Ashleigh Townsend

Ash holds his CrossFit Level 1 (CF L1) CrossFit Level 2 (CF L2) and CrossFit Endurance Certificate. A former collegiate and professional footballer in the USA, he studied and graduated with a Degree in Public Health and Exercise Sports Science. Ash began coaching because he has a passion for it and believes in the life-changing benefits of functional fitness. His goal as a fitness coach is to inspire individuals to make long-term lifestyle changes, and he has found that CrossFit’s scalable intensity and commitment to functional movement makes it the perfect program for individuals of all ages and abilities.

Email: ash@crossfitdefiance.co.uk

Matt Noble

Matt is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, level 2 fitness instructor and level 3 personal trainer, with a passion for CrossFit and coaching others to achieve their fitness goals. Matt has spent a number of years playing rugby league and rugby union as well as enjoying climbing and mountaineering whilst traveling in New Zealand. When home from traveling Matt signed up and spent 5 months training as a recruit in the Royal Marines Reserves.

After leaving the RMR behind him, Matt pursued a career in coaching, starting his time at Defiance in October 2014 and when he was immediately won over with how adaptable the challenges can be to such a broad spectrum of individuals and how by following CrossFit's methods of training it brings people together.

Email: matt@crossfitdefiance.co.uk