Urban Energy and Shane Dykstra are the reason why we began, and fell head over heals in love with CrossFit. We have Nobbys box and this coach to thank everyday for our strength, fitness, great technique, good health and CrossFit enthusiasm.
We still remember the first day we rocked up to the box, no idea what CrossFit was, just an enticing 2 week deal that we couldn’t pass up. From that day forward we spent 5-6 days/week for the next 9 months at Nobbys box. We became the fittest and strongest athletes we’d ever been in our lives. Which says alot considering we’ve both been into sports and fitness all our lives. This was next level schizel!
Shane is not only an amazing trainer and athlete (he’s been in the industry 17 years), but he’s super positive, fun and just an awesome guy to be around. He’s that guy you instantly want as your BFF! Nowadays you can find Head Coach Shane at Urban Energy, Currumbin and Urban Surf Fit Gym. Urban Surf Fit & Grom Fit are programs for anyone who loves to surf, they recognise the need to improve their fitness in the water, and would like to take their surfing to the next level.
Urban Energy offer 2 CrossFit programs. The first program is the Urban Fit program which is more cardio & less bar work, great for beginners. The second program is the Strong N Fit program for the more serious CrossFitters who are eager to lift heavy and go pro. They also try to hold beach WODs every month throughout Spring and Summer. Super fun and there’s nothing better than jumping in the ocean after a hot, sweaty beach WOD. You also have the opportunity to join in on 80’s inspired workouts, the Spartan race, Battle of the Bridge event, Mount Warning hikes, Tough Mudder, represent QLD in the State of Origin series, plus much more. We can guarantee fun times with these guys!
Usually Urban Energy does great specials for newbies. Right now you can get 2 weeks unlimited training for $35. This is the perfect amount of time to get you motivated, feel strong and a part of the community, and totally hooked on CrossFit! Unlimited membership (includes beach Boot camp) is $55/week, or $45 for 3 sessions/week. Both classes reduce in price if you join up on a long term contract. They also offer a 10 visit pass for $175 (valid for 4 months) or a 20 visit pass for $320 (valid for 6 months) to use on any class at your own convenience. Students, police, fire & armed forces or if you join with a friend, get a 10% discount on memberships. Drop ins are $25 per class.
Besides Urban Energy Nobbys, Currumbin and Surf Gym, they also have Boot Camp classes available. This is a group fitness program designed for everyday people that want to get into shape and improve their fitness. They do 2 days a week in the Parklands around Main Beach. It’s $15/session or $220 for 8 weeks. Lift Club is also available, which will take your weightlifting to the next level! Join now for 2 weeks unlimited training for $35.
Nobbys box is in a huge open air industrial type garage. It’s a great space with everything you need for a large group class. They have a main room, a smaller side room, reception and hang out area. The hang out area has seats and cubby holes to store your belongings. They have 4 large industrial fans and a bunch of ceiling fans for cooling. Both the main and side room get ample air and a light breeze due to the high roof and open air design.
There’s pull up bars lining the walls in both rooms, a number of weight racks plus 2 sets of muscle up rings in the side room. There’s 4 boxing bags, plus extra weight racks. They also have wooden training plates for beginner CrossFitters, which are a great idea and brilliant design. They have all the equipment you’d find in your usual affiliate CrossFit box. There is easy street parking and they also share the supermarket’s parking lot out front of the box. This area is great for running, prowlers and farmer carrys, it’s a big space and also a great area to use for those outdoor team WODs. They have two bathrooms, which double as change rooms. There’s filtered water where you can fill up your water bottle for free. They also sell UE t-shirts and tanks, and a number of health products and supplements.
Nowadays you’ll find Head Coach Matt Haapu at the Nobbys box. Matt is a passionate, positive athlete and stand out coach. He’s 110% dedicated to you and your fitness, and you can always bet on having a great time while working 110% with this absolute legend. He loves to goof around and get 80s inspired. You’ll also always find him with a huge smile on his dial. Yeah Matty! We can’t talk highly enough about both coaches, Shane and Matt.
Urban Energy has a special place in our hearts. Below are all the reasons why, and what you should look for in a box. There’s nothing better than:
- Having fun whilst working out
- Learning great technique so you’re always working out safe, and able to take your training to the next level
- Amazing and inspiring coaches who are passionate about what they do
- Being around a positive, happy, passionate and determined community
- Feeling motivated and pushed to be the best version of yourself
- Seeing results, looking great and feeling strong and on top of the world
They’re all the reasons why we are grateful for Shane and Urban Energy. Because without these two things we probably wouldn’t be where we are today. So a huge shout out to Shane for being that outstanding coach that every coach should aspire to be, and the absolute champ that you are. Cheers Shaneo for your grit, grind and hustle! We can’t thank you enough for showing us the way and shaping us into the avid CrossFitters we are today.
Contact Urban Energy:
NOW ONLY OPERATING AT ONE LOCATION:
Currumbin Box: 20 Traders Way, Currumbin, Gold Coast, Queensland, 4223 AUSTRALIA
PHONE: +61 414 456 696
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