CrossFit Defiance


Passion. Experience. Professional.


We started this journey in 2013 with a desire to offer the best fitness program in the area and we believe that CrossFit and specifically a GPP (General Physical Preparedness) Program gives the best return on investment. YOUR HEALTH AND FITNESS IS OUR PRIORITY and we pride ourselves on our expert coaching and making fitness accessible to anyone, regardless of age or ability. Everyone has the right to lead a healthy life and at Defiance we have created an environment where you will feel safe and be taught in small group settings with like minded individuals.


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At CrossFit Defiance we know that finding the right coach and gym is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals.

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Meet the Team:



Ashleigh Townsend

Ash, a former collegiate and professional footballer in the USA,  studied and graduated with a Degree in Public Health and Exercise Sports Science. He 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.

Coaching Credentials:

  • CrossFit Level 1 (CF L1)

  • CrossFit Level 2 (CF L2)

  • CrossFit Kids

  • CrossFit Endurance

  • Aerobic Capacity

  • CrossFit Online Lesson Planning 



Head Coach

Matt Noble

With a passion for CrossFit Matt enjoys coaching others to achieve their fitness goals. He 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.

Coaching Credentials:

  • CrossFit Level 1 (CF L1)

  • CrossFit Level 2 (CF L2)

  • CrossFit Gymnastics 

  • Level 2 fitness instructor

  • Level 3 personal trainer,

  • CrossFit Online Spot The Flaw;







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