The CrossFit Perth is training team is comprised of a group of highly dedicated, experienced and like minded coaches. We are focused on helping you get the maximum benefit from the time you commit to training.Our team has a combined total of over 50 years experience coaching, training and helping people work towards goals. CrossFit Perth is a team of CrossFit qualified coaches, several of who are former military, and WAPOL officers. CrossFit Perth Coaches each have the minimum of CrossFit Level 1, Cert 3 & 4 in fitness or Sport Science/teaching Degrees and are fitness professionals, key factors when searching for a coach who will make the most of your time and ensure you maximise results.
CrossFit Perth Coaches are: Highly qualified Full & Part time fitness professionals. Many years of experience coaching CrossFit diverse range of backgrounds professional, sporting and coaching. Coaches Grading system is designed to enable a progressive goal focused coaching and mentoring system.
Jas has a wealth of knowledge that he will share with you in your session – Always going that extra mile to ensure that you are achieving everything that you can. His caring nature is always evident – don’t be scared of this big cuddly bear!
Jas started CrossFit in 2006 after 20 years exploring, competing and coaching a variety of sports and training methods.
Where did it all start?
I had a few mates that did CrossFit in 2006. We didnt understand it so I organise a CrossFit Level 1 course in Perth, which turned out to be the first CrossFit course in Australia with the Founder Greg Glassman and Dave Castro instructing.
I quickly recognized CrossFit as a holistic method of gaining complete general and sports specific fitness.
I founded CrossFit Perth in 2008 while serving over 18 years in the Australian Army and implemented CrossFit into the Australian Defence Force.
I also conducted development training with the West Coast Eagles, Western Force, WAFL teams as well as corporate team development.
I am often asked if CrossFit is good having had injuries and so forth, I can honestly say after having had due to my military service 6 ankle operations, 2 knee operations and upper back issues that CrossFit done progressively has helped me get my body back together.
I now view my bad experience with military related injury’s as an asset to our coaching team in dealing with injury management and prevention.
Take advantage of my experience, millions of dollars and 18 years the Army spent training me.
What is CrossFit to you?
A means of staying fit and health and occasionally a sport.
3. Favourite thing about CrossFit Perth?
The people, program and coaching.
Bronze medal 2006 ARAFURA Games
Anything I’m bad at!
- CrossFit Affiliate Owner
- CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
- CrossFit Gymnastics Certified
- CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certified
- CrossFit Strongman Certified
- CrossFit Coaches Prep Course
- Pendlay level 1 & 2 Olympic lifting
- Certified Strength & Conditioning
- Coach (ASC) & (ASCA)
- Club Weightlifting/Sports Power
- Coach (AWF)
- National Accredited Kettlebell Instructor
- Cycling coach level 1 (ACF)
- Head Judge: 2010 Australian CrossFit Regional
- CrossFit Weightlifting Seminar Coach
IV in Occupational Health & Safety
IV in Training & Assessment
Diploma of Government (Security)
Diploma of Security & Risk Management
In 2010 I began my Crossfit journey at the age of 14 as an overweight teen. I have never looked back, it has developed me physically and more importantly mentally from the amazing environment derived from community spirit and smart programming. For the last year I have taken a step back in my own training at Crossfit Perth whilst focusing on studying a Bachelor of Exercise Sport Science at Edith Cowan University and also playing Football (AFL). The knowledge gained through studying at ECU and the countless hours interning under the extremely qualified Jas Pelham Head coach has allowed me to help many clients reach their goals. My aim as a coach is to ensure each clients potential is reached in a safe and effective manner.
What is Crossfit Perth to you?
CFP is my second home, it is a place that has guided to me to be the man I am today.
30 Clean and Jerk
Any form of squat!
Horses – Daryl Braithwaite
Anything War or Sport related!
“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
- Currently studying 3rd year Bachelor Exercise & Science Degree
- Senior first aid and CPR
I have been fairly active all my life and have enjoyed a variety of sports. For a number of years just bounced from gym to gym with no guidance or really knowing what to do until I stumbled upon Crossfit. I have been working within the security/corrections industry for over ten years and as such a high level of fitness, strength and endurance is required and has helped me in operational situations and specialist selections.
Favourite thing about Crossfit Perth:
The community is one great aspect about CFP and the mateship formed. Coaching is second to none and the technical knowledge led by Jas including injury management is sensational.
‘Just do it’ and ‘Boom!’
Anything that’s heavy.
- Certificate II Security
- Certificate III Corrections
- Certificate IV Training and Assessing
- Crossfit Level 1
- Crossfit Level 2
- Bachelor of business (current)
With Stephen’s witty nature and joker like personality – he will be sure to keep you entertained with your training and be there to cheer you on until the end of every workout.
My background in fitness includes a wide variety of sports from touch rugby to mixed netball, but mainly 15 years of basketball which took me on a month tour of America playing against high school teams and being champions in the under 18’s state league.
I was introduced to CrossFit by my fiancé who was looking for a new physical challenge – I was all against starting but now I enjoy every day I’m there.
What crossfit is to me:
Crossfit is more than a gym, it’s where I go to catch up with mates, to better myself physically and mentally, where I go to get my frustration out after work and normally the first place I get to see my wife after work, basically my second home.
Hero WODs just for the mental challenge and the meaning behind them.
Double unders, pull ups, handstand pushups
Space jam, Coach Carter and Remember The Titans
Yonkers by Tyler, The Creator
One is “pain is temporary, quitting last for ever” the other is a song lyric but I can’t find the bloody song right now
- CrossFit level 1 trainer
- CrossFit level 2 trainer
- Qualified Electrician
Rachel combines her passion for teaching and friendly nature and applies this in her coaching for CrossFit – You will certainly learn a few things from her
Fitness Background- I have participated in a wide variety of sports including touch rugby, AFL for West Perth Womens league, Basketball, Indoor Cricket and Athletics but my main sport that I have played for 12 years is netball.
I have played for West Perth Falcons netball league and travelled to Hawaii to compete in the ACC carnival.
How I found CrossFit- I found CrossFit through researching on the internet for new personal training/fitness classes. I saw the photos on the website, which were a bit daunting at the time, yet looked like an inspiring challenge. I dragged my fiancé there for moral support as he was a bit tentative about starting. Now after 4 years we both love it and have an ongoing ‘friendly’ competition when working out.
Running, box jumps, sit ups, double unders.
10 things I hate about you
Anything I can dance to
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
- CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
- Primary School teacher
I have always been a sportsman ranging from team sports to individual activities such as canoeing to obstacle racing. My entrance into the fitness sector was driven by a need to improve my mountain biking fitness for endurance racing. In 2013 I started with outdoor group training sessions which developed into Crossfit. Crossfit became a stable activity and a way to meet likeminded people and make new friends as I moved around the world. I enjoy coaching and seeing people advance and improve.
What is Crossfit to me?
A place to meet new people I love the social side as well as the competition. It always challenges me.
What I love about CFP:
Great coaching and people, friendly atmosphere and always a good place to be. Crossfit Perth is a great place to unwind take your mind off everything enjoy the company and conquer your weaknesses.
Quite new to the fitness industry but I have a large sporting background in Cycling/mountain biking, canoeing, water skiing, snowboarding, rugby, hockey, climbing and obstacle racing.
Gotta love a burpee
“Breath” – The Prodigy
“If nothing else works, a total pig-headed unwillingness to look facts in the face will see us through.” General Melchett (Blackadder goes fourth)
- Crossfit level 2