Danny Pyatt – Owner/Head Coach
Sports built the foundation to my childhood, always looking for the next challenge I skipped across a range of activities, Rugby played a big part in developing the mental strength and discipline required to excel in the health and fitness industry, with a need to succeed and desire to push the boundaries Crossfit fed my competitive spirit and soon I found I had got the bug ! After weightlifting for many years and a background in gymnastics I knew this was for me, this led me to completing my Crossfit level 1 & Crossfit weightlifting coaching course and ive never looked back since !
Tim Benjamin – Founder
Having competed at the highest level of international athletics for 13 years, Tim has transitioned successfully into coaching since his retirement in 2009. After a highly successful junior career, Tim went on to represent Great Britain at every major senior athletics championships including the Olympic Games in 2004. Highlights included reaching the individual 400m final at the 2005 World Championships, winning medals at the Commonwealth Games, European Championships, World Indoor Championships and winning the Senior AAA 400m title on four occasions.
A qualified CrossFit instructor and conditioning coach, Tim prides himself in combining his knowledge and experience to improve the fitness levels of all that he has the pleasure of working with.
Troy Davies – Coach
My relationship with sport started as soon as I could walk. I was involved in anything competitive, my objective to always to be the best I could!
As a kid, football, was my first true love. I played at a respectable standard and as soon as I was old enough I joined my local gym. Here, I developed my passion for lifting weights, pushing my limits and seeing what I was mentally & physically capable of.
From there I spent a small stint in the British Army where my boundaries found new limits, I was really pushed to new levels and allowed me to learn to live outside my comfort zone. It was an environment that I thrived in, a test of character and a true game of survival of the fittest.
Still searching for that ultimate challenge, a friend recommended that I try CrossFit! Well my first taster included thrusters and burpee’s and I’ve been obsessed ever since!!
After developing my own skills, I wanted to help others feel the great satisfaction I’d felt. I completed my Level 1 qualification and now I love nothing more than helping others to develop their skills and become better athletes.
Joe Ellwood – Coach
I started CrossFit with very little athletic background, I had played some rugby but I was overweight and fitness always let me down. I started going to the gym with my brother and loved it, I always wanted to push harder and lift heavier. I met Tim (the founder of CFA) when looking around for a new gym, within five minutes of talking to me he told me that this was for me, in the first three weeks I went from training 4 times a week to 12, so I guess he was right, I was hooked ! I am now a Junior National weightlifting competitor and finished in the top 4% of the world in the CrossFit open, only 2 years into training this is the start of good things to come. After completing my Level 1 I found a love for coaching and am privileged to get paid to do something I am genuinely passionate about, I like to hold my classes to a high standard and aim for every member to better understand their own body and move closer to their personal goals each day.
Jamie Lowry – Coach