Welcome to CrossFit Fareham

CrossFit Fareham is Hampshire’s most successful CrossFit® box designed to suit all athletes from beginners through to advanced competitors.

Our mission is to provide fun and effective fitness training, accessible to everyone, within a top class facility, delivered by highly qualified, energetic and inspiring coaches.

Our values:
Passion — We love what we do and it shows.
Integrity — We practice what we preach and follow up on our promises.
Community — We work together as a team and family to achieve our shared vision.

Contact CrossFit Fareham for a free introductory session and get started on your own road to success!

WE HAVE

World Class Coaches and facilities

Our coaches don’t just know about CrossFit® – they live it and breath it, you can be confident that every class will be coached in a professional way and in a world-class facility.

WE ARE

Focused on our members

At CrossFit Fareham, YOU are our number one priority. Everything about what we do reflects this – our programming, tidy facility, quality equipment and excellent coaches are all a result of our desire to provide the best service to our clients.

WE OFFER

The best crossfit® training in Hampshire

We believe we offer the best service in the county. We are so confident that you will be satisfied with the training you receive at CrossFit Fareham that we are offering a FREE trial class for you to come along and check us out. So, what are you waiting for? You’ve got nothing to lose.

What is Crossfit®?

GETTING STARTED

With constantly varied movements and activities, CrossFit® is not just another boring gym fad,
CrossFit® is a state of mind, a philosophy and a lifestyle.

It doesn’t matter what shape or size you are because CrossFit® coaches people of all ages and abilities to improve their overall fitness in a fun and challenging environment.

Step one:

Free Trial Session

Enjoy a FREE 60-minute training session and see if CrossFit® is for you. With classes running throughout the day simply pick a slot and Sign Up!

STEP two:

Fundamentals Classes

Want to kick start your CrossFit® training? Our fundamentals classes teach you all the fundamental movements of CrossFit®, putting you on the road to success! Classes run 5 times a week and you can join in the rolling programme at any time. Visit our Membership page for all our membership options.

STEP three:

CrossFit® Classes

Hungry for more? Once you are able to competently perform all the fundamental movements then you are ready for our mainstream CrossFit® classes. Boom- you’re hooked.

Like what you see? Enjoy a free 60-minute training session and see if CrossFit® is for you

Our Team

Being a CrossFit coach is the greatest job in the world. Day in, day out, we’re charged with the responsibility of changing lives. Every day our members entrust us with their fitness, health, and future, we never take this trust lightly and we always remember that being a coach is a position of responsibility and service, not of privilege and power. Every coach at CrossFit Fareham adheres to the CrossFit Coaches Creed principles, as all our members should expect.
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MATT BEARD
Head CrossFit Coach

Matt’s passion for fitness has been a lifelong one. Having always enjoyed physical endeavour and pursued most sports at school, college and throughout University, he started his career on the gym floor at the age of 18. By his own admission, using a gym had historically always been something he did for aesthetic reasons rather than performance related goals. It was only once he was introduced to the concept of CrossFit® in 2009 did he realise that by training to be fitter and stronger, he could ultimately achieve both.

Having trained and become certified in Olympic lifting, Power lifting, Gymnastics, Strongman and Kettlebells, he now truly understands the concept of effective training, and utilises this knowledge when coaching classes and individuals, to maximise potential and results.

As the resident CrossFit® guru and advocate, he is inspired and challenged daily by his peers to strive for success in both his own athleticism and coaching skills.

Qualifications

  • BSc Sports & Exercise Science
  • CrossFit® Level 3
  • CrossFit® Level 1 Gymnastics
  • CrossFit® Kids Instructor
  • British Weightlifting Level 1 Coach
  • KBT Level 2
  • CrossFit® Judges Course
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NEIL BURDETT
Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

As a youngster Neil loved being active and would run everywhere. Forest Gump style. Obsessed with Rugby and Martial Arts, It was only as a result of the knowledge he accrued from his degree in Sports & Exercise Science, that he became more focused on the science behind the training, and realised this was where he wanted to forge his career.

As his ultimate passion, Neil has acquired 9 professional accreditations over the last 10 years in the sports science field. As arguably one of the most qualified and knowledgeable fat loss specialists in the south. He is a strict advocator of the paleo diet and takes every opportunity to educate athletes on the benefits of improved diet on all aspects of health, fitness and wellbeing.

In addition to his primary function within the NMA coaching team as a BioSignature Assessor, Neil is undisputedly NMA’s most devoted Strength Coach.

Qualifications

  • BSc Sports & Exercise Science
  • CrossFit® Level 3
  • PICP 1 & 2
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • British Weightlifting Level 1 Coach
  • KBT Level 2
  • BioSignature Practitioner Level 1 & 2
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Shane Vincent
Coach

Shane Vincent is the newest addition to the CrossFit Fareham team; young fresh, dedicated and full of energy. Shane’s love for sport started when he discovered a talent for hockey from school age, which he pursued to national league level before joining the army at the age of 20. Dynamic, methodical and relentlessly determined with his own CrossFit and Weightlifting training, Shane is now a qualified Personal Trainer and CrossFit Coach, and is extremely passionate towards his client’s own fitness goals. Combined with his interest in the science behind fitness, and a seemingly endless thirst for knowledge, CrossFit Fareham is very excited to see what the future holds for this highly successful athlete and coach, and the clients he works with. Shane is also our new resident Sports Massage Therapist and champions the importance of mobility and recovery within member’s training programmes. Outside of the box, Shane’s passions include pizza and ice cream, which is how we know he’s human.

Qualifications:

  • Level 4 Sports Massage Therapist
  • Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • Level 2 Kettlebell, Circuit and Spinning Instructor
  • Level 1 Crossfit coach
  • British Weightlifting L1 certificate
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REBECCA BEARD
Business Manager

Rebecca joined the team in 2016, ahead of the big move to CrossFit Fareham 2.0. With a 10 year career in senior Business and Operational Management roles, Rebecca brings a wealth of experience in Business growth strategy, leadership, HR, marketing, Health and Safety and customer care.

Fitness has always been a prominent part of Rebecca’s life;she was a competitive synchronised swimmer for most of her teenage years, loved sports at school and has always been an active gym goer. Having trained up to 37 weeks pregnant, CrossFit helped her prepare her body for the birth of her first child and helped it get back into shape post birth

Rebecca supports the two Directors by handling many of the strategic, HR and social functions of the business, working part-time around her own HR consultancy and training company.

Qualifications

  • LLb Law (Bachelor with hons) 2.1
  • LLM Leadership and Management L5
  • CIPD L3
  • IOSH Managing Safely
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NAOMI BAZELEY
Coach

As one of the most loyal, committed and shortest female athletes in the box Naomi, by her own admission, hasn’t always a keen gym member! Overweight and a hater of sports in her teenage years, Naomi attributed her poor diet and lethargy to greasy boarding school dinners and easy access to the on-site tuck shop.

Stepping into a gym for the first time at the age of 20, the standard 45 minutes monotonous cardio routine followed by a few uncoordinated attempts on the resistance machines did nothing to motivate her. It was only once she hired a Personal Trainer did she learn how train functionally and efficiently, breeding a new buzz and passion for fitness. Naomi qualified herself as a personal trainer and discovered CrossFit® in 2013, enabling her to personally reach that next level of athletic prowess. She is a huge ambassador of CrossFit® to the female population and regularly represents CrossFit Fareham in national competitions.

Qualifications

  • CrossFit® level 2
  • Active IQ Level 2 in Fitness Instructing
  • Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training, Circuit Training, Sports Nutrition, Gym Based Boxing
  • Adapting Exercise for pre and post-natal participants Certificate
  • British Weightlifting L1 certificate
  • Gymnastics L1 certificate
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ALEX BURTON
Endurance Coach

Alex is CrossFit Fareham’s specialist rowing coach. Since finishing a 30 year career in law enforcement, and motivated by a lifelong involvement in a range of sports both as a participant and coach, he qualified as a personal trainer and has spent the last few years coaching and mentoring other athletes.

A dedicated indoor rower himself, Alex has completed numerous specialist rowing workshops, is a member of an online rowing team and recently placed in the top 3 in two recent worldwide indoor rowing competitions.

Since Alex joined CrossFit Fareham’s coaching team in 2016, his mission has been to help all our athletes to improve their technique and efficiency on this essential piece of Crossfit equipment. He delivers monthly gym challenges, provides ongoing tips and support to members through our social media page and runs quarterly in-house rowing workshops.

Qualifications:

  • Level 3 Personal trainer
  • Level 2 triathlon coach
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Jen Howell
CrossFit Kids Coach

Jen joins the CrossFit Fareham team in Spring 2018 as an Assistant CrossFit Kids coach. As a teenager, Jen’s love of sports and coaching started at childhood, where she competed in swimming and windsurfing at a national level, qualifying as a Windsurfing Instructor at age 14.

However after a chronic illness left Jen overweight, restricted by medication and unhappy for many of her adult years, Jen decided to make some lifestyle changes and discovered CrossFit. She instantly fell in love with the community that is Crossfit Fareham and, keen to resume her career in coaching, is now a qualified level 1 and CrossFit Kids coach.

Jen invests many hours in her own continuing personal development and can be found in the box daily working on her weaknesses. She is passionate about educating children on the power of living a healthy lifestyle, nourishing their bodies and minds, and making positive choices to help them thrive as they grow.

Qualifications

  • CrossFit® Level 1 Coaching Certificate
  • CrossFit Judges course 2018
  • CrossFit Kids Speciality course
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Laura Banks
CrossFit Assistant Coach

Trained in Musical Theatre, Laura’s passion for fitness initially developed during her time at dance college. Like many, her first gym experience wasn’t a positive one; being advised she wasn’t thin enough to perform physically caused an unhealthy relationship with food and exercise to develop. She soon burnt out with the daily 60 minutes monotonous cardio routine, fuelled by no more than 1200 calories a day (as recommended by the numerous social media outlets advising girls on weight loss).

Dangerously thin and with an eating disorder, it was only when Laura discovered CrossFit and weightlifting that she fell in love with lifting weights, getting strong and fit and eating well again. Having recently qualified as a Personal Trainer and a CrossFit Coach, she now strives to be a positive role model for young females by sharing her love of strength training and making fitness fun.

Qualifications

  • Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • CrossFit® Level 1
  • Certified in circuit training, core training, functional training and nutrition & weight management.
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SAM LUNN
Coach

As an original member, Sam stepped into the box a skinny and unconfident tennis-playing physics geek who collapsed the first time he attempted a handstand. 6 years on, he is now CrossFit® level 2 qualified and one of CrossFit Fareham’s elite athletes. On the opposite end of the spectrum to most, Sam has been successfully attempting to gain weight since he started doing CrossFit®, and therefore understands exactly how hard it is to put on muscle and bulk up. As an integral part of the coaching team, he coaches classes and individual members with a passion to help them achieve their own personal goals. He loves CrossFit®, he loves training, he loves competing and he loves learning how to make people move better.

Qualifications

  • CrossFit® level 2
  • CrossFit® Gymnastics level 1
  • BWL level 1
  • BSc (hons) Physics
  • Level 1 LTA tennis coach
  • CrossFit Competitors Award
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Przemek (Shermak) Borak
Olympic Weightlifting Coach

Przemek came to CrossFit Fareham as a 3 times Silver medalist Polish Olympic Weightlifter. After training exclusively as an Olympic Weightlifter since his teens, he discovered CrossFit® in 2016 after a 16-year break from the sport with the plight to get fitter and stronger, and compliment his newly revived weightlifting training programme.

Since joining CrossFit Fareham he has gone on to compete professionally again; acquiring a Silver medal in the Southern Master Championships in 2016 and a Bronze in the 2017 British Masters Championships. A qualified Level 1 British Weightlifting Coach, Przemek is the newest member of CrossFit Fareham’s coaching team and is available for 1 to 1 personal training in Olympic Weightlifting.

Qualifications

  • British Level 2 Weightlifting Coach
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Jo Macmanus
Coach

Bored with a regime of weight training in globo gyms, Jo discovered and joined CrossFit Fareham in 2012. 5 years on, Jo is CrossFit Fareham’s strongest, keenest and most successful female competitors. In addition to countless podium finishes at national Masters CrossFit® competitions, she has progressed to the Masters Regionals every year since 2014 and in 2017 finished the CrossFit® Games Open 7th in Europe and 60th worldwide. In 2016 Jo was voted CrossFit Fareham’s Female Athlete of the Year and is the newest and most respected member of the coaching team by the community.

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Optometry & Visual Science
  • CrossFit® Level 1
  • KBT level 1 Strength & Conditioning
  • KBT level 1 Powerlifting
  • British Weightlifting L1 certificate

Our Members

There is simply no gym like CrossFit Fareham. It has really opened up my eyes to how much fun REAL training can be. Since following Matt’s advice, my tummy has flattened and I have a new lease of life. Thank you so much for making me what I am today.

Lori Elgar

I have only been training at CFF for 6 months but have loved every second. Every day is a gains day with my new extended family. A great place to lift big weights without the big egos.

James Hopkins

The coaching team at CrossFit Fareham are excellent, they are always on hand providing advice, guidance and encouragement and are genuinely interested in helping you achieve your goals.

Ian McLaren

Like what you see? Enjoy a free 60-minute training session and see if CrossFit® is for you