Paul 'Bedi' Bedford
(Head Coach / Co Owner)
I come from a football background and have played it at a decent standard all my life until recent years when work and my love for training has taken priority since passing my degree. My Life since passing my degree has been all about health and fitness, personal training exercise classes and testing my physical skills. I came across CrossFit a couple of years ago and have never looked back, it has everything I need to push myself to my limit, the best way to train. I loved it that much I talked my business partners Dan and Dave into opening a box with me. I am a guy who hates weakness but has come to terms with the fact that I have them I hate being upside down with my long limbs I’ve spent many days throwing my skipping rope at the window practising double unders. But I am a patient man who works hard to get the maximum out of people and build trust with them in order to help achieve their goals. I own a successful personal training business with Dan called Physique Personal Training and Classes and have many stories of success with my cliental. I have been a trainer for 8 years now gaining lots of qualifications and recently obtained my crossfit qualification. I have achieved some great things in life so far but running a marathon was my hardest physical achievement, but my favourite was performing 1800 keepie uppies for charity without dropping the ball.
Telephone. 07850 039672
— CrossFit Coach Level 1
— CrossFit Masterclass London
— CrossFit Weightlifting Course
— NASM level 3 Personal Trainer
— Degree (hons) Health related fitness
— Kettlebells (premier training)
— Advanced Nutrition level 3 (Premier Training)
— F.A. Level 1 coaching
— Boxercise Class and Pads training (Coached by David Haye)
Daniel 'Pat' Paterson
(Head Coach / Co Owner)
I have been in the fitness industry and a personal trainer since 2007. Within this time I have worked at several leading gyms and worked under many top coaches and trainers. I have tons of CPD courses to further my knowledge of the industry so that I can develop into the best trainer I can be and will continue to do so. I have been self employed now since 2009 and have opened Physique personal training, Wakefield Crossfit and Millenia Fitness. I love the industry and I live and breathe what I do. I am eternally grateful for what CrossFit has done for my personal development both as a coach and athlete. I would recommend it to anyone.
— BA (Hons) Physical Education
— Padbox (CPD)
— Premier Kettlebell Training (CPD)
— Lvl 3 Personal Training (Active IQ)
— Lvl 3 Nutrition & Weight Management (GYQ)
— Lvl 3 Exercise & Fitness Knowledge (Active IQ)
— Olympic Weight Lifting for Fitness Professionals
Olivia 'Liv' Oldroyd
I grew up playing sports and totally excelled in them all. However when I started training with Paul, I was complete beginner and couldn’t even do one press up. I hated not being able to do everything and that’s when CrossFit became much more than just a hobby! Fast forward 3 years and I now have my dream job as a personal trainer and heavily involved in coaching at WCF. I’ve managed to obtain lots of qualifications with my most recent being CrossFit Level 1. Having started from the bottom as a complete beginner, I love having that understanding and being able to help! I have found that a little fun combined with being patient is the key to getting the best out everyone.
Nick 'Doyley' Doyle
Discovering CrossFit was like a lightbulb moment for me. I completed my CrossFit Level One and co-founded West Yorkshire Police CrossFit, the first emergency service affiliate in the UK. I have been coaching at WCF / Millenia after leaving the Police in 2017 and have since gone on to become a qualified Personal Trainer. I love to see the progress of the members: there is no better community and no better place to train – the atmosphere is infectious. I now regularly compete in CrossFit completions to keep testing myself, to keep learning and to bring the best skills & knowledge as a coach!
I have always had an interest in health and fitness and have played most sports in my life, namely swimming, athletics, hockey, netball and football. Although it was not until after the birth of my first daughter that I found Wakefield CrossFit and I wish that I had found it sooner. CrossFit gives me the sense of community and teamwork, that I got previously from team sports, but also an independent sense of achievement, when competing (and winning) as an individual.
I am a full time A&E Consultant at Bradford Royal Infirmary and work as the main team doctor for Featherstone Rovers and as part of the medical team for Leeds Rhinos. I am also mum to two daughters, so I am pretty busy. But I still find time to regularly coach at WCF and Millennia classes at WCF.
I have always wanted to get involved with some kind of sports coaching or training, but never had the confidence. WCF has given me that confidence and I am so pleased to be part of the team.
From an early age sport and been active as always been a part of my life. With a very varied array of sports been played from rugby to running and football and squash kickboxing and MMA there’s nothing much sportwise I haven’t tried. Will holding a full time job down from leaving school it wasn’t till my early 30s I began pting and coaching while still working a full time job. 7 years ago I joined wakefield crossfit on there opening weekend and never looked back with its consistently varied approach to fitness it suites me too a tee. I can now proudly say I am part of the coaching team and hopefully my years of wisdom can be passed on.
Sport has always played a huge part in my life. I’m at my happiest when pushing myself physically and learning new skills. Growing up Dance School was my second home, I spent every hour I could there. This eventually lead to me working as a professional dancer. Life then took a twist and a change in career led to me becomming a Police Officer. Then a few years later became a Mum to my first child.
In 2012 after initially being too scared to attend, I finally plucked up the courage and went to my first crossfit class and I have never looked back. There is just nothing else quite like it. 18 years after joining the Police Force I resigned to pursue my passion in sharing my experience and knowledge with others, and qualifying as a crossfit level 1 coach. I am extremely proud to be a member of the Wakefield Crossfit coaching team.
Hi I’m Paul, as well as support coach at Wakefield CrossFit, I run FutureFIT YPD a youth strength and conditioning program for children 7-11 years and teens 12-16. Primarily my background is within primary education where I work part time as PE teacher and part time as a PT. With a passion for fitness and competing in CrossFit I look to share my knowledge and experience to help others improve their own fitness journeys.
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Hi, I’m Liam. I am currently a member of Wakefield CrossFit coaching staff and consider it a privilege to be part of the amazing community down here! I originally came into CrossFit with a Rugby League background which I have been involved in for a large part of my life. My proudest achievement was playing for local professional side Wakefield Trinity for many years and being fortunate enough to represent them at a top-grade level. During my time there, I developed many skills and attributes that helped me transition into the coaching. I have been involved in the health and fitness industry for many years now working as a gym instructor on a part time basis for Wakefield Council. I have very recently started taking personal training sessions down at the box which I absolutely love as I enjoy interacting with new people and seeing them progress with every session. I often join in with many of the classes when I’m not coaching, so if you ever see me knocking about then don’t be shy and come say hello as I love to chat! I hope to see you in one of my classes soon!