Louise Benoit (Lou)

Co-Owner/ Head Coach

Lou’s Story
Born in a small town on the NSW Mid North Coast, Louise has always been surrounded by heathy active people, none more than her own family. The importance of health never really rang true until her late teens, finding herself with high blood pressure and a BMI of 30 (placing her in the obese range), ironically while studying Sport/ recreation and Fitness at TAFE.

While on the journey back to good health Louise found a somewhat obsessive interest in nutrition, which led her to Queensland University of Technology in 2008.

At the end of 2009 Louise was introduced to CrossFit. Stopping in at CrossFit Brisbane she was welcomed by Matt and Wendy Swift and the community they had built. Never had she seen a type of fitness or sport that had such a profound and positive impact on every aspect of your life.

By the end on her degree Louise’s passion for nutrition had grown and along with it a new found interest and understanding for health behaviour change. Moving to Charters Towers to work in her field meant leaving CrossFit Brisbane, but leaving with the confidence and support to establish CrossFit Charters Towers in 2011. Today CrossFit Charters Towers still exists as 4820 proudly owned and operated by one of her past members.

Louise has spent the past 10 years working for herself as well as for state and local Government in Brisbane, North West QLD, York Peninsular and now the Northern Suburbs of Adelaide to advocate for help in the fight against obesity and other chronic disease.

Louise’s true passion and skills in the areas of Nutrition and Fitness are only superseded by her unique ability to make people feel comfortable and confident enabling them to achieve their individual goals and sustain them for life.

Qualifications
Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition)
Diploma of Sport and Recreation
Certificate lV in Community Recreation
Certificate lV in Fitness
Certificate lV in Training & Assessment
Certificate lll in Sport (Massage Therapy)

Strength and Conditioning Coach Level 1 (ASC)
Coaching Principals Level 1 & 2 (ASC)
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer
Club Weightlifting/ Sports Power Coach Level 1 (ASC)
Bronze Medallion
First Aid