Crossfit - What lies beneath


Crossfits growth is undeniable. With 2500 boxes in 2011 and 4000 now in 2012, Crossfit is fast becoming one of the most popular sports in the world. An estimated 8000 boxes will litter the streets by 2014.

Crossfit is forever changing, forever dynamic and adaptable, a world where individuals young and old can partake, learn, progress, monitor and change their lives.

Within the Crossfit community individuals are given guidance, encouragement, a sense of belonging, and they achieve what they once thought of as impossible. In a world where our lives are built on output and production many of us lose the ability to self improve and develop our skills and knowledge  along the way as it is swallowed behind the demand of money and expectations. We suddenly put ourselves second, third and fourth behind work, family and our loved ones without forethought.

Crossfit offers that guidance, it shoots our health into our top priority without us even knowing. It offers that measurability and quantifiable improvement that we so dearly crave. It shows, that in our lives we need to strive to improve ourselves in all areas. It identifies weaknesses and forces us to work and improve these in order to gain overall competency and self satisfaction. That's why we love it. What do double unders and public speaking have in common? Well we both stay away from these like the plague until we can do them comfortably, but isn’t that ironic if we need to practice to become better?

What's of the upmost importance with Crossfit, is to identify how it aids us in improving our weaknesses and let it seep through the rest of our life pie. Crossfit provides the instruction, the encouragement, the knowledge and constructive criticism in an open environment that lets us accept feedback and make the change.

Our life quadrants for work, family, relationships and health need to be even, they need improvement, they also need progression. Don't allow Crossfit to fill the void left by unsatisfying work, poor relationships and the lack of progression in these areas. Instead utilise Crossfit and leverage off it in order to make yourself a better you in all facets of your life. After all isn't that what Crossfit’s about? Becoming a well rounded athlete in all areas?



Alex Drew

Evolutio, Level 1/9 Montrose Street, Hawthorn East, Melbourne 3123, Australia

Raised as a sandgroper over in W.A, Alex was handed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and asked to leave the university lecturers in peace for good.  As a matter of filling his time, he also graduated from the Royal Military College as an Infantry Officer in 2008 after finally pointing his rifle in the right direction and making his bed to an elite level.

Moving to Melbourne in 2010 in an episode similar to that movie Coyote ugly, Alex has since worked in a few sports physio clinics across Melbourne, coached CrossFit, done power-lifting training courses, walked a 45km mt buller trail run and worked at North Melbourne football club.

Alex founded Evolutio in 2013 to provide a hub for the next generation of great physio minds to work together on high level athletes. 

He writes on business, leadership and mens health.