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Sophie Park

CrossFit Coach


I joined Onyx as a member in November 2019, which was a new challenge for me after competing in netball, hockey and half marathons for the past 16 years. I was instantly hooked and loved the environment, team spirit and specific coaching of all CrossFit elements. I was committed throughout lockdown and enjoyed the variety of each workout (even via zoom) as well as the team and individual challenges set when we were allowed back in the gym.

As Head of PE at a secondary school I love to encourage students to be active and am a great believer in providing opportunities for all no matter what ability, age or injury they may have - in CrossFit a workout can always be edited to allow you to continue training. I love the positive atmosphere Onyx has created and decided to study my CrossFit qualification.

Prior to deciding on my career path to become a PE teacher I have worked for Santander Bank and coached a number of sports in Cyprus, America and South Africa.

My highlights at Onyx - Friday night lights, monthly challenges, Battle Cancer Olympia and women’s solo Hyrox at the ExCel.

My favourite exercises - rope climb, sled push, burpees and wall balls

My 2023 challenges - consistent double unders and handstand push ups

Coaching Qualifications

  • Certified CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)

Sophie Park
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