Congratulations on winning the Crossfit Pacific Regional! How does it feel to achieve something so special? It has been a long time coming. I’ve been crossfitting now for six years and to finally win my region I’m very happy with my progression, it really is a testament to my coaching and the work I’ve put in over the last few years. I’m absolutely stoked, it is a dream come true. It’s a really good lead into the games, it means a lot to me. What was different heading into 2017? A big aspect was the mental side of...
The SMAI X-FRAME series is back in stock for 2017 this week. A series of frames that is now used in Crossfit/functional gyms across Australia, as well as adapted for use in home setups. In 2016 these were big movers, selling out towards the end of the year! Available in a range of options, from wall-mounted to freestanding, high or low beam placement our X-frame series can help you take advantage of available space with a rig that suits your needs. Designed in Australia with input and direction from commercial gyms, we have worked to make the X-Frame series affordable,...
Setting up a gym is never an easy task, especially when you’re using a small space. One of the biggest problems we try and help our customers overcome is fitting as much gear into their gym as possible. We thought we’d sit down and go through some of the ways we do this so you can maximise your layout. Use the Walls The biggest way to get the most out of your new gym is to use every available surface – this means going vertical. Get your gear up off the floor and onto the walls, trust us it’s worth...
With winter approaching we had a chat this week to outdoor-fitness professionals; Savvy Fitness! Savvy Fitness offer a variety of group training classes in an outdoor environment as an alternative to training at the gym. "If you use the right equipment, you can get the same benefits outdoors that you would in a gym; but with increased mental stimulation, sunshine and vitamin D consumption." "We're also big on group training, we've seen that it provides great physical & mental benefits to participants including camaraderie amongst participants, a higher endorphin output & increased performance." Want to get the effect of a gym workout,...
For Mother's Day we caught up with two familiar faces around SMAI Headquarters: Christine and Rachel. Christine has been working with SMAI for a while now and recently her daughter, Rachel, joined our ranks. Read on to see what they had to say about working together. What’s the story of how you first started at SMAI? Christine: I was just starting to expand my bookkeeping business and the accounts recommended me to them. I went for an interview about 10 years ago and had my first contact with Lilly. Rachel: I first started at SMAI at the beginning of this...
Aussie Crossfit champion James Newbury ready to take on Crossfit Games 2017
4 Reasons you should choose SMAI X-Frame Rigs for your gym
Space Saving Ideas For Your Gym
How Savvy get the ultimate gym workout – without the gym.
Mother's Day Special
How James Newbury's Mum lifted him to his goals