In this episode, I talk to Lily.

She started with us in September 2022. Wanting to make a change. Not really knowing how to make the progress that she deserves.

When we started working together, she began her journey by coming along to one of our social’s that was a 10 event workout. Given that this was her first intro I was super impressed with how well she approached it, not doing too much. Having fun, and this told me then I knew she was going to smash it.

Lily is an excellent of a great client to work with. Studious. Hard working. Responsible. She took on board what she had to do, and just executed it.

I see this is a lot of the time that too often excuses are made and we don’t make the progress we want to, because we believe that somehow factors outside of our control are the reason we’re not succeeding. That is simply not the case. For Lily, who has a busy work schedule, to have still made the progress she’s made is outstanding and something we should all aspire to.

In all my clients who really succeed. Ownership is 100% the key to making success of it this, and reaching your goals. Lily has that in spades. I am so proud of her, and so proud of what she’s achieved. Fantastic work Lily, and am really looking forwards to seeing her achieve her next goals!

I’m not going to lie, this was emotional. I was in two minds about whether to publish this, but I feel that these two people’s story needs to be told.

They are refugees, from Iran, and have an amazing story to tell. We didn’t get into too many details because I felt actually some of their experiences are probably too raw to talk about.

Long story short, they escaped Iran because of the activism that they were doing. What I find astounding as that they are two educated people. Who were successful in their own right having to leave a country they were both contributing to.

Needless to say it was a fascinating conversation, one which I have more questions and hopefully will get a chance to speak with them again.

This is a short update episode on how we in December 2023 are changing the programming, talking about hyrox events, and how to prevent injuries within the gym.

Today’s episode includes myself, Lydia and coach Derren who completed Hyrox as a team.

Let us know if you’re interested in doing Hyrox or joining one of our classes.


This started out as a question between Lydia and myself and if she’d be willing to talk about our experiences over the last 10 years of running a gym.

We thought this conversation would only be 10 minutes, but it actually turned our we had a lot to talk about it.

Let us know what you think.


Welcome to the very first podcast. I’ve wanted to cover a lesson that I’ve learnt along the way of running CrossFit Chichester, and how it’s helped me get through tough times.

I’ve been wanting to do a podcast for a while and this is where it all started!

Thanks for listening,