Jas Pelham

About me

Jas Pelham


Jake Russel

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.


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

Favourite WOD:
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

Team Challenges

Partner up - double Power

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My Classes