About CrossFit Wild South









We are Goals and Community focused Box, strong in our structure and delivery. Driven by experienced Coaches that are experts in their field, committed and determined to make every class session better and more memorable than the previous!.


Meet the Team


Ruth Anderson Horrell


Head Coach


15th fittest Woman in the World 2013 CFGames, 3x world CrossFit games, NZ Oly lifter, all round nice lady!

Im a 32 year old NZ representative CrossFit Athlete. I love CrossFit 
for the results, the community, the competition and because its fun! I 
represented the Australasia region at the World Reebok CrossFit Games 
in 2011, 2012 and 2013 (placing 31st, 17th and 15th respectively). 

I have always done sport and competed successfully as a triathlete, 
long distance mountain runner (marathons, and ultramarathons), 
multisporter (coast to coast) and at netball and rugby. I have 
competed in six Regional CrossFit events, and have qualified for The 
World CrossFit Games three times. 

In 2012 I competed at the Oceania and Trans Tasman Champs representing 
NZ as an Olympic Weightlifter. 

I believe to be good at anything requires patience, persistence and 
passion. I believe in developing strong foundational CrossFit 
movements. As a coach I enjoy reinforcing these basic movements to 
ensure the fastest results possible from my athletes. I take a lot of 
satisfaction from seeing my athletes grow in their technique, and 

Visit Ruth’s Athlete Website ruthless.co.nz


Stacy McNaught


CrossFit Level 1 &2 Coach

Kids, Junior High and Teens Coach


Back ground in representative rugby, father of 2 and husband. After joining CrossFit in February 2012 Stacy has made significant gains with CrossFit, both physically and mentally, it is fair to say that CrossFit has “changed his life” and is an inspiration to all of the CrossFit Wild South Community.

Stacy holds a Level 1 & 2 CrossFit Training Certificates, CrossFit Kids Certificate and AWF Weightlifting Level 1 certificate and is more recently beginning to develop his nutritional skills to further benefit the CrossFit Wild South community members.

Owen West


Coach for CrossFit Wild South


Originally from sunny Blenheim, Owen found Crossfit while looking for a new way to keep fit in the deep south. That was over three years ago and he’s been hooked ever since!

Owen enjoys the variety that Crossfit offers and the friendly, encouraging environment found at the gym. The community atmosphere is unlike anything Owen had experienced in a gym before.

Owen has a particular interest in mobility, helping people move better, and increasing their performance in all aspects of their life. When not in the box, Owen can be found using his fitness in the outdoors – mountain biking, surfing, hunting and surf life saving.

Owen holds a Level 1 Crossfit Trainer Certificate and a Mobility Trainer Certificate and is always looking to further develop his knowledge and skills.




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