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Discover Crossfit Marrickville

We pride ourselves on not only providing world class fitness training, but also in creating a supportive and motivating environment. A family. The moment you arrive at your first class you will find a community of like-minded people of all ages and body types, committed to working hard and achieving lasting fitness results. We love our people and we love what we do

People First. Fitness Follows.

Most people who make resolutions to get fit or live a healthier lifestyle don’t follow through on their commitment. They can pay the gym membership, wear the right clothes, follow the right instagramers or listen to ‘Eye Of The Tiger’ on repeat, but without this ONE vital ingredient they will fail. To truly follow through on achieving our goals we need coaches and friends to guide, motivate and support us. Without it, people don’t stay accountable to the journey and they give up. At CrossFit Marrickville you will find an inspiring community of people who we are invested in your fitness journey from day one.

Why You’ll Love Training With Us

Scalable To All Fitness Levels

Our program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience.

Constantly Varied

Each day’s workout is different and consists of constantly varied functional movements. This keeps training enjoyable and well-rounded for years on end.

Broad And Inclusive

Our program delivers a fitness that is broad, general, and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing but adapting the training to meet the fitness goals of each member.

High Intensity

Our classes are only 60 minutes long but they are designed to increase strength and fitness fast.

Group Training

Our training style is different to traditional gyms. CFM combines fitness with a sense of purpose and community. We are a community that train, motivate and socialise together

Quality Coaching

All our coaches are professionally trained. We value your time and believe you deserve our full attention whilst training.

CrossFit Teens

We have classes twice a week for the teens. With an experienced coach these sessions will help build the basic movements building a strong base.

CrossFit Parents

Classes daily at 10am for those parents who need a class which is slower paced to allow care of the younger ones. These sessions are perfect for those who want to bring their children.

Workout Tracking

Using the workout tracking App ‘Beyond The Whiteboard’, allows members to keep a track of their improvement and progress

Meet The Crossfit Marrickville Team

CrossFit Coaches Marrickville

David Buckley

Owner / Head Coach

Dave is the owner and Head Coach of CrossFit Marrickville. He has over 13 years experience as a CrossFit trainer. He holds a CrossFit Level 2 trainer qualification as well as certifications in Weightlifting, Gymnastics and Powerlifting. Dave believes that CrossFit is a state of mind and encourages members to tune in to their own goals in order to achieve success.

CrossFit Coaches Marrickville

Gemma Buckley


Gemma is the owner along with Dave and believes CrossFit is for everyone regardless of age, size, gender or fitness level. Gemma’s welcoming personality will make you feel part of our community from the start.

Bonnie Blaq

Gym Manager / CrossFit Coach

Bonnie has been a CFM coach since 2014 and is now the manager. After discovering CrossFit and falling in love almost instantly, she became a coach where she found joy from seeing clients reach their goals. She has the experience and knowledge to lead and instruct all levels of ability and will support, inspire and challenge members to get out of their comfort zone both physically and mentally. Bonnie also believes a full life consists of balance which includes a cheeky drink in the sun and dirty joke or two.

Annie Levine

CrossFit Coach

Annie isn’t your typical fitness coach. She came to CrossFit Marrickville with very little fitness experience and a toddler in tow. It was in the parents’ class that she fell in love with CrossFit and the supportive community at CFM.
That was seven years and many, many workouts ago.
Annie has since completed her CrossFit Level 1 and is now a permanent member of the coaching staff and loving every minute of it!
Breaking down the basics for newbies or helping our best get even better, Annie gives it her all in every class.
Whether it’s 5:30am or 7pm, Annie’s energy and big smile will help you get through even the toughest session.

CrossFit Coaches Marrickville

Nina Van Rij

CrossFit Coach

Nina has always had a passion for health and fitness. After completing a University degree in Science, Nina then moved straight into Personal Training. After a friend convinced Nina to try an Intro session, she has never looked back. Adapting the methodology to her own clients she found that the variety and intensity of CrossFit was the key ingredient in getting results for members and herself.

Paula Sanz

CrossFit Coach

I started Crossfit in 2019 as a new years resolution. I had never been fit or strong and had been dragging an ED since high school; I forced myself to make a change.
Thanks to joining Crossfit, I learnt that you are able to achieve anything you want, if you put in the work and make consistency a priority. I have become a much more confident individual in all aspects of life and I decided that I wanted to help and encourage others to do the same and share what I’ve learnt over my journey.
Crossfit has always allowed me to thrive in a community environment, and it is a constant challenge and forever learning sport – which is the the thing I love the most.

Drew Mctavish

Weightlifting Coach

Our resident weightlifting coach and gym “cheerleader” started CrossFit with us 6 years ago and he quickly found his passion for training and competing in Olympic Weightlifting. He is currently a certified level 1 & 2 Weightlifting/Sports Power Coach with the Australian Weightlifting Federation and a level 1 CrossFit Coach. Drew loves working with all levels of lifter and would love to have you join the club.