What is CrossFit?
CrossFit is constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity. It was designed specifically to improve health & fitness.
All CrossFit workouts are based on functional movements, and these movements rare made up of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more.
These movements move the largest loads the longest distances, so they are ideal for maximizing the amount of work done in the shortest time. By keeping intensity high you can preform more work in less time this combined with a constantly varied approach will help to lead to dramatic gains in fitness.
CrossFit is designed for all, and all workouts are scalable to suit the level of the participant.
Head Coach / Affiliate Owner
Johnny is the head coach and affiliate owner of Equip CrossFit.
He started CrossFit in 2012 in an effort to be come stronger and fitter for rugby, little did he know he would eventually give up rugby and focus just on CrossFit. Open workout 12.1 was his first ever WOD.... 7 minutes of burpees and somehow after that he was hooked.
Johnny has been working as a personal trainer for over 10 years and is currently S&C coach for the NI Women's football team and Belfast Met Rugby & Football Academy’s.
His qualifications include - BSc Health & Leisure Studies, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, CrossFit Football, CrossFit Gymnastics, NASM Certified Personal trainer, NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist and Level 3 Nutrition.
Caragh’s sporting background is mainly in football, playing semi professionally for a number of years and representing the Northern Ireland national team from the age of 15. She discovered CrossFit when fellow coach Johnny Pedlow introduced her to it. Caragh immediately became addicted and quickly moved to competing in the sport of CrossFit.
She gained her CrossFit Level 1 in February 2018 to pursue coaching in order to help people become healthier and achieve goals beyond what they thought they were capable of.
Matt started using Crossfit workouts late in 2012 as a way to vary training and in the pursuit of becoming a more well-rounded athlete. After stopping competitive sprinting he needed something that would fill the void of hard work and competitiveness. As former national level 400m sprinter Nancy seemed like a good place to start- 5 Rounds for time- 400m & 15 Overhead Squats 42.5kg. Little did he know that his successful sprinting career wouldn’t really help him out in this one. Matt has never looked back since.
He has worked as a Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer since 2010. With almost 10 years of knowledge and experience he has a passion for improving the health and quality of life for everyone.
Qualifications- Level 2 Active IQ for Fitness Instructing, Level 3 Active IQ Personal Training, Crossfit Level 1 trainer, certificate in UKSA Olympic Weightlifting, Level 1 IFA Coaching Qualification, BTEC Double award Diploma in Sport.