Mike Catris

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.

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Emelye Dwyer

CrossFit Coach

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.

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Conor Kidner

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.

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Becky Pykett

CrossFit Coach

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.

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Amy Williams

Weightlifting Coach

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.

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Zac Smith

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.

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Gbemi Fisher

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!

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