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Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 01-09-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,715
Posted By Vanessa Richardson
Insurance for Australian trainers

Up until recently there was an australian insurance company that would insure qualified trainers without requiring you earn CEC points. I personally have an issue with registering via Fitness...
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2010, 12:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,983
Posted By Vanessa Richardson
DIY sandbags - which one out of these?

http://www.wellingtonsurplus.com.au/listProduct/BAGS/JUNGLE+FORCE+DUFFLE+BAGS

Which size/type would be best?

Thanks in advance!
Forum: Fitness 01-12-2010, 04:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,159
Posted By Vanessa Richardson
Re: Intensity vs Form

I think they meant that it might get a little ugly (which doesn't always mean unsafe). In no way did I get the impression they were suggesting we allow unsafe form, just ugly form will occur at some...
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2010, 11:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,299
Posted By Vanessa Richardson
Re: What to buy next, trouble deciding

Ok here goes:

Med balls
power rack
2 bars, oly bumper weights plus other various plates
skipping ropes
plyo boxes
kettlebells up to 24kg
dumbells (2 adjustable sets)
bench
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,299
Posted By Vanessa Richardson
What to buy next, trouble deciding

I'm still adding to my garage gym setup when I can. I can't decide between the following:

Outdoor Pull up station (yah, still not built but have access to many in local parks plus a crappy one on...
Forum: Fitness 01-11-2010, 09:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,159
Posted By Vanessa Richardson
Re: Intensity vs Form

At my recent Level 1 Cert, we were taught that you should aim for an 80% solution - ie 80% of the reps to be spot on both in form and ROM, and for intensity sake consider you may sacrifice form (but...
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2010, 09:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,738
Posted By Vanessa Richardson
Re: Fitness tracking so easy a paleo man could do it

Will check this out today, my current recording system/s are not good enough for my liking!
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 01-09-2010, 12:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,406
Posted By Vanessa Richardson
Re: Win your own Crossfit BOX!

I really wish I didn't live all the way over here in Australia, I would have been banging your door down to get in on this. Best of luck with it!
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-17-2009, 03:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,484
Posted By Vanessa Richardson
Re: Garage Gym - finally!

Wow thanks for that info on beach ideas Miguel, will get some vids once we try a few!

hi Jo, awesome to hear from you, how is sunny Qld? Yes had a great day at Penrith, I scaled, but hopefully next...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-13-2009, 12:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,484
Posted By Vanessa Richardson
Re: Garage Gym - finally!

Hi Miguel, thanks for all the questions. I've been doing PT for about 8 years but have done CF since about July.I hadn't been working much since I had my baby but decided to go back part time. I'm...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-09-2009, 01:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,484
Posted By Vanessa Richardson
Re: Garage Gym - finally!

Its only 8ft. Pretty happy with it so far, still dream of opening my own proper box sometime once I am affiliated though!
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-07-2009, 04:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,484
Posted By Vanessa Richardson
Re: Garage Gym - finally!

Hi Brian, its 15mm rubber tiles 1m x 1m.
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-06-2009, 10:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,484
Posted By Vanessa Richardson
Garage Gym - finally!

Hey everyone,

Just posting a couple of pics of my set up at home. Outdoor pull up and ring bars are in progress too, and saving for a C2 and a GHD. Bumper plates arrive this week I think!
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2009, 02:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,630
Posted By Vanessa Richardson
Re: Max height possible with poles for pu/mu bar?

So I have come across a slight problem.

Close friend is a builder. He spoke to the local timber yard for me. They happen to have the contract nationally here in Oz for all playground and military...
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2009, 10:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,045
Posted By Vanessa Richardson
Re: Aussie ppl - where to get rubber mat?

Well it will be getting a beating in the near future so will let you know! I hope it can handle it too seeing as I just bought 36 of them!
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 11-30-2009, 03:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,793
Posted By Vanessa Richardson
Re: Online Recording for client progress?

wow thanks guys, will check all of those out and see which one will work best for us. Really appreciate everyone's help.
Forum: Equipment 11-29-2009, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,045
Posted By Vanessa Richardson
Re: Aussie ppl - where to get rubber mat?

Here is their main website - http://www.fitnessandsport.com.au/rubber-mat-c-33/1m-1m-ruber-mat-p-117

They will negotiate and are really helpful!
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 11-29-2009, 12:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,793
Posted By Vanessa Richardson
Online Recording for client progress?

I was thinking about Google Docs? I will only have max 10 clients for as long as I am doing the garage thing, just wanted an easy online way to log data from sessions so clients can access it all the...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 11-28-2009, 09:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,670
Posted By Vanessa Richardson
Re: Garage gym affiliate - programming 5 on 2 off..

PS is anyone prepared to share their 2 week version of on ramp? Just interested to see how much you squeeze into each session!
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 11-28-2009, 09:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,670
Posted By Vanessa Richardson
Re: Garage gym affiliate - programming 5 on 2 off..

Thanks again guys. Have spent an hour reading over the on ramp. Going to need to modify it, I think a 2 week intro program might work, hoping to get time to nut out a timetable this week so I can get...
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2009, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,045
Posted By Vanessa Richardson
Re: Aussie ppl - where to get rubber mat?

Ok, so I ended up getting 1m x 1m 15mm rubber gym mats from Fitness and Sport (they are on ebay and have a site). As I was buying some kettlebells, rings, bar and plyo boxes too, I got a discount,...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 11-25-2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,670
Posted By Vanessa Richardson
Re: Garage gym affiliate - programming 5 on 2 off..

Thanks so much for those responses, the more I think about it, a 2 on, 1 off, 2 on, 2 off or MWF might work. Perhaps given that all my clients will be very much beginners, perhaps I should start out...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 11-25-2009, 02:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,670
Posted By Vanessa Richardson
Garage gym affiliate - programming 5 on 2 off..

Are there any articles anyone can direct me to that discuss how to best program a 5 day on, 2 off cycle rather than 3 on 1 off?

I'm looking at setting up a garage affiliate immediately, and due to...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2009, 10:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,045
Posted By Vanessa Richardson
Re: Aussie ppl - where to get rubber mat?

Thanks for the tip will check if there are any down here!
Forum: Testimonials 11-22-2009, 02:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,662
Posted By Vanessa Richardson
Got my muscle up today! And my Level 1

My goal since I started crossfit was to get my muscle up by my Level 1. I got it today at my Level 1 so I guess that counts!

Big thanks to Chris and Todd for their amazing coaching on the...
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