The CrossFit Perth is training team is comprised of a group of highly dedicated, experienced and like minded coaches. We are focused on helping you get the maximum benefit from the time you commit to training.Our team has a combined total of over 50 years experience coaching, training and helping people work towards goals. CrossFit Perth is a team of CrossFit qualified coaches, several of who are former military, and WAPOL officers. CrossFit Perth Coaches each have the minimum of CrossFit Level 1, Cert 3 & 4 in fitness or Sport Science/teaching Degrees and are fitness professionals, key factors when searching for a coach who will make the most of your time and ensure you maximise results.
CrossFit Perth Coaches are: Highly qualified Full & Part time fitness professionals. Many years of experience coaching CrossFit diverse range of backgrounds professional, sporting and coaching. Coaches Grading system is designed to enable a progressive goal focused coaching and mentoring system.
Alphas – Each Alpha coach has a strong background across several facets of health and fitness and understand how to blend these into CrossFit. Alphas also guide and mentor the Bravo and Charlie coaches. 5 Years onwards.
Bravos – These guys manage your class and ensure that you get the best coaching and format possible. 3-5 Years experience and attended CrossFit level 2.
Charlies – Are our up and coming coaches. 1-3 Years experience.
Deltas – A big part of our community is made up of people who want to help each other out during the session, deltas are athletes in your session that have attended the level 1 CrossFit Seminar and are along side you in the classes not only cheering but giving you the right advice and direction.
Jas has a wealth of knowledge that he will share with you in your session – Always going that extra mile to ensure that you are achieving everything that you can. His caring nature is always evident – don’t be scared of this big cuddly bear!
Jas started CrossFit in 2006 after 20 years exploring, competing and coaching a variety of sports and training methods.
Where did it all start?
I had a few mates that did CrossFit in 2006. We didnt understand it so I organise a CrossFit Level 1 course in Perth, which turned out to be the first CrossFit course in Australia with the Founder Greg Glassman and Dave Castro instructing.
I quickly recognized CrossFit as a holistic method of gaining complete general and sports specific fitness.
I founded CrossFit Perth in 2008 while serving over 18 years in the Australian Army and implemented CrossFit into the Australian Defence Force.
I also conducted development training with the West Coast Eagles, Western Force, WAFL teams as well as corporate team development.
I am often asked if CrossFit is good having had injuries and so forth, I can honestly say after having had due to my military service 6 ankle operations, 2 knee operations and upper back issues that CrossFit done progressively has helped me get my body back together.
I now view my bad experience with military related injury’s as an asset to our coaching team in dealing with injury management and prevention.
Take advantage of my experience, millions of dollars and 18 years the Army spent training me.
What is CrossFit to you?
A means of staying fit and health and occasionally a sport.
3. Favourite thing about CrossFit Perth?
The people, program and coaching.
Bronze medal 2006 ARAFURA Games
Anything I’m bad at!
- CrossFit Affiliate Owner
- CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
- CrossFit Gymnastics Certified
- CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certified
- CrossFit Strongman Certified
- CrossFit Coaches Prep Course
- Pendlay level 1 & 2 Olympic lifting
- Certified Strength & Conditioning
- Coach (ASC) & (ASCA)
- Club Weightlifting/Sports Power
- Coach (AWF)
- National Accredited Kettlebell Instructor
- Cycling coach level 1 (ACF)
- Head Judge: 2010 Australian CrossFit Regional
- CrossFit Weightlifting Seminar Coach
IV in Occupational Health & Safety
IV in Training & Assessment
Diploma of Government (Security)
Diploma of Security & Risk Management
Miss REBECCA JOHNSTON
RJ is cool calm and composed, with her quick wit and thick accent she brings the class to life.
I have been active for the most part of my life and have participated in a wide variety of sports and recreational activities including basketball, hockey, athletics and water sports.
I have been an avid gym goer for almost 6 years and have trained under a number of different components – from group fitness classes to outdoor boot camps.
Why I LOVE CrossFit:
I have learnt to fight; my mental toughness…and weakness, to fuel myself as an athlete, to be patient with myself, to learn my limit and dreaming of the next goal, honouring ‘the zone” in myself, the CrossFit community, trying new things, sweating, getting bruises and tearing up my hands, unleashing my competitive side in WOD’s and competitions, the discipline of CrossFit, coaching classes and fundamentals…
Chippers and Hero workouts that require mental toughness
“Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in the muscles”
Cardio; running, burpees, double unders, box jumps…
Peanut butter. Banana. Even better; peanut butter and banana.
Coldplay on repeat
- CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
- CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer
- Cert. III Fitness – Gym Instructor
- Cert. IV Fitness – Personal Trainer
- Rip60 Suspension Trainer
- Senior First Aid and Resuscitation
- CrossFit Seminar
In 2010 I began my Crossfit journey at the age of 14 as an overweight teen. I have never looked back, it has developed me physically and more importantly mentally from the amazing environment derived from community spirit and smart programming. For the last year I have taken a step back in my own training at Crossfit Perth whilst focusing on studying a Bachelor of Exercise Sport Science at Edith Cowan University and also playing Football (AFL). The knowledge gained through studying at ECU and the countless hours interning under the extremely qualified Jas Pelham Head coach has allowed me to help many clients reach their goals. My aim as a coach is to ensure each clients potential is reached in a safe and effective manner.
What is Crossfit Perth to you?
CFP is my second home, it is a place that has guided to me to be the man I am today.
30 Clean and Jerk
Any form of squat!
Horses – Daryl Braithwaite
Anything War or Sport related!
“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
- Currently studying 3rd year Bachelor Exercise & Science Degree
- Senior first aid and CPR
I have been fairly active all my life and have enjoyed a variety of sports. For a number of years just bounced from gym to gym with no guidance or really knowing what to do until I stumbled upon Crossfit. I have been working within the security/corrections industry for over ten years and as such a high level of fitness, strength and endurance is required and has helped me in operational situations and specialist selections.
Favourite thing about Crossfit Perth:
The community is one great aspect about CFP and the mateship formed. Coaching is second to none and the technical knowledge led by Jas including injury management is sensational.
‘Just do it’ and ‘Boom!’
Anything that’s heavy.
- Certificate II Security
- Certificate III Corrections
- Certificate IV Training and Assessing
- Crossfit Level 1
- Crossfit Level 2
- Bachelor of business (current)
With Stephen’s witty nature and joker like personality – he will be sure to keep you entertained with your training and be there to cheer you on until the end of every workout.
My background in fitness includes a wide variety of sports from touch rugby to mixed netball, but mainly 15 years of basketball which took me on a month tour of America playing against high school teams and being champions in the under 18’s state league.
I was introduced to CrossFit by my fiancé who was looking for a new physical challenge – I was all against starting but now I enjoy every day I’m there.
What crossfit is to me:
Crossfit is more than a gym, it’s where I go to catch up with mates, to better myself physically and mentally, where I go to get my frustration out after work and normally the first place I get to see my wife after work, basically my second home.
Hero WODs just for the mental challenge and the meaning behind them.
Double unders, pull ups, handstand pushups
Space jam, Coach Carter and Remember The Titans
Yonkers by Tyler, The Creator
One is “pain is temporary, quitting last for ever” the other is a song lyric but I can’t find the bloody song right now
- CrossFit level 1 trainer
- CrossFit level 2 trainer
- Qualified Electrician
Rachel combines her passion for teaching and friendly nature and applies this in her coaching for CrossFit – You will certainly learn a few things from her
Fitness Background- I have participated in a wide variety of sports including touch rugby, AFL for West Perth Womens league, Basketball, Indoor Cricket and Athletics but my main sport that I have played for 12 years is netball.
I have played for West Perth Falcons netball league and travelled to Hawaii to compete in the ACC carnival.
How I found CrossFit- I found CrossFit through researching on the internet for new personal training/fitness classes. I saw the photos on the website, which were a bit daunting at the time, yet looked like an inspiring challenge. I dragged my fiancé there for moral support as he was a bit tentative about starting. Now after 4 years we both love it and have an ongoing ‘friendly’ competition when working out.
Running, box jumps, sit ups, double unders.
10 things I hate about you
Anything I can dance to
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
- CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
- Primary School teacher
I enjoy the challenge Crossfit gives me and the thing that keeps me coming back is the community. No matter what kind of day you’ve had, you know your mates will be there ready to throw down. I haven’t looked back since!
How I started:
I started into sport around 8 years old. Starting with Hockey I played up until 15 where I started Beach Volleyball. I played socially for a few years before moving to CrossFit.
I like CrossFit because it constantly changes whether it is a new workout or learning a new skill.
Qualified Carpenter and Joiner
CrossFit coaching for 3 years
7 Years Competitive Hockey
Competitive Volley Ball
Crush on you –Nero
Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.
- Qualified Carpenter
- CrossFit Level 1
- CrossFit Level 2
I have always been a sportsman ranging from team sports to individual activities such as canoeing to obstacle racing. My entrance into the fitness sector was driven by a need to improve my mountain biking fitness for endurance racing. In 2013 I started with outdoor group training sessions which developed into Crossfit. Crossfit became a stable activity and a way to meet likeminded people and make new friends as I moved around the world. I enjoy coaching and seeing people advance and improve.
What is Crossfit to me?
A place to meet new people I love the social side as well as the competition. It always challenges me.
What I love about CFP:
Great coaching and people, friendly atmosphere and always a good place to be. Crossfit Perth is a great place to unwind take your mind off everything enjoy the company and conquer your weaknesses.
Quite new to the fitness industry but I have a large sporting background in Cycling/mountain biking, canoeing, water skiing, snowboarding, rugby, hockey, climbing and obstacle racing.
Gotta love a burpee
“Breath” – The Prodigy
“If nothing else works, a total pig-headed unwillingness to look facts in the face will see us through.” General Melchett (Blackadder goes fourth)
- Crossfit level 2
I began my love of fitness with the pursuit of competitive swimming at age 14. After an illustrious 8-year career chasing my Olympic ambitions I shifted my focus and started my own fitness business, BOURNEFIT. After almost two years I merged this business to create W2F. My main motivation has always been to help and serve others by sharing my passion for health and fitness through my coaching and business. I am very grateful to be in a position where I love what I do and get satisfaction from the positive impact I can have on others life’s.
What is CrossFit Perth to you?
CrossFit Perth is a family to me. It is a group of like-minded individuals all chasing their own physical potential. It’s a place where you can really feel you belong.
Murph (Of Course)
My Way –Frank Sinatra
“The Man In The Arena”
- Certificate III
- Certificate IV
- CrossFit Level 1
- CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
- CrossFit Kids