Meet The Team

“Team work makes the dream work…”

JT - Head Coach

  • Military Physical Training Instructor Top Student With Honours 2009
  • Special Forces Military Fitness Instructor
  • NZ National Bodybuilding Title 2010 1st Place
  • CrossFit Regional Individual Athlete 2012, 2013 and 2014
  • Two Time Affiliate Owner
  • CrossFit Level 1 Cert
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Level 1 Cert
  • Australian Strength & Conditioning Level 1 Coach
  • BioForce HRV Pro Trainer Certified
  • BioForce Conditioning Coach Certified
  • World Record Holder – Most Strict Muscle Ups in 24 Hours
  • Master NLP Coach, Master Timeline Therapy Practitioner, Master Hypnotherapist (Mindset Guru)

Tomo - Individual, Elite & Strongman Coach

  • 3rd Place Junior Olympia (bodybuilding) 2006
  • NZ Navy Military Fitness Instructor (current)
  • NZ Navy Beep Test Record Holder (16.5)
  • CrossFit Regional Athlete 2013 and 2014
  • Auckland’s Strongest Man 2010 (u80kg)
  • Owner of Corpore Sano CrossFit
  • Australian Strength & Conditioning Level 1 Coach
  • Australian Strength & Conditioning Level 2 Coach
  • CrossFit Level 1 Cert
  • URX Programming and Coaching Methodology Cert

Denae Brown - Individual & Elite Level Coach

  • CrossFit Regionals: 2011 – 7th place, 2012 – 3rd place, 2013 – off to have a baby, 2014 – 1st place, 2015 – 4th, 2016 – retired as an open competitor.
  • CrossFit Games: 2012 – Pregnant had to WD from Comp, 2014 – 17th, 2015 – 23rd
  • CrossFit Invitational: 2015 – Team Australia
  • Certificate III and IV in Fitness
  • Level One Strength and Conditioning Coach (ASCA)
  • Level One AWF (Australian Weighting Federation) Club Weightlifting/Sports Power Coach.
  • Pre & Post Natal Exercises course (FIA Fitnation)
  • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (BSportExSc) + Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Psychology (in progress)
  • 2015 “World’s Fittest Mother”.
  • Returned to competition in 2017 for the inaugural 35-40-year-old division, finished 7th worldwide at the CrossFit Games.
  • URX Programming and Coaching Methodology Cert

James Connew - Individual & Elite Level Coach

  • CrossFit L1 Cert
  • URX Programming and Coaching Methodology Cert
  • CrossFit Regional Individual Athlete 2014, 2015, 2017 & 2018

Jesse Barker - Individual & Elite Level Coach

  • CrossFit Level 2 Cert
  • CrossFit Endurance Cert
  • CrossFit Powerlifting Cert
  • Australian Strength and Conditioning Level 1 Coach
  • URX Programming and Coaching Methodology Cert

Reilly Smith - Individual & Elite Level Coach

  • CrossFit Regional Individual Athlete 2018
  • Cert III in Fitness
  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Weightlifting
  • CrossFit Mobility
  • Bachelor of Exercise Science (in progress)
  • URX Programming and Coaching Methodology Cert

Boy Wonder - Individual & Elite Level Coach

  • CrossFit Regional Individual Athlete 2017 & 2018
  • Australian Strength and Conditioning Level 1 Coach
  • CrossFit Level 1 Cert
  • URX Programming and Coaching Methodology Cert

Hannah McIntyre - Elite Level Coach & Administration Boss

Hannah is the glue that holds URX together, without her our team of coaches and the business itself would not run anywhere near the capacity that it does.

  • CrossFit Level 1 Cert
  • Diploma in Exercise Science (DipExSci)
  • CrossFit Mobility Level 1
  • 10 Years Coaching (CrossFit/Kettlebells/Olympic Weightlifting)
  • Certificate in soft tissue massage therapy (8 years experience)
  • Underground RX Programming & Coaching Methodology Cert
  • 77th in the 2016 CrossFit Open

Sam Thackway - Gymnastics Coach

  • Elite standard British Gymnast for 10 years competing on all six disciplines within Men’s gymnastics
  • Crowned the British National Champion in 2004
  • International finalist in Holland, Hungary and Romania
  • Coach for the British national mens squad 2007

Linzey Biester - Weightlifting Coach

  • Owner of Gold Coast Weightlifting Club
  • Coaches multiple state champions
  • Australian Weightlifting Federation staff presenting the Level 1 Sports Power Coach course around Australia

Jamie Milne - Running Coach

  • Completed over 45 Ultra Marathons over the 50km threshold
  • Longest run is 960km in 11 days
  • Current World Record holder

Mike Huffam - Kettlebell Coach

  • Specialised training in Kettlebells and CrossFit since 1998
  • Qualified through the RKC (Russian Kettlebell Certificate) and IKFF (International KettleBell Fitness Federation)
  • Presenter at the ISPO Fitness Expo in Shanghai, China
  • CrossFit level 1
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Level 1
  • CrossFit Mobility Level 1
  • Australian Weightlifting Level 1 Coach
  • 32nd 2017 CrossFit Masters Qualifier (Worldwide)
  • 1st 2016 Pan Pacific Masters Games in CrossFit

Paris Little - Movement Coach

Paris is the founder for Praxis Athletic and holds a prominent influence within the fitness industry, due to his unique approach to strength coaching and injury prevention.

With over a decade of experience in the worlds of; CrossFit, Strength and Conditioning, Olympic Weightlifting, Gymnastics, Movement and Yoga to name a few, Paris has revolutionised the training experience for every individual and athlete he has mentored through his simple theory of; progressions of mobility, strength, power and movement, earned through education, grit and dedication.

 

Kayla Banfield - Elite Nutrition Coach

Kayla’s interest in nutrition began when she developed a passion for understanding how foods could impact her health, energy, and longevity.

As her knowledge increased, she began to transform her body; not only getting leaner, but feeling amazing while doing so. This sparked a burning desire to learn more about how to manipulate nutrient and macros to achieve her ideal body composition.

Today, Kayla helps hundreds of people develop a positive relationship between themselves and their food, so they too can experience the amazing feeling of a synergistic balance of nutrient intake and foods they love.

She believes the journey to better health should be fun and education, and spends a large portion of her time with clients on how to achieve a better quality of life using The Method