Neil Collins (owner, coach & legend)
I was introduced to Crossfit whilst on deployment as a Royal Marines Commando. One of the lads attached to my team had a load of copies of the Crossfit journal on his hard drive; I read them in one sitting. The next day, I performed ‘Cindy’ and from then on I was hooked. Since leaving the Marines I have trained, interned, coached and drank in numerous places and facilities across the globe. I have worked with people from all walks of life - people of all ages, from different cultures, with various abilities and needs, in numerous different fields and pursuits.
I will read anything and everything on the subject of exercise science and nutrition, because I’m just incredibly, incredibly cool...
CrossFit Level 2 - January 2018
Crossfit Mobility – January 2014
Crossfit Strongman – August 2013
Crossfit Level 1 – April 2013
REPS level 3 Personal Trainer – March 2013
Julie Pope (owner, coach & legend)
I previously came from a running and swimming background, with half marathons being my preferred distance. I had always wanted to try weightlifting, but felt intimidated by the free weight area in the gym and the lack of actual coaching to guide me.
I started CrossFit in 2010 and was hooked straight away. Within my first month of training, I competed at the Divided We Fall Games in Swansea. Having never experienced such an overwhelming sense of community and team spirit, I knew from very early on that I wanted to transition this passion and excitement into becoming a CrossFit trainer myself, and one day, be a box owner.
From training competitive athletes, to clients with various health and mobility issues, I thoroughly enjoy the variety and daily challenges of helping people be at their physical best and improving their quality of life.
BWLA Level 2 Club Coach – February 2014
BWLA Level 1 Assistant Club Coach – October 2012
CrossFit Level 2 – March 2016
CrossFit Mobility – January 2014
CrossFit Football – June 2014
CrossFit Powerlifting – March 2013