Functional Fitness New Plymouth (Formally 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 realized that what they were doing was not too dissimilar to ‘CrossFit’.
Here at Functional Fitness New Plymouth, we believe real fitness is about more than getting on a treadmill and watching TV—it’s about strengthening and conditioning your body and mind so you can get out there, explore the world, seek new adventures and be the person you were meant to be.
Whether you’re new to fitness or an accomplished athlete, our coaches are highly trained and qualified to help you set goals, teach proper form to prevent injury, and design training programs that include basic barbell exercises, Olympic lifts, kettlebells, gymnastics, running, rowing, throwing, and a long list of bodyweight movements.
Here, you’ll never feel lost, alone or confused about what exercises to do or how to do them. That’s because your FFNP membership includes a lot more than just a room full of equipment. Whether you’re looking for group classes or personal training, we’ll take care of everything—just show up ready to move and let the transformation begin.
You’re not just joining a gym; you’re joining a community!