I have always enjoyed sports and trying to keep relatively fit but felt there was something lacking. Â I generally had a feeling that I would have to do multiple sports as well as conventional gym to satisfy what I wanted out of life, luckily though I found all of it in the one place at SF. Something that stimulates both the body and the mind.
I had forgotten how much I liked to have my boundaries pushed, not so much by coaches or trainers but pushed by myself to keep on improving, or as I get older to slow the inevitable rate of decline. Â That isn’t to say that Tracy and the fantastic coaches won’t push you, they most certainly will, but what is great about the philosophy at SF is they are trying to unlock that part within you that pushes yourself.
Tracy and all the coaches at SF are passionate about getting people strong and fit, and the basis of all of this is the focus on correct technique and safety that underlies everything they do. Â The combination of strength training and conditioning gets results that not only make you feel great but help you function better in every aspect of life.
With first class facilities, coaches and an overall emphasis on creating a fun and supportive atmosphere I can’t rate SF Gym and its staff highly enough.
My two step-daughters, both half my age, had been doing CrossFit for some time at SF and were clearly hooked! They were forever telling me about their last WOD….. 100 push-ups……60 pull-ups……snatching……jerking…..well it didn’t sound like anything I could EVER do!
I eventually gave in to them and began PT with coach Tracy at SF and realised that this was what I had been looking for. I soon began participating in the classes (mainly to get away from Tracy’s gruelling Â one on one sessions!….kidding!) and honestly wondered why I had shied away for so long.
I realised that, with scaling, I COULD do all that stuff. The coaching team have a wealth of experience and technical knowledge, are always super encouraging and if that wasn’t enough, they make the sessions fun as well!
So, if like me you’re saying Â “I can’t do that!”, give it a try and realise that “Yes you can!”
Prior to entering SF Gym, my life was at an all-time low. Â It was a struggle to get out of bed in the mornings, a struggle to put in my 150% at work, it was a struggle to put on that fake smile a lot of us parade around with on a day to day basis. Â I was beyond depressed, but I forced myself to get to 6pm CrossFit class every other day. Â My attitude soon changed from obsessing over weight loss then to nailing the fundamental CrossFit movements and standards, to lifting all the heavy things as fast as I could and then things changed. Â I kept coming back through those doors to stay alive â€“ literally. Â SF Gym is hands down my second home.
The coaching staff at SF Gym are awesome, they teach, they listen, they are professional, they show patience and I have the upmost respect for all that they do. Â I would like to make a special mention to Coach Stu, he probably doesnâ€™t realise the impact he made/makes on my goals towards CrossFit, weightlifting, gaining confidence within myself and my everyday actions. Â He never loses his patience and is always willing to help me along the way. Â I love to lift and he knows it. Â Thanks Coach Stu.
Also, Coach Stela has truly helped me turn my entire life around. Â Thanks to her I am now conscious of the things I put in my mouth and the things I donâ€™t (and why), I now compete only with myself, I donâ€™t spend my time comparing myself to others in the box and I no longer weigh myself every morning. Â Not only has Coach Stela guided me in how to live and breathe a healthier lifestyle, she has gone above and beyond what is required of her job. Â She has managed to help me find my self-worth. Â That to me is priceless. Â Thankyou Coach Stela.
I owe my life, my being, to SF Gym and the people who make that place a home.
Where does one even begin writing a testimonial for a place that is pretty much indescribable? No matter what I put down on paper it will not encompass the community that I am so honoured to be a part of. As a lowly immigrant to Perth I joined SF in June 2013 and was immediately welcomed into â€˜the boxâ€™. I fell in love with the no BS attitude of the coaches and members, all members treated exactly the same, given the same encouragement (and flack) as the next person. Sportsmanship, sadly a dying element of sport is very much at the foundation of SF along with a duty of care for equipment and one another.
As we all know a smooth functioning of any establishment stems from management – Tracy, kudos to you and your team for making SF what it is.
I would like to say I have made friends at SF but they are more than that, they are my family and I encourage anyone and everyone to come and experience this fantastical community.