Our Staff

Chris Saliba – Owner/Trainer

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Background:
I grew up on the Sunshine Coast hinterland and spent most of my childhood years riding a motorbike.  After finishing high school I joined the Royal Australian Airforce as an Aircraft Technician and after completing my trade, made the transition to Physical Training Instructor until the end of my 10 year service.
I first discovered CrossFit in 2007 and quickly fell in love with the concept. Prior to that my training was pretty typical of the defence force – isolation weight training and a bit of extra cardio through circuits and running.

Since then I haven’t looked back and have gone on to open one of the first CrossFit gyms in Australia with my wife Marie and have competed at the CrossFit games Australian Regionals 3 times and won the Queensland weightlifting championships as an under 69kg lifter.

I am a self coached athlete and have learned a tonne of valuable lessons through this process and love passing on my knowledge to others.

Education & Qualifications:
Bob Takano Weightlifting Course (Nov 2013)
The Outlaw Way – Training Camp (Jan 2013)
CrossFit Football Trainers Course (Dec 2012)
CrossFit Coaches Prep. Course (Jan 2011)
CrossFit Gymnastics Course (Dec 2010)
CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certification (Nov 2009)
QLD Weightlifting Assoc. Level 1 Coach (Jul 2009)
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (May 2009)
Royal Australian Airforce PTI (2005 – 2008)
Certificate IV in Fitness (2005)
Certificate III in Fitness (2005)
Senior First Aid & Bronze Medallion
Abseil Instructor
Royal Australian Airforce – Aircraft Technician (1998-2005)

Awards & Competition Experience:
- 2013 National Weightlifting Championships
- 2013 Queensland Weightlifting Championships : 1st Place Under 69kg Men
- 2013 CrossFit Open
- 2012 CrossFit Games Australasian Regional 39th
- 2012 CrossFit Games Open: 33rd
- 2012 CrossFit Brisbane Hardnup Challenge
- CrossFit King Open Day/Competition: 3rd
- 2011 CrossFit Games – Australasian Regional: 40th
- 2011 CrossFit Open: 39th Australasian Region
- 2011 AWF CrossFit Weightlifting Challenge: 1st Place Overall
- 2011 Rock Hard Challenge: 3rd Place
- 2010 CrossFit Arena Games Day: Finalist
- 2010 CrossFit Brisbane – Hardn’up Challenge: Finalist
- 2010 CrossFit Games: Australasian Regional Competitor
- 2010 CrossFit Northside – Bayside Challenge: Finalist
- 2010 CrossFit Games: Qld Sectional Competitor (10th Place)
- 2010 CrossFit Rocks – Rock Hard Challenge (9th)
- 2009 CFX Wounded Warrior Games Day
- 2009 CrossFit Brisbane – Hardn’up Challenge
- 2006 Australian Defence Force Bodybuilding: 2nd Place
- Commanding Officers Comendation: Royal Australian Airforce
- 2005 Student of Merit: Physical Training Instructors Course; Australian Defence Force Physical Training School

 

Marie Saliba – Owner/Trainer

IMG_3630-4Background:
Marie is a peoples person and has the ability to relate to anyone she meets. As the mother of two children Marie has had first hand experience in the effectiveness of the CrossFit prescription toward achieving post natal fitness. Marie has a keen interest in finance and investment and recently completed her degree in Financial Planning.

Education & Qualifications:
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (Feb 10)
Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning) 2008
Certificate IV in Fitness
Certificate III in Fitness
Royal Australian Airforce – Supplier
Certificate IV: Transportation & Distribution
Certificate IV: Workplace Trainer and Assessor

Awards & Competition Experience:
- CrossFit King Open Day/Competition: 3rd
- 2011 CrossFit Open: 80th Australasian Region
- 2010 CrossFit Arena Games Day: Finalist
- 2010 CrossFit Brisbane – Hardn’up Challenge: Finalist
- 2010 CrossFit Games – Qld Sectionals
- 2010 CrossFit Rocks – Rock Hard Challenge
- 2009 Coastal CrossFit – Clash on the Coast: Finalist
- Australia Day Medallion
- Commanding Officers Comendation; Royal Australian Airforce
- RAAF – Supply Basic Course; Dux