Owner Coach Central Staffs CrossFit:
When I was growing up, I thoroughly enjoyed all levels of fitness which included every sport going, I had a huge involvement with Lichfield Rugby club from the age of 7-15, I played at a reasonable level of football for most of my childhood. For this reason, just being around successfully driven people made me want to work within the fitness industry of some kind.
I joined the British Army in 2005 and pursued a career in the Royal Engineers as a Welder and Fabricator. I took up an opportunity to work within a specialist Bomb Disposal regiment and spent seven years growing, developing my skills and climbing the promotional ladder. Two high threat No.2 operator tours of Afghanistan, many worldwide operations including trips to Canada and three trips to Kenya as explosive ordnance disposal and many UK operations gained me a lot of life experience for which I am thankful for today.
Whilst being in the military I ran boot-camps and had remote PT clients at weekends until I decided during my second tour that I would leave and pursue a career in the fitness industry for which I always dreamed of doing. In 2013 I took that leap and opened up what is now Central Staffs CrossFit.
I opened a small 1500 square foot unit and began my journey to bring the best professional, science based, effective, strength and conditioning training program to the general public and athletes of Stafford. Central Staffs CrossFit has since expanded in size, staff and members, including 4 coaches, administration and software development. We regularly take on University students on sports science degrees and have work experience from local schools.
For me owning a Gym was this big huge pedestal that I created for myself when I first had the confidence to say I would become a coach back in 2009, but owning a gym is not what most people think it is, it’s the community and the members within it, it’s the team around you and the coaches within that gym that make it all worthwhile. If you do not have a happy supporting successful environment you might as well close the door for clients or friends.
What gives me motivation and inspiration is seeing people from all walks of life achieve things that they personally thought were never possible. I am a huge enthusiast towards watching, supporting and cheering on people I feel deserve greatness because of their hard work and determination not luck.
My biggest beliefs are that nothing is given, but hard work is recognised and rewarded. That every single person moves and responds differently. That we are all equal and if you cannot celebrate someone else’s success, then who is going to celebrate yours when you achieve it. Knowing that I have people relying on me to help them to achieve their goals and aspirations, knowing they need myself and the teams help to get them to the next stage, or the next chapter of their life is what drives me the most to carry the workload and the things that I do.
Currently studying a BSc in Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
Advanced Master PT Lv 3 – 2009 topped up - 2013
Sports Nutrition and Weight Management - 2013
British Weightlifting Coach Level 1 & 2 - 2016
Level 1 & 2 - 2014
Gymnastics - 2014
Mobility - 2015
Endurance - 2013
Kids - 2014
Sports and Strength Coaching Level 3 - 2018
KBTE - Advanced KB instructor - 2013
Here at CSC we have a philosophy that we try to hold all clients to;
It takes 30 days to create a habit & 90 days to create a lifestyle, that being said we ask all clients to give CSC the full 90 days before making a decision on whether it is for them or not.