CrossFit is THE Best way to get in shape. Constantly varied, high intensity, functional movements that produce amazing results. It is so much more than a fitness program – it will redefine your life giving you fitness, fun and community! Our training methods are intense, but endlessly scalable, our workouts can be tough, but everyday our members break down fitness barriers and set new standards for themselves, there are no mental barriers here and you will find a strong community to support you through each and every workout!

Together we sweat, together we cry, together we get stronger, fitter and faster! We are supportive, inclusive, competitive and strong, we are athletes, mothers, fathers, friends…we are CrossFit Desire. CrossFit is ultimately about community and family, because of this you will form relationships far beyond that of a regular gym program.

Here at CrossFit Desire we can’t wait to meet you and welcome you to our family. We strive to redefine fitness one WOD at a time and hope you consider us for your fitness journey! Conveniently located on the northside of Brisbane in Northgate, Crossfit Desire has quickly become one of the leading gyms in Brisbane.



What they said about CrossFit Desire

  • I am a 58 year old mother of four, who has always been reasonably fit. Prior to joining Crossfit Desire I was going to the gym mainly lifting weights and doing a small amount of cardio. I was just going through the motions and not pushing myself at all. I needed a change!!!

    I began Googling, looking for options and I stumbled across Crossfit. I apprehensively tried a couple of boxes and by far Crossfit Desire was the most welcoming, professional box. I have to say I loved it from day one.

    Initially, Chris and Sonja concentrate on technique before progressing and genuinely care about their members achievements and goals. They have developed a family orientated culture, hence there is always encouragement from other members. No matter what level of fitness or age you are crossfit can be modified to suit each individual. The workouts are varied and there is always goals to strive for.

    I would never have believed I could reach this level of fitness at this age. I certainly didn’t think I would be climbing up a rope!!! I can not recommend this enough if you are serious about getting into the best shape of your life.

    Christine Smythe

  • I joined Crossfit Desire shortly after Chris and Sonja opened the gym in 2012, as I had trained with them previously and loved the way that they coach. The thing that I love most about training at Crossfit Desire is that in any given class there will be a range of people participating, from the elite to those who have never exercised before.

    Everyone is doing the same workout (with certain degrees of ‘scaling’ so that it is achievable for each person) and everyone is challenged to their absolute limit throughout each workout. Sonja and Chris foster a community-spirited box and they are truly dedicated to helping each member reach their personal health and fitness goals.

    Whether I am feeling great and ready to train hard, or tired and uninspired, the one thing that gets me walking into the box at Crossfit Desire each day is that I am guaranteed to have a laugh and great time with an awesome group of people. Not to mention the coffee is delicious.

    Nadja Harris

  • Well my story of joining Desire is quite unassuming. I’m a 40 year old mum of four crazy little boys looking for yet another challenge to add to my busy life. I was persuaded into trying crossfit and not only did I find the challenge I have been looking for; I have filled the void I have been searching for in my whole health and fitness lifestyle.

    Deciding to turn up to Crossfit Desire is truly one of most life changing and fulfilling things I’ve done. First and foremost, you will never come across two more professional yet approachable trainers, Sonja and Chris are excellent at their jobs because of the passion they have for both crossfit and their members of Desire.

    The friends I have made and the people I train with are inspiring and genuine, along with the trainers make crossfit Desire the best box in Brisbane and all you need to do is turn up, try it, you’ll be hooked. Oh by the way the coffee is sensational.

    Ally Taylor

Locate Us

92 Old Toombul Road, Northgate QLD 



It is a common misconception that you need to be fit or strong before starting Crossfit. This is definitely not the case! The CrossFit method is designed to suit any level of fitness, the volume and intensity of the workouts change, not the program.  CrossFit is infinitely scalable and here at Crossfit Desire we cater for everyone of ALL fitness levels, ages and sizes.

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