"What is Dubbo?" That was the first question 24-year-old Maria Goltermann had when she found out she would be visiting Australia from Denmark. Maria has 12 weeks to learn all she can about Dubbo, its visitor offerings and the Australian lifestyle.

What a lovely day to stay inside! Not that I mind after a busy weekend I Sydney!

But there’s one thing I know, coming from a cold country, It doesn’t have to be boring when it’s raining. And Dubbo certainly isn’t boring. I’ve said it a few 100 times, but I LOVE sports, and I may not know all about it but I’m always keen to learn.

I remember, one of the first things I did when I found out I was going to Dubbo, was to check out the gyms here online!

Now… When it’s raining and there’s no Rugby on, there’s always other things to do, and my favourite thing to do after work is Crossfit! I started doing Crossfit a few years ago back home. But because of travel etc. I’ve had to put it on hold for a year. That break didn’t last long after I arrived in Dubbo. I hadn’t even been here for a week before my Aussie brother decided it was time for me to start again.
I was a bit sceptical, and to be honest my first few times doing it, didn’t go as expected. But with the help of a brilliant instructor at Crossfit Dubbo, I’m now so much better and enjoy seeing the progress every time I go + the atmosphere is great, everybody’s so helpful and friendly, which makes it 10 times more fun.
If anybody needs a changeup in their workout routine, try a WOD at Crossfit Dubbo, you might get hooked too.

The best thing about crossfit is that everybody can be a part of it!
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I’m struggling with a few old injuries that affect me when doing sports, however, I have been introduced to a new form of treatment here in Australia, ‘Bowen’. So I’ve had a few Bowen treatments from Prue Duffy’s “A Bowen Clinic… and other journeys”, which is helping me achieve better and have less pain when doing sports, which I’m really excited about as it makes Crossfit even better for me! Yay!

And if that’s not enough, a friendly soul from work thought it would be a good idea for me to try a boxing class… Last time I did a boxing class was 7 years ago, and I decided never to do it again, as it almost killed me. Apparently I had forgotten that when I said yes this time…
But I’m always up for a challenge, and a boxing class in Wellington didn’t seem too scary.

One thing I really like about Dubbo, Wellington etc. is it’s so local and everyone are so friendly! When I arrived at the Hardnox gym in Wellington, I felt welcomed and comfortable right away, which made the whole experience so much better. The trainers were the best, I even got a round of applause after the workout for coming all the way from Denmark, where else would people do that!? Not only that, but a trainer was helping me out the whole time! I do feel bad that he had to put up with my poor talent for a whole hour, but I had so much fun doing it! :D The workout was hard, and as I’m typing right now, I’m still struggling with a shaking hand… But I love being pushed and how great do you feel after a good workout!? And even better when you feel it the next day – that means something must have been done right! Hardnox in Wellington is definitely a place I’ll come back to!


Pretending boxing is no biggie...

Who else is excited about the Olympics btw!! :D

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