‘From not being able to overhead squat the dowel to being able to do 90kg’ – Meet Brad

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 our awesome friend with the long, luscious locks – Brad:

Name: B-RAD

Age: 33

Occupation: Electrical Engineer and Robotics & Mechatronics student

Started training at CFHE: Mid 2013

Favourite movement or workout: Deadlift 

Describe yourself in 10 words or less: That long haired douche!

Why did you start training at CrossFit Hawthorn East? Is CrossFit an answer?

What’s your biggest achievement so far?

Going from not being able to overhead squat the dowel to being able to do 90kg. Thanks coaches!

What do you love about CrossFit Hawthorn East?

It’s my happy place! Love throwing down with my mates and new friends alike!

What is the main health or fitness goal you are focusing on at the moment?

Apart from being totally awesome? Managing long term injuries and being a more rounded athlete.

Any advice for anyone just starting their CrossFit journey?

Don’t let it overwhelm you, scale for the correct intensity, ask the coaches anything! Never give up, you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve and how much you can improve!

Tell us something we don’t know about you?

I’ve had two brain aneurysms and live to tell the story, have the scars to prove it!

Apart from CrossFit Hawthorn East, where are your favourite hangouts in the Hawthorn, Camberwell or Boroondara area? 

You mean there are other places besides the box? I spend a lot of time at Swinburne Uni but you’ll find me most days at The Little Tuckshop having a coffee or down one of the many parks with The Baz (the dog).


If you’d like to try it for yourself 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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