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.

Facilities include:

  • 7500sqft Matted CrossFit area with 15m Astro Turf strip
  • 1500sqft dedicated Personal Training studio hosting the areas best PT’s for 1 to 1 and small group coaching sessions.
  • Spin Studio with space for 8
  • Home of Roadside Therapy – Sports Therapists with 2x treatment rooms
  • Weightlifting area with two 8 x 8m platforms
  • Male and Female changing rooms with showers and toilets
  • ‘Chill out’ area with bean bags, sofas and coffee making facilities.

Our kit list is growing constantly, but some of the highlights include:

  • 40ft Custom made freestanding rig with 8 squat racks and over 20 pull up stations
  • 30 high quality Olympic barbells ranging from 7kg/15kg/20kg
  • Over 2000kg of Olympic bumper plates
  • 8 Sets of gymnastic rings
  • 8 Concept 2 rowers
  • Echo Bikes, Bike Ergs, Ski Ergs
  • Glute Ham Developers
  • Competition Kettlebells
  • Dumbbells
  • Strongman kit including atlas stones, farmers handles, axle bars, logs and more!
  • And MUCH more

Our Philosophy

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.

Our Coaches

Chris Cummins

Head Coach & Box Owner

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 Wylde

CrossFit Coach

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 Morse

CrossFit Coach

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 Moon

CrossFit 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 Pasat

CrossFit Coach

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!

Our Members

Read through what our members have had to say about CrossFit Skipton.


“I joined CrossFit Skipton 5 years ago in an effort to lose some weight and get fit. I instantly loved it, despite the initial few months of sore legs! I love the competitive element to the workouts and the fact that every workout is scalable so all abilities can workout together.

There’s also a great community spirit in the gym I’ve not experienced with other gyms and despite the competitive element everyone is routing for each other. 5 years in I’m still challenged every time I go to the gym which keeps me interested. I’m also still seeing improvements which helps keep me motivated.

I highly recommend trying CrossFit at CrossFit Skipton. It has changed my outlook on health and fitness forever.” – Tom Cockerham



“Since joining Crossfit Skipton in 2014 I have seen the gym and its community grow and thrive. Having had, and still have, many of my own training goals to achieve over the years, I have always had the support and knowledge of the coaches as well as their friendships.

It’s great to have seen so many new faces come through the doors over the years, Crossfit Skipton is like a second home for many.” – Cassie Duffy




“I joined CrossFit Skipton in May 2021 purely with the view to getting ‘a bit fitter’. Being a middle aged man who has done some form of sport most of my life, I thought I’d experienced most of what’s on offer.

I couldn’t have been more wrong…. CrossFit Skipton offer the most inclusive sport/lifestyle classes and support you can imagine. NO ego’s, just hard work with tons of fun! They just also happen to be the nicest people…😊” – Ian Coldicott

If you live in the following places, we are one of your closest CrossFit affiliates:

  • Skipton
  • Embsay
  • Carleton
  • Cononley
  • Glusburn
  • Crosshills
  • Sutton
  • Silsden
  • Steeton
  • Addingham
  • Keighley
  • Bingley
  • Ilkley
  • Gargrave
  • Haworth
  • Oakworth
  • Eastburn
  • Bolton Abbey
  • Lothersdale
  • Broughton
  • Bradley
  • Riddlesden

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