Brian Sharp

Brian Sharp

Brian Studied Physiology at the University of Westminster and found CrossFit sometime in 2006, training in his local high street gym until frustration drove him to set up a ‘CrossFit’ gym in his garage.

Two years of intermittent training in the garage plus taking courses in Kettlebells and Olympic lifting led Brian to take the CrossFit level 1 certification in CrossFit North Santa Cruz in January 2008. In 2009 Brian set up London’s first CrossFit gym, CrossFit Central London near London Bridge station. Six months later, after outgrowing that location they moved to their current location in Southwark, near the Tate Modern.

In March 2013 Brian opened CrossFit Vauxhall (CFCL’s sister gym) which just two years later expanded into its current location.

Brian’s mission is to make the hour in the gym the best hour of the athlete’s day. To make the gym the place they are looking forward to coming to, the place they tell their friends about because everyone is lovely and the coaches know their stuff. To help our athletes improve their health and well-being; both physical and mental. To invest our time and effort in every single person who walks through our doors and to make every athlete feel special.

First WOD: ‘Cindy’

Favourite WOD: ‘Cindy’

Least favourite WOD: ‘Fran’

What is your guilty pleasure?: Beer!

What is your favourite wind down or relaxation?: Beer!

What is your biggest achievement?: Building CrossFit Central London and CrossFit Vauxhall into the best gyms in London, with amazing communities and coaches.

Brian currently holds the following qualifications and certifications:

  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • CrossFit Endurance
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Kids
  • CrossFit & Concept 2 Rowing
  • CrossFit Mobility
  • BWLA Olympic Lifting for Sport
  • BWLA Level 1
  • Stength and Power Level 1
  • REPS Level 2