Meet Your Coaches

Amy Williams

Head Coach

Amy is one of the best Olympic Weightlifters in the UK. She is the current British Silver Medallist holder in the 53kg category.

She first started CrossFit in Manchester in March 2014 and joined CrossFit Norwich shortly after. Amy has represented CrossFit Norwich in several competitions over the past couple of years but has found her real passion in Olympic Weightlifting. Amy has competed at the English and the British Championships for the past two years with four top six finishes.

Through Amy’s passion for Olympic Weightlifting the Norwich Barbell Club has gone from strength to strength. She now brings her knowledge as Head Coach to the CrossFit classes as well as being part of the coaching team for the CrossFit Norwich Kids classes.

Qualifications

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Kids Trainer
  • British Weightlifting Level 1

Accomplishments

  • British Weightlifting Championships 2017 – 53kg – 2 nd
  • English Weightlifting Championships 2017 – 58kg – 4 th
  • Central England Invitational 2016 – 58kg – 1 st
  • British Weightlifting Championships 2016 – 58kg – 5 th
  • English Weightlifting Championships 2016 – 58kg – 6 th
  • Pound for Pound 2016 – 4 th
  • Battle for the Midlands (Pairs) 2015 – 2 nd
  • Lifting League Champions 2015

Paul Emmons

Level 3 CrossFit Trainer / Co-Owner / Nutrition Coach

Paul is one of the few Certified CrossFit Level 3 Trainers (CF-L3) in the United Kingdom. To become a Level 3 trainer you must have completed the requirements of the Level 1 and Level 2 Certificate courses, demonstrate at least 750 hours of CrossFit coaching, (Paul has over 4000 hours and counting) and then pass the Certified CrossFit Trainer examination. This is a 4 hour exam with 160 questions. The last 10 years have seen Paul go from fitness instructor in a large gym, to personal trainer and gym manager, to gym owner.

Outside of the gym Paul spends most of my time learning new techniques, and programming clients/members. His favorite part of the job is taking somebody with no fitness background, or little self-confidence, and giving them the tools they need to discover their capabilities.

In addition to co-owning CrossFit Norwich, Paul is employed by Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service as their Physical Training Adviser. He is responsible for keep your counties finest Fire Fighter is peak physical fitness.

Qualifications

  • Certified CrossFit Level 3 Trainer (CF-L3)
  • Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • Body Type Nutrition Certified Coach
  • CrossFit Football Trainer
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer
  • British Weightlifting Level 1 Coach
  • plus many more fitness related courses, qualifications and workshops

Achievements

  • Represented England in the Four Nation Competition 2014
  • Four Fittest in the City 2014 – 4th place
  • Reebok Fitness Championships 2012 – 1st place
  • CrossFit Central Manchester Games 2012 – 2nd place
  • London Throwdown 2013 – 8th place

Donna Owen

CrossFit Kids Coach / Co-Owner

Donna was first introduced to CrossFit in 2011, naively agreeing to make up a team of 3 males and 1 female at one of the country’s most popular CrossFit competitions, ‘Divided we Fall’ in Swansea. Whilst this was a baptism of fire for her, Donna was in awe of the athletes she witnessed that weekend, and vowed to get stronger, and to master the technical elements of CrossFit. Six years later, she’s still trying! But with several major competitions and one victory under her belt, she’s a lot closer.

Her real passion is for the physical education of children, and Donna launched CrossFit Norwich Kids in the summer of 2014, with three main objectives. To get kids moving, for them to be aware of how their bodies work, and to build a balanced understanding of nutrition.

Qualifications

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Kids Trainer
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer

Achievements

  • Master Classes 2017 2nd place
  • Master Classes 2017 2nd place
  • Represented England in the Four Nation Competition 2014
  • Four Fittest in the City 2014 4th place
  • Battle of the Midlands 2013 1st place
  • Reebok Fitness Championships 2012 6th place
  • CrossFit Central Manchester Games 2012 12th place

Jordan Fulcher

CrossFit Coach

Jordan is one of the newest additions to the CFN team, and has made the transition from member to coach via the CrossFit Norwich Academy. Despite being our youngest coach,  Jordan is known for his thirst for knowledge, and is fast becoming a ‘go to’ point for members looking to ask questions about their training.  In his spare time, Jordan shares his pearls of wisdom via his blog, Part Time Coach, which is endorsed by highly regarded writers and athletes.

Qualifications

  • Final year Masters Pharmacy student
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • Strength & Power Level 1

Sam Hodgson

Physiotherapist / Movement Coach

Sam discovered CrossFit in 2013 after participating and competing in a variety of different sports at various levels from a young age and sustaining a number of different injuries. He found the principles of CrossFit linked closely to his core values of physiotherapy in promoting normal movement.

Sam programmes the movement mastery classes as well as orchestrating various workshops. Sam also runs clinics from the gym to help manage and treat injuries, which is a small part of the service he is trying to create which emphasizes injury prevention and movement performance as core principles.

Sam is always keen for discussions and questions on anything movement related, so please don’t hesitate to ask.

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • ITEC Diploma Sports Massage
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • Strength & Power Level 1

Adam Russett

CrossFit Coach

A serving member of the British Army (Lance Corporal, 24 Commando Engineer Regiment), Adam has used CrossFit methodologies to prepare candidates for commando training.

Adam completed his CrossFit Level 1 qualification in October 2012, and has since gone on to achieve a whole host of other accolades. The first coach to join us following our launch, Adam coaches at CrossFit Norwich whenever he is on leave from the Army, and his background is very apparent in his coaching style! That said, he is very approachable, and his classes are always a hit with our members. Adam has played football, rugby and water polo for his regiment, and is a keen indoor rower.

Qualifications

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Mobility
  • CrossFit Powerlifting
  • CrossFit Rowing
  • Strength & Power Level 1