Welcome to CrossFit Wanaka



We believe CrossFit can help anyone increase their fitness levels, allowing them to further enjoy this beautiful landscape.

Wanaka is an amazingly beautiful town surrounded by spectacular mountains and lakes. Whether it’s mountain biking, tramping, rock climbing, skiing, snowboarding or hunting; whatever your passion CrossFit Wanaka can help you get there.

Classic CrossFit workouts are comprised of constantly varied functional movements (like pushing, pulling, squatting, lifting, running) executed at high intensity. At CrossFit Wanaka, you will not find your conventional gym with an array of machines – instead, you will find kettlebells, barbells, medicine balls, sleds etc.

Our fitness programming aims to improve your capacity in ten recognized fitness domains: cardio-respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy. The result is comprehensive physical fitness.

Don’t be put off by pictures of well-built, hard-core guys and girls in minimal outfits throwing big weights around. CrossFit is for everyone. Every workout and exercise is scaled to the individual’s needs and the only measure you will be held to is that against your own potential.

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CrossFit Wanaka

027 885 5443

15 Gordon Road,
Wanaka 9305
New Zealand


Head CrossFit Coach - Glen Thurston

Dan McDonald 

Owner/ Head coach

CrossFit Wanaka opened its doors in 2014, starting out as a small home gym and has developed into the great establishment that it is today. In 2017, Glen (the founder) decided to have change a in lifestyle where the ownership was passed over to Dan who is now the head coach. Dan has been actively involved in sports his whole life mainly in Rugby and Motocross but also mountain biking, snow skiing, and water sports. He was exposed to CrossFit in December 2012 at CrossFit Ashburton and has been hooked ever since. In 2014 Dan moved to Penticton, BC, Canada to work full time at Beachcity CrossFit where he stayed for nearly 2 years before returning to NZ. 

Dan was hooked on CrossFit from the moment he tried it, over 6 years ago, and has since been developing his skills and wants to share his knowledge and passion for the sport of CrossFit with others. Dan is an energetic person and has a great sense of humour and it shows in the way he conducts his classes.

Dan is a fully qualified CrossFit instructor and has completed the following qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainers Certificate (CF-L1) - Auckland NZ

  • CrossFit Level 2 Training Certificate (CF-L2) - Cookeville, Tennessee, USA

  • CrossFit FootBall - Auckland NZ

  • CrossFit Competitors - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

  • Louise Eberts- Gymnastics Course- Penticton, BC, Canada

                     • Trained with Brent Fikowski and Mitch Barnard

                     • Trained at the Vikings Weightlifting club in Kelowna BC Canada

Dan and the team at CrossFit Wanaka plan to continually update their knowledge and expertise in the CrossFit philosophy.



Membership Pricing

Two classes per week (8 classes per month)
$160 per month

Unlimited classes
$200 per month

Drop-in Session (see below)*

*Previous CrossFit experience is essential for drop-in sessions
If you would like to attend, please contact

Dan via the application below or call 027 8855443

*24 hours notice will be required for us to respond to you, so please enquire inside business hours (9am-5pm daily) *

10% Discount on memberships apply to all first responders (Police/Fire/Ambulance/Military)

Class Timetable

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
5:45am CrossFit CrossFit CrossFit CrossFit CrossFit
6:45am CrossFit CrossFit CrossFit CrossFit CrossFit
9:15am CrossFit - - - CrossFit
4:30pm - - - - Open Gym
5:30pm CrossFit CrossFit CrossFit CrossFit Open Gym
6:30pm CrossFit CrossFit CrossFit CrossFit -
7:30pm Free CrossFit Intro - - - -

Please note: We do not have any classes on Saturday or Sunday and open gym is only on a Friday.


Get in touch

For general enquiries please call 027 885 5443 or get in touch via the form below
Please Note: for drop-ins, please use the application form on the Prices & Membership page

Name *