The Ox Box News - May 18'

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May 2018

Good morning, or good evening, good <insert time you are reading this>! 

As numb fingers type these words I am forced to bring up the topic, which is, winter is coming.
Notably in this time we see a drop off in attendance, good news is we are betting last years attendance records! Fist BUMP! That being said we are still seeing a drop off, and as it colder this tends to more prevalent.  

There are a lot of motivating speeches out there about training during the tougher seasons. But for now I will say something that may be far from inspiring, but is honest - DO THE WORK.
Thing is about work, its not always glamours, it may even bore us senseless, but like brushing our teeth, we just got to do things to maintain our health. So put in the work now - and your teeth will stay in your mouth. 

— Coach Josh


Taking place of the month of June, read more about it in this months article here.

6 pm screening of the Ox Box The Redeemed and Dominant: Fittest on Earth
May 11th, in place of Open Gym, the will be pizza! See event page here. 

This is the last month of the Ox Box Barbell Cycle, from the 4th of June we will be entering the Gymnastic Cycle of our speciality classes.

With the first week commencing on the 18th of May, the Pacific Region (thats us) will be waiting until the beginning of June. See more info here


Congratulations to these legends who started their journey with us in March. It is exciting to share another year around the sun with you all!

Lizzie Griffiths - 07/05/2013 - 5th Anniversary
Clancie Shorter - 20/05/2013 - 5th Anniversary
Garth Ananthapavan - 02/05/2015 - 3rd Anniversary
Kylie Tucker - 06/05/2016 - 3rd Anniversary
Fiona Royall - 04-05-2016 - 2nd Anniversary
Liam Moore - 19/05/2017 - 2nd Anniversary
Shaun Moriaty - 09/05/2017 - 1st Anniversary


If you don't recognise their face go over say 'Hi! '. You can be weird, but don't be the weird person that doesn't say 'hi', that's the wrong kind of weird. 

Alex Hobson - great atittude, had a bicycle/car stitch up, and rocked up within the same week, keen to get fit and strong. 

Ross Hastings - you may already know he's very friendly and up beat, keen operator of a heavy barbell.

Jake Dales-Sutton - super flexible, lover of all things sport and competition. 

Julien Cluadin - absolute technician, very precise with his movements and is a body weight ninja.

Eliza Rastall -  lovely sister of the lovely Freya! Very bubbly person, very mobile and quick to pick up new movements and techniques. 



The Savage Club Started in Jan 2017 as a celebration to all of those athletes who smash out more than 20 classes per month. We are continuing the tally into 2018, after all commitment needs to be highlighted. Super proud of all who are up on our list. Well Done!


Ben Milroy - 16

Joanna Jellie - 16

Joshua Haigh - 16

Dan Savage - 9

Sweta Sriram - 6

Fiona Royall - 4

Molly Jayan - 4

Andrew Zur - 4

Lizzie Griffiths - 3

Mads Knight - 2

Nicho Aird - 2

Tammy Fankhanel - 2

Amy Engler - 1 

Andy Corlett - 1

Ant Borch - 1 

Ed Yap - 1 

Jane Larsson - 1 

Joey Nutter - 1

Kirsten Sprague -1 

Matt Went - 1 

Rob Parker - 1

Tom Rea - 1

Will Tilley - 1  


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Joanna Jellie started her journey with us as an experienced CrossFitter in 2016. Instantly she demonstrated the cultural spirit we strive to foster in the Ox Box. She was, and is, kind, strong, and driven.

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Here's a list of what we're loving and learning this month:

  1. Coach Kevin: CrossFit Regionals

    For the month of May, I'm really excited for the CrossFit Regional! Looking forward to seeing friends and ex training partners compete over the 4 weeks to compete for a chance to go to the CrossFit Games. Also, as an annual tradition, playing the CrossFit Regional Game with Coach Josh. This involves picking who we think will win/finish highest for a WOD for each region during Regionals. Loser does 10 burpees for every WOD lost. You think it'd be easy, but there is a catch.... you can not pick the same person twice!

  2. Coach Aleisha - Who moved my Cheese

    I'm waiting to receive this thin book written by Spencer Johnson. Cheese is a metaphor for what you want to have in life, for example a good job, a loving relationship, money or possessions, health or spiritual peace of mind. The maze is where you look for what you want, perhaps the organisation you work in, or the family or community you live in. The problem is that the cheese keeps moving. I'm excited to read this book.

  3. Coach James - Accommodating resistance

    Accommodating resistance - a training method made famous through the notoriously successful powerlifting gym WestSide Barbell is one I have been utilizing as of late, and I have to say I really like it. After reading through “WestSide Barbell: book of methods”. I have learnt about how to incorporate SPEED work into my strength training (using bands and chains) as opposed to just HEAVY work. I really enjoy how much it allows you to perfect technique, address weak spots, and how aggressive it forces you to pull/press/squat the bar leading to increased overall strength.


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Keep Being Savage Ladies and Gentlemen!