As a brand new facility, founded in January 2017, InTouch CrossFit is a small, grass roots box and the strength and conditioning facility to the already successful Old Emanuel Rugby club. Click here for more information. Our location is perfect for those seeking lung burning indoor training, coupled with vast outdoor space where we can take the WODs to another level.
We pride ourselves in being a grass roots box that is simple, fun and an all-inclusive facility. With great coaching in a safe and friendly atmosphere, you can push your boundaries and reach a potential you never knew you had. You are never too old, too inflexible, too weak or too unfit to give it a go. Work hard and with the help of our expert coaches you'll become fitter, stronger and happier.
Each of our members are important to us, no matter what their level or background. Our classes are small enough to ensure we are able to give enough focus and attention to each individual.
We believe that the community and the strength gained from others is vital for personal development and the support within our gym is truly outstanding. Everyone is on their own journey, but we travel together.
We strive for the box to be a second home for our members and we look forward to having you in our InTouch CrossFit family.
"Awesome atmosphere starting with the enthusiasm of the coaches. Everyone feels welcome and no one is left behind." Steve Airs
We have a team of coaches with a wealth of experience and personality. Our two lead coaches have over 20 years experience in coaching and training so you can rest assured you'll receive the best coaching and advice available. So without further ado, introducing…
In the UK, he is a British Military Fitness Instructor, a coach here at InTouch and a Personal Trainer.
After qualifying as one of the top competitors in the Masters category in the 2017 Open Workouts, Dave competed in Hungary at the European Masters Throwdown in May 2017. Dave continues to represent the box and himself in competitions, and we look forward to seeing his journey continue.
Dave comes from a competitive sporting background. He competed on the British Children’s FIS ski team and raced and the Children's World Championships in Spain. He was also a member of the National Ski Team where he won the British GS Championship in the junior category. Dave has also competed within the Military at the Inter-services in Ironman Long Course Triathlon, coming 2nd overall in the RAF during his time served with them. He was a member of 4th Battalion the Parachute Regiment Reserves as well, where he came 2nd overall in the Infantry Ski Championships in France in 2016. Dave is a Ski Instructor and race coach in Zermatt in Switzerland and also coaches CrossFit at CrossFit Zermatt. In the UK, he is a British Military Fitness Instructor and a coach here at InTouch.
CrossFit Level 1, 2
PT Level 1, 2, 3
BASI Level 3 Ski Instructor
Level 5 Sports Remedial Massage
Favourite movement: Hang squat clean?
Favourite WOD: Murph
Least Favourite WOD: Don't have one
Biggest achievement: British alpine ski GS championship
Favourite athlete: Mikko Salo
John loves - Power, speed and strength training, combined with endurance. Elements of fitness that only CrossFit bring together.
I am hugely interested in fitness and healthy living and a big advocate of the CrossFit philosophy of functional fitness. My passion for phys was first ignited when I was training as a 60m and 100m sprinter. This taught me the importance of strength training in delivering the explosive power that was required.
The athletics training that I did as a teenager set me up with a solid foundation on which I could build. In more recent years I have succeeded in becoming a member of the 4 Para army reservist unit. The training was both physically and mentally challenging. I had to adapt to endurance training, which is at the opposite end of the spectrum to that of my sprinting background.
In regards to my beliefs as a CrossFit coach, I prioritise form and technique as this directly translates into efficiency, strength and ultimately progression. I am hugely motivated by seeing our members progress and enjoying their training. Fitness is genuinely a passion of mine, so I am constantly looking to build on my knowledge. Through my own training programme, I consistently put what I learn into practise.
CrossFit Level 1
PT Level 1, 2, 3 and 4 (Strength and Conditioning)
Favourite movement: Front squat
Favourite WOD: Diane
Least Favourite WOD: Karen
Biggest achievement: Getting up
Favourite athlete: Mat Fraser
As a previous basketball player & powerlifter Jed is very experienced in explosive movements and strength training. He has transitioned to weightlifting and is also an Olympic Weightlifting Coach. As a personal trainer and new CrossFit Coach, Jed wants to use his personal experiences to help members progress.
CrossFit Level 1
Level 3 Personal Trainer
Level 2 Basketball Coach
Level 2 Strength & Conditioning
Level 1 Olympic Weightlifting Coach
Level 1 Powerlifting Coach
Favourite movement: Back squat
Favourite WOD: DT
Least Favourite WOD: Triple threes
Biggest achievement: Ranking top 20 for the 66kg class in British Powerlifting (GBPF) in September 2015
Favourite athlete: Lauren Fisher
"Great box with fantastic coaches. Perfect for beginners as a great mix of skills and wods. The atmosphere is really welcoming to everyone. Highly recommend." Claire Louise Gallagher
CrossFit is a fitness program by Greg Glassman. The program was developed over several decades to improve fitness and health. Glassman is credited for being the first person to define fitness in a relevant, measurable way. According to Glassman, fitness is increased work capacity across a broad time and modal domains.
The program constantly varies functional movements done at high intensity. CrossFit also stands out for utilising the best aspects of weightlifting, gymnastics, running, rowing and many other fitness activities together. The program recognises these fitness activities as the most important movements of life because they move enormous loads over the longest distances. This makes the movements the best for maximising fitness workload over short time periods.
Intensity is crucial for a person to enjoy significant fitness results. Intensity is measured as work divided by time/power. In essence, work done over a short time requires intense effort. Increasing workload over a short period of time boosts output. The same applies to varying training approaches and functional movements. Significant fitness gains are made by varying training approaches, intensity, and functional movements constantly.
CrossFit is effective because of these principles. The program has also become effective because of the community of people that have developed after doing CrossFit workouts. CrossFit is a global program with over 13,000 affiliates. The program harnesses the natural comradeship, competition, and fun in sport and games yielding fitness intensity that is unmatched by any other fitness program available today.
CrossFit is guided by data and timelines. Using scoreboards, the program keeps accurate scores/records. The program has precise rules and standards of performance that focus on motivating unprecedented output while deriving relative as well as absolute metrics for each and every workout. CrossFit data is valuable way beyond motivation.
In summary, the main aim of CrossFit is forging broad and inclusive fitness that is supported by observable, measurable and repeatable results. The program prepares participants for all kinds of physical contingencies, known and unknown. The program doesn’t specialise as is the case with most fitness programs. CrossFit participants are prepared for all kinds of physical contingencies imaginable.
Although CrossFit challenges the fittest individuals globally, the program is designed with universal scalability in mind. This makes CrossFit the best fitness program for committed persons regardless of their fitness level or experience.
We maximise on load and intensity. We haven’t changed any core aspects of the CrossFit program.
The physical needs of professional athletes and the elderly may differ by degree but not in kind.
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Registered address: 9 Bridle Close, Surbiton Road,
Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2JW
Registered number: 10477221
Blagdons Sports Ground,
Beverley Way, New Malden,
Surrey KT3 4PU
07719 934 516