Meet the Coaches

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COACHES

Aneta Tucker

Aneta Tucker

Head Coach

I always enjoyed playing and participating in many sports since a child in the communist state of Czechoslovakia, where we were forced to play in very bad shell suits

Going to college and university to study sports management I participated in pretty much every sport available. Skiing, rock climbing, badminton and handball became my favourites and I have continued to ski ever since. I am a fan of any sport/activity that challenges me. I love spending time outdoors and walking our two rescue dogs.

I came across CrossFit in 2011. After participating in a number of triathlons I became bored with the same training routine and needed a new challenge. I was introduced to Crossfit through my PT and quickly became hooked. I sought out a local CrossFit gym and enrolled. A few months later I completed Level 1 course and started shadowing classes, eventually coaching on my own. I became hooked one more time. I realised that becoming a good coach will be a lifelong learning journey and I am well up for this challenge. Helping people build a healthy lifestyle, achieve their goals and fulfil their potential is an absolute privilege that I will never take for granted. I have became a full time coach in 2015 at In2 Crossfit Farnham, where we built a great community and I am looking forward to expanding my Crossfit family at Portishead.

Being a competitive athlete I understand the importance of mastering correct movement mechanics and building base strength in order to stay injury free while constantly pushing the limits. Unfortunately, in a competitive sport, injuries do happen and having gone through few myself I can relate to the frustration and limitations that come with. I know what it takes to get back to pre-injury fitness, avoiding imbalances that can appear on the way to recovery and how to come out stronger than before. Having to sustain hard training I also learnt a great deal about nutrition under the guidance of the best in the industry.

The more involved I am in Crossfit, the more I am falling in love with its amazing community. It sets it apart from any other sport I have tried and I couldn’t imagine my life without it.

Qualifications

BSc Sports Management
CrossFit Level 2
British Weightlifting Coach Assistant Level 1
StrongFit Fundementals
Gym Jones Level 1

Matt Tucker

Matt Tucker

Head Coach

Since an early age I have always played rugby and participated in sports at school. Rugby runs in the family blood with a rather well known old school Welsh player in the family. On leaving school I played for my uni rugby and American foot ball teams, as well as my home American football team in Bristol.

I also got involved with a friend post uni in to more general weight training, without been sport specific, this taught me a lot about different styles and systems. After a few health scares and an enforced lay off, I got back to productive training and mixed weights with sprint triathlons, but became bored by the lack of variation triathlon training gave me, although enjoying the competitive side. I was introduced to CrossFit through a PT friend about 6 years ago and haven’t looked back since, Within 5 months I did my level 1.
I have competed across Europe in the masters category, and have spent a lot of time understanding “masters” programming with my own coach, enabling me to have a unique perspective at this level. I am now stronger and posses a better skill set than I ever had. I have a passion for coaching and see the basics of movement as fundamental to progression. Having coached for the last 4 years, I have seen quite a few different ways of doing it and what methods are more productive.

My own goals for the next year are improving my Olympic lifting and qualifying for some larger events again, and continuing my education with StrongFit coaches week and Gym Jones Level 2 on the horizon.

Qualifications

CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Level 2
Gym Jones Level 1
StrongFit Fundamentals

Maddie Fry

Maddie Fry

Senior Coach

From a young age Maddie competed in high level gymnastics and after an injury caused her to stop, she moved into coaching.

Whilst looking for a new challenge Maddie came across CrossFit. She soon joined CrossFit Portishead and never looked back. Soon after joining Maddie became qualified as a Crossfit Level 1 Trainer and began coaching along side James.

Maddie soon found she also had a love for competing and subsequently coaching weightlifting and qualified as a BWLA level 2 coach.

Maddie is fun and enthusiastic and is constantly researching new ways to help keep your training fun and interesting.

Qualifications

CrossFit Level 1
BWLA level 1&2
Women’s Artistic Gymnastics level 2
Category 1 Women’s Artistic Regional judge