We are sad to report that Cross Fit Ignite Sydney in Waterloo has shut its doors for the last time.

CrossFit Ignite Sydney was a great gym, with a cool vibe and many friends and associates of SmartPlay have trained there over the years. The studio was one of our favourites in NSW.

We intend to keep in touch with the fitness coaches and personal trainers of Cross Fit Ignite Sydney and we continue to share the same ethos:

We don’t do generic classes. We do individual programs and shared coaching for everyone. We are eager to show the most effective ways to exercise and eat to get you fit, toned and ultimately happier and healthier

Ignite had a very friendly team with a true focus on personalisation and service. They were not salespeople, only trainers, and so there was never any hard sell at Ignite. The team practiced what they taught and loved what they did.

And the coaches were true to their ethos:

We’re not super-human, but we know that to look, feel and perform at our best we need to eat well most of the time and practice CrossFit regularly.” Hallelujah to this sentiment!

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If you are looking for alternative gyms to get your CrossFit sessions in, find below our recommendations for other CrossFit studios to consider in Sydney:

Sydney CBD and Inner City

Sydney Suburbs

Below is an illustration of the quality of the CrossFit Ignite programs. We always recommend checking out the documented programs of all prospective CrossFit gyms before narrowing down your choices to the one or two you will visit in person.

Remember the relationship that you have with your fitness coach will determine how much you get out of your training schedule and so always meet them in person before signing up.

This example is (one of four) for Aerobic Base Development:

Warm up:
3 rounds with increasing weight:
  • 5 snatch grip rows + 5 snatch deadlifts + 5 hang snatch high pulls + 5 power snatches + 5 OHS

Power (EMOM x 15min):
  • Min 1-5: 3 power snatches @60%
  • Min 6-10: 2 power snatches @70%
  • Min 11-15: 1 power snatch @80%

Strength (EMOM, alternating sides):
  • 12, 10, 8 DB single arm press (neutral grip)

Density work:
AMRAP 12min:
  • 5 unbroken chin ups (strict form – band as needed)
  • 10 unbroken push ups (strict form – incline as needed)

Warm up:
3 rounds:
  • 5 Cook squats + 5 Cossack squats e/s + 1x30s negative pistol e/s (focus on ABSOLUTE control)
  • 30 lateral hops over a line as fast as possible into 5m sprint

Strength (E3MOM):
  • 12, 10, 8 Back squats (increase weight 8-10% per round)

AER metabolic (80% move and breathe):
AMRAP 15min:
  • Run 200m
  • 10 squat cleans (40/30kg)
  • 10 push press

Warm up:
3 rounds for maximal CONTROL:
  • 10m straight leg bear crawl (super slow, continuous movement)
  • 15-30s negative chin up or muscle up
  • 15-30s negative HSPU (scale height as needed)
AER metabolic (80-85% move and breathe):
Min 0-15 – 3 rounds for time:

Min 15-30 – 3 rounds for time:
  • 21 wallball
  • 15 KB swings
  • 9 box jumps

Min 30-45 – 10 rounds for time:
  • 5 deadlifts (80/55kg)
  • 15 double unders

Warm up:
3 rounds w/increasing weight:
  • 5 clean grip rows + 5 upright rows + 5 hip cleans + 5 front squats
  • 5 box jumps from seated position

Power (EMOM x 15):
  • Min 1-5: 3 hip cleans @50%
  • Min 6-10: 3 hang cleans @60%
  • Min 11-15: 3 cleans @70%

Strength (E3MOM):
  • 12, 10, 8 Front squats (@80-85% of Tuesday’s weights)

Recovery metabolic (50-60% effort):
EMOM x 20 (alternating):
  • 30s easy AD
  • 30s tuck sit ups
  • 30s easy row
  • 30s sled push (slow and consistent)

Warm up:
3 rounds:
  • 10m nose to knee walk + 5 Jefferson curls (increasing weight each round)
  • 30s single leg deadlift e/s (no weight)
  • 5 strict press + 5 push press + 5 split jerks (same bar as Jefferson curls)

Power (EMOM x 10):
  • 2 split jerks from rack @70-80%

Strength (E3MOM):
  • 12, 10, 8 Deadlift (41X0)

Density work for time:
  • DB walking lunges (15/10kg)
  • DB push press (same weights)

Warm up:
  • 3 rounds of: 5 pull ups + 5 push ups + 5 Cossack squats e/s

E2MOM x 5:
  • 20m sled push, increasing to maximal weight

Rest 5min, then in pairs:
10 rounds (alternating):
  • 400m run
  • 15 OH squats (42.5/30kg)

For Sydneysiders heading to the Queensland capital for work or holiday trip these are our thoughts around the best CrossFit gyms in Brisbane.

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