Competing to be the very best

The team headed to Sydney.

They have to be the best of the best – at everything.

They don’t know what will be thrown at them but they do know that they have to ace it and be better than everyone else.

But managing director of Mount Crossfit Luke McGruer knows his team is up for the challenge.

“We’re a pretty diverse gym. Because we’ve been around for so long, we tend to try and train our members, whether they’re competitive or not, by exposing them to everything.”

The team at Mount Crossfit will be jet setting off to Sydney at the end of May in the hopes of qualifying for the finals in America, as well as Tauranga brother duo Bayley and Riley Martin who have already qualified to compete at the Crossfit Games finals in America.

“There are some really hard movements, and when they come up the majority of the gym will struggle with them, but there’s never really been any surprise movements,” says Luke.

“Because we’ve been doing it for so long, we’re pretty good at making sure what member should be training and how they should be training.”

And they’ll be putting their training to the test at the Pacific regionals of the Crossfit Games, held in Wollongong, Sydney, at the end of this month.

The games will consist of a range of activities, from gymnastics and biking, to rowing, swimming and weightlifting.

Individuals are scored in each category and their scores are averaged out across their team to determine the winners.

Luke says the various Mount Crossfit teams have yet to encounter a challenge they weren’t expecting after competing in seven competitions.

The Sydney games will be broadcast on ESPN online, while the USA finals will be televised on Sky and ESPN.

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