Passionate Coaches

ABOUT US

These are the folks that bring fun, functional fitness to life at The Dungeon! Our coaches are simply the best, most experienced trainers in the business. Their passion for their craft, plus 100% dedication to your progress, combines for a training experience that unleashes the inner athlete in you.

  • Malcolm Wright

    Owner/Head Coach

    Malcolm “Malx” Wright says the #FunandGains hashtag personifies what happens at CrossFit Dungeon. “We laugh. We have fun. And we improve!” he says. “Training is hard work, don’t get me wrong. I love it. But if I can laugh, make people laugh with me (or even at me), then the struggle doesn’t feel as hard, and we begin to enjoy the pain even more!”

    The thing he loves most about coaching is the “I did it” look. “Once a client finally achieves what they were trying so hard to do, you see that ‘I did it’ look on their face, and you can’t help but smile, yourself,” he says. “It feels good, and it’s as much a selfish thing for myself as it is for them.”

    Certifications:

    • Bachelor of Sport & Exercise Science
    • CrossFit Level 1
    • CrossFit Level 2
    • Australian Weightlifting Federation Licensed Coach/Sports Power Coach - Level 1
    • (NCAS ID: 60402843)
    • Australian Strength & Conditioning Association - Level One Coach (ASCA ID 11971)
    • Advanced First Aid Provider & CPR
    • Certification III & IV in Fitness and Personal Training
    • Sports Medicine Australia Certificate
    • Queensland Blue Card
    • Bachelor of Business
    • Weightlifting Seminars: Bob Takano, Donny Shankle, Ben Turner & Linzey Beister
  • Sharon Wright

    Owner/Manager/Coach

    Sharon “Shaz” Wright has been CrossFitting for an impressive eight years, five as a coach. She’s committed to creating a space where people from all walks of life can come together comfortably and feel better about themselves. The thing she loves most about coaching is understanding each athlete’s mindset so she knows how to motivate them properly.

    CrossFit is a great fit for Shaz because, as a lifelong competitive athlete, she wanted a fitness program with a team feel to it, even though the emphasis is on the individual’s goals and progress. Shaz had the honour of learning CrossFit from Matt Swift, “The Godfather of Australian CrossFit.” “He oozes knowledge and is all-around one of the nicest, most inspiring individuals I have met,” she says.

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1
    • CrossFit Level 2
    • CrossFit Kids
    • Level 1 & 2 AIK Kettlebell Trainer Certification
    • Rehab Trainer
    • Australian Weightlifting Federation Licensed Coach / Sports Power Coach - Level 1
    • (NCAS ID: 60402746)
    • Australian Strength & Conditioning Association - Level One Coach (ASCA ID 11971)
    • Advanced First Aid Provider & CPR
    • Queensland Blue Card
    • Outlaw Way Training Camp
    • Griffith University QCA - Bachelor of Communication Design
    • Weightlifting Seminars: Bob Takano, Dmitry Klokov, Donny Shankle, Ben Turner & Linzey Biester.
  • Bec Jakubovsky

    Dungeon Barbell Club Head Coach

    Rebecca ‘Bec’ Jakubovsky specializes in Olympic lifting and anything to do with a barbell. Before she was an elite athlete, Bec grew up in musical theatre and taught tap, jazz, and ballet at a dance studio. It wasn’t until age 25 that she really sought out fitness – hitting the gym regularly and running triathlons and marathons. She heard about CrossFit, and as soon as CrossFit Dungeon opened up, she couldn’t wait to start.

    As soon as she began, it was obvious that she had a knack for technically sound movements from her dance experience. “I came from a teaching background, so it only felt natural to progress that way again,” she says. “Since that time, I have committed myself to further education in the realm of fitness and discovered a true passion for Olympic weightlifting through my CrossFit journey.”

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1
    • CrossFit Level 2
    • Certificate III in Fitness
    • Fitness Australia Registered Exercise Professional 117471
    • Australian Strength & Conditioning Association - Level One Coach (ASCA ID 11907)
    • Australian Weightlifting Federation Licensed Coach Club Weightlifting/ Sports Power Coach (NCAS ID 60402734)
    • Provide First Aid and Perform CPR
    • Queensland Blue Card 665464/2
    • Australian Institute of Kettlebells (AIK) level 1 & 2
  • Hannah Roberts

    Coach

    Hannah Roberts is a qualified personal trainer and hairdresser, so she can make you look and feel good head to toe! Originally from North Wales, Hannah has traveled all over England and Wales participating in competitions for hurdles, long jump, javelin, and team relay.

    Today, she loves sharing her passion for health and fitness at The Dungeon. “I love coaching as a whole and making each class fun for members, but the thing that excites me most is when someone gets something for the first time,” she says. “Seeing the happiness in that person’s face and knowing that I helped them get there makes me happy!”

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1
    • Certification III & IV in Fitness and Personal Training
    • Level 1 Strength and conditioning
    • First aid and CPR
    • Blue card
  • Myia Bloomfield

    Coach

    Myia Bloomfield is constantly curious. Always reading several books at once, listening to TED Talks and learning new programming methods, Myia is obsessive about improving herself and her coaching through learning. And her members reap the benefits!

    “I am bursting with knowledge to share and get excited each time I can give some tips to help out the members, whether it be for a movement or lift, nutrition and lifestyle, or for the mental side of training,” she says. “Seeing somebody succeed and make a breakthrough to improve their life is so rewarding – I never forget the triumphs that happen during my classes.”

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1
    • CrossFit Level 2
    • Australian Weightlifting Federation Licensed Coach / Sports Power Coach - Level 1
  • Jim Mildren

    Coach

    Jim Mildren had been weight training for an impressive 35 years before he found CrossFit. He needed to get back into shape after a knee reconstruction so he could do a two-week, 7,500 km dirt bike ride, and he needed some radical fitness to get him ready. “As soon as I started my on-ramp course at the Dungeon, I realized that this was the sport I had been looking for,” he says. “I completed my Level 1 certification in January 2016, and I’ve been enjoying the opportunity to help coach our great Dungeon athletes ever since.”

    Jim has raced motocross and participated in Dirt Bike Enduros and Pony Express events in Qld and NSW. While he was at university, he played touch football to A-grade level, and today he loves road cycling and mountain bike racing.

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1
    • CrossFit Scaling
    • CrossFit Judge
    • Senior First Aid and CPR
  • Anthony Stacey

    Coach

    Anthony “Squid” Stacey works hard to create a welcoming and fun environment for his athletes in the gym, because he knows that the best results come from athletes who enjoy their workouts. “On a selfish note, our members consistently improve me as an athlete, coach and person,” he says. “I get inspiration for my own training by seeing the attitude of our members.”

    Anthony played in the North Eastern Australian Football League for the Redland Bombers, as well as multiple state/region development squads. When he’s not coaching, you’ll find him working for the Queensland Police Service.

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1
    • First aid and CPR
  • Briony Yoshida

    Yoga Coach

    Briony Yoshida has more than a decade of yoga experience that she brings to CrossFit Dungeon. After studying anatomy, exercise physiology and bio-mechanics at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Briony earned her yoga credentials through Yandara Institute of Yoga in Baja, Mexico in a month-long, live-in yogic intensive. She then went on to practice and study under Senior Iyengar teacher Shayma Ogden in Victoria for a further four years.

    “When I realised the positive effect that practising yoga had not only on my physical state but also my mental capacity, it profoundly changed my lifestyle,” she says. “Teaching was an obvious path given my coaching background, and I wanted others to experience yoga.” Briony says yoga is the ideal complement to CrossFit and can benefit any athlete.

    Certifications:

    • Yoga Alliance & Yoga Australia RYT 200 Registered Yoga Teacher
    • Federation of International Gymnastics Level 2 Gymnastics Coach
    • Advanced Silver Gymnastics Coach Registered with Gymnastics Australia
    • First Aid Provider & CPR
  • Jake Percy

    Intern Coach

    Jake Percy comes from an Australian Rules background, which he started playing when he was 4 years old. Jake represented QLD Country numerous times and played in different leagues in Queensland, Darwin, and Victoria. He also completed the 2015 Melbourne Marathon.

    Jake is passionate about helping his members become better athletes and better people. “I love seeing people hit PB’s and achieve things they never thought they could,” he says. “I love seeing them smile and laugh at the end of every workout no matter how tough it was.” His favorite quote is “Your setback is the platform for your comeback.”

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1
    • CrossFit Level 2
  • Katja Jensen

    Physiotherapy In-House

    Most, if not all of you, know Katja Jensen. You’ve seen her in almost every competition as one of the Flying Fossils, and no doubt you’ve seen her in the gym working on her Bar Muscle Ups or throwing around the barbell like it’s a PVC pipe! No Doubt, while watching this happen you’ve probably thought to yourself “Holy Crap! I hope I’m that athletic when I’m a Masters athlete as well!”

    What you probably don’t know about Katja is that she is an extremely knowledgeable Physiotherapist who has been actively in the industry since she graduated in 1995 from Basel, Switzerland. The following 16 years that she remained in Switzerland saw Katja undertaking Post-Grad Courses, specializing in the field of Sports Injury and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, while working in Private Practice and hospitals. She has been the Physiotherapist for local and representative Soccer and Handball teams as well as travelling with athletes to the Berlin Marathon.

    August 2011 saw Katja move to Cairns with her husband Stew. Two months later in October she started training at Crossfit Dungeon, and has been a member ever since. She understands the philosophy, terminology and lifestyle requirements of CrossFit and can sympathise with the frustration experienced when injuries hold you back from giving your all (having been through the same herself).

    2017 will see Katja in full swing with her own clinic “Cross-Fix Physio” run from right here in The Dungeon! The next time you walk upstairs to stretch and mobilise, take a look to your left at the Red Room and expect big exciting things to come from there very very soon. Everythings is progressing and Katja is eagerly sorting out the requirements to kick off next year with a bang (if you’re lucky she may take a few part-time booking for the remaining of the year).

    What this means to her, and essentially means for you; is that not only will you have access to an extremely knowledgeable Physio, in-house, on-hand, at your very own gym. But you have the expertise of a Physio that walks the walk, talks the talk and knows that training is life. She will work with you, to keep you on the floor training, and do her best to get you back out there firing at 100%.

    Book an appointment online here – https://crossfix-physiotherapy.cliniko.com/bookings#service

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