OUR EXPERT AND HIGHLY QUALIFIED INTERNATIONAL COACHING TEAM KNOW EACH AND EVERY MEMBER...
Co-Founder and Coach
JoJo was first introduced to CrossFit in Poland, her home country, where she began her competition training. JoJo placed 6th in the CrossFit Championships in Poland in 2012, and over the next two years competed in 12 different CrossFit competitions across the world, and of course securing 1st place in Poland in 2013 and 2014! While training competitively, JoJo completed her physiotherapy degree, as well as qualifications as a Crossfit Level 2 coach, and specialist coaching courses including CrossFit gymnastics, kettlebell workshops, orthopedic medicine, and olympic weightlifting. JoJo has spent over a decade coaching sports, including 6 years coaching and managing CrossFit Krakow in Poland. She opened CrossFit Thao Dien in 2017 and aims to spread her infectious love of CrossFit, and creative programming to always challenge her clients, as well as ensuring that they understand their own bodies and how to develop their technique and skill set to reach their fitness goals.
Originally from Boston Massachusetts (USA), Barkley competed in many sports from a young age (soccer, swimming, football). He was introduced to CrossFit at University, but it really grabbed his attention in 2016 after he graduated. He trained at the famous CrossFit Back Bay in Boston while working as an underwriter for a fortune 100 company . Once he took CrossFit more seriously he lost nearly 50 pounds (23kg) in weight, and never looked back. He loves the variety, the community and the challenge that this type of training brings. He then qualified as a CrossFit Level 1 coach, and teacher, and has been voted "most likely to talk about CrossFit" wherever he goes!
Magda was first introduced to CrossFit back in Poland in 2012, her home country. She competed in many sports from a young age like swimming, running, fencing and professional horse riding, in which she completed her national trainer course. While studying physiotherapy at University she discovered CrossFit and moved to another city to dedicate herself to coaching and working in one of the first CrossFit gyms in Poland. Magda has spent over 8 years developing her skills and knowledge in physiotherapy and rehabilitation, medical training, kettlebells, mobility and stretching, powerlifting, woman strength training, post- and pre-partum training and olympic weightlifting. Her classes are full of motivation and passion. The most important part in coaching for her is to give people energy and knowledge about how important is taking care of yourself.
With a long background in competitive rowing and cycling, but with very few medals to show for all his sweat and mileage, Will was reluctantly dragged to CrossFit one-day by his wife. Despite his love for outdoors sports, he was immediately impressed by the variation, the emphasis on coaching movements, and the friendships found in puddles of sweat on the floor in a CrossFit gym. Having coached softball, rowing and cycling in the UK, including leading the ODI Unicorns to 2014 'best newcomer' and three consecutive playoff appearances, he now brings his enthusiasm for team sports to CrossFit Thao Dien. Will's passion is making sport and exercise fun, sociable and enjoyable and ensuring you'll want to come back for more training!
Co-Founder and Coach
Head Coach & Kids Coach
After discovering CrossFit back in the dark ages of 2008, Anthony quickly became addicted to working out with others, and it wasn’t long before he started his coaching career after completing his personal training course. Since then he has coached all over the world with time spent in England, Fiji, New Zealand, Jordan and now Vietnam.
Anthony is level 2 CrossFit coach and OPEX trainer. He has coached over 5000 classes all over the globe and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. His biggest motivator is seeing people achieve goals they never thought was possible whilst having fun doing it! You will always see him coaching with his furry side kick and now the official CrossFit Thao Dien dog, Bowie. Welcome to the team Anthony and Bowie!
Sophie’s CrossFit journey began in January 2014 when she needed to get fit quick for her new job. After not really taking part in any intense exercise since her high school netballing days, a friend recommended she give CrossFit a try... One trial session unexpectedly opened the door to life changing experience for her and 5 years later she has a much healthier body and mind thanks to CrossFit. After years of training and taking part in competitions she made the decision to undertake her level 1 coaching qualification so she can share her passion and love for CrossFit and help as many people as possible achieve that strong body and strong mind too.
Since his childhood in Poland, Bart he has been skateboarding, snowboarding, and was a member of the handball team. For many years he competed in Karate and Muay Thai. In 2013 he discovered CrossFit and devoted himself to it until today. He has completed many specialised courses including kettlebells, mobilty, weightlifitng, gymnastics, powerlifting and CrossFit Level 1. His biggest passion is weightlifting and he has been sharing his knowledge and experience in this area since 2015. He absolutely loves to teach, and is the most supportive and endlessly positive coach anyone could hope for. He truly cares about everyone enjoying whatever fitness journey they are on.
WHAT OUR MEMBERS SAY
CrossFit Thao Dien has helped to change my life and turn my health around. Having not done exercise in years, I started CrossFit. Over 5 months I've lost 12kg, got stronger, but more importantly I've rediscovered my love for health & fitness. The amazing trainers teach the technique, and help you push yourself to achieve your best. I'm always learning and always getting better. I love that I've made new friends through CrossFit, it's a great community! It’s the same every time I visit… sweat, laugh, sweat, repeat.
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