CFNH is not your typical 'gym'.


Our facilities are unique: located in an old airplane hanger, with retractable doors at both ends, the entire gym becomes open-air during summer. With 500 square metres, we have an enormous open space for training, not crowded with people or equipment.

Fully equipped with a specialised CrossFit 'rig', gymnastic rings, Olympic lifting barbells and weights, rowing machines, skipping ropes, GHD machines, air dynes, medicine and slam balls, kettle bells and dumbbells: we have everything you could need to provide a comprehensive training experience.

Our class programming targets all functional movements, to develop key components of health and fitness over time: strength, mobility, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness. The unique nature of CrossFit is the opportunity to constantly learn new skills and techniques across the key areas of olympic weightlifting, gymnastics and functional movement.

One of the best aspects however is the community environment: not at all like a typical gym where you never speak to anyone and do your own thing. You will always be training with friends and in a fun and social environment, encouraging and supporting each other to achieve your own goals, relative to your ability and level of training.

At CrossFit North Head we specialise in :

  • Daily Timetabled classes - including CrossFit classes with a WOD (Workout of the Day), Olympic weightlifting classes, Endurance Bootcamp, and mobility each week.
  • 1:1 or Group Personal Training
  • A daily Family Friendly class for parents to bring babies or young children in prams, or to sit in the playpen - Private Groups can also be arranged
  • Corporate Sessions
  • CrossFit Kids and CrossFit NextGen (for Teens)
  • Sport-specific training: Tailored training available for individuals or teams, using CrossFit for strength and conditioning training to complement their chosen sport

Meet our Coaches

  • Andrew Berridge - Head Coach and Co-Owner

    With 10 years of professional and 25 years of personal experience in the fitness industry and sports, Andrew brings a comprehensive body of knowledge and experience to the training environment. His extensive experience in personal training (1-1s and Groups), class instruction, coaching Personal Trainers, and running gyms, as well as competing in Muay Thai and CrossFit, create a unique skill set in training and coaching clients and members.

    Andrew also runs The Blueprint Programming - Athlete Performance Programming for those who are ready to take their training to the next level with higher volume, in preparation for competitions

    Achievements:
    • 2015 Australian Regional CrossFit Games Team Athlete
    • 2014 Australian Regional CrossFit Games Team Athlete
    • 2013 Australian Regional CrossFit Games Individual Athlete (Top 48)
    • 2011 Australian Regional CrossFit Games Individual Athlete (Top 60)
    • 8-time Australian Muay Thai Champion title holder
    Qualifications:
    • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
    • CrossFit Gymnastics Level 1 Certificate
    • CrossFit Mobility Certificate
    • Certificate III in Fitness
    • Certificate IV in Personal Training
    • PunchFit Level 1 instructor
    • Course Presenter for Level 2 KickPad and PunchPad to instruct Trainers
    • Pendlay Level 1 Olympic Lifting
    • Naka Athletic Freestyle Movement Level 1
  • Julia Higgs - Coach and Co-Owner

    Julia has always been committed and focussed with everything in life but especially fitness. It started with a love of netball as a child, which lead her to train with the England U19 basketball team at high school. Julia has a passion for the outdoors, from snowboarding to scuba diving and rock climbing. She has travelled the world trekking and mountain climbing and has summited several peaks in the Himalayas in excess of 6000m. The most technical, Ama Dablam involving abseiling, rock and ice climbing at an altitude of 6400m. Julia also loves running and has completed several marathons, half marathons and adventure races.

    Julia has run a successful personal training business since 2006 as well as outdoor group exercise classes including kettlebells, boxing and bootcamps. Julia has a background in running Elite Event Training for groups and individuals to achieve event based goals such as bi-athlons, marathons, obstacle races etc.

    She spent 4 years specialising in coaching pre and postnatal women with first hand experience having 2 young children herself and has trained hundreds of women over the years to exercise safely during and after their pregnancy. Julia is a CHEK professional and holistic lifestyle coach and coaches her clients in all aspects of wellness such as lifestyle, nutrition and stress to help them achieve optimal health. Julia started CrossFit in 2010.

    Achievements:
    • 2014 Australian Regional CrossFit Games Team Athlete
    • 2013 Australian Regional CrossFit Games Team Athlete
    Qualifications:
    • CrossFit Trainer level 1
    • Sports Power lifting coach (AWF) level 1
    • OPEX CCP - Nutrition (Optimum Performance Training)
    • CHEK Exercise Coach
    • CHEK Holistic Lifestyle coach level 2
    • CHEK scientific back training & scientific core conditioning
    • CHEK Program design
    • Pre & Post Natal Physiotherapy Prescription
    • Cert IV Personal Trainer
    • Cert III Group Exercise Instructor
    • AIK Kettlebell instructor
    • PunchFit Instructor
    • BA (hons) Business and languages
  • Alex Chee

    Alex has participated in many sports ranging from track and field and rugby, through to Olympic weightlifting and CrossFit, and has been in the fitness industry for the last 7 years as a personal trainer.

    He has trained a wide variety of individuals and offers many forms of training including sports specific training, general fitness and rehabilitation. Alex has been a part of CrossFit North Head since the gym opened in late 2012 and will provide you with a thorough and educated approach to training in accordance with your goals.

    Achievements:
    • 2015 Australian Regional CrossFit Games Team Athlete
    • 2014 Australian Regional CrossFit Games Team Athlete
    • 2013 Australian Regional CrossFit Games Team Athlete
    Qualifications:
    • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
    • CrossFit Mobility Certificate
    • Performance Training: Advanced Strength Training: Olympic Lifts
    • Certificate III in Fitness
    • Certificate IV in Personal Training
  • Natalie Ingram

    Active as a child and adolescent, and competitive in nature, Natalie always participated in some sort of sport year-round. What she lacked in skill or natural ability, she made up for in perseverance and consistency, much like the way she continues to approach her health and fitness. A representative touch football player, avid runner, strongwoman competitor and nowadays a competitive CrossFit athlete, Nat enjoy testing her body physically but also thrived on the mental demands of fitness.

    In her experience as a personal trainer, Nat understands that commitment to one’s own health and fitness can be a fleeting affair. Juggling university studies, her own business and dedicating time to prepare for CrossFit competitions, she understands that priorities in life shift from time-to-time. Encouraging time management and preparation to ensure that good health and wellbeing allow for a lifestyle that is sustainable no matter what life presents. Longevity in keeping the body moving and the mind healthy is essential!

    Training Areas:
    • Weight Loss and Body Transformations
    • Strength Training
    • High Intensity Cardiovascular Training
    • Core & Postural Training
    • Sport Specific Programming
    • Pre & Post Natal Care
    Achievements:
    • 2014 Australian Regional CrossFit Games Team Athlete
    • 2013 Australian Regional CrossFit Games Team Athlete
    Qualifications:
    • AIF Master Trainer – Cert III & IV in Fitness and Personal Training
    • Bachelor of Science (Majoring in Exercise Science)
    • Currently completing Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Rehabilitation)
    • CrossFit Level One Trainer
    • Certificate in Holistic Counselling & Life Coaching
  • Trent McBlane

    Trent played many sports growing up, playing Rugby Union from the age of 12 and training a gym from 13. Having represented for several years at a state level, he moved to Sydney to play in the Premier Club Competition. As well as playing at high level of competition, Trent also had the opportunity to coach with NSW Rugby Union and the Australian Rugby Union.

    After retiring from football, Trent discovered CrossFit in 2013, becoming a fan of the intensity of CrossFit WODs and the scalability for all levels of athletes. Having a strong passion for strongman events and lifting, coupled with coaching, Trent takes pride in helping people to become stronger and fitter for everyday life.

    Qualifications:
    • Bachelor of Exercise Science
    • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
    • ASCA Level 2 course
    • Level 2 Rugby Union Coaching Certificate
    • Sports Trainer Certificate
    • PCYC Boxing Fitness Certificate
    • Senior First aid
    • Therapeutic and Relaxation massage Certificate