‘I decided I better get myself back into shape and healthy!’ – Meet Arryn

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 Scottish friend Arryn:

Name: Arryn Wallace Garven 

Age: 26 & 3/4 (27 is looming)!

Occupation: intensive care nurse/critical care student 

Started training at CFHE: September 2015

Favourite movement or workout: Deadlift/ Wall Balls 

Describe yourself in 10 words or less:
A bit goofy, a bit geeky, metal head, over critical and a down rite soppy romantic! (Wait that’s more than ten!) I like to think I’m funny too. 

Why did you start training at CrossFit Hawthorn East?
After a year of travelling and enjoying too much of the bad but oh so good treats in life I decided I better get myself back into shape and healthy! 

What’s your biggest achievement so far?
All of it ! I’m stronger, can climb a rope and can say the word snatch now without cringing!  😉 

What do you love about CrossFit Hawthorn East?
The fact that you can come and workout but laugh along the way with everyone. Well sometimes!

What is the main health goal you are focusing on at the moment?
Weight loss / reduce body fat! Just be happy really ! 

Any advice for anyone just starting their CrossFit journey?
Stick with it. It’s hard and frustrating at times but worth it. 

Tell us something we don’t know about you.
I’m writing my own novel based on my time travelling and experiences I’ve come across. I’ll share it with you all one day! The uncensored version of course 😉 

Apart from CrossFit Hawthorn East, where are your favourite hangouts in the Hawthorn, Camberwell or Boroondara area?
Anywhere that sells gin or scotch. You’ll find me looming around ! 


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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