I’ve lost 18kgs since beginning my Crossfit journey… I have done many things i would have said were impossible for me 2 years ago.’ – Meet Nissanka

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 Nissanka:

Name: Nissanka 

Age: 32

Occupation: Apparel Designer at 2XU

Started training at CFHE: April 2014

Favourite movement or workout: Grace (30 Clean and jerks)

Describe yourself in 10 words or less: Creative, Fitness, Food and Fun.

Why did you start training at CrossFit Hawthorn East?
I had trained at regular gyms for years and never came close to the results i wanted. CFHE allowed me to push beyond what i thought was physically possible for me.

What’s your biggest achievement so far?
I’ve lost 18kgs since beginning my Crossfit journey, its been a slow process but has come with many rewarding milestones and achievements. I have done many things i would have said were impossible for me to do 2 years ago.

What do you love about CrossFit Hawthorn East?
The community and coaches are the best part, you can do these type of workouts anywhere but its the people around you which enable you to push that extra bit every time you come in.

What is the main health goal you are focusing on at the moment?
Right now i am focused on getting better at my weak points and learning to love the things i hate.

Any advice for anyone just starting their CrossFit journey?
Take it one step at a time, check your ego at the door, keep coming in and make sure to get plenty of recovery.

Tell us something we don’t know about you.
I did ballet as a kid.

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

Blood orange cafe, Bawa cafe and Santoni Pizza


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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