Ben Townsend Co-Owner

Level 1 & Level 2 Certified CrossFit Trainer/Qualified Fitness Instructor/Qualified Personal Trainer/Level 1 AFL Coach.

Ben is a Professional Firefighter with the CFA, sports enthusiast and CrossFit lover. From a young age Ben was hooked with sport playing every sport he could get into. Team sports were always a favorite with Ben, loving the sense of community and spirit he found there.

It is this sense of community and team work that prompted Ben along with Kade to open Buninyong CrossFit. Ben is passionate about improving the lives of others and strives to make a difference with all of his members.

Ben's focus is developing a highly professional and welcoming fitness environment that will inspire everyone to achieve their best.

Kade Dowie, Co-Owner

Level 1 & Level 2 Certified CrossFit Trainer/Qualified Fitness Instructor/Qualified Personal Trainer.

Working as a Professional Firefighter with CFA for over 15 years has helped Kade to develop a solid foundation of functional fitness. This working functional fitness is a perfect match for CrossFit.

Kade is passionate about CrossFit and the concept of functional movement. He believes that everyone can exercise and enjoy it. He believes it is often the programming and environment that turns people off exercise. Kade strives to create an environment that is conducive to results for all level of athlete.


Abby-Elle McArthur

Level 1 Certified CrossFit Trainer/Qualified Fitness Instructor/Qualified Personal Trainer.

Originally finding CrossFit for rehabilitation after major surgery Abby is a firm believer in CrossFit and its advantages for all ages and capabilities. 5 years of CrossFit has developed into a passion for functional fitness and an eagerness to help others enjoy CrossFit throughout their fitness journey.

With a 15 year background in Dance Abby is no stranger to commitment through exercise and believes that CrossFit is the perfect fit for all! Giving everyone the ability to set personal goals and achieve them within a tight knit and fun community Buninyong CrossFit is the perfect environment to start your fitness journey, tackle something new or rehabilitate.


Nathan Oldaker

Level 1 certified CrossFit Trainer

Nathan has a long background in the sporting arena having played high level basketball for many years. Nathan took up CrossFit after finishing his career in Basketball and has since further developed his skill set. Nathan has a strong history within team sports and is passionate about creating a supportive and welcoming environment at Buninyong CrossFit

Justin Batrouney

Level 1 certified CrossFit Trainer. 

Justin started CrossFit over 3 years ago as a means to get fitter for an upcoming karate grading.  After a few months he discovered like many others that CrossFit is very addictive - both the workouts and the community of  supportive and friendly people - and was finding himself at the box most days.  

Justin loves the way CrossFit can help anyone achieve physical and mental feats they didn't know they were capable of.  Helping people on this journey is his passion.