Our story starts back in 2010 when Sam and I met at an Auckland MMA gym. We were both training hard, competing in this sport and we loved our community.
In 2011 we moved to Wellington to pursue Sam’s career as a public servant. Although both of us were working full time job, training at normal gym and sparring with each other it still felt like something was missing.
We lacked the community aspect we’d had at our MMA gym in Auckland and could not find a similar gym in Wellington that gave us the same feeling. We decided to give a Crossfit a go and fell in love!
In 2012 we started running female-only boot camps and kickboxing classes in Titahi Bay. We outgrew our venue very quickly and decided to start the process of opening up a larger facility as we were determined to help as many people as possible to get fit, strong and healthy.
It has been a super rocky road but also incredibly rewarding and we wouldn’t change it for anything!
WOF CrossFit was born in June 2013 on Sam’s birthday. For the next 2 years we both continued to work full time at our paid jobs alongside growing our new business full time. There were long days and short nights but we had an amazing bunch of people to help.
At the end of 2014 we hired a mentor to help us to grow and for myself (Anastasia) be able to leave my “day job” and concentrate on growing an amazing business. We had a baby girl on the way and I couldn’t imagine how I would possibly look after a newborn, work fulltime, and run a business.
Our mentor helped us to make some crucial decisions that enabled me to leave my job to focus on our family, our business, and our community while Sam continues to further his career and support me in strengthening our business.
Sam and I both come from competitive backgrounds, we know how to work hard and achieve results for ourselves and our clients.
We love travelling as a family, exercise and eating yummy food. Our core business values are: people, commitment, loyalty and relationships.
We want to empower, inspire and motivate you to achieve results, feel amazing and live a healthier life.
We have a knowledgeable and caring coaching team who live and breathe our values and want to help you to have the best hour of your day when you come to WOF CrossFit.
We have grown and learned so much over the years and we would love to help you to experience our community and share your goals with us.
”The world is filled with those who get things done the fastest and the cheapest, but it needs more artists, craftsmen, and craftsmen. When you become a craftsman in the world of carpenters, you will stand out and people will clamour to work with you.” Jon Gordon
It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are”
WOF CROSSFIT CORE VALUES INCLUDE:
People, Loyalty, Commitment and Relationships
We are always striving to create a culture of hard work, accountability and fun within the gym and wider WOF CrossFit community. We are leading by example through mindful actions, healthy nutrition and wanting to better ourselves through fitness, prioritising family and friendships, and supporting each other by
- Making WOF a family affair.
- Bringing the kids and including them.
- Showing it’s possible to balance family/work and health
We are dedicated to building and maintaining loyal relationships with our members and our team where we respect, trust and support each other. At WOF CrossFit we strive to be a loyal ambassador, work in a collaborative and cooperative manner and treat others in a manner that you would wish to be treated.
Ultimately we aren’t just a CrossFit Gym: we’re a family, support network and fitness community. We’ll always be loyal to one another, to our members, and our staff. For us, as a team, it means showing strong interest and support for the journeys our members on are on. Staying true to WOF CrossFit’s core values.
We represent this loyalty by praising and defending when necessary and also by using the gym and being in classes with other members.
- We are committed to being the best we can be.
- We are committed to providing the excellent work environment for our team
- We are committed to our members by providing quality services in a safe, encouraging and empowering atmosphere
- We are committed to our business to be successful
- We are committed to personal growth and excellence in everything we do
In order to achieve this, we place the member at the center of everything we do. We fully commit to consistently meeting expectations, going the extra mile to get the job done and giving 100% in all that we do and approach everything with a “can do attitude”. We are committed to having the courage to step outside of our comfort zones, make sacrifices and be determined to achieve results. We are constantly looking to improve ourselves and our services, cultivating our knowledge, skills, and attitudes to achieve excellence.
One of WOF CrossFit’s core values is “Relationships”. We are here to Build Positive & Trusting relationships and lifelong friendships.Our goal is to create a community among our members and the team that support, encourage and empower each other. We are committed to being engaged, professional and approachable to our members and within our team.