CrossFit Defiance




We are proud of our coaching staff, with CrossFit coaches who possess Level 2 coaching credentials.



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 2 (CF L2)

  • CrossFit Kids

  • CrossFit Endurance

  • CrossFit Online Lesson Planning 

  • Aerobic Capacity Ambassador

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 2 (CF L2)

  • CrossFit Gymnastics 

  • Level 2 fitness instructor

  • Level 3 personal trainer,

  • CrossFit Online Spot The Flaw;

Maiv Thao

Functional Training
Fitness & Nutrition
Marathon Training

Maiv is addicted to fruits, vegetables, and marathons. During individual sessions, she also trains alongside you, so you never feel like you’re working out alone.

Joel Washington

Sports Conditioning
Strength & Resistance Training
Orthopedic Exercise

With a background in gymnastics, Joel has a passion for applying his experience to helping you develop lean muscle and healthy joints.