Our History

CrossFit Norwich didn’t become so awesome overnight, we’ve come a long way since opening in May 2012. In a nutshell, here’s how the story goes. Now gym owner Paul Emmons started his CrossFit Journey four years before, and he competed at the CrossFit Sectionals in 2010 (2nd place in UK).

After years in the fitness industry and a host of qualifications both CrossFit related and otherwise, Paul knew that he would be successful as a CrossFit coach and aspired to open his own ‘box’ one day. This dream became reality when he joined forces with Donna, who is a bit crazy but could see the passion and knowledge that Paul could bring to the table. They decided to take a massive risk and go for it, and CrossFit Norwich was born. Our Aylsham Road box was something special. The 800 square foot room boasted some of the best artwork on the walls of any CrossFit gym at the time, and probably the least equipment! Regardless, it was the setting for many memorable moments, and will always be close to the hearts of everyone who was lucky enough to train there.

These days things are different. Seven of our members are now our coaches, and whilst we have managed to retain the community ethos that made us so popular, our team are proud to offer an unrivalled, varied programme to over 150 (and growing) members in our 3000 square ft fully equipped facility.