CrossFit New Plymouth was founded in November of 2011 (intially known as BST Fit Club). It started when the 4 Siffleet brothers (Scott, Ben, Nick & Tom) got sick of mundane workout routines that were sure to fail out of pure boredom. With the help of Nick’s exercise physiology knowledge from his university studies they set out to do something different and varied rather than running the same old route or repeating the same gym routine week in week out. It started with some beach sprints and a few body weight exercises and progressed to home made sand bags, buckets of water and tractor tyres. Before long the boys realised that what they were doing was not too dissimilar to ‘CrossFit’.