COACHES

GREG

PROFILE:

Greg graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2007 with a BSc in Sport & Exercise Sciences which began his career in the sport and fitness industry. He began coaching rugby at Northampton Saints RFC in the Community Team before going on to achieve his Level 3 Personal Trainer and making the transition into the fitness industry.

Greg joined CrossFit Northampton back in 2012 and then founded UNIT 22 in the same year, as the business diversified to offer more to the members such as Weightlifting, RAW Conditioning and Powerlifting and continue to grow the gym with his business partner, Bonney. He has gained valuable experience over his time in the industry working with groups/ classes, but also on a one to one basis with personal training and continues to develop his knowledge to do so.

Greg completed his Level 4 Remedial Sports Massage in 2015 to offer another string to the UNIT 22 bow in the form of Biomechanics Assessments & Sports Massage. This has allowed him to integrate injury rehabilitation and corrective exercise into the members training on a personal level as well as in group classes.

He is currently studying for a Masters degree is Osteopathy (M.Ost.) to extend his knowledge and the services that UNIT 22 has to offer.

Greg's qualifications
  • BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Sciences
  • Level 4 Remedial Sports Massage Practitioner
  • Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • Level 2 CrossFit Trainer
  • Level 2 BWL Coach
  • Level 2 CrossFit Gymnastics Coach
  • CrossFit Powerlifting Coach
  • CrossFit Sports Conditioning Coach
  • Studying for M.Ost (Osteopathy)

BONNEY

Bonney's qualifications
  • Bsc Sports Science
  • Level 4 American Academy Sports Medicine Personal Trainer
  • Level 4 Sports massage
  • Level 3 Pre/post-natal exercise prescription
  • Level 3 Pilates mathwork, small equipment, special populations., back care. Level 3 Exercise prescription for children
  • YMCA gym instructor, RSA exercise to music
  • BWLA Level 1
  • Crossfit Level 1
  • Crossfit Kids
  • Crossfit Gymnastics
  • Crossfit Strongman

PROFILE:

Starting her fitness career as an Aerobics teacher (back in time when leg warmers and leotards were fashionable!) and gym instructor, Bonney brings over 20 years of experience to her coaching. Working in a variety of roles, from General Manager at a chain of ladies only gyms back in 1998, where her interest in pre and post-natal fitness was first ignited, to spending time working on cruise ships as a PT and then establishing her own PT business in the UK and then in Ireland.

Returning from Ireland in 2006, Bonney took up a position with UK Birth Centres heading up their Pre/post-natal fitness programme. During all this time she has developed her understanding of the Pilates method, something that she feels benefits everyone from elite athletes to young children.

Being introduced to Crossfit in 2012, it was the combination of the many challenging elements and the fantastic community that got her hooked and from there is was an easy choice to do her Level 1, followed quickly by a CrossFit kids qualification. As the mum of four boys, she has seen first hand the importance of getting kids active and has been coaching kids fitness for 10 years.

Seeing kids inspired to get up and get moving is one of the things that she loves most about her job. Currently studying for a Level 4 qualification in Rehabilitation and corrective Pilates and soon to complete her Level 2 CrossFit course. Bonney is committed to continuing her education to help people achieve the best they can from their time at UNIT 22.

DAVE

PROFILE:

David has been teaching both within and outside the Police for over 20 years. From riot training and self-defence to step aerobics and circuit training. In 2008 after seeing CrossFit mentioned in a fitness magazine David started training and coaching CrossFit obtaining his CrossFit Level 1 in 2009 and opened his own non-profit police affiliate in Leicester. 

He has continued to develop his knowledge travelling to the US and Europe to gain qualification’s and broaden his knowledge.

David is now working toward his UK Strength and Conditioning qualification and CrossFit Level 3 Trainer 

And Judged at Regionals don’t you know!

Dave's qualifications
  • NVQ Level 4 Learning and Development
  • YMCA Gym instructor and Circuit trainer
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Advanced Trainer
  • CrossFit Football Trainer (Power sports Coach)
  • British Weightlifting Associating Level 2
  • Club Coach (Level 2 in October)
  • CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer
  • CrossFit Rowing Trainer
  • CrossFit Strongman Trainer
  • First Aid

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