We have an awesome team of trainers that specialise in coaching CrossFit. We believe that CrossFit coaching is very different to Personal Training or Bootcamp, so we only employ trainers that are dedicated to the CrossFit method, and that have the necessary skills and experience to effectively coach CrossFit in a group environment. Importantly, we believe that CrossFit trainers should lead by example. Our trainers are seasoned CrossFitters and are expected to “walk the walk”.
Matt is the Co-owner of CrossFit Brisbane and Head Coach. He commenced training in CrossFit in 2005 and then established and affiliated the gym in 2006. His qualifications include a Bachelor of Science Degree, Certified CrossFit Level 4 Coach (CF-L4) and former National Level Weightlifting Coaching Accreditation. In addition to his role at CrossFit Brisbane, Matt is a member of the CrossFit HQ Seminar Team. He is an active competitor in CrossFit Competition, with 3 top 20 results at the CrossFit Games Australasian Regionals in the Open division, 8th place in 2013 at the CrossFit Games in the 40-44yr Masters division, and 1st place in 2015 at the CrossFit Games in the 45-49yr Masters division. Prior to CrossFit, Matt competed in Triathlon and BJJ, and has over 20 years of experience in Martial Arts and coaching various sports. He specialises in Injury Rehabilitation and Olympic Weightlifting and is available for Private Training.
Wendy is the Co-owner and Head Trainer at CrossFit Brisbane. She commenced training in CrossFit in 2007. Wendy's qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts (psychology), PGrad Dip in Psychology, and a Masters Sport & Exercise Psychology, as well as CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2) , CF Kids Certificate, CF Gymnastics Certificate and a L1 AWF Weightlifting Coach Accreditation. In addition to this Wendy has worked with National sporting teams at World Championship events as a sport psychologist. Wendy specialises in Competition Preparation.
Brandon is a Lead Trainer at CrossFit Brisbane. He commenced training in 2010 and shortly became a qualified CrossFit Coach and established his own affiliate in 2011. Brandon is a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2), and balances his role as a coach with that of a competitive athlete. Over the past 3 years, Brandon has proven himself to be one of Australia's best athletes, qualifying for the Reebok CrossFit Games in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Prior to CrossFit, Brandon was a rugby league player and still enjoys following the sport today. He enjoys spending time with family and friends in his spare time, and collecting pets.
Kelsey is a Lead Trainer at CrossFit Brisbane. She started in CrossFit Kids in 2010, before graduating to the adult ranks. Kelsey has a Cert 3 and Cert 4 in Fitness, CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2), CF Kids Certificate, and a L1 Weightlifting Coaches Certificate. Kelsey is currently studying for a degree in Sport Science at the University of Queensland. She is an active CrossFit competitor, and has also competed on the Australian Weightlifting Team at the Arafura Games and at the Oceania Championships in 2013 and 2010.
Alana is a Trainer at CrossFit Brisbane. Alana started her CrossFit journey in 2011 and has quickly progressed in the competition arena, competing for CrossFit Brisbane Team in Australian Regionals in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Alana is a past Qld and Australian Indoor and Beach Volleyball representative, and since starting CrossFit, has represented Qld at the Australian Weightlifting Championships. Alana has a Bachelor of Health Science (MST) and is a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2). She is one of Brisbane’s premier Musculoskelatal therapists, treating professional sports people, including the Brisbane Bronco’s. As a coach, she has a passion to inspire people to reach their potential. Outside of CrossFit, you will find Alana enjoying skateboarding, bushwalking and writing.
Lauren is a Trainer at CrossFit Brisbane. She started her Crossfit journey early in 2012. She has competed at the Pacific Regionals as a part of the Crossfit Brisbane team in 2014 and 2015. In 2016 she placed 48th in the Crossfit Open, Australian region. Lauren's background is in dance, she has been a professional contemporary dancer for 10 years performing extensively around the world. She is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1), holds a Diploma in Performance (Dance) and is currently studying a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science. She has a passion for movement of all forms, her goal is to get people moving well and help them realise how important it is. Movement is medicine.
Paul is a Trainer at CrossFit Brisbane. He has been a CrossFit athlete since 2011 and has represented CrossFit Brisbane at the Regionals as a part of our team. Paul is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1) and you don't often see him without a barbell in his hands.