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Netball Training at Reebok CrossFit Canterbury by Maree Bowden and Denise Leggat - CrossFit Journal

Netball Training at Reebok CrossFit Canterbury

By Maree Bowden and Denise Leggat

In CrossFit, Sports Applications, Videos

January 18, 2012

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Maree Bowden started playing netball when she was 5 years old.

After 12 years in New Zealand’s national women’s game, she found her training stale. Enter Reebok CrossFit Canterbury, which recently opened in Canterbury, New Zealand.

“I just wanted to try something different,” Bowden explains. “I came along and fell in love with the concept.”

A different workout each day is what she loves, she says.

“And I love competing against the boys,” Bowden says with a big laugh. “I try to beat them.”

Denise Leggat, manager of Bowden’s netball team, says CrossFit “relates to netball superbly.”

“It’s fast, it’s dynamic,” she says.

A former player, Leggat says she’s noticed a difference in herself when she trains with the team. Her feet are faster, she can change directions quicker and her passes are stronger, she says.

CrossFit has elevated Bowden’s game as well, Leggat says.

“She’s a supremely fit athlete anyway—she always has been. But she’s noticed that she’s just got a different sort of dynamic in her netball training already,” she says. “And she’s definitely finding that she’s stronger and she’s gotten sort of quicker off the mark.”

6min 35sec

Additional reading: If the Shoe Fits … by Kevin Daigle, published Feb. 7, 2011.

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3 Comments on “Netball Training at Reebok CrossFit Canterbury”


Frank DiMeo wrote …

Very cool!


wrote …

Dear Reebok,

You should call your gyms CrossFit Reebok _______. Give honor where honor is due. You are a guest of CrossFit not an owner.


wrote …

I agree with Anthony... in putting the large Brand name Reebok infront of it and airing all these commercials it is making people believe the Crossfit is a Reebok owned thing. Ive already had people ask if i do Reebok Crossfit...

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