness, Diploma in Merchandising and Styling.
𝗕𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱🤸🏼🩰🏈Sports played- previous Ballerina lol Touch Football and obviously very invested in CrossFit.
𝗖𝗼𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗙𝗼𝗰𝘂𝘀: Gymnastics and pregnant & postpartum training
𝗟𝗼𝘃𝗲𝘀- sunshine, doggos , travelling with no set plan and a damn good poke bowl. And breakfast dates coz good coffee is life
𝗗𝗶𝘀𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲𝘀: Folding the washing (am I right)
𝗙𝘂𝗻 𝗙𝗮𝗰𝘁: Slightly terrified of birds not all birds but I have an irrational fear of plavas.
I was always into sports as a kid but became quite overweight and unhealthy in my early adult life - smashing plenty of maccas and vodka sunrises .
I made some positive life changes in 2013, lost a heap of weight and tried CrossFit for the first time in 2014. I fell in love with it straight away and the rest is history as they say! CrossFit keeps me fit and healthy so I can do my full time job to the best of my ability.
𝗘𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: CrossFit Trainer LvL1 [CF-L1].
𝗪𝗵𝘆 𝗜 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗖𝗼𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴: I believe affiliates and the everyday athletes within those walls are the essence of CrossFit and as a coach, I want others to have the best hour of their day at the box. I love that everyone can do this and I love seeing people achieve things they would never have thought they could’ve done.
𝗠𝘆 𝗙𝗮𝘃𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗼𝘂𝘁: I’ll say Murph is my all time fave. Love a long, gruelling WOD.
𝗗𝗶𝘀𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲𝘀: Strict HSPU!
𝗪𝗲𝗮𝗸𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀: Nutella doughnuts