CrossFit Skipton is the area’s premier strength and conditioning facility. Situated in Embsay, just 1 mile from Skipton High Street CrossFit Skipton boasts one of the largest floor spaces amongst CrossFit gyms in the UK at over 10,000sqf.
Our kit list is growing constantly, but some of the highlights include:
CrossFit Skipton is run by CrossFitters, for CrossFitters. We, along with the help of our awesome members, have created a training environment which is fabulously unique. The atmosphere in the gym is light hearted, yet as soon as the WOD starts it’s down to business. Once finished, classes generally end with high fives all round, before members move on to the next part of their day with a smile on their face. We have a simple approach to our training – Train Hard, Have Fun! Both parts equally important in ensuring our members stay motivated to achieve their goals. Our CrossFit programme, backed by years of experience and training, is geared towards making some serious progress but keeping the training enjoyable and engaging for all involved. All of our coaches have been hand-picked and have been with us, as members, since the start. They were selected based on their personalities, their ability to communicate to diverse groups, and their passion for helping our members improve their quality of life through CrossFit.
Chris is a CrossFit level 2 trainer, Sport and Exercise Scientist, Personal Trainer and Weightlifting Coach. He has extensive experience in the Fitness Industry having worked in a variety of settings for nearly 15 years. Chris found CrossFit in 2010 and has been a devoted practitioner and coach ever since. He opened CrossFit Skipton in 2014 as he passionately believes in the life-changing benefits of functional fitness. His goal as a fitness coach is to inspire individuals to make long-term changes to their lifestyles, and he has found that CrossFit's scaleable intensity and commitment to functional movement is the perfect programme for individuals of all ages and abilities to do that.
Chris is a firm believer in practising what you preach, and trains CrossFit with aspirations of competing at the highest level. He has competed in various team and individual CrossFit competitions for a number of years and uses this experience to coach all athletes, from beginners to competitors.
Ruth is a Crossfit Level 1 Trainer, Crossfit Kids Trainer, British Weightlifting Level 1 Coach and Strength and Conditioning Level 1 Trainer.
Ruth has been with Crossfit Skipton since the beginning. First as a customer and now as a Coach, she is incredibly passionate about Crossfit and she loves helping people, like you, along on their fitness journey. Ruth loves the impact that Crossfit can have on an individual and its power to make a real positive difference in people’s lives, she will help you develop your training technique to get amazing results.
Harry’s a CrossFit L1 Trainer and is a Level 4 S&C coach. He joined us as a member a few years ago before leaving for Australia. Upon his return he set upon his current path and there’s no stopping him... he is determined to one day soon be our head coach. Watch this space, he’s a fine athlete and a better coach.
Dan (Jackie) Moon, a farmer at heart has taken to coaching like a duck to water and you may catch him roly-polying around the gym on a Friday evening, keeping everyone fit whilst putting smiles on faces!
Dan recently competed in the UK’s Fittest Farmer Competition, where he placed fourth after a gruelling weekend of tractor pulling, hay bail jumping, axel bar lifting chaos!
So you can rest assured that he knows what he’s doing when it comes to all things fitness. He is always super excited to get stuck in and help everyone on their fitness journey!
Raz has been one of the areas finest trainers for a while now, with good reason. He's a gentle giant, but there's something incredibly motivating about a 6ft5" dude watching over you. A CFL1 trainer, as per the rest of our fantastic team, with a fine eye for detail and an even better beard.
In love with Olympic weightlifting and basically a freak in regards to form, Raz is also a Level 3 fitness instructor, Level 4 personal trainer, Procedos P9 instructor and Postural alignment trained too!