Head Coach & Owner
Liam’s passion for sport, exercise and fitness has led his path in life; from representing and captaining Gloucestershire County cricket team and playing semi-professional rugby, to a successful career teaching physical education and now working as a strength, conditioning and CrossFit coach. Liam has trained consistently for over 30 years, gaining a wealth of knowledge and experience, and understanding what does and does not work.
After seeking an alternative style of training to that offered by a traditional gym, Liam discovered CrossFit in 2008. He started completing CrossFit’s online ‘workout of the day’ (WOD) and loved the challenge, variety of workouts and most of all, the results.
As the CrossFit industry travelled over from the USA and opened gyms around the UK, Liam became a member and was instantly hooked on the exceptional quality of the training and coaching, and new friendships made with likeminded people. So much so, that in 2013 he left his career as a secondary school Head of Physical Education and opened CrossFit Sunbury. He hasn’t looked back since.
A true labour of love, CrossFit Sunbury has become the hub of the community and boasts a fantastic member base from all backgrounds, ages and abilities. Seeing the members’ physical and mental health improve from training consistently over a matter of weeks and months is the biggest satisfaction for Liam;
“It is incredibly satisfying to see a new member grow in confidence, skill and ability over time. The science of what we do here at the gym means we are able to engineer steady, consistent progress, and I love helping members achieve their goals by paying specific focus on gains in strength and technique that ultimately translate to stunning improvements in their fitness, that they’d have thought impossible at the start.”
At 48 years old, Liam is the strongest and fittest he has ever been, demonstrating how brilliant CrossFit’s programming really is. Liam trains 5-6 times a week, designing and testing the class workouts in readiness for his members.
BSc (Hons) Sport Science – Brunel University
PGCE – Brunel University
CrossFit Level 2
Personal Trainer, Level 3 – Premier Training
British Weightlifting Level 1 Coach
Dave has a wealth of experience coaching and teaching others, having progressed from a career as a PE teacher all the way through to Head Teacher over a 20 year period. Prior to becoming a teacher, Dave enjoyed a successful 12 year career as a professional rugby league player . During this time, he had the opportunity to learn from world class coaches and mentors.
Dave continued to play an active role within London Broncos after his professional playing career came to an end. He held the role of Head Coach and Academy Director, and in addition was consultant defence coach for England Rugby Union preparing for the under 20’s World Cup, and a Coach Educator for the Rugby Football League.
After retirement from professional sport, Dave kept fit with the usual gym routine, but felt like he was getting stale and wanted a new challenge and to be a part of a club or community like in his playing days.
After being introduced to CrossFit 2-3 years ago, Dave quickly became hooked on the style of training and loved the challenging nature of the sessions as well the community aspect of everyone achieving together no matter what level of fitness or experience. Dave has competed in the National Fitness Games finals in the Masters division and has competed in several team competitions and is looking forward to developing his coaching skills further at CrossFit Sunbury.
Level 4 rugby coach
National Coaching Foundation Elite Coach
British Weight Lifting Level 1
Crossfit Level 1
We are extremely lucky to have someone with Jesses experience, having coached CrossFit for over 6 years. She has taught around the world including Canada, Ireland and the UK. Whilst coaching in these different countries Jesse has worked alongside some fantastic coaches and developed an amazing skill set.
During her career she has experienced privilege of coaching and training alongside Games and Regional CrossFit Athletes, GB Olympic Rowers, National Power Lifting athletes and Olympic Lifting champions.
As a CrossFit athlete herself, Jesse has competed in various CrossFit competitions including Strength in Depth, Battle of the Beasts and Filthy 150. She is currently studying for her NSCA Strength and Conditioning Certification *CSCS.
Jesse loves the community aspect of CrossFit Sunbury and is highly respected by all of the members and her fellow coaches. She’s also very fast in workouts so dont try to race her too often.
L2 CrossFit Coach,
NCCP Olympic Level 1 Club Coach
Zoe first experienced CrossFit in 2015, and has since competed in several big national competitions including the Strength in Depth and the European Championships where she represented CrossFit Sunbury.
Zoe has been lucky enough to spend some time working and travelling in Australia, where she trained in a number of different CrossFit gyms and took her Level 1 coaching qualification.
Zoe loves lifting heavy weights with the olympic lifts the favourite part of training.
Zoe loves being part of the CrossFit community, and enjoys supporting members in the progression and development of their skills.
CrossFit Level 1