about crossfit rayleigh
CrossFit Rayleigh first started off running classes in January 2014 over at fungi fitness. Like many other CrossFit boxes, we started off small, and 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?
From a young age, I have always had a passion for playing and competing in different types of sports from rugby, to badminton, athletics and gymnastics. I could never make up my mind what i wanted to do. Therefore, when I reached the age of 18 I decided to join the royal marines where my physical and mental capacities were pushed to their limits.
Towards the end of my career in the marines, I was introduced to CrossFit, I found that it was the best way to keep me at an all-round level of fitness, which was vital for my job. Since then I have taken my training pretty seriously, I have competed at a reasonable standard in CrossFit against guys in the UK and across Europe, and am always striving to be a better coach and gym owner.
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.
Sport is major part of my life as I am an ex-professional football player. Unfortunately after ACL ruptures in both knees I needed to finish my career. I discovered Crossfit in 2013. I like it because it has got holistic approach to the movement and sport. I'm proud to say that I'm certified Level 2 Crossfit Trainer, personal trainer and FMS professional. I have a solid understanding and knowledge of sport psychology, fitness as well as strength and conditioning. I am very dedicated to my job as a coach, to ensure that the knowledge and experience I have got is improving somebody’s fitness and mental abilities. I strongly believe that knowledge, consistency and patience are the best keys to achieve your goals
I first started Crossift when I was looking for some HIIT type workouts online as that’s how I enjoyed training plus that was the sort of training that was going to help me with motocross riding to. When I came across a workout from Dan Bailey I tried and was hooked.
Once joining Crossfit Rayleigh, my intention was to increase weight, become stronger and compete. Since joining the club 2 and half years ago now I have entered 5 different competitions for online qualifiers and have qualified for 3 including the European championships in 2019. As a coach, I always pay attention to the fine details demonstrating ideas and ways in which every second on the clock can be gained without sacrificing the quality or efficiency of your workout.
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!