Name: Mark Doran
Position: CrossFit Level 1 Coach (CF-L1)
What song would you sing at Karaoke? Drops of Jupiter – Train
Best & Worst movements in CrossFit? Any Handstand movement / Running
What is your spirit animal? Tiger
Who is your favourite superhero? Captain America
“Fight Gone Bad” Score? 298
I started CrossFit in 2014 as a means to improve my physique. I was playing the role of Frankensteins creature in the Australian premiere of “Frankenstein” and was requested to look as strong as possible in 12 weeks. I had heard about CrossFit and decided that a coach based program would be better for keeping me on track than a normal gym regime.
6 years later I am no longer required to stay in shape but am still completely hooked on CrossFit. On top of CrossFit I have a huge interest in endurance events making me a human conundrum as I dislike running. I have completed over 50 obstacle races, 3 of them being over a marathon length and two being a 12 hour endurance events.
As a coach, I enjoy finding the small elements in each individuals movement or workout that can get them an extra 1%. Be it setting a new eye line or ensuring the pull on a row is complete, seeing the improvements no matter how small is what drives me. I also love ensuring that no matter how hard the workout is, everyone, myself included, walks out with a smile on the face.