Meet Our CrossFit Chester Coaches

 Kelly Hedley – CrossFit Chester Owner

CrossFit Level 2 / British Weightlifting  Level 2 / PT Level 3 / Sports Massage Therapist 

Oh Hey!

 I’ve coached for 14 years now and I can honestly say I completely and utterly love what I do!

I started coaching kids sports way back when then spent a few years coaching disability sports and swimming lessons! I was offered a job for RGC taking their mobility sessions (which was friggin scary only being 18)  then I finally took a break to discover myself travelling..  Looking back now I probably did! I realised what I wanted to do. I realised the importance of friends and family and I realised a lot more but as you’re just wanting to know if I can help you snatch I’ll leave it there for now. I’m definitely protective of my members, I want everyone to succeed, be happy and have the best experiences in my gym! I make it my daily mission.. thats why I’m always so stressed! but I promise you’ll have the best time at CrossFit Chester, you’ll learn things you never imagined possible and you’ll meet the most incredible people.. and Thor! 

Dumblethor Thor’ Hedley

Keeper Of Balls / Protector from Postmen 

A little about Thor

Introduced to CrossFit in 2016, Thor loves nothing more than spending long days at CrossFit Chester – Cheering on members … and pestering members with his ball.

Shane Williams

Knows Every CrossFit Workout since 2014 – FACT

A little about Shane 

For Shane there were two options: 

  1. Carry on playing 7 hours of continuous Zelda, drinking the occasional blue WKD
  2. Turned to CrossFit to compliment his firefighter role

He put the blue WKD’s aside and took on his first CrossFit WOD. 

Shane is our longest standing, most experienced CrossFit athlete. 

Full of advice and support for our members (once the caffeine wears off he becomes much easier to translate).  

Shane is extremely passionate about the sport and it most definitely shows.

Mat Roberts

A little about Mat

Meet Mat, he’s educated himself wisely when it comes to strength and conditioning, Mat has a rugby background but turned to CrossFit and has excelled within this sport ever since. Mat has always been interested in sports and coaching, he’s constantly learning how to better his own training and to help others. 


Craig Wright 

Level 1 CrossFit / Level 3 PT

A little about Craig

Craig has recently joined the CrossFit Chester team, Craig has over 15 years of experience within the fitness industry including his Level 3 PT. Craig found CrossFit in 2019 and instantly fell in love with the competitive sport and structure programming. Other than CrossFit Craig’s favourite things include Candy King and dominoes.. (if you get him for a secret Santa ;)) 


Aaron Bradshaw

 Level 1 CrossFit / Smallest Coach at CrossFit Chester

A little about Aaron

Once you’ve caught ‘Ron’s’ eye that’s it, make sure you have a spare 10 minutes. Ron’s been with us since the beginning as a member then turned coach as he found a love for CrossFit and helping others succeed! 

Georgia Hunt

British Olympic Weightlifting Level 1 & 2 

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A little about Georgia 

With years of CrossFit and competitions under her belt Georgia’s main love is Olympic Lifting. Georgia has her black belt in Taekwondo so it’s probably for the best you’re not late to her classes! Georgia is keen to see improvements in her own training and uses these improvements to benefit others, you’ll always be given the right queue from G 🙂 


Luke Thompson

British Olympic Weightlifting Level 1 & 2 

A little about Luke

Meet Luke – Amongst Weightlifting and CrossFitting, Luke is an ex national swimmer!

Luke joined the RAF in 2014 where he’s gained even more competition experience such as weightlifting for the RAF team! You’ll pick up on the structured profession in Lukes classes as he’s very thorough with his coaching approach (he’s a big softie at heart though)