Raph was introduced to and mentored in CrossFit by his school friend Rory Boyden.
Since falling in love with training and fitness during his school rowing and rugby days, Raph later took time out from his law degree to establish CrossFit Creature in 2014 with Rory and Lachlan Rowston. With boxes in Marrickville, Edgecliff and Bondi Junction in Sydney, CrossFit Creature is a well known and highly respected CrossFit affiliate.
With an opinion on everything, Raph was naturally drawn towards establishing and co-hosting The Mind Muscle Project podcast with friend and business partner Lachlan. The Mind Muscle Project has gone on to become the highest rated fitness podcast in Australia with up to 20,000 listeners per month (and growing).
Rory started his athletic career playing Rugby Union and competing in middle-distance track at school. He has always been committed to fitness and performance, laying a fantastic foundation for his move into CrossFit in 2012 and the perfect reason to avoid a 9 to 5 career
Rory competed at the Australian/Pacific Regionals for 3 consecutive years (2013-2015) and co-owns and trains at CrossFit Creature in Sydney.
He has set multiple world records in Regional Workouts, and is widely considered to have the highest aerobic fitness level of any Australian CrossFit athlete.
Rory 'The Rooster' Boyden has become a crowd favourite on the Australian CrossFit circuit, recognised as much by his unusual outfits as by his unbreakable endurance in the toughest workouts.