Meet The Team

Ellie Buck

Founder & Coach

I have been coaching and developing people for most of my adult life in one way or another and in 2015 my passion for coaching and a love of CrossFit collided when we opened our doors.

Leila Johns

Founder & Coach

As far as I can remember I have always been interested in exercise and have played a whole host of team sports…hockey, football, rugby as well as tennis, squash and athletics.

Amy Shaw

Founder & Coach

I started CrossFit in May 2012 and coaching at Valesco CrossFit since the day we opened our doors and have never looked back 

Charlie Menter

Coach

Until a few years ago, fitness, let alone Crossfit, was not on my radar but discovering Crossfit changed my life and is now my biggest motivation in helping others do the same.

Steph Ford

Coach

I’ve been in the industry for around 4 years now and I still get as excited about helping people obtain their goals as I did when I first started.

Lucie Peters

Sports Massage Therapist

I am a level 5 clinical and remedial sports massage therapist who graduated from the Oxford school of sports massage.

James Iles

Coach

I’m originally from Pembrokeshire and have now lived in Bath for almost 12 years. When I’m not training or coaching at Valesco, I’m either working for Apple where I look after the Operations in our Bristol store

Emma Leigh

Coach

I started CrossFit in 2012 when I was living in New Zealand. A friend persuaded me to go on a taster session to something I’d never heard of, but from that very first session I knew I was hooked!

Leanne Yardley

Yoga Teacher

I am a Personal Trainer and Yoga Teacher with a wealth of experience training clients and guiding students of differing ages, backgrounds and abilities.

Jenna Freeman

Coach

After taking part in the Valesco Coaching Internship, I am one of the latest additions to the coaching team and I love it! I have a  background in fitness, having worked previously as a personal trainer in a regular environment. 

Natalie Price

On-Boarding Coordinator

I am the Members on-boarding coordinator here at Valesco CrossFit. I have worked in customer service for all my adult life and really enjoy interacting with and helping people any way I can.

Meg Harrison

Coach

I’ve been doing CrossFit since 2015 and started coaching in 2019. I first trained at a gym near London and it only took me one session to fall in love with the sport. It’s the first ‘hobby’ I’ve ever been truly passionate about.

Stewart Jeenes

Coach

I’m a coach at Valesco and I started my Crossfit journey towards the end of 2017. I am really passionate about my training and Crossfit is the best and most complete sport I’ve ever done. I love it. 

Henry Winterton

Coach

I’m one of the coaches, here at Valesco, and when training I’m normally one of the lesser spotted morning squad but occasionally pop up in during the evening. Outside of the gym I’m an indirect tax adviser.

Johno Matlock

Coach

I joined Valesco as a member in October 2017 and decided to embark on the journey to becoming a Crossfit coach in May 2019 and I now hold a CF-L1 trainer certificate. I have lived in Bristol for 10 years.