Our Team
Our people

Meet our coaches

Aimee Tawhai
Owner & coach

Professional & educational background:
Bachelor of science, statistics.
Crossfit Level 1 certificate.
Built and solely ran a software business, ALTR Project.
Built & is the current sole owner of Crossfit Project Bayside.
Always scheming & looking for my next venture...

Proudest sporting achievement(s):
2017 Crossfit Games
2017 Pacific Regionals Champ (Team)
Multiple sanctionals & regionals competitions.

FAVOURITE
Food:
ALL SCHNACKS!
S&V chups, lollies, pinnapple lumps
GRILL'D

Music:
R&B, drum & bass or six60 vibes

Drink:
Southside, G&T (specifically four pillars shiraz *drool)

QUOTE
"If it ain't a fuck yes, it's a no".

Rob Watt
Coach & programmer

Professional & educational background:
CrossFit level 1.
Qualified builder.
Just passed my year 12 exams.

Proudest sporting achievement(s):
2017 Crossfit Games.
2018 Pacific Regionals (6th place).
Multiple sanctionals.

FAVOURITE
Food:
Carbonara and Mexican

Music:
Only good stuff like rock music

Drink:
Pina colada

QUOTE
"Sometimes when I close my eyes, I can’t see”

Shane Zunckel
Coach (weightlifting specialty)

Professional & educational background:
Bachelor of Exercise & Sport Science (Sport practice)
Diploma in Fitness
Level 1 & 2 CrossFit Certificate
Level 1 Club weightlifting/Sports
Power Coach
Level 1 Triathlon development Coach
Level 1 Strength & Conditioning

Proudest sporting achievement(s):
Nationals Gymnastics (2003-2005)
Nationals Hockey (2005-2006)
Nationals Weightlifting (2017-2019)
CrossFit Regionals (2017-2018)
CrossFit Games (2017)

FAVOURITE
Food:
Lasagne, ice cream

Music:
All of it

Drink:
Negroni or whiskey

QUOTE
"If you're dreams don't scare you, they are not big enough"

Lou Acott
Coach & general manager

Professional & educational background:

Diploma Sports and Fitness,

Level 1& 2 CrossFit Certification.

Diploma Business Marketing,


Proudest sporting achievement(s):

Competing regionals 2013 & 2014,

Silver medal Australia Auckland Masters Olympic weight lifting, Competed in MMA until 2017,

Appeared on Season 1 Ninja Warrior.



FAVOURITE
Food:
Steak & Octopus

Music:
House


Drink:
Lime & soda

QUOTE
"Go hard or go home"

Aaron Sloane
Coach

Professional & educational background:

Degree in Sustainable Construction

Diploma in Engineering

Diploma in Leadership and Management

CrossFit Level 1

Precision Nutrition Level 1 Cert.


Proudest sporting achievement(s):
Winning the three legged race 3 years running grade 4,5,6

FAVOURITE
Food:
Vietnamese, Thai and I'm a sucker for a good Mixed HSP

Music:
Rnb, chilled coffee shop vibes & dorty bangers


Drink:
Jaggermeister on ice

QUOTE
"In a world full of cheerios never be afraid to be the fruit loop"

Andrew King
Coach

Professional & educational background:
Crossfit Level 1 certificate.

Cert 3 & 4 in Fitness.

Diploma in business.



Proudest sporting achievement(s):

260kg squat

180kg bench

2021 goals: half marathon run  & more Crossfit competitions



FAVOURITE
Food:
Cooked.

Music:
Loud.


Drink:
Frozen.

QUOTE
"Chase the dream, not the competition"

Nat Stiles
Coach & remedial massage therapist

Professional & educational background:
Diploma of Remedial Therapy
Australian Strength and conditioning coach level 1
Crossfit level 1
Cert 4 fitness kettle bells
Animal flow
Suspension training

Proudest sporting achievement(s):
Triathlon for mental health awareness
Masters HQ final 2017

FAVOURITE
Food:
Is whiskey a food? Macadamia nuts

Music:
DnB and hip hop

Drink:
Whiskey & gin

QUOTE
"Do it like you mean it"
"The soul becomes dyed with the colour of its thoughts"

Sam Mercuri
Coach (specialty gymnastics)

Professional & educational background:
Cert III & IV Health & Fitness
Master Trainer @ AIF

Proudest sporting achievement(s):
Competed at Torian Pro Invitational 2018
Downunder Crossfit Champs 2018

FAVOURITE
Food:
Pizza

Music:
Hardstyle

Drink:
Gin, Soda & Lime

QUOTE
"There is not one among us in whom a devil does not dwell; at some time, on some point, that devil masters each of us... It is not having been in the Dark House, but having left it, that counts.” - Theodore Roosevelt

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