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.
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 Lead 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 Lead 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 2 Trainer (CF-L2), 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.
Lucas is a Lead Trainer at CrossFit Brisbane. Originally from Brazil, his CrossFit journey started in 2014 after moving to Australia. Lucas is a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2) and a level 1 AWF Club Weightlifting / Sports Power Coach. He has also been part of the judging team at the CrossFit Regionals and Invitational events and is great at spotting a 'no rep'. Lucas brings a high standard of care to the team, and loves to see people improve.
Asher is a Lead Trainer at CrossFit Brisbane. Asher started his CrossFit Journey with us after leaving the Military, and has been coaching since 2014. He is a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2), and holds a CF Kids Certificate, and a L1 Weightlifting Coaches Certificate. Asher is an experienced competitor having competed at Regionals in the team competition, and you will always find him setting the pace in the WOD.