Meet the team
Momentum Training was set up by Geoff and Josh in early 2013. They are assisted by an onsite physio and masseur, a team of smart, experienced and passionate trainers and probably the best administrator in the world.
Geoff is quite old. He was born in north London and in his teens he swam in the Commonwealth and Olympic games – he even won a medal. He has lived or worked in Hackney since the 80s, originally as an architect and interior designer, before dedicating himself to a career in strength and fitness about 15 years ago. He makes very nice pancakes.
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- PICP LEVEL 1, 2 & 3
- PAUL CHEK EXERCISE COACH
- REPS LEVEL 3
- OLF KETTLE-BELL COACH
- UKSC WEIGHTLIFTING COACH
- CROSSFIT LEVEL 1
- BODY DEVELOPMENT – MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
Josh has strawberry blonde hair and a fine set of quads. He was born and raised in Tasmania, Australia but left in 2008 in search of new people and new adventures, crossing paths with Geoff along the way. Josh is the most good-natured, enthusiastic person you could wish to meet. He is also passably funny.
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- PICP LEVEL 1, 2 & 3
- POLIQUIN BIOSIGNATURE LEVEL 2
- CROSSFIT LEVEL 2
- UKSAC WEIGHTLIFTING
- PRECISION NUTRITION (work in process)
Lifting big weights and taking on new challenges excite Anthony. Teaching people how to use their bodies whilst helping them achieve their goals is one of his biggest passions in life. Growing up as one of nine children, he’s a very competitive person but he also loves playing about and having a laugh.
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Jenna is our head coach. She’s got some serious tekkers. Her main interest in CrossFit is movement quality, which comes from her background in ballet and dance. Jenna loves the community feeling that CrossFit encourages and has run a CrossFit course for young people undertaking their Duke of Edinburgh award. As head coach here at Hackney she wants to ensure that everyone feels welcome so please do introduce yourself and have a chat if you are new to the box.
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Scotty is Scottish. We think he is named after the well-known jam brand Hartleys. He has a ton of sporting accolades under his belt (rugby, boxing and rowing) and an interesting work history comprising a paper round, McDonalds and latterly, personal training and CrossFit coaching. Scotty swears a lot but is very kind hearted and funny. Don’t worry if you can’t understand a word he says, nor can we. Just smile and nod.
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- BSC-SPORT SCIENCE
- OPEX (LIFESTYLE, ASSESSMENT, PROGRAM DESIGN, NUTRITION)
- CROSSFIT LEVEL 1
- PERSONAL TRAINER LEVEL 3
- BRITISH WEIGHTLIFTING COACH
- SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPIST LEVEL 3
Kat has been doing CrossFit since 2010. Years of coaching and her particular brand of encouragement have made her enjoy making people suffer their way through to self improvement. Kat is an effective and honest coach who will make you a better athlete whether you want to be or not. She knows how to strike the proper balance between technical pointers and moral support while always pushing athletes to do their best.
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Claudia’s approach to most things in life is, if you aren’t having fun with it and enjoying yourself, then what’s the point? Implementing that attitude in sessions is key, as is making sure that athletes are achieving the goals they have set out for themselves with good tekkers, in a safe environment. Most days you can see Claudia lifting big boys weights in the corner and putting the male coaches to shame. She loves to chat and her cackle can be heard within a 1 mile radius! So, if you ever have any questions do go and talk to her. Beware she offers free hugs.
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Emerson is a handsome chap with a fine selection of tattoos. He likes fixing people and has been doing this in a physio
capacity for 10 years now. As a keen CrossFitter himself, he understands our members’ needs. Emerson specialises in sports and fitness injuries and has worked in GP practices, gyms, and A&E as well as privately. He’s seen some weird and wonderful injuries and has some good stories – just ask.
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Rick is a legendary Brazilian masseur. He has a degree in Sports Science from the University of Sao Paulo, is qualified as a remedial sport massage therapist and was trained by international bestselling massage therapist author Mel Cash. Rick has treated everyone from athletes competing at international level to his Mum last time he was home. He once got a mention on Loose Women.
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Elena is the most overqualified administrator in the world. She has a degree from Cambridge in social and political science, a blackbelt in Shotokan Karate and British, Canadian and Greek citizenship. She’s a former political adviser and still does a bit of freelance speechwriting. She wrote her dissertation on ‘Concepts of reason in Adorno and Horkheimer’s Dialectic of Enlightenment’, which comes in handy when administrating Momentum’s membership database. Elena is a very talented amateur boxer (she’s on the England squad) and a dedicated football player. She aims to bench 100kgs by the time she’s 40. Our money is on her doing this as she’s basically the don.
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