Coach Troy and head Franks Brothers CrossFIT coach, Ken Franks, with their military background were approached by CACTUS (Combined Adolescent Challenge Training Unit and Support) to see if they would be interested in running an 8-week program for Kaiopoi High School students.
Coach Ken says “The design of the program was that for 8 weeks the kids turned up to school on Monday, Wednesday, & Friday at 06:30 and we put them through PT, ruck marches and brain games. Then as a group we ate breakfast together. This increased their fitness, made them more confident, and got them thinking about how to operate within a team environment. We also instilled in them how much more their bodies where capable of doing once they could control their minds and push out any negative thoughts.”
“All of this practise culminated with them participating in the longest day. It was time to put into practise all the learning they had achieved during the 8 weeks and either sink or swim.”
“The longest day was split into 6 different evolutions, with each evolution having new team leaders appointed to complete the tasks and achieve the desired outcomes for the teams. The last evolution involved pulling the fire truck through the main street and into the school grounds.”
“Over the course of the day they covered 25km through the beach & forest, 150 + Burpees lots and lots of flutter kicks, and numerous other obstacles. It’s a great course and I recommend it highly, it really does give these kids a positive outlook on life and a great sense of achievement.”
special thanks to the students (and teachers) of Kaiopoi High School
Again Faster New Zealand is proud to announce a partnership with two of New Zealand’s national sporting heroes who have truly Pursued their Evolution.
Again Faster New Zealand will be the exclusive equipment supplier for Franks Brothers Strength and Fitness as they open several more training facilities throughout New Zealand.
In 2011, Ben and Owen Franks, and their father, were introduced to the global functional fitness community, in a CrossFit HQ video. The video showed the hard work and dedication the Franks Brothers had put into their training while chasing their dream of playing for the All Blacks. The underlying message of the video was the importance of the partnerships they had built to help them get there, in training, coaching and business.
A few years on, not only have the Franks Brothers reached the top levels of sporting greatness, they have also opened several successful functional fitness training facilities around New Zealand, and the plan is for even more growth.
Opportunity for NZ
This growth provides the New Zealand public more opportunity to discover the incredible benefits of functional fitness training with some of the world’s best training equipment from Again Faster New Zealand.
As successful businesses mature, they tend to realize the importance of having strong professional partnerships with likeminded organisations that have similar goals.
A Solid Partnership
This sums up the partnership between one of the most successful, Global Functional Fitness Companies – Again Faster Equipment – and two of the most successful sporting heroes in New Zealand – The Franks Brothers.
The Franks Brothers and Again Faster NZ, a perfect partnership to make great things happen for the Strength and Fitness community in New Zealand.
Editorial credit: Adam Lesniak