CrossFitting: 7.5 years
Affiliate owner: 6 years
Relevant qualifications: Degree in sports coaching & fitness, CrossFit level 1 and 2, BWL level 1, Personal training level 3, CrossFit strongman.
Up until nearly 21 Mitch played a low level standard of rugby and was just a normal gym goer, the chest and biceps kind of guy. After taking up CrossFit to aid his rugby ability and physicality he quickly developed a talent. He entered the 103 London throwdown qualifying 148th from an available 150 spaces. This flicked a switch and Mitch then 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. An experienced high level competitior, he has learnt so much along the way to enable himself to continue progressing as an athlete himself, still a CrossFit games hopeful as he pushes now for the 2020 season he is here to offer his services, knowledge and expertise to write personalised competitive programs.
Athletic accomplishments (main ones)
- 5 Consecutive individual CrossFit Games regional competitor
- UK open winner 2017 & 2018 2nd in 2019
- 93rd worldwide open 2019
- 1st place elite teams at battle for middle ground
- 1st IF3 world championships 2018
- 4th place in elite teams for WODAPLOOZA
- 11th place at the athlete games 2015
What made you become a coach?
Assisting people reach their goals and better themselves through this methodology is something i deeply believe in and take great enjoyment and fulfilment in being a part of.
How much do you think Character and mindset contributes to winning?
Mindset is a massive element of being successful in anything, especially competitive environments. You need to know what it takes to win, but more importantly execute all necessary steps to achieve the desired outcome. This can only be done through positive attitude, embracing failures and setbacks, utilising extrinsic sources of motivation as well as keeping the instruction motivation inside alive!
What is your favourite motivational quote?
“Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work hard”
Tell me something far lesser known about you.
I am probably better at Disney trivia than I am at CrossFit…Go on ask me a Disney question!