About Us

Lead by Head Coach and owner, Alana Zubcic, the Cardinia CrossFit team aims to shape and change lives through intelligent and form-focused programming and training.


Affiliate Owner of Cardinia CrossFit
CrossFit Level 1 & 2 Coach
CrossFit Mobility
Level 2 First Aid
Certified 3 & 4 in Fitness and Personal Training
Precision Nutrition Level 1
Les Mills RPM and Grit
Iron edge Kettlebells Level 1
Punch Fit Trainer
Training Geek BioMechanics
HangStrong Gymnastics
Working with children

I started my journey in the fitness industry 2010. Worked in a few local gyms and was known as the hard ass PT!
2013 I found my love for CrossFit and haven’t looked back.
It’s how I love training my clients and myself. Proven results, whether it’s fitness, strength, body tone, change in mentality. After every workout you feel stronger and more focused on the day.
I have competed in a few comps but prefer to be the coach to support and watch everyone’s journey.
Watching my clients succeed in many ways is very humbling. I love what I do!

Our youngest members start from the kids class 5 years old, our teens 13+ join in on CrossFit classes and our current older members are 65plus!!
Age is just a number, Anyone can do it!!

Life is full of hurdles and set backs. I know I have been there in my short life already…
After losing both of my parents at a young age due to health reasons I knew I needed to be in the industry to lead people in making better decisions with their health and fitness.
Just start and get moving to make better choices today it’s never too late! Or else the next year will roll around and keep saying the same thing…
Just Do IT!! 🙂


Crossfit Level 1 coach
Certificate 3 in Fitness- Group Instructor
Level 2 First Aid
Training Geek BioMechanics in Weightlifting

7 years ago, after having two children, I found myself tired, run down and over weight. And just really unhappy within myself.
I stepped outside of my comfort zone and joined the gym for the first time in my life.
In 1 year I impressed myself by losing 30kgs and felt the best I had in as long as I could remember.
I really wanted to share that feeling with others!
So I became a fitness professional.
Now I’ve been in the fitness industry for 5 years, from running bootcamps and small group training from home and local parks to becoming a Crossfit coach! I love what I do!
There’s no better feeling than watching and helping others achieve their goals. Whether it be weight loss or simply being able to move better or faster and becoming stronger. I want to help improve quality of life!
When members walk in after a crappy day from work and walk out feeling exhilarated and full of good endorphins like its the best part of their day.
The atmosphere from our team members here at Cardinia Crossfit is something special.
Our second home.


CrossFit level 1 Coach
CrossFit level 2 Coach
CrossFit Gymnastics
CrossFit Weightlifting
CrossFit Football
AWF level 1
Training Geek BioMechanics
Outlaw Weightlifting
Cert 3 & 4 Fitness and Personal Training
Movement Evolved Gymnastics
Sports Nutrition
FirstAid level 2
Working with children

I come from a competitive gymnastics background so it was a natural progression for me into the fitness industry.

After several years of regular gyms I discovered CrossFit and never looked back.
For myself and my clients I have gotten the best results from CrossFit training.

The physical strength, fitness, body transformation and stamina that comes from CrossFit can not be overstated.
However its not just the physical. The mental strength and fortitude that comes from pushing your limits (whatever those are). The self confidence from overcoming challenges and achieving things you never thought you could.
The community of people that are cheering you on and have your back, from the youngest to the oldest, from the elite to the beginner. Everyone is in it together.
These are things no regular gym can give.

This is why I train CrossFit.
This is why I Coach CrossFit.

Whether I am coaching your form, pulling you over the line or believing in you enough for both of us. It’s always a privilege to be on this journey with you, so start your journey now.

We all start somewhere.

Our Story

Cardinia CrossFit opened 1st July 2016. At Cardinia CF we pride ourselves on being Pakenham’s Number 1 CrossFit Affiliate.

With more than 26 plus classes on the timetable giving you the opportunity to train anytime of the day, 7 days a week.

We run specialty Weightlifting Classes included in your membership price. Yoga/Mobility is run as an extra cost or you can upgrade your membership.

With your membership you will have access to Wodify. Wodify is an application for your phone which enables you to reserve, check in to a class, check the WOD (Workout Of the Day), see the Whiteboard and track all your results!

Training at Cardinia CrossFit is unlike a normal “gym” our community is something special. We host special events, seminars, BBQs, and functions. It’s not just going to the gym with your headphones on and not knowing what to do. You will walk in on your own, be coached by a professional trainer (who will modify the WOD to suit YOUR needs and abilities) and lead you through the class and a bonus walk out with a new family/friends community. So don’t be afraid we always have lots of newbies and beginners as we all start somewhere! You won’t regret it! 🙂

“Best thing we ever did was come to Cardinia Crossfit, it certainly has changed my life. Everyone is so welcoming, supportive and encouraging. A fun and challenging way to reach your goals!”

Sammi Butter