CROSSFIT INVICTUS | SAN DIEGO, CA
Coach: Fritz Nugent
The Battle Cancer Program sounds like an amazing opportunity for participants and coaches to grow in many ways.
I personally understand the difficulties of cancer. I would love to support those who are battling cancer to develop a fitness and nutrition lifestyle to serve them well for the rest of their lives.
Years ago, my father was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Today, he has been in remission almost 19 years. I attribute his statistically unlikely survival to a life-long healthy lifestyle and exercise regimen which he still follows today.
I have been a coach for the past 12 years, at Invictus for the past 1.5 years and I love it. The community here is amazing - the members, coaches, staff and management are unparalleled.
I enjoy exploring all of San Diego's beaches, mountains, and restaurants with my wife, Jessica. I have a cat named Snowflake.
CROSSFIT INVICTUS | SAN DIEGO, CA
Coach: Tricia Moore
The Battle Cancer Program allows participants to enhance their lives. It provides a launching pad to move forward, as a coach and athlete.
It has been said that movement is medicine, and as a fitness professional I have seen the power of movement. I have worked with elderly populations, autistic children, and those who haven’t ever enjoyed exercise. These groups enter the space with trepidation and uncertainty, however once they explore this space their lives are forever changed.
The Battle Cancer Program is providing this opportunity to a special group of individuals and I am proud to be a part of this team.
EAST ROCKS | DUNBAR, SCOTLAND
Coach: Lawson Auden
Without cancer, East Rocks would not exist. In 2010 I lost my mum to it. The loss of a parent is awful and it was the catalyst for changing my life - with a growing family, starting a business is never easy, but with their support, East Rocks was born. My dad was also diagnosed with cancer too and so it remains at the forefront of my mind.
The opportunity to be part of the Battle Cancer Program is a total honour. To be able to help people who have fought this awful disease to become stronger, healthier and enjoy better lives before passing that on to yet more people is just incredible.
I can’t wait to get started and share the amazing East Rocks with you.
MOVE FORWARD GYM | OTTERY ST MARY, DEVON
Coach: T Adley
Hi, I'm Coach T
With a background in multiple team sports, I have always seen the benefits of training with others to help you reach your goals.
I have seen the effects of cancer on many close friends and family which is why I am so excited to be part of the Battle Cancer Program and lead it at Move Forward Gym.
We want to give people the support to take control of their fitness and begin the first steps on their journey post-treatment to be able to do the things that came so easily before.
FORSET FLOW | LANCASTER
Coach: Sammy T
I’m Sammy, most people call me Sam, Sammy, or Sammy T. I’ve been doing CrossFit for nearly a decade and coaching for two and a half years now. I love the different journeys coaching takes me on.
Taking someone through those first few works outs and watching them grow month after month. I started coaching because I wanted to help guide people to a better life, I truly believe a fitter life is a better life whatever level you're at.
At Forest Flow I believe we have created a positive environment that drives development in all aspects, not just your physical ability. I’m hugely proud to be a part of that.
I’m looking forward to bringing some of that flow energy to the Battle Cancer Program and hopefully helping people on a path to taking charge of their lives and dreaming big!
FOREST FLOW | LANCASTER
Coach: Oakley Woodhouse
I'm Oakley and I have been a part of CrossFit for coming up to ten years now. In that time I have been lucky enough to be a part of both the coaching aspect and competitive side to CrossFit. This has taken me around the world as part of the CrossFit HQ Seminar Staff, providing the L1/L2/Kids seminars in many different communities. In doing so I have been exposed to the strong bonds that CrossFit creates between and for people, enough so that it fuelled the fire for me to open my own Box - ForestFlow CrossFit.
The box itself was designed to connect both nature and movement together, to be a space open and welcoming for all. So when hearing about the Battle Cancer Program, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to make my intended vision of Flow being utilised for all a reality.
TRAIN (T3) | MANCHESTER
Coach: Darren Freeman
I've been involved in the fitness industry for 25+ years, started CrossFit way back in 2008 and have been the co-owner and Head Coach of TRAIN Manchester since 2011.
Fitness has made a massive impact on my life, enough so that I confidently chose it as something I wanted to pursue as a career. It has definitely defined who I am as a person and who I want to be.
Because it has given me so much, I really want to repay that and use it to make a change in other peoples’ lives, not only with themselves but with those around them.
A good few years ago I heard the saying “No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care.” I live by this and instil it into all my coaches.
TRAIN (T3) | MANCHESTER
Coach: Shelley Martin
I qualified as a PT over 8 years ago, about a year after I unknowingly discovered CrossFit. I had never heard of CrossFit but I heard of a gym that did ‘stuff I’d enjoy’. I quickly found out it was stuff I liked doing.... and much more!
The idea of coming into the gym and actually learning new skills along with getting fitter and stronger really appealed me. So the next obvious step was a year later getting my CrossFit L1 and becoming a CrossFit coach.
Besides the knowledge and skills I’ve gained since discovering CrossFit, my main gain has been the new friendships I’ve formed from our lovely community. Community being a strength in every single CrossFit gym and the wider community is part of what makes it all work for me.
The opportunity to get involved with the Battle Cancer Program wasn’t given a second thought! I’m really excited and feel privileged to contribute to something so worthwhile. To be able to coach and support people in their fitness or even discovering fitness for the first time after their own individual battles to regain health is such worthwhile project to be involved with and I’m looking forward to getting started.
CROSSFIT WYNWOOD | MIAMI
Coach: Bill Ohlsen
I started doing CrossFit 8 years ago after being inspired by my son Noah who was quickly excelling in the sport in local competitions; now a 7x Games athlete and one of the top 5 fittest on Earth. Already in my later 50s back then I saw the need to up my fitness game to preserve muscle mass and overall health and wellness as I age.
Burning out in a decades-long corporate career, I thought owning a CrossFit box might be a great second career where I could not only maintain my own health through fitness but finally feel as if I could contribute something of value back to others—an area of my life I found myself lacking in—their fitness and wellbeing.
To be able to help those coming back from battling cancer REcover or even DIScover their fitness gives me great pride and fulfilment. CrossFit has proven so valuable to me personally, now in my 60s, especially through these Covid times, it is an honour to be able to share functional fitness with a whole new group of people as a foundation to their long-term recovery and fulfilling life for years to come. I look forward to a mutually insightful and valuable experience with the participants in the program.
CROSSFIT WYNWOOD | MIAMI
Coach: Claudia Reque
I was born in Lima, Peru but raised in Miami, FL. When I moved here, I had a background in basketball, soccer, swimming, and gymnastics. One day during my 8th grade P.E. class, my middle school coach saw me playing basketball and asked me to join the team. Fast-forward a year and I was playing on the varsity team at Miami Beach Senior High School as a freshman. During those four years, I got my first, tiny glimpse at what it was like to be a part of a team and work towards something - a goal. I learned how my actions not only impacted myself, but also the rest of the team. I also learned that people are always watching you; you never know who you are inspiring.
I'm now a part of Wynwood Staff! I love everything about CrossFit. I think the best part of CrossFit is the mentality you need to have to get through the tough workouts, and the mentality you start developing because of it. Just when you think you can’t do one more rep, you end up pushing for two, or even three more.
I am eager to partner up with the Battle Cancer Program because it is through exercise that our bodies and minds get stronger. I can't wait to coach and learn from those who have fought some of the hardest battles.
CROSSFIT WYNWOOD | MIAMI
Coach: Johan Vasquez
Fitness has always been an important part of my life. I spent the majority of my youth playing soccer, which really laid the foundation to my overall fitness. After soccer I found Spartan racing which eventually led me to CrossFit. It was my passion for fitness and serving people that led me to where I am today.
I have seen up close what cancer can do to a person physically and mentally, my grandmother passed away from stomach cancer and I can see a clear connection of how an active lifestyle and a positive mindset can change someone's life in general. It can build up on that desire to fight and live or help those who have beaten cancer to reclaim their functionality to the fullest.
The Battle Cancer Program is a great stage for coaches to learn from athletes who have the mindset of champions and truly endure through the hardship of cancer and persevere!
LM FITNESS | COLNE
Coach: Pete Williams
I have seen the devastating impact cancer can have on loved ones with my father's throat cancer diagnosis and intrusive and life-changing surgery and treatment. I was fortunate enough to meet Scott during that time and we started Battle Cancer. I have seen first-hand the power the fitness community can have when it comes to providing wellbeing support to those dealing with cancer and have been immensely proud of where the Battle Cancer Team have taken the movement and the countless people they have positively influenced.
Alongside my fulltime job as a Police Detective I also coach functional fitness at LM Fitness in Lancashire and have developed a passion and drive to support the members in their fitness journey. I also manage a CrossFit affiliate that is based within Greater Manchester Police and is one of the first of its kind, providing a fitness community exclusive for the Law Enforcement family.
The opportunity to bring the Battle Cancer Program to LM Fitness was too good of an opportunity to miss as I feel the impact it can have in the local area will be life-changing. I am excited to get started and be part of the program.
WIT | LONDON
Coach: Chloe Ralph
I have been coaching Olympic Weightlifting and Functional Fitness for over 6 years, both in gyms and remotely.
I am passionate about helping others learn how to move well, not just for the purposes of sport performance, but for longevity in our physical, mental and emotional health.
As well as having lost my mother to cancer, I have lost many other family members too and have witnessed the impact of cancer on the lives of many friends and colleagues. And so, I have made sure never to steer away from the opportunities to work with and learn from those who navigate this illness, or other illnesses.
I am truly elated to have the opportunity to work with the Battle Cancer Program team to grow the program and keep helping as many people as we can.
WIT | LONDON
Coach: Tara-Lee Towlin
I’m TL, been a part of CrossFit for over 7 years and have been fortunate enough to travel the world through fitness. I've met some amazing people in many different communities, building relationships & memories for life.
Like many others, I have lost family members and loved ones to cancer and have seen first hand the devastating impact it can have. I fully believe movement is medicine and am passionate about getting people moving, building strength and head game as well as overall health and wellbeing. Making it my sole purpose to ensure each and every person is leaving feeling the benefit of fitness physically, mentally and socially.
Fitness has shaped my life and so I feel privileged to be able to coach and support others through their own journey. and to take their first steps post treatment through this amazing project.
I'm incredibly excited to be part of the Battle Cancer community and cannot wait to meet you all to share the move forward program.
WIT | LONDON
Coach: James England
With over 10 years of experience within the fitness industry, I've grown to appreciate just how important it is to help your clients make positive changes for their mindset as well as their body.
Once a kid from a sporting background who loved the gym to now a 'fitness nause' always looking to educate further. I use everything I've learnt over the years to help motivate others to grow whilst creating fun goal-driven programming which focuses on improving their strengths and working on weaknesses.
I've seen the fight and struggles some of my closest family members have had to go through with their battle against cancer, so I'm really honoured to be part of a program that is going to help so many people.
Favourite exercise: Deadlift.
Weakness: Biscoff filled doughnuts.