Orange teams ready to throw down with visitors in crossfit event

BOOM: Crossfit is one of the fastest growing sports in Australia, with Orange proving no exception. Photo: SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
BOOM: Crossfit is one of the fastest growing sports in Australia, with Orange proving no exception. Photo: SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

ALREADY one of the fastest growing sports in Australia, HomeFront Crossfit owner Angus Baldwin says his chosen sport is also booming in Orange.

“Crossfit Worldwide has been around for more than 10 years now, and is still one of the world’s fastest growing sports.

That is certainly echoed in Australia and indeed in Orange, where our athlete numbers have doubled very quickly,” Baldwin enthused.

“There is a misconception out there, that you need to be super fit to even start crossfit, but that’s simply not the case. We have the FUNdamentals program to introduce new members to crossfit in a casual group fitness class that is easy going, non-intimidating and in a welcoming environment that caters for individuals of all fitness levels.” 

And to showcase the sport, HomeFront Crossfit’s Aces High Throw Down will be on show this Saturday. 

An annual event, the Aces High Throw Down will begin on Saturday with crossfit athletes from all over NSW descending on Orange for the event, which will showcase some of the best regional athletes in the sport of crossfit.

There are 46 teams of four athletes competing in the advanced, intermediate and beginners categories coming from Wagga Wagga, Griffith, Albury, Sydney, Dubbo, Bathurst, Lithgow and Orange. 

Crossfit throw downs are traditionally run for individuals and teams of all fitness and skill levels all over the world. 

With beginners and advanced athletes competing, those involved know its all about having fun. 

Baldwin says the day will be a fantastic spectacle for everyone who attends.

“You don’t have to be an elite athlete to appreciate the Aces High Throw Down, the supportive community and friendships that are made during these events is what the Aces High Throw Down and crossfit is all about,” he said. 

With Central West Gymnastics holding an open day as well, Mr Baldwin said the throwdown will also be a great opportunity for people to see and experience what the crossfit buzz is all about, especially if they’re thinking of giving it a go.

“If you want some extra incentive to come along and support some of your friends and family, we’re ensuring the gold coin entry fee is donated to the Barbells for Boobs Foundation, which pays for early breast cancer detection tests and is a great cause very close to our hearts,” he said.

Homefront Crossfit is housed in the former Play On Indoor building in Barrett Court, and is also home to Central West Gymnastics. 

It is the largest crossfit box and one of the best equipped facilities for the sport of crossfit in Australia.

The Aces High Throw Down begins at 8am on Saturday and will also feature food stalls and activities for children.