Co-owner and Coach
Chris has always had a passion for sport, playing in every team he could and moving on to play high level rugby, volleyball and athletics at school. He continued this dedication to sport by completing a Sports and Exercise Science degree, then shortly after his Level 3 in personal training. “I was introduced to CrossFit in 2012 by a friend. Back then I just did the classic bodybuilder chest on a Monday type training but was starting to get very bored and didn’t feel like I was training towards anything. My first CrossFit session made me realise how much I had overestimated my level of fitness and at this point in my life I had never done a burpee an estimated 40,000 later and we are far better friends.” Chris has competed in various competitions over the last 4 years, from Tribal Clash to Battle of the Beasts 2014/2015. In this time he has also won the East Anglian Bench Press competition and the accolade he holds dearest the Jimmys Farm Sausage Eating Contest. “My favourite moment since starting Crossfit was definitely winning Battle of the Boxes as part of Team Crossfit Colchester. I love the camaraderie of competing in a team and how passionate everyone at Colchester is about what they do”.
Co-owner and Coach
Hannah has been working in the fitness industry for many years now, starting out as a Level 2 Gym Instructor and then on to Level 3 Personal Trainer. She has spent most of her life competing in sports such as Swimming & Long Distance running. She started her competitive sports back in 2008 where she swam for Essex on a regular basis competing most weekends all around the country. She then moved onto long distance running taking part in many half marathons and then finally the London Marathon in 2015.
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Co-owner and Coach
Jodie has been working in the fitness industry for about 6 years now and has been a Co-Owner of CrossFit Colchester since 2021. Having trained hundreds of clients in commercial gyms over the first few years of her career, Jodie arrive at CrossFit Colchester in 2015 looking for a new challenge and a new community to impart her love for all things fitness upon. Going from mainly running and bodybuilding, Crossfit was a completely new experience and Jodie fell in love with the fun, varied workouts, great team atmosphere and the lovely people within the CFC community giving her a completely different approach to fitness and health. Jodie and sister Hannah created a wildly successful online bootcamp business over the various lockdowns in the UK and in early 2021 decided to formally invest in their passion for helping our incredible community by becoming co-owners of CrossFit Colchester. They have both had a beautiful influence on our members already and we just love having them both apart of our team.
Having spent the last 11 years in the health and fitness industry I've had the pleasure of working with people from all walks of life and with such a variety of interests and goals. I'm really looking forward to finding out how I can help you and also what I can learn from you. After all, living a healthy life is a constant journey of discovery and adventure. I promise I'll share what I've learned so far from all the runners; the hikers, the CrossFit athletes, and the CrossFit fanatics. The mums & dads, the workaholics and business leaders as well as the folks that have just found a need or interest in living a healthy and happier life.
Hi I’m Tom I'm originally from London and I’ve now lived in Suffolk for 3 years. I’ve been into training since a young age. Mainly focusing on strength to begin with and found CrossFit 7 years ago. Instantly falling in love with it, I’ve coached for 6 years now and completed my CrossFit level 2 in September 2020. I started coaching at CrossFit GFP in Martlesham and have learned a lot there. I really enjoy all aspects of coaching & training in CrossFit. My favorite parts of CrossFit are Gymnastics and weightlifting, but I'm also in the process of completing the CrossFit Programming qualification and really enjoy piecing together sessions. I feel very honored to be asked to coach at a very well known & established box such as CrossFit Colchester and look forward to meeting a lot of new people on my journey.