We're here for you
The coaches at CrossFit OL1 come from diverse athletic backgrounds and professional experience, but we all share common goals and aspirations as coaches, we care about you, your progress and your experience as a CrossFitter. Our passion and commitment to helping you achieve your personal fitness goals is what separates us from other gyms.
Our goal is to understand every member and your specific fitness goals, and strive to provide the training, education, support and motivation to meet these goals. As a coaching staff, we are committed to pursuing excellence and pushing you to thrive and achieve your fitness goals. We are invested in taking care of you and take pride in helping you to enjoy life, and to prepare you for any task, obstacle, hurdle or challenge life may throw at you.
Meet The Team
Sam has competed in a variety of different sports throughout his life, including gymnastics, rugby league and triathlon to name a few.Training, exercising and competing from a young age, he has tried and tested almost every method of training out there, then he was introduced to Crossfit in 2010 and since then has never looked back.
He has worked as a PE teacher since 2007 and also became a qualified gym instructor, nutritional advisor, level 3 personal trainer in 2011 and then went on to set up his successful Fitness, Strength & Conditioning company - 'Fitness Factory'. Now an experienced CrossFitter and qualified CrossFit Trainer, he has coached various people from all walks of life, and has guided and motivated them to achieve their health and fitness goals.
"CrossFit OL1 is a combination of everything that I have achieved and experienced throughout my life in exercise and sport. Owning my own gym is something that I have always dreamt about, and now, with the unconditional help and support from some amazing people in my life, I am the proud founder of CrossFit OL1. ...a perfect opportunity for a cheesy quote - share your passion and live your dream"
Our training space
Our facility is situated in the heart of Oldham, with easy access from most major roads leading into the town centre. The unit, built in the late 1800s, is what used to be the old engine house of the Hartford old Works machinery manufacturers. The facility, which has tonnes of natural light and 2500sqft of training space, has a very unique feel as many of the original features still remain in the building, including a fully functioning manual crane, which will be used as one of our benchmark workouts.
In our facility, you will not see any mirrors, treadmills, cross-trainers, saunas and jacuzzis, You will no longer be using pieces of purpose built gym equipment designed to tone and build your biceps, triceps or pectoral muscles. Instead you will be using functional training equipment such as a state of the art training rig, bumper plates and olympic lifting bars, kettlebells, ropes, gymnastic rings and plyometric boxes.