Luke


Shortz (Luke):

Head Coach

Before starting CrossFit Luke trained in Mixed Martial Arts. He did this just as a way to keep in shape but never really reached his true fitness potential. He was then introduced to CrossFit and instantly a connection was made. He is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CrossFit Endurance Trainer, CrossFit Movement & Mobility Trainer, CrossFit Powerlifting Trainer and CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer. He also judges CrossFit events worldwide (inc Reebok CrossFit Games Meridian Regionals, Reebok CrossFit Invitational) and has the CrossFit Judges 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 certificates. As a judge and a coach, movement standards within his athletes is something Luke is very big on and encourages getting the rep done correctly the first time rather than having to hear “no rep” a few times and thus losing time/reps during a WOD. Ever the perfectionist, Luke is always reading, watching and reviewing new material, other coaches and new training methods in a quest to be the best coach he can be and deliver the best training methods possible. He understands that everyone always has something to learn and has a real thirst for knowledge and experience.

Strength and Conditioning programming is where Luke excels and he loves to be scribbling in his pad working out the next few months strength pieces, WOD’s, accessory drills and mobility work. If you see Luke in a coffee shop, with his programming pad then you know this is where the magic is really happening (if you buy him a coffee then there might not be too many burpees).

Luke has competed himself within CrossFit and understands the demands of a competitive athlete whether competing in CrossFit, MMA, Rugby or any other sport. He has the knowledge and experience to taylor programming to get the most out of an athlete in their chosen field.

Having judged at most Uk CrossFit competitions in the couple of years and a fair few abroad he has a great understaning of the competitive scene and how to introduce athletes into that world correctly and to get the most out of their abilities.