Head Coach & Program Designer
Mike comes from a strong sporting background; along with boxing and athletics, Mike also played representative rugby from the age of 11, ending his rugby career in the Welsh Premiership.
Before she discovered CrossFit, taking part in her first ‘WOD’ October 2014 at her local box in Hampshire, Emelye had very little interest in sports. Growing up in a world of performing arts – her passion was dance, theatre and music, which she studied from her toddler years right up until her mid twenties. As soon as she retired from theatre she needed something to spark that same adrenaline, and the rest is history.
Tyler has an extensive background in sports. After playing football, basketball and baseball in high school, Tyler earned a scholarship to play baseball at a four year University. There, he earned a degree in Sports Administration and Business.
Coach & Masters Program Designer
Rob participated in competitive sport from a young age. He also started his first coaching role/s at the age of 16 (girls football and badminton), and has been expanding his knowledge/experience, coaching and mentoring ever since.
Árni Freyr, head coach at Iceland’s first CrossFit gym, CrossFit Sport has been an athlete his whole life. In 2010 after starting CrossFit to support his soccer (/football?) practice he soon dropped soccer and made CrossFit his number one focus and has not looked back since – CrossFit has completely taken over his athletic, professional and even personal life in a way.
Mitch impressively qualified for the CrossFit Games Regionals in 2014 as an individual, not before he set up his affiliate CrossFit Wolverhampton that is now approaching its 6th year birthday. Mitch went on to qualify as an individual for 5 consecutive years at the Regionals level.
James St Leger
James’ accolades within the fitness industry are spread over multiple sports. In his youth he was a Regional Champion + National Level Swimmer whilst also playing Rugby for Bristol. He is an undefeated MMA cage fighter, a National Endurance Lifting Champion and even holds a World Record in a weightlifting event.
Giles has a huge sporting background competing and coaching at the highest level throughout his career, he also has a degree in Chemistry too!
Weightlifting Coach and Program Designer
Zac found his passion for Olympic Weightlifting after starting CrossFit in 2014. A year later he had made a full transition to Essex Weightlifting Club, and shortly after completed his British Weightlifting Level 1 and 2 coaching qualifications.
David has had a huge involvement within the UK and European CrossFit Community both as an athlete and coach for a number of years. Having spent most of his adult life around sport, competition, and helping others achieve their goals he is proud to continue supporting the best fitness community in the world.
Gymnastics & CrossFit Coach
Conor has been coaching CrossFit for over 4 years and has been coaching at Ion strength and conditioning for 9 months. Conor has also recently finished studying a degree in Strength and Conditioning, Massage, and Rehabilitation at Cardiff Metropolitan University.
Before CrossFit Becky worked as a Group Exercise manager and Instructor at David Lloyd in Oxford. In January 2012, she decided to give CrossFit a go as it was the ‘new’ thing on the fitness scene. She made the journey over to Reebok CrossFit Reading and soon became hooked. That same month , she went to watch the London Throwdown at Brunel University and said: “I want to be here, doing this, next year.” And that she did.
Amy first started CrossFit in March 2014 and this is how she found her love for Olympic Weightlifting. She competed in her first Weightlifting competition in November 2015. It wasn’t until around a year ago that she retired from CrossFit and dedicated all her training to Olympic Weightlifting. Since then her journey has been an absolute whirlwind of a ride. Amy has been coaching Weightlifting for 2 years now.
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Gbemi has played sports since he could walk but the ‘health’ part of ‘health & fitness’ wasn’t necessarily at the forefront of that. He grew up playing football and then at age 11 he found his first true love… rugby! He played semi-professionally until the age of 25 when he decided to call it a day and needed his next challenege. With a lot of energy to burn he needed something big and stumbled across CrossFit and has literally never looked back. This is where his interest in health and fitness kicked off!
From the age of 7 Owen played competitive sports in the form of Rugby, this continued through to his early 20’s where he moved to Kent to study Sports & Exercise Science, obtaining a BSc at The University of Kent.
Whilst at University he played County and National-league Rugby, and this is where he found CrossFit. Beginning in 2011 he initially used CrossFit as a tool to improve his performance on the pitch, he quickly drank the Kool-Aid and become an avid CrossFitter.
Owen is currently the Head Performance Coach for Mercedes AMG and over the last 19 years he has worked with youth, senior, international and professional athletes. He has worked in the entertainment and corporate health industries, spending time working in London, Australia, and New Zealand as a fitness consultant. Owen has also coached numerous CrossFit athletes from the recreational CrossFitter to Games level competitors.
Excellence in sport started at an early age for Nisha and long before her CrossFit journey began she was playing basketball at National and International levels from the age of 13; proudly representing Scotland at Under 16s and 18s in multiple European competitions and winning both the league and Cup doubles with her National League Team.
I have been competing as a professional bodybuilder for the past 3 years but have always remained very functional during my training.
As an ex elite gymnast, combined with the bodybuilding style training, I feel extremely passionate about promoting the benefits of functional bodybuilding and how to balance between physique and performance goals with my new found love for CrossFit.
Alex started CrossFit in August 2015. He had spent the majority of his sporting life throughout school and university on the rugby field, however several injuries left him looking for a new challenge. He has not looked back since the first day he walked through the doors of Reebok CrossFit Cardiff.