Lee Neale

Coach

I started CrossFit in 2012. I was taught the fundamental movements and attempted my first Open whilst in Afghanistan. Initially self taught through YouTube and trial & error, it allowed me to get fitter and stronger for my role within the Army.

I attended and passed my CrossFit level 1 at NorCal CrossFit in October 2013. I spent a lot of my time whilst back in Germany coaching my Army unit. I continued to coaching in Guildford when home on leave and started to judge at large competitions throughout the UK to better understand movement under pressure of competion throughout 2014 and 2015.

I attended and passed my CrossFit level 2 in Febuary of 2016 taking on Head CrossFit coach at Locer 27 in Weybridge for approximately 12 months.

I enjoy focusing on helping people get better no matter their experience or ability, watching someone achieve and progress is a pleasure and keeps me wanting more.

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2)
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • Precision Nutrition (PN-L1)
  • Kettlebell Trainer

Specialities:

  • Competition Preperation

CrossFit Style:

Favourite WOD: Murph and Cindy
Favourite Move: Bar Muscle-ups

Pilates Teacher

After training 3 years at performing arts school, I gravitated towards fitness as a career as it gave me the same buzz and passion. Working at a Pilates studio reception from a young age allowed me to take classes and experience Pilates on a regular basis. Having a dance background, I knew Pilates would be a perfect match with dance to help me look after my body.

I joined NewWave as a member in November 2017 for my fitness as I felt that the gym wasn’t enough compared to what I was used to at dance school. I quickly fell in love with Crossfit. Soon after I started teaching Mat Pilates at NewWave to give the members the benefits of combining Pilates with CrossFit.

Qualifications:

  • Level 3 Mat Pilates Instructor
  • 3 years Performing Arts Diploma at Italia Conti

Specialities:

  • Reformer Pilates
  • Mat Pilates

CrossFit Style:

Favourite WOD: Anything with Deadlifts
Favourite Move: Deadlift

Coach

When you love what you do you will never work a day in your life. That statement couldn’t be truer of my career as a Coach. I discovered that I have a true passion for coaching after having my two children, and completely changed my career path as a result. Helping others to make positive and often life-changing steps towards better health and fitness is an amazing privilege.

I have a massive interest in Mindset, Nutrition and Women’s Health and continue to study these areas to bring a deeper understanding to my coaching practices. Sport and fitness has always been a big part of my life, playing many sports including Gymnastics, Hockey and then Tchoukball at European standard as a kid. In later years, I took on many challenges involving sprint triathlons, cross country running and mid distant races until I discovered Crossfit 8 years ago when the sport was just being introduced in the UK. I have competed in many individual and team competitions, taking Newwave to The European Crossfit Regionals in Berlin in 2018. Outside of Crossfit coaching I am a Mum of two and the owner of online health and fitness coaching companies.

Qualifications:

  • REPS Level 3. Personal Training
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)
  • Instructing Kettlebells L2
  • Instructing Circuits L2
  • Precision Nutrition (PN-L1)
  • Strength and Conditioning L1&2
  • TRX Suspension Trainer
  • Women’s Health in Progress

Specialities:

  • Nutrition
  • Women’s Health
  • Mindset Coaching

CrossFit Style:

Favourite WOD: Annie or Fran
Favourite Move: Burpee

Coach

As a former semi-professional footballer turned CrossFitter, I have spent years teaching children and adults football and other sports. I had always though of myself as fit until I tried CrossFit where I quickly found out I needed a whole different level of fitness which I loved.

I have had the pleasure of being a member at NewWave for three years prior to becoming a coach. When the opportunity came up to participate in the internship programme, it was something I couldn’t pass up. I facilitate mental health courses and awareness for adult and I love sharing information on the topic.  I love how CrossFit and the community around the Box can benefit everyone’s wellbeing and positive mental health. To be able to coach people and give then a great hour of their day gives me a great sense of pride in what we do.

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)
  • Strength and Conditioning Level 4
  • British Weightlifting Level 1
  • Mental Health First Aid Trainer

Specialities:

  • Children’s Fitness
  • Conditioning

CrossFit Style:

Favourite WOD: Open Workout 19.1
Favourite Move: Wallballs

Coach

I have always actively participated in sports, I played Football and Rugby up until my early twenty’s and I also competed in the triple jump at a national level, representing Surrey at the UK National Championships. I now look to compete at CrossFit and use my Fitness to take on outdoor challenges,  like when I climbed Kilimanjaro. Since discovering CrossFit 2 years ago I have personally experienced profound changes in my fitness and well-being and I am now looking to develop as a coach to help others unlock their fitness and achieve their goals. I also have a keen interest to help people train through injuries, I have continued to train after 2 knee operations and learnt progress doesn’t have to stop because you are injured.

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)
  • CrossFit Running Certificate

Specialities:

  • Training with injuries

CrossFit Style:

Favourite WOD: Murph
Favourite Move: Clean

Operations Manager

After working in the city as a lawyer advising businesses of all sizes on dispute resolution, risk and strategy, I took a career break to have children. I joined NewWave as a member in its first year after looking for a way to get stronger for rowing. I loved the challenge and variety of CrossFit and it soon became my favourite sport.

I started working with the coaching team soon afterwards to give them business support. I now get to run the non-coaching aspects of the Box. I love that I can use my business skills to help, support and guide a community that is so passionate about heath and fitness and improving peoples lives.

CrossFit Style:

Favourite WOD: Jackie
Favourite Move: Power Clean

Coach/CrossFit Kids Coach

As a former gymnast I have been involved in competitive sport from a young age and, ever since, fitness and exercise has always played an important role in my life. Whether it was running marathons or cycling Alpine cols, I have embraced every sporting challenge.

After working as a nanny and personal trainer for several years (whilst still training and competing) I decided to combine my two passions and did a BAEd in Primary Education with a specialism in Physical Education.

Thereafter, I worked in a number of schools where I headed up the PE departments and helped change the attitudes children (and their families) had to health and fitness.

I am now a mother to 3 great kids, all of whom enjoy various sporting activities including CrossFit Kids which I coach both at NewWave CrossFit and at a local Independent School.

Qualifications:

  • BA Primary Education (Physical Education)
  • REPS Level 3. Personal Trainer
  • REPS Level 2. Fitness Instructor
  • CrossFit Level 1Trainer (CF-L1)
  • CrossFit Kids Coach

Specialities:

  • Pre-Post Natal
  • Children’s Fitness

CrossFit Style:

Favourite WOD: CrossFit Games Open 14.5
Favourite Move: Burpee

Affiliate Owner/Coach

I have always been keen on personal fitness, but have been fully involved in training since 2007 when I was selected from over 5000 applicants in the UK to be involved in elite rowing. This led to me represent Great Britain in 2010 at the regatta in Germany and at the U23 World Championships in Belarus.

My experience during elite training gave me a real insight into the effort, commitment, and personal motivation required to obtain sustainable benefits from fitness training.

I discovered CrossFit and its innovative and unique approach to training a few years ago. I had been training a lot of my clients using these methods and have recognised that CrossFit is the most effective training for all aspects of fitness. Running a successful bootcamp in Cobham and now NewWave, has highlighted how important a fit and healthy community is to me, it is a privilege to me that my local community has supported me so much.

Qualifications:

  • REPS Level 3. Advanced Personal Training
  • REPS Level 2. Fitness Instructor
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2)
  • British Weightlifting Level 1
  • Advanced Boxing Instructor (THUMP)
  • BBS/BBI (International Bulgarian Bag Confederation)
  • Viper Trainer & Kettlebell Trainer

Specialities:

  • Olympic Lifting
  • Kettlebells
  • Strength Conditioning

CrossFit Style:

Favourite WOD: Filthy Fifty
Favourite Move: Deadlift