about crossfit rayleigh
CrossFit Rayleigh started running classes in January 2014. Like many other CrossFit boxes we started small. As the months went on we saw more and more people joining our community; that’s right! I said "community". This may seem like a cheesy way to put it, but it genuinely is! How many times do you go into a Virgin Active gym or David Lloyds and see people actually interacting with each other, having a laugh, going to local events and competing at small in house competitions?
I joined CrossFit Rayleigh back in 2014 when it first opened and it has been a big part of my life since then. Having played football for a number of years and been a regular gym go-er I was looking for something more structured and mentally and physically rewarding which is how I came across CrossFit.
I love coaching and this is something I have been doing for over 15 years. I enjoy the everyday challenges which coaching brings and I love seeing people excel in every aspect of life, not just in sport. I make every class challenging, exciting and fun to bring the best out of each individual.
In September 2014 I started training at CrossFit Rayleigh and my life has been continually changing for the better ever since.
I had a coach who knew how to push me; I met many new friends who helped me develop these new skills and instantly became addicted to the ever-changing workouts. I’ve surpassed all of my expectations, I lift weight well over my body weight (and I know I can do a lot more) and my fitness levels are better now than they’ve ever been (and I have always kept fit).
I passed my CrossFit level 1 in November 2015 and I have been coaching in the box ever since. I love being able to watch someone reach a goal or hit a new PB, knowing that you helped them achieve something is the best feeling!
I will keep reading, watching videos, asking questions, take courses, constantly refining my understanding and delivery of the simple CrossFit principles to be the best that I can be.
After becoming a qualified personal trainer in 2016 I soon got bored going to a regular gym. I stumbled across CrossFit on YouTube and joined CrossFit Rayleigh as a member in 2017, and have never looked back.
I’ve been at Rayleigh on and off for the past 5 years, backpacking the world in between training. I’ve visited boxes all over the world and trained in some pretty cool places, from the French Alps to Thailand. During my most recent travels I fell back in love with personal training, motivated by helping others to achieve then surpass their personal goals, seeing the difference they could make to their lives. I passed my CrossFit L1 earlier this year. Starting my CrossFit journey at Rayleigh as a member and now a coach feels like the perfect fit.
I’m always pushing my limits to see what my mind and body can handle, recently completing my first ultra marathon. I regularly compete in CrossFit, and am excited to encourage more members to join competitions, it’s not always about the winning but about stretching yourself, learning about yourself, and realising your true hidden capabilities.
As someone who enjoys to keep fit, I discovered CrossFit at Uni when training for netball. 7 years down the line and I am still crazy enough to be hooked on it!
I train and coach at a variety of boxes but have a fond for love for CR - I first walked through the doors not long after it opened nearly 8 years ago. At that point in my fitness journey, I had hit a bit of a plateau with my training and needed a new perspective and challenge. CR relit the spark of CrossFit for me.
I am CrossFit Level 1 trained and am super excited to share my passion with others, helping them to discover the best versions of themselves.
Being a qualified personal trainer I have always had a huge passion for fitness. I joined CrossFit Rayleigh in 2019 and I have been hooked ever since. It is an amazing community and a great place to meet new friends, whilst also learning new skills and becoming the strongest and fittest you’ve ever been. It’s true what they say about the CrossFit community being the best there is!
As a membership consultant, I am here to answer any queries or questions there may be in relation to joining our amazing community. If you want to ask something no matter how big or small just get in touch and I will be more than happy to help. I have been a newbie myself, so I know how daunting it can be, but believe me once you get into it you will be so glad you did.
The Crossfit Rayleigh community is unique. From the moment you step into the box, you feel friendliness in the air. Everybody talks to each other, they do the class together, suffer together and work hard on technique together. There is no ego in here but smiley faces and down to earth people who enjoy having a laugh, sharing tips and techniques; and most of the times, pushing you so hard to complete that last rep!