Sauro Gardenal

Sauro Gardenal

Sauro has been involved in the strength and conditioning field for over 25 years and has had the pleasure and fortune to train with first class athletes and be coached by top weightlifting masters. At 15 years old, he joined his local gym in Italy and quickly fell in love with the competitive environment.

He has been an active athlete for many years and today still competes in the Masters’ category of Olympic weightlifting. Sauro is CrossFit Central London’s Head Olympic Weightlifting coach and has had notable success developing athletes for national level competitions.

What is your guilty pleasure?: I grew up in Italy near the Dolomites and during the summer I love to indulge on tons of Italian ice-cream and during winter I take any chance I can to go skiing.

What is your favourite wind down or relaxation?: When in London is Netflix, burgers and musicals.

What is your biggest achievement?: British Masters Champion 2011 and 2012.

Sauro currently holds the following qualifications and certifications:

  • BWLA Weightlifting Level 2 Club Coach
  • Obesity Management REPs Level 4
  • Advanced Gym Instructor REPs Level 3
  • Nutrition and Weight Management REPs Level 3
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer