Trainers

Owner/ Head Trainer

Dirranie Kirby

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Science (Biology)

Cert III and  IV in Fitness 2010

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer 2011

CrossFit Endurance Trainer 2012

Freestyle Movement 2012

CrossFit Olympic Lifting Trainer 2012

CrossFit Kettlebell Trainer 2013

CrossFit Coaches Prep 2013 (now known as CrossFit Level 2 Trainer)

CrossFit Kids Trainer 2013, (Current Working with Children clearance)

Australian Weightlifting Federation  Level 1 Weightlifting/Power Sports Coach 2014

CrossFit Gymnastics 2014

CrossFit Football 2014

CrossFit Strongman 2015

Evolutio Level 1 Injury Prevention and Management 2015

Dirranie (or D as she is know in the Box) has always been active and involved in sports.  Growing up in a small country town it was how time was passed!!

She has played sport at all levels from local, to regional, to state and international.  This has given her experience with coaches of different levels and all the different levels of fitness requirements and expectations.

Coaching has always been a passion for D, she started coaching cricket just after leaving high school and has since coached several sports.  A biologist by trade her passion lies in the fitness/sporting realm and this saw her complete her Cert III and IV in Fitness in Oct 2010 and start working as a Personal Trainer outside of her full time job.

In 2011 D was introduced to CrossFit and since then has not looked back, having always used a similar method in her own training and that of her clients the move back to functional movement and high intensity made sense to her.  She loves that there is still so much to learn just as much as she love to see the members at CrossFit Geraldton reach their full potential and become a better version of themselves.

 

 

 

SARAH McKAY

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QUALIFICATIONS

Qualified Teacher, Current working with Children Clearance

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer 2013

Certificate III in Fitness 2014

Certificate IV in Fitness 2015

CrossFit Gymnastics 2014

CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting 2015

CrossFit Strongman 2015

CrossFit Kids 2015

Evolutio Level 1 Injury Prevention and Management 2015

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer 2016

Sarah started CrossFit while looking for a fitness edge for her basketball.  She surprised herself when she discovered she likes to lift weights and is stronger than she thought.  Sarah has always had a passion for working with kids and she is a great asset to our CrossFit Kids program, getting them excited about fitness and staying strong and healthy.

1) 3 Words to Describe yourself: Enthusiastic, Patient, Bubbly

2) Why CrossFit? Its always challenging – mentally and physically

3) Why Coaching? Coaching is incredibly rewarding – It is great to watch people begin to move again and realise how strong they are while conquering their physical and mental battles.  And seeing the CrossFit kids begin ( and enjoy!) their lifelong fitness journey always makes me smile 🙂

4) Favourite Workout? Anything short and fast with a barbell

5) Least Favourite Workout? Thrusters and running

6) Coaches Tip:  Be kind to yourself – Give the best you can for that day and you never know you might surprise your self! And let yourself rest and recover (moblise!)

CARTER BANDY

QUALIFICATIONS

Current serving Firefighter

CrossFit Level 1 2015

CrossFit Gymnastics 2016

Carter joined CrossFit Geraldton in 2012 and took to the training very naturally. Eventually using the training to gain the level of fitness required to qualify as a firefighter. A natural mover, and a natural teacher it made sense that Carter may eventually be offered a role on the coaching team.

1) 3 Words to Describe yourself: Loyal, Competitive, Optimistic

2) Why CrossFit? Because it works. Because of the people. Because its fun! You can’t hide from your weaknesses in Crossfit- that’s exactly what I need, and as a result, Ive gotten stronger, quicker and healthier than I’ve ever been and of course its always huge motivation (on those days when you’d rather sit on the couch) to know you have a bunch of mates to keep you moving and keep you honest.

3) Why Coaching? I know how hard chasing a better version of yourself can be and I’ve discovered how important it is to look after yourself, so I want to work alongside people who are on that journey and help however I can.

4) Favourite Workout? 1 rep max days and wods under 5 minutes. Gymnastics skill days are always fun too!

5) Least Favourite Workout? Thrusters… especially KB thrusters, enough said.

6) Coaches Tip: Learn to recover – both during AND after workouts. Each one looks very different, but the better you understand the balance between going too easy and going too hard, the more you’ll benefit from each workout and in the long term. Remember, everyones different so figure out what works for you.

 

JESS McLEOD

Qualifications

Certificate IV in Business Administration

Diploma Financial Services

Certificate III in Fitness 2014

Les Mills Bodypump Instructor 2015

Certificate IV in Fitness 2015

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer – 2016

Jess started training at CrossFit Geraldton in November 2013, looking for a different training method to increase her fitness levels and to push her out of her comfort zone a little more.  Jess took some time out in the last year to have a baby but is back doing what she loves both on the training floor and by coaching.

 

1) 3 Words to describe yourself: Cheerful, selfless, motivate

2) Why CrossFit? There is nothing quite like it, you are constantly challenged which helps improve all areas of your life – not just physically, mentally as well.  I love that anyone can do it and no one gets left behind.

3) Why Coaching? I love to see people hit goals and improve themselves and I love the fact that I get the opportunity to help them do this.

4) Least Favourite Workout? Chipper Workouts

5) Favourite Workout? Any workout that involves a lot of barbell

6) Coaching Tip: If there is a workout you don’t want to do, then that’s the workout you should do!!

 

JONATHAN TROTT (JT)

QUALIFICATIONS:

Current Serving Law Enforcement Officer

CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer – 2017

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer – 2017

1) 3 Words to describe yourself: Child at Heart

2) Why CrossFit? I found CrossFit after having trained across a wide range of fitness methodologies and a lifetime of competitive sports.  In CrossFit, I found the complete package; and amalgamation of a wide range of training methods which challenged me to move better, go harder and hurt more.  CrossFit ultimately left me no choice but to get stronger, fitter and therefore made me an all-round better athlete.

3) Why Coaching? Teaching is in my blood.  I come from a family of teachers and spent 7 years as a high school English teacher.  I think all coaches and teachers share a common motivation, to help others achieve their goals and to share in their successes.

4) Least Favourite Workout? I don’t really dislike any workout, but running and burpees are not my best mates….

5) Favourite Workout? I have so many favourite movements! Deadlifts are my all-time favourite though.

6) Coaching Tip: Just keep moving.  This is the key to doing your best in any workout.  If you’re moving, you’re getting through work.  A mantra that works well in life as well.