Dafydd Dennis 

  • CrossFit Level 3 Trainer
  • CrossFit Seminar Staff (Flowmaster)

CrossFit makes my heart sing.  It is my passion.  I travel Europe and the world, every weekend to spread the message.  I work for CrossFit Headquarters teaching their L1 and L2 trainer courses as a lead instructor (Flowmaster).  It is the greatest job in the world.
 
At the age of 23 I left the Royal Marines, having served for seven years. I thought I was bulletproof and super fit…I was wrong!  While working as a trainer in a gym one day, a colleague told me about this thing called CrossFit.  He had just found it online and thought it was right up my street.  Roughly seventeen minutes later I found myself collapsed outside on a grass verge trying to figure out what the hell had just happened. That was it, I went home to find out more and later that day booked a flight to San Diego in order to learn from the horse’s mouth.  During that period I was initially exposed to the community.  Not since leaving the military sector a few years prior had I seen such camaraderie; yet these were strangers!  I was in a room full of people who were utterly selfless, cheerful regardless of the environment and all humble to a fault.  I was sold!
 
CrossFit is extremely powerful; it is life changing.  There is no other way to put it.  This facility and more importantly the people in it will make you better; the cool thing is…you get to decide at what. Write down five things that will make you a better person, I don’t need to know what they are.  Put them in an envelope and hide it.  After six months go and tear it open, I still don’t want to see it.  You are going to find me and tell me whether you coming here, your exposure to this place made you better… I already know the answer.
 
It is very difficult these days to perform a truly selfless good deed, a random act of kindness.  I see it everyday in CrossFit.


Mel Jenkins

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

I found CrossFit three years ago through word of mouth, just as I was hitting my 40s!!!!  I was struggling with improving at triathlons so thought I would look for a strength-based program.

I found sooooo much more.  I made friends from the first time I entered the Box who I’m still very close to and continue to meet new people all the time.  I have entered several competitions which are so friendly and supportive, especially the Masters ones run for us oldies.

I work for a software company called Sapiens in Cardiff Bay and often travel for work, which has given me the opportunity to visit overseas CrossFit boxes which is a brilliant experience.

One of the best things about CrossFit and being part of the coaching team is helping people achieve things they never thought they could do.