Joe is our Head Coach at Wandsworth and brings a wealth of experience to the Team having worked in the CrossFit world for over a decade.
Joe joined us in December 2019 after moving back from Dubai where he had been coaching for years. Joe is also a member of the CrossFit Seminar Staff and has travelled the world teaching CrossFit Level 1 seminars to people.
On top of this, Joe has his CF L3, CF Gymnastics, CF Olympic Weightlifting and CF Kids qualifications. Joe talks extremely passionately about health, fitness and nutrition and the role it plays in positively impacting people's lives.
Simon is a Coach at Wandsworth and has been coaching CrossFit in both the UK and USA since 2011. He has a background in gymnastics and competed in rowing and swimming through school and college. He is a CrossFit Level 2, CrossFit Gymnastics and Concept 2 certified trainer. Simon says CrossFit has allowed him to improve and maintain his fitness and health holistically and allows for further longevity.
In his own time, he loves to tackle ‘Cindy’, ‘The Chief’ and ‘Fight Gone Bad’ – just don’t ask him to do any thrusters! Simon takes huge pride in his coaching journey, and how it can help and benefit others. His personal achievements revolve mostly around the positive journeys of others and helping them become active, mobile and gain confidence in themselves. Michael Jordan, Gary Lineker, and Steve Redgrave make up his list of idols and he calls himself lucky to be a part of such a diverse, accepting and supportive cities in the world – London.
CF-L2, CF Gymnastics, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, BSc Sport Science, MSc, NASM Certified Nutrition Coach
Coach & Head of Programming
Coach James is also our Head of Programming and is known by some as ‘The Professor’ – for his meticulous planning and never-ending list of qualifications! James has an extensive background in sports, he used to compete on the track before getting into CrossFit whilst working in Australia. He competed and started coaching at this time, and with a Masters in Strength and Conditioning he has a lot of knowledge to share - his achievements in education are definitely worth talking to him about!
James loves a gassy, long chipper WOD that he can get stuck into – usually without breaking a sweat – and he dedicates his commitment to the industry to his parents, for teaching him about work, life and determination. James loves London, despite the questionable weather, and will tell anyone who listens how huge the benefits a CrossFit community can have on people are!
MSc Strength and Conditioning, BSc Sports Science & Performance, CF-L1, BWL, EXOS XPS, Sports Massage L3
Operations Manager & Coach
Coach Alexis is our resident Games Athlete! Having qualified for the 2019 Games in the Masters category – yes, impressive, right? Just wait. Alexis began her fitness journey in the world of Muay Thai and is a 5 x World Champion Thai Boxer – we know, incredible!
Lexi began CrossFit in 2013 and joined us here at Battersea in 2014. For Lexi, CrossFit opened the door to a healthier approach to fitness. CrossFit has taught her to work on different areas of her fitness, such as mobility and her overall health. Her favourite WOD is anything with double unders, so watch out! Growing up Lexi idolised her Aunt who is a former World Number 1 tennis player, Evonne Goolagong Cawley (check her out!)
CF-L1, CF-L2, CF Gymnastics, CF Weightlifting, CF Aerobic Capacity, CF Kids, CF Regionals 2018, CF Games 2019 Masters, Former 5 x World Champion Thai Boxing
Coach Tamara has been doing CrossFit for over 6 years and has her CrossFit Level 3. NKT L1, British Weightlifting L3, Personal Training Level 3, DNS Level 1 and is a Mindset Coach, Brand X Method Youth Professional Coach, plus CrossFit Kids and CrossFit Adaptive. In short, she knows her stuff!
Tamara loves getting stuck into any WOD that involves strict pull-ups, handstand push-ups or muscle-ups! Her biggest achievement has been understanding that you shouldn’t have to fit in, plus learning to be able to grow and change – we hear ya, Tam – you do you!
Being from France, Tamara says anything is possible in London, and you’ll soon see the drive and passion she shows on a daily basis – something she says is down to her father, who she aspires to be just as strong as.
CF-L2, Personal Training L3, BW-L3, FRC Mobility Specialist, NKT Attendance, Mindset Coach, Brand X Method Youth Professional Coach, CF Kids, CF Adaptive
Daniel hails from Aoteroa, New Zealand and has been in London 7 years. Prior to working in fitness Daniel was a professional contemporary dancer and has toured and performed throughout Europe, Asia and New Zealand. Daniel made the move to fitness in 2014 and has been doing CrossFit ever since, initially as a means to support his dancing but latter shifting to and enjoying the more competitive side.
Daniel loves the challenges CrossFit continuously brings and is partial to a large volume of burpees and gymnastics work!
Crossfit Level 1
OPEX CCP - In progress
Level 3 Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor
Chloe has been working in the Fitness industry for 7 years, teaching at a range of studios across in London, as well as developing classes and trainers across a multitude of sites. As well as coaching at DISTRICT, Chloe is also the Head Trainer for Strength & Conditioning at BLOK gyms.
A lover of all things cardio and endurance, Chloe has competed in a variety of endurance races from Full and Half-Ironman, team and solo 25hr bike rides and long distance open water swims. She uses Crossfit to ensure her training is varied as well as progressive, but also loves the community and supportive atmosphere it brings to training.
She lives by the quote 'You never know unless you try', and will always endeavour to bring this mindset to her classes.. as well as banging playlists and 'cat poster-esque' motivational quotes.
Level 3 PT
REPS Level 4 Accredited:
Carl van Heerden
Carl found his love for Crossfit right here at DISTRICT From member to coach, he is passionate about pushing your limits.
Originally from South Africa, Carl played semi-professional football (goalkeeper) and rugby before moving to London where he pursued endurance events, running ultra marathons and competing in triathlons across Europe. He moved across to coaching full-time from a career in advertising in 2018 and has never looked back.
L2 Group Class Instructor
L3 Personal Trainer
Advanced Schwinn Indoor Cycling
Having discovered her love for functional fitness, Louise quit her finance job to pursue a career spreading the joy of training. A genuine lover of stats and metrics, Louise finds endless joy in helping athletes improve their movement and performance.
Coming from an endurance running background, Louise has been doing CrossFit for 3 years. Fun fact: As a teenager Louise did horseback riding, competing in the Danish dressage championships.
Louise loves a competition, and holds titles and podium finishes including “UK’s Fittest” (NFG).
CF-L1, Personal Training level 3, CF Gymnastics, Ski Erg world record (5km & 6km), Ski Erg British record (1 min, 500m, 1km & 2km)