MEET THE COACHES
Here to help meet your health and fitness goals
OWNER, HEAD COACH & PERSONAL TRAINER
I have always had a passion for health and fitness. I played sports throughout my childhood but my first love was for football which I played from 6 until mid-way through secondary school until I found basketball, both of which I played to a county level. After college I started to train at a regular gym, following the workout plans in the 'Men's Health' magazines. I really enjoyed training and when a friend suggested I should consider a career in Personal Training the decision was simple. I haven't looked back since - I love what I do and the differences I can make to someones life and well-being.
During my training for Personal Training I was introduced to CrossFit. It is very different from a traditional magazine workout program but I loved the style of training immediately; pushing me in different ways and importantly, a lot more fun! My first CrossFit workout was called 'Cindy' which is a 20min AMRAP (As Many Rounds As Possible) of 5 Pull ups, 10 Push ups and 15 squats. I completed a score of 8 rounds, 4 years on my best ever score was 30 rounds! This is what CrossFit allows - there are a number of benchmark workouts which you can follow over time and it allows you to constantly push yourself and see the improvements.
I have been following CrossFit programs now since 2013 and have reached a good level, competing in various high level competitions in the UK. I will continue to compete but CrossFit is not just about being competitive; I have great passion for working with our members, regardless of fitness goals or levels, to make them look and feel the best they can!
At home I am a husband and soon to be a father. In the gym I am a coach, trainer, friend and workout partner. I love what I can do and believe we have built a fantastic community at CrossFit Romsey which can help everyone improve their health, feel better, make new friends and have lots of fun.
OWNER & OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFING COACH
I have had a passion for fitness and strength training since 2013 and discovered CrossFit in 2015. I immediately fell in love with CrossFit and the style of training and more specifically the Olympic Lifting side. I have competed in CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting events, qualifying for National standards in the Olympic events and also had trials for Team GB.
CrossFit is great fun and I love both taking part in the workouts and teaching them. Olympic Weightlifting moves are very complex but coaching our members through these moves and seeing their progress and improved confidence is very rewarding.
I am taking a break from training in 2019 to have a baby but am remaining active and mobile so that I can come back in 2020 ot the sport that I love.
When I was younger I was a keen gymnast so when I moved more to the gym scene in 2015 this gave me a good foundation for training and some of the moves in CrossFit. In 2017 I made a career change, leaving full time employment to pursue my passion in Health and Fitness and became a full time Personal Trainer. I love coaching and encouraging the members here at CrossFit Romsey!
I compete in CrossFit and Obstacle Course Races (OCR), I love how they challenge you both physically and mentally on an individual level and in a team environment. I am looking at competing more and more over the years to come ... but in the meantime I love throwing it down with all the CFR members.