“Awesome coaches and great people to train with. And no matter how fit (or unfit you are), every WOD is a challenge.” Meet Vix

Building a community of fun, friendly and supportive members is important to us at CrossFit Hawthorn East.  We’re not only helping the Camberwell and Hawthorn locals get fitter, faster and stronger – our coaches and community are there to motivate and encourage our members every step of the way. Our gym is filled with friends from all around the Boroondara area to focus on their health and fitness goals.

Every day we workout with inspiring individuals. Each week we share their stories with you. Meet Vix:

NAME: Vix 

AGE: 36
OCCUPATION: Lawyer turned mum (and soon to be post grad student)

FAVOURITE MOVEMENT OR WORKOUT: deadlifts (turns out I actually like the big, colourful plates) and cleans.

DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 10 WORDS OR LESS: loyal, dedicate, up for a challenge and a laugh.

WHY DID YOU START TRAINING AT CROSSFIT HAWTHORN EAST? My big brother started CrossFit a few years ago and although he hardly ever talked about it (!), I decided to give it a go.  Nothing like sibling rivalry for motivation!

WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT SO FAR? All the lifting – didn’t realise that I would enjoy it so much.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT CROSSFIT HAWTHORN EAST? The people are fantastic – awesome coaches and great people to train with. And no matter how fit (or unfit you are), every WOD is a challenge.  I am amazed at how much further you can always push yourself.

WHAT IS THE MAIN HEALTH GOAL YOU ARE FOCUSING ON AT THE MOMENT? Technique for olympic lifting and building strength.

ANY ADVICE FOR ANYONE JUST STARTING THEIR CROSSFIT JOUNEY? Enjoy it and give it a go – you can achieve more than you think.

TELL US SOMETHING WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU: I went to boarding school when I was 8 years old.  And for anyone who ever read Enid Blyton – yes, there were tuck boxes and midnight feasts.  And yes, I played lacrosse (until relatively recently) and polo.

APART FROM CROSSFIT HAWTHORN EAST, WHERE ARE YOUR FAVOURITE HANGOUTS IN THE HAWTHORN, CAMBERWELL OR BOROONDARA AREA? A lot of cafes.  I used to know where all the good bars were, now its more about kids parks!


If you’d like to get fitter, faster and stronger you’re invited to a FREE Intro Class at CrossFit Hawthorn East. This is a complimentary session for you to see the gym, meet the team and experience CrossFit basics.

Choose from Tuesday 7.30pm or Friday 7.00am. Call 0417 667 723 or email info@crossfithawthorneast.com to book your free spot.


CrossFit Hawthorn East is a functional fitness gym close to both Camberwell and Hawthorn in Melbourne, Australia.  We offer group physical fitness classes, personal training and regular workshops.

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