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I had been active when I was young but work and a having a family changed my priorities then giving up smoking added a significant amount of weight! In 2008 I decided to make a change and took up climbing and started going to the gym but I soon found that I disliked training on my own and although I was getting fitter and losing weight I still didn’t seem to be able to reach my full potential.

Fast forward a few years, I was working overseas when someone opened a new gym in the tiny town I was living in and they did something called CrossFit, I had no idea what it was but it sounded interesting so I decided to give it a go. I ached for two weeks, every muscle hurt but I loved it, different workouts every day, having targets and goals, training with likeminded people who want you to succeed as much as they do, it was amazing. I finally lost all the weight I had gained, became a lot stronger, fitter and more importantly healthier. I went on to do my CrossFit Level 1 Certificate and assisted the coaches at the gym. Unfortunately I smashed up my ankle in an accident and stopped training entirely for five months and at the same time returned to the UK working in London.

When I returned to working in Bristol in November last year and decided it was time to find a CrossFit box and I started at CrossFit Portishead at the same time Aneta and Matt took over coaching. It was a revelation, the programming is amazing, I have not only reached the same level of strength and fitness I had before but I have now started to exceed it. Finding a box with such a high level of coaching and programming is unusual and can’t be underestimated, not all boxes are created equal!

We all love being part of the community at CrossFit Portishead, they are genuinely welcoming and you feel part of the team in no time, the support and camaraderie is truly amazing.

CrossFit has genuinely changed my life for the better, I will never be the strongest or the fastest or the fittest but that doesn’t matter because I will be the BEST me I can be.

Clive VardakisCrossFit Portishead Member

I joined Crossfit Portishead after finally hanging up my football boots and needing something to keep my fitness levels up and competitive edge fulfilled.

Netty Matt and the team have exceeded my expectations, the programming is first class, varied and pitched at levels to suit all comers – they even set me some bespoke strengthening exercises and stretches to cater for my existing niggles from old injuries whilst also ensuring my full participation in the usual program.

There isn’t a downside to joining the Crossfit Portishead family, even the extra air bike calories on your birthday are enjoyable (well sort of)

Neal SmithCrossFit Portishead Member

After having my daughter I struggled for years to find a fitness programme that worked for me. With much persuasion from a friend I decided to give Crossfit Portishead a go and 2 years on am totally hooked.

Our coaches Matt and Aneta who joined us in December have changed the box beyond all recognition. They’ve brought with them knowledge, passion and a proven track record for results. Above all else the ability to make everyday fun, every member feel valued and have brought together an unlikely group of personalities and created a community. The support and encouragement is like nothing else I’ve experienced and ive been able to overcome so many mental and physical challenges.

Crossfit isn’t just for the super fit, everyone has to start somewhere and will have a different story to tell. At 33 I am stronger and fitter than I’ve ever been and am now able to do movements that somehow managed to elude me even in childhood!

I cannot recommend Crossfit Portishead enough and would urge everyone to come along and give it a go!

Rosie HillCrossFit Portishead - Member

I’ve been a member of Crossfit Portishead for four years and I haven’t looked back.

Coaches Matt and Aneta Tucker joined us in January 2019 and they  turned this box around tenfold! Both are extremely knowledgeable, professional, passionate, fun and encourage everyone in class. They make sure we all do our WODs safely whilst still pushing us to be the best we can be. CrossFit is for all ages,sizes and fitness abilities.

CrossFit Portishead and Matt and Aneta rock and I’m proud to be part of the community.

Jane FlowerCrossFit Portishead Member