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The Coaches | Wakefield CrossFit
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Paul 'Bedi' Bedford

(Part owner and coach)

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

(Part owner and coach)

Since getting my degree in P.E. I decided that it was adults that Ii wanted to teach, not children. I have always loved health and fitness so decided to get a Personal Training Qualification too. Since then, I have worked as a personal trainer for the past 6 years and have loved every minute of it. I am a hard working, ambitious lad who will try anything once but I can switch off and have a good time too. As well as educating myself, I have taken time out to travel the world visiting Australia, South America and Asia along the way. I have been crossfitting for a while now and enjoy progressing my weaknesses; I love the metal taste you get in a WOD as it means I’m hitting my max.

I am a hard working person who is fully committed into everthing I do. I own a successful personal training studio with Paul and have been training clients there for the past couple of years. My major physical achievement is running the Amsterdam Marathon. This was the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but it was a massive challenge so it was right down my street. I welcome you to CrossFit and to the Wakefield Box I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do.

Telephone. 07595159202


— CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
— 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 (OLF) (Optimal Life Fitness)

Dave 'Youngie' Young

(Part owner and coach)

Throughout the past 4 years I have concentrated only on training in or with the crossfit methodology in mind. Improving the basic functional movements is a paramount for any newcomer to crossfit, and I like the think that I carry these principles into the weightlifting and gymnastics that I teach within Wakefield crossfit.

The Tuesday classes which I write and coach are named the fundamental classes because of there nature of fewer movements within the session so that members are not overwhelmed with information and are given the chance to put into practice specialising the movements that are listed on that day within the session. However, on the Friday classes which I also write I try to keep the class workout as tradition to crossfit as possible.

Combining at least one movement from the weekly fundamental class and allowing the members to have a good hr of “crossfit” wether that be an AMRAP, for time, or maybe some brutal intervals on the assault bike. If you are new to the gym then of course I would recommend the fundamental class as a starting class for you and if you are wanting advice on any aspect of training specifics then I am more than happy to help. I look forward to seeing you in classes, Youngy.


— CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
— Eliko Weight Lifting Qualification

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


Unlike the other coaches I haven’t worked in the Fitness Industry before discovering CrossFit. I completed my CrossFit Level One and co-founded West Yorkshire Police CrossFit, the first emergency service in the UK affiliate and have been coaching at WCF / Millenia for over a year now. 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!