Emma is a 33 year old PE Teacher. Emma has a Sports and Exercise Science degree (2:1 BSC (Hons)). Emma is also a previous Welsh International Hockey player and 800m runner. During her field hockey career Emma has played at the highest level with successful seasons at Howardian LHC and Swansea City HC. In 2010 Emma started doing CrossFit after she was diagnosed with Glandular Fever and was in need of a 'quick fix' to maintain her fitness levels for selection for the Commonwealth Games in Delhi. Emma started cross fitting at Functional Fitness, Bridgend with Coach Matthew Hart. After competing in the Again Faster competition Emma got a feel for the competitiveness that CrossFit offered and entered her first solo competition placing 1st. Emma soon moved away from Bridgend for work purposes as now lives in Neath and is a full time PE Teacher. Emma continued training at CrossFit 365 with Gary Mclean. Highlights have included qualification for Regionals in the 2 consecutive years she has entered and representation of the box at the London Throwdown. Emma a mum of 2 girls, elle (5) and brooke (8 months). Emma trained all the way through her pregnancy and to date continues to write blogs for expectant mums and post partum mothers. Emma states "training all the way through my pregnanies definitely gave me the preparation for the biggest WOD of my life - child birth". Emma gave birth to Elle in only 33 minutes!!
Emma is currently sponsored by Firefly and I and I Speed Ropes to which she owes a lot of her successes too. Emma states "Without support from sponsors recovery and training would be tough and very expensive. They have helped to shape me to being the athlete that I am today". Emma is currently studying for the CCFT Level 3.
"Be the change you wish to see in the world", Ghandi.
CrossFit L1 Certified
CrossFit L2 Certified
CrossFit Kids Certified
BWLA Level 1 Assistant Coach in Olympic Weightlifting
Level 3 Personal Trainer
Level 4 strength & conditioning
pre & post natal exercise
Favourite WOD - Fran Favorite Movement – Burpees CrossFit Weakness – Muscle Ups & HSPU Favorite Paleo Meal – Chicken, Avocado and Sweet Potato Favorite Cheat Meal - Blue Moon & Chinese :)
Matthew de Filippo - Owner & HEAD Coach (WEIGHTLIFTING)
Matthew, 26, is a Maths Teacher at Bishopston Comprehensive, Gower who graduated from Cardiff University in 2013 with a 2:1 (Hons) BSc Degree in Mathematics and its applications. Matthew has represented the Scarlets and Wales at age grade level and also represented Welsh Colleges on several occasions during his time at CSG. Whilst playing rugby, Matthew also gained experience coaching with Scarlets girls and West Carmarthenshire Under 12s boys.
Matthew began CrossFit based workouts at a local gym before joining CrossFit 365 where he has developed as a competitive CrossFit athlete with Gary McLean's guidance. Matthew enjoys the community and team ethos which he's missed since his rugby career came to an end.