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Team

At our CrossFit gym in Purley, we're proud to have a team of experienced and knowledgeable coaches and team members who are passionate about helping our members achieve their fitness goals. Our coaches bring a wealth of expertise and training to every class, ensuring that you receive the best possible guidance and support during your workouts. Each coach has a unique style and approach to training, and all are dedicated to creating a positive and inclusive environment for our members. Whether you're new to CrossFit or a seasoned athlete, our coaches are here to help you maximize your potential and achieve the results you want. So, take a moment to get to know our coaches and see for yourself why we have the best team of coaches in the business.

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CrossFit Head Coach - Wayne 

During my 9 years service in the Royal Navy I realised my heart didn't lie in Engineering but instead lay in a health and wellness capacity, helping individuals reach their goals for a better quality of life.

 

So personal training ensured for 4 years prior to leaving the armed forces, then a 7 year stint in a mainstream gym with a vast array of conditions and injuries to work with, some very challenging but always rewarding.

 

I was then introduced to CrossFit roughly 10 years ago, I was instantly hooked and looked in depth to the methodology behind CrossFit. Within 3 weeks I'd booked my Level 1 coaches course, next step was to search for a space of my own to open a Box. This was not plain sailing by any means, the end result though is CrossFit Devils Path. Writing this makes me proud to be involved, myself and the Coaching team look forward to sharing your journey.

Why CrossFit? 
Community, support and suffering!

Favourite Movement? 
Clean & Jerk (Probably joint first with double unders)

Favourite Workout? 
'Nancy' 5 rounds 400m run - 15 OHS

Premier L3 PT | Premier L3 Sports Therapy | Crossfit CFL2 | Crossfit Weightlifting Coach | Precision Nutrition Certification |   Currently working towards CFL3

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CrossFit Coach - Russ

Why CrossFit?

I injured my knee at 18, surgeon told me if I injured it again I might not walk again. Lived in a pub playing darts & pool drinking pints and fine dining on assorted bar snack for 10 odd years. My old man, found out he had prostate cancer he was always in the gym and made an amazing full recovery. Asked myself if he had it, it could be genetic if I got it how well would I get over it in my condition? Met Wayne as a PT he introduced me to CrossFit and I’ve been a cult member ever since living life better than ever

 

Favourite Movement?

Over Head Squat

 

Least favourite movement?

Thruster or Running

 

CrossFit Level 1 Qualified

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CrossFit Coach - Ben

Why CrossFit?

After years of sports and ‘regular’ gym training, I found CrossFit like many people… “why not have a go… it’s fun”. I can safely say I’ve been addicted since my first class.

 

In my experience it gives the ultimate mix of skill development, mental challenge and most importantly FUN!!! It has opened my mindset to all things in AND out of the gym.

 

Favourite Movement?

Ring Muscle-Up or Handstand Walking

First time I saw CrossFit I thought “I NEED to do that”

 

Favourite Workout?

‘NATE’

AMRAP 20

2 Ring Muscle-Ups

4 Handstand Push-Ups

8 Kettlebell Swings @32/24kg

 

CrossFit Level 1 Qualified

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CrossFit Coach - Hilary

Why CrossFit?

Being able to move every day, not just being physically fit but mentally tough too! Social aspect of the community is the main reason I fell in love with CrossFit! It’s inclusive for all.

I always see members potential and want to push them to be 1 percent better every day.

 

Favourite Movement?

Clean and jerk

 

Favourite Workout?

'Diane'

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Deadlifts 

Handstand Push-ups

 

Coaching for 6 years and doing CrossFit since 2016!

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CrossFit Coach - Joe

Why CrossFit?

I started my CrossFit journey back in 2012 and I was instantly hooked. Everything from the CrossFit training methodology, community spirit through to nutrition. I really like the 'real world' application and how this type of training benefits our day to day lives.

 

Another aspect I enjoy is the competitions, whether it's team or individual in the CrossFit Open, the camaraderie and support is unparalleled. In 2016 I decided I wanted to take things one step further and coach, so I qualified as a CrossFit Trainer, and have since then qualified as a British Weightlifting Coach and now program the Olympic lifting classes and coach every Tuesday.  

I'm also a qualified Precision Nutrition L1 coach so come have a chat if you have any weight loss or performance-based nutrition questions.

 

Favourite Movement?

Squat Snatch

 

CrossFit Level 1 | Precision Nutriton Certified

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CrossFit Coach - Jana

Why CrossFit?

After being a very active kid and playing and competing in many sports, I went to university and studied for a career in finance. However, after getting my degree I worked as an unhappy banker who had problems with nutrition, eating disorders and training. It was time to get back to what I felt was my first love. Doing a PT course in my native Czech Republic seemed like a great idea to help me get some knowledge and solve my personal training issues. After completing my course I decided to take on another change and moved to the UK where I explored new ways of training, CrossFit and started to compete in powerlifting, competing in the English Championships.

 

I realised that the PT qualifications wasn’t enough for me and recently graduated with a first class degree in Strength and Conditioning Science. Last season I was also part of the S&C team for the Seniors Men’s Harlequins squad. Currently studying Masters in Sports Rehabilitation. 

 

I truly believe that you can achieve anything with the right mindset and appropriate plan. I love CrossFit because it pushes people to become more conscious of their lifestyle, health and wellbeing. The community you become part of helps you through the highs and lows of your life, nit just your fitness.

 

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1) | REPS Level 3 Personal Trainer | 

Strength and Conditioning Science BSc (Hons)

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CrossFit Coach - Ben Wimble

Why CrossFit?

I started CrossFit around 7 years, after rugby being such a big part of my life, I needed something to fill that void, Devils Path became my new home, and becoming a coach was an easy decision. 

 

Favourite Workout?

It has to be the Hero workout Murph. The duration of the workout means you have both the physical and mental battles to get through whilst remembering those who have given their lives before us.

Least favourite movement? 

Wall balls

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CrossFit Coach - Libby

Why CrossFit?

Hi I’m Libby, I started CrossFit in 2019 found myself there 2 or 3 times a day and decided it was my calling. I have a background in gymnastics and rock climbing so of course, my most favourite part of CrossFit is the gymnastics skills! After completing the CF-L1 course and the CrossFit Gymnastics course I started coaching gymnastics at Devils path just over 2 years ago. I love breaking down CrossFit movements and building on top of the standard to teach excellence and proficiency to anyone who learns the movements with me. For a very sweaty, chalky and loud sport, gymnastics is that little bit of peace and perfection in a workout.

Favourite Movement? 

Deficit Handstand Push Ups

Least Favourite Movement? 

Thrusters!​

Favourite Workout? 

Murph - what's better than 100 weighted pull ups?

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