MEET OUR COACHES

MEET OUR COACHES

James Thomas – Owner/Coach


Education & Qualifications

  • Level 1 CrossFit Trainer (August 2011)
  • CrossFit Oly Lifting Course (November 2012)
  • CrossFit Strongman Seminar (February 2014)
  • Certificate III in Fitness
  • Certificate IV in Fitness
  • First Aid
  • Bachelor of Business at University of Tasmania (completed December 2009)

My goal at CrossFit Colossus is to coach athletes to their potential. The approach to training and life I have adopted is quite simple: I believe every person should strive to continually better themselves whether it is in training or life in general.

Nic Garrett – Coach


Education & Qualifications

  • CrossFit Level 1 (October 2012)
  • CrossFit Strongman Seminar (February 2014)
  • First Aid
  • Certificate III & IV in Fitness
  • Australian Certified Level 1 Water Polo coach
  • Certificate III Electrotechnology/ A Grade Electrician

I have a strong passion for the sport of CrossFit and find great enjoyment in sharing knowledge and experience to help better people at whatever their goals in life may be. I wish to further evolve my learning in specialist courses involving olympic weightlifting, mobility and nutrition. My personal goals are to work hard daily to get the best out of myself, hoping that I influence others to do the same and forever aim to keep learning every day. I truly believe that the CrossFit methodology is the most effective pathway to a fulfilled lifestyle of health and well being.

Dan Spence – Coach


Education & Qualifications

  • CrossFit level 1 – (July 2013)
  • Aviation Industry – Staff Trainer
  • Senior First Aid
  • Certificate II in Business

When CrossFit was introduced to me I was instantly hooked. The sport of CrossFit is growing exponentially and its methods and teachings pay off with results that show. Personally I strive to be the best that I can be and enjoy assisting others in there fitness goals.

John Donaghy – Coach


Education & Qualifications

  • Certificate 3 in Fitness – 1999
  • Certificate 4 in Fitness – 2006
  • Certificate 3 in Public Safety – Firefighting & Emergency Operations – 2011
  • Crossfit L1 – October 2012
  • Certificate 4 in Public Safety – Currently studying

DANIELLE MCBRIDE – COACH


Education & Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 – September 2015
  • Certificate III in Fitness
  • Certificate IV in Fitness
  • First Aid

I started my journey to fitness with Colossus in December 2013. Throughout high school and college I was never interested in any form of exercise and after bouncing around a few conventional gyms and finding no real success I attended a trial class at CrossFit Colossus, I was instantly convinced that this was the place I needed to be. The coaching, the workouts and the community that CrossFit brings is excellent and the guidance and motivation I have been given has provided me with so much confidence and a passion for the sport. I strive to better myself every day at Colossus and I hope to be able to instil that passion in others in a positive and engaging environment and to prove that CrossFit can be beneficial to anyone no matter what age or fitness level.

HAMISH MCINERNEY – COACH


Education & Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 – September 2015
  • Currently undertaking Certificate III in Fitness
  • First Aid
  • Currently undertaking year 12 at Rosny College

I first came to Colossus in September 2014 as part of a work experience program in high school. From there I began to develop myself as an athlete, and gained a solid understanding of what a coaches role was.

My training philosophy is simple: Work hard and do what you love in a fun environment. I think it’s easy to get caught up in workout scores and the competitiveness of CrossFit and this shouldn’t be the sole reason of training. The goal of training should be to come into the gym, give it everything you’ve got, and leave a little better than you were beforehand…and with a smile on your face!

james@crossfitcolossus.com.au  0400 255 351 | Unit 1/10 Electra Place, Mornington, TAS, 7018

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