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Boost Performance
17.09.2020
Boost Performance

In this episode we chat with Jacob Hohua, the Plant-based Gorilla from the Gold Coast in Queensland Australia! They say that you should never judge a book by its cover and Jacob is the epitome of that saying. Whilst immensely strong he is also a gentle giant! Husband and recent father, Jacob has been a […]...read more

Boost Performance
11.09.2020
Boost Performance

In this episode we chat with two of the founders of Timebirds; creators of the wall-mounted gym timer that fits in your pocket. This innovative team from Melbourne, Australia launched their portable, durable and sexy timer on Kickstarter. What happened next was simply extraordinary!! They met their initial target within 3-minutes! And then went on […]...read more

Inspirational
3.09.2020
Inspirational

In this episode, we chat with the founder of Unbroken, Nathan Hart. He shares the candid and inspiring backstory that has led to the creation of one of Australia’s fastest-growing specialists in activewear.   Nathan founded Unbroken in 2014 with an active passion for self-care. Having battled with anxiety and depression for many years the […]...read more

Boost Performance
28.08.2020
Boost Performance

In this episode of the Everyday Athletes Podcast we listen to an extract from a Bay Games Get Together that focusses on the five stages of a female athletes life.   Accompanied by considerable hormonal changes, the physiological life stages for female athletes matter greatly and those are what was talked about. This was a […]...read more

Boost Performance
20.08.2020
Boost Performance

In this episode we once again hear from Stuart Walter, Professional Clinical Hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner who helps elite athletes, ambitious entrepreneurs and individuals to recognise their potential.   After working with over 36 world champions across a range of sports, he has learned the power of focussing everyday athletes on their weaknesses. Human tendency […]...read more

Unstoppable
19.08.2020
Unstoppable

Whilst you can find the details of each workout HERE, we wanted to provide an easy reference point for each workout in-line with what we share in our weekly email. If you haven’t signed up yet, you can receive these updates straight to your inbox (first!).  This workout replaced the planned ‘What SUP’ physical Bay […]...read more

16.08.2020
Lifestyle

This Get Together focussed on what could be described as being ‘for the ladies’ but if you’re a guy, it’s actually for you too.   And if you’re a Personal Trainer or Coach, you too need to know this stuff. Whilst what Mat Lock and Ed Morrison talked about with Courtenay Polock and Will Henke […]...read more

Lifestyle
13.08.2020
Lifestyle

In this episode we once again hear from Jenn Ryan, founder of Lifeline Performance Coaching. Jenn shares her story of trial and error and a personal history of battles with fad diets and quick fixes. This motivated Jenn to develop a revolutionary nutrition coaching method that’s proven a hit with Elite and Everyday Athletes who […]...read more

Inspirational
6.08.2020
Inspirational

The latest Everyday Athletes Podcast episode is up! And in it we see the return of Melissa Paige Wu who, this time shares a very candid account of a family tragedy. As the youngest Australian ever to win an Olympic medal in diving, aged just 16, Melissa was prepared for many things; but not a […]...read more

Inspirational
30.07.2020
Inspirational

In this episode we hear from a superstar Everyday Athlete called Jenn Ryan from San Diego in Southern California.   Mat chatted with Jenn to uncover how this Emergency Room professional turned sports performance nutritionist had competed in the Crossfit Games 3 years in a row. Jenn qualified for the 2020 CrossFit Games too but, […]...read more

Inspirational
24.07.2020
Inspirational

In this episode of the Everyday Athlete Podcast you’ll hear the incredible journey of Melissa Paige Wu, the youngest Australian ever to win an Olympic medal in diving, aged just 16.    Melissa was already no stranger to winning, having secured silver medals at the 2007 World Aquatics Championships and the 2006 Commonwealth Games before […]...read more

Inspirational
21.07.2020
Inspirational

In this episode we hear the journey of an incredible lady called Rachel Kerrigan from NSW in Australia.   Rachel is a veteran who lost her struggle with PTSD and suffered with mental health challenges and a stress related stroke.   With the support of her incredible young daughter, Rachel pushed back against these  challenges […]...read more

Learn from Legends
9.07.2020
Learn from Legends

In this episode we actually have something a little bit special for you. We had the pleasure of chatting live with Alethea Boon and Felicity Lemke on one of our online Get Togethers. If you’re not familiar with our online get togethers then the best way we can describe them is like a live podcast, […]...read more

Boost Performance
2.07.2020
Boost Performance

This episode of the Everyday Athletes Podcast sees the return of Dave Harvey, former pro footy player, and owner of F45 Castle Hill in Sydney, Australia.⠀⠀⠀ Mat and Dave chat about how he has harnessed his competitive nature to help motivate and drive his members in their quest for health and happiness. The community that […]...read more

Boost Performance
25.06.2020
Boost Performance

In this episode, we welcome back The Bay Games’ Head of Programming, Will Henke. Mat and Will discuss all things ‘programming for the real world (everyday athletes)’. There were already lots of online programming tools available before C-19, now… There are even more now as PT’s and Pro Athletes scramble to pay the bills in […]...read more

Boost Performance
19.06.2020
Boost Performance

In this episode of the Podcast you’ll hear about how Stuart Walter, a Professional Clinical Hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner helps elite and everyday athletes to recognise their potential. Stuart has some serious street cred and has worked with over 36 world champions (so far). As you’ll hear, his philosophy is simple; everyone already has the […]...read more

Inspirational
12.06.2020
Inspirational

In this episode you will hear about the transition of an Olympic swimming legend turned successful functional fitness gym owner.  Felicity Lemke is transforming the lives of Canberrans through her boutique fitness business, Galvanized Fitness. Felicity’s deep-seated energy is infectious and she talks about how this helped her transition to online training during the C-19 […]...read more

Boost Performance
5.06.2020
Boost Performance

In this episode you will hear some profound words of advice from Ed Morrison, a member of the CrossFit Seminar Staff and Coach with Method Now. Ed is also the commentator (and face) of the Grand Slam. With more than a decade of experience in the Australian and USA functional fitness world Ed has some […]...read more

Announcement
3.06.2020
Announcement

As many of us have battled through the bush fires blazes and now the pandemic madness, enjoying the simple pleasures in life has become more cherished… And for many everyday athletes that means sipping (or sculling) on a freshly brewed coffee, or as we like to call it, liquid weaponry! When we say ‘we’. We mean […]...read more

Boost Performance
28.05.2020
Boost Performance

Here we go! The latest episode of the Everyday Athletes Podcast is up. In it we chat with Brendo McCormack from Perth FitFam with some advice for gym owners in the wake of COVID-19 and how they can be ready, when they’re allowed to open again. Mat and Brendo discuss the merits of different business […]...read more

25.05.2020
Learn From Legends

A Zoom’fest like no other! We chatted live with 2 x Gold Olympic Gold medalist Felicity Lemke (formerly Galvez) and multiple Commonwealth and CrossFit Games athlete, Alethea Boon! This was the first of The Bay Games Get-Togethers and was a bunch of fun for everyone. Covering topics such as C-19 survival, rest and recovery, a […]...read more

Inspirational
21.05.2020
Inspirational

In this episode we chat with returning guest and all-round American bloody legend, Leanne Watson! Everyone has a backstory. Something that’s going on behind the scenes which isn’t common knowledge. To her credit, Leanne shared her very intimate backstory in this episode; about how her Bay Games journey has changed her life. From winning the […]...read more

Pro Footy and F45 Functional Fitness
15.05.2020
Pro Footy and F45 Functional Fitness

This week we chatted with Dave Harvey about his life as a pro footy player 🏈 and his transition to owning the 3rd ever F45 franchise in Australia.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What is quickly obvious in this chat is that, amongst the organised chaos that is business ownership, Dave is a grounded, humble, and devoted husband and […]...read more

Superhumans are human too…
8.05.2020
Superhumans are human too…

Our latest Podcast episode is LIVE and in it, we discuss how Alethea Boon is actually the living embodiment of an Everyday Athlete (albeit, at the ‘amazing’ end of the spectrum) 🙌⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Contrary to common misconception, Alethea has always worked full time, Mon-Fri. Her athletic career has always been a ‘side hustle’ which makes […]...read more

7.05.2020
Life as an Everyday Athlete – Alethea Boon

In this episode you will hear how this multiple Commonwealth and CrossFit Games athlete, Alethea Boon is the living embodiment of an Everyday Athlete; albeit, at the ‘amazing’ end of the spectrum. Contrary to common assumption, Alethea has always worked full time, Mon-Fri job. Her athletic career has always been a ‘side hustle’ which makes […]...read more

30.04.2020
Nutrition + Competition for Everyday Athletes – Ed Morrison

In this episode, you will hear some profound words of advice from Ed Morrison, a member of the CrossFit Seminar Staff and Coach with Method Now. Ed is also the commentator (and face) of the Grand Slam. With more than a decade of experience in the Australian and USA functional fitness world, Ed has some […]...read more

Competition nutrition advice…
30.04.2020
Competition nutrition advice…

In this episode, you will hear some profound words of advice from Ed Morrison, a member of the CrossFit Seminar Staff and Coach with Method Now. Ed is also the commentator (and face) of the Grand Slam. With more than a decade of experience in the Australian and USA functional fitness world, Ed has some […]...read more

Do you own or manage a business? 
28.04.2020
Do you own or manage a business? 

If so, this is for you. Our friends at IT Basecamp are currently offering their customers a FREE Digital Audit i.e. Google My Business, social channels, and website.  And they have agreed to offer it to you too! Why? Because they understand that COVID-19 has hit a lot of businesses ‘hard’ and this is their […]...read more

Winning 2 Olympic Gold’s
23.04.2020
Winning 2 Olympic Gold’s

We’re making a splash with this week’s Everyday Athletes Podcast episode which is now LIVE! We had the pleasure of chatting with 2 x Olympic Gold Medalist 🥇🥇, 3 x former World Record holder 🏆🏆🏆, and all-round Aussie legend! Her name is Felicity Lemke (formerly Galvez). Now devoted to her family 👨‍👩‍👧‍👧 and functional fitness […]...read more

RXSG to the Rescue
22.04.2020
RXSG to the Rescue

We’re pleased to announce that our friends at RXSG (Aus) have joined us in getting behind the community during this challenging period.  As many of you know already, we’ve completely re-written the programming for the Grand Slam to make it accessible to everyone AND so that you can still compete with your buddy, albeit via […]...read more

16.04.2020
Staying focussed during C-19 – Alethea Boon

In this episode, you will hear how the multiple Commonwealth and CrossFit Games athlete, Alethea Boon is navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. As always, Alethea’s pure soul shines through as she offers some pearls of wisdom that we can all adopt, not only during these trying times but for life in general. Mat and Alethea talk […]...read more

2.04.2020
2019 Grand Slam: A Winners Journey – Leanne Watson

In this episode, you will hear the backstory of the Advanced (Rx) Grand Slam 2019 female international winner, Leanne Watson who had her dream to fly from the USA to visit Australia come true. In fact, during this chat, Leanne said: “I’m still kind of mind blown that all of it happened.” Who would have […]...read more

Win a weekend Masterclass
31.03.2020
Win a weekend Masterclass

Just Imagine… … an exclusive weekend with the Queen of Gymnastics and the King of Conditioning! You read that right.  Alethea Boon and Khan Porter will be your hosts at the first Grand Slam Masterclass. Sounds awesome, doesn’t it? Well, there’s no reason this can’t be your reality. Want to know more? Hit this link and […]...read more

Podcast *LIVE*
20.03.2020
Podcast *LIVE*

Sorry… so many updates in one week! But, you know, some say that an apology is like a lovely perfume… It can transform the clumsiest moment into a gracious gift. We’re not sure ‘who’ actually says that but… It’s just that we’re so excited to share this with you all… These podcasts are bite-sized conversations that take you ‘behind […]...read more

18.03.2020
Programming for the Grand Slam 2020 – Will Henke, Head of Bay Games Programming

There are two critically important aspects of any functional fitness competition… Programming and Judging. In this episode of the Everyday Athletes podcast Mat deep dives with Will Henke, The Bay Games Head of Programming to understand how they ensure that the athletic capacity of each athlete is being adequately tested. As they zoom in on […]...read more

COVID-19 // Our Community
12.03.2020
COVID-19 // Our Community

COVID-19 Update: Watch Video HERE Right now, the most important things for this amazing global fitness family to focus on are: Keeping connected Keeping moving Keeping an eye on your mates… Mental health is a very real issue for many and, self-isolation is only going to make it worse. If your gym is holding online […]...read more

Indi Workouts Released
3.03.2020
Indi Workouts Released

It’s official – the Individual workouts for The Bay Games 2020 are LIVE. Check out our Instagram and Facebook pages for all the details. And you can check out the movement standards HERE....read more

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