“I was not a large person, in fact I was the opposite. I had a very poor diet which consisted of junk food and I would constantly have an upset stomach which gave me bloating, wind and constipation.  I was malnourished and borderline anorexic… When I finally understood how to feed my body and how to take care of myself – my life changed.”Read more


I grew up being involved in all sorts of sports; hockey, soccer, volleyball, cricket, cross-country. I liked to think I was pretty athletic, but when I started shift work in my early adult life, the kilos began stacking on. I felt there was nothing I could do, and seemed to have a never-ending struggle with yoyo-ing weight.

I was diagnosed with PCOS and felt there was little I could do to shed the weight. Every time I lost a few kilos (up to 16kg at one stage) more would pile back on. After I had my daughter I slowly shed the extra baby weight, but there seemed little I could do to keep dropping the rest of the weight. I began feeling quite depressed about the way I looked, until my sister (another RevX star!) gently pushed me into the RevX 30 day challenge. I finally accepted, and since then have not looked back.

The RevX staff and coaches have supported me and encouraged me to be the best I can and achieve the most amazing results!

The intense CrossFit workouts, along with the change of paleo-orientated, have gone hand in hand in helping me reach these goals. After only five months, I have lost fat and gained muscle, I have toned the areas which I didn’t believe I could tone, I am lifting more and improving technique all the time, and for the first time in a long, long time, I am happy with my body! My whole lifestyle has changed and I am enjoying exercise again.

When people say CrossFit is addictive, they aren’t lying! And to have such a great atmosphere at RevX makes you want to come back time and time again. It really feels like family, and I can’t thank Rob and all the RevX staff enough!

Jenny lost an amazing 10kg of fat whilst on the Revolution X 30 Day Challenge!


In March 2011, Madeleine, a heavy set 150cm tall 31-year-old from Sydney strolled into CrossFit Revolution X looking to reverse the damage that a poor nutritional lifestyle, coupled with a near non-existent exercise routine had caused over the years. Having never heard of CrossFit before walking through the doors, Madeleine was to stumble across an addiction that transformed her life more than she could ever dream.

Just over 12 months later, Madeleine is not only nearly 15kg lighter, fitter, faster and stronger, but is also taking up opportunities to compete in a sport she now loves!

Throughout her teenage years Madeleine was active in sports having played soccer competitively for many years. After finishing High School however things took a turn for the worse falling into the same trap that many university students find themselves in: the sedentary lifestyle of partying, binge eating easily accessible junk food and drinking. “I stopped playing sports seriously and didn’t give much thought into what I was putting into my body. My health started spiralling downwards and I gained weight at a rapid pace”.

Moving into the workforce as a full-time shift working nurse didn’t help with her weight ballooning to over 80kg, pursuing many diet fads with little luck. “I tried Weight Watchers twice and other similar weight loss programs with frustratingly little results. Once I started CrossFit and learnt more about the Paleo way of life, I soon learnt why the fad weight loss programs had failed me”.

Why did CrossFit work? “It was very different. It’s exciting, challenging, competitive and fun. A world apart from the boring atmosphere I found in other gyms, completely different from anything I had tried before”. The rather phenomenal transformation has not only astonished family and friends but most importantly herself. “It’s still surreal” says Madeleine. “To know where I was a year ago to seeing what I have achieved is amazing”.

Madeleine also attributes her personal rejuvenation to the family culture that she has found at Revolution X and the wider CrossFit community. “It wouldn’t have been possible without the family spirit and bond that exists within our box – an atmosphere that truly motivates you to exceed your own expectations time and time again.”

And now the quiet achiever is still coming to terms with her rapid transformation that has propelled her to finishing 35th place in the Opens earlier this year and 20th place in the Australian Reebok Crossfit Regionals . “I’m not sure exactly where I’m heading but I do know that my goals are to continue to challenge myself and to get stronger both mentally and physically – it feels like my journey has only just begun”.

A scary thought seeing as she is already boasting a strong 150kg Deadlift, a 70kg Clean and Jerk, and incredibly achieved a round of PRs in the 2012 Open and Regionals including her first muscle up, 45kg snatch, chest to bar pull-up, 32kg one arm dumbbell snatch…


“It’s simple – Revolution X has changed my life!

After retiring from professional rugby union 16 years ago, I struggled to find a fitness solution that motivated me and worked with both my family and business commitments.

If someone had said to me 3 months ago that I would have been at the gym six days a week and loving it, I would have laughed at them. Now I find myself midafternoon looking at my watch keen for a CrossFit session… crazy!!

25kg’s lighter, fitter, stronger and motivated…… I’d say I’m one ‘happy camper’.”



“Not only has Rob and his team of incredible coaches & trainers changed my life… but the community and team spirit in his facility is second to none…”

I was introduced to Cross Fit at Revolution X Performance Centre at the beginning of 2014 and was immediately obsessed. It began with a 30 day challenge which at first was difficult but after week 1 not only did I feel incredible with increased energy levels but by the end of the 30 days I had lost body fat and gained several kilos of muscle. Even better was my headaches were disappearing!!! I have since continued exercising 3-4 times per week with the Rev X crew and combined this with all the vitally important nutritional advice and planning they offer I have experienced the most incredible improvement to both the frequency and severity of my migraines. I feel like a new woman.

Not only has Rob and his team of incredible coaches & trainers changed my life through exercise and food, but the community and team spirit in his facility is second to none.”