21 Feb 2016 – Looking back on The Change Challenge

The Change Challenge Crew at our Mid-Challenge Huddle

Saturday 13 February marked the end of CrossFit 1864's first ever Change Challenge and we can't say it enough... we are so proud of everything our crew achieved! And we're not just talking about the weight lost (loads), the centimetres dropped (so many), or the Gymnastics and Barbell PBs hit (all over the place!)! 

In addition to accomplishing all these things, our crew developed their mental strength and willpower, their confidence, and their knowledge of what they're eating and what their body needs to perform at its very best. They tried new things, fought through when they were struggling, and, most importantly, supported each other with funny photos, advice and recipe suggestions. 

We would like to give a special shout-out to a few of our Change Challenge Crew who went above and beyond....

The Best Food Photographer: Olivia Simpson

No one took to food paparazzi faster than Liv! Her instagram account is now chock-a-block with photos of her wicked scrummy, colourful, perfectly balanced meals. These photos not only showcase Liv's cookery skills, they also document the incredible change in attitude towards food and nutrition that she accomplished in just 6 weeks.

The Most Supportive: Matt Craig

Matt started the Challenge with a little bit more experience with clean eating and he was always happy to help when others had questions or concerns by sharing his advice and encouragement to his fellow Change Challenge Crew on everything from how to deal with mid-afternoon hunger pangs, to how to get the most out of your Compliance Tracking sheet (a proper Excel-whizz!)

The Most Improved: Arnie Bankhardt and Beth Massey

Our final shout outs go to our two Most Improved Athletes: Arnie and Beth. These two maintained an average of above 95% compliance during the entire Challenge, and their results show! Beth dropped 10% on her hip measurements and achieved her goal weight of 56 kg and Arnie lost a whopping 12% of his body weight, and over 8% on both his hip and waist measurements.

Check out their Before and After Photos!

Arnie's Before & After Photos

Beth before and after The Change Challenge

Congrats to all of our athletes on their accomplishments, keep up the good work!


CrossFit (11 am - Noon)

A) Conditioning
3 rounds for time:
50 Double Unders
25 Toes to bar
10 Snatch (50/35 kg)

* Time cap: 18 minutes

Competition Class (9.30 - 11.00 am)

A) Gymnastics
1) Muscle-ups: 1 set for max reps
- Rest 3-5 minutes -
A2) Perform 5 sets at 60% of A1

B) Conditioning
3 rounds for time:
50 Double Unders
25 Toes to bar
10 Snatch (60/40 kg)

* Time cap: 18 minutes

Foundations of CrossFit (8.30 - 9.30 am)

A) Strength
Strict press: 3-5 x 5

B) Conditioning
10 minute AMRAP:
5 Pull-ups (or x 10 Jumping)
10 Push press
15 Sit-ups

Are you ready to see if you're better than you were last year? To test your limits? To exceed your expectations?  To smash 5 weeks of epic WODs with your fellow Crazy Ones?

There's only one way to find out... Sign up for the 2016 CrossFit Open and join Team CrossFit 1864!

Check our recent blog post for more details on the Open.

Register via the CrossFit Games page here and make sure you choose CrossFit 1864 as your affiliate! 

It's your Open, make sure you're WODing to your jam! Don't forget to add your favourite WOD tunes to our Crazy Ones CrossFit Open playlist!

The Crazy Ones CrossFit Open 2016