James Wright – Operations Manager

James spent his youth playing sport, competing in Track and Field, Judo and Rugby at a national level. As he was retiring from Track after university he discovered CrossFit Leeds in 2011. Having coached part time for 2 years James took the opportunity to move to Kuwait early 2015 and moved to Alioth in 2016. During this time James has overseen the evolution of the gym to what it is today. Some of his competitive highlights include 2014 and 2018 CrossFit Games Regionals Team appearances.

James specialises in Weightlifting and Speed development coaching having coached several UAE weightlifting national team athletes and overseen the development of teens in CrossFit, Baseball and Track. James has also coached National Champion CrossFit Games athletes.

Throughout his coaching career James has invested heavily into his own personal development with the following qualifications

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  • CrossFit Level 2
  • CrossFit Endurance
  • CrossFit Kids
  • CrossFit Movement and Mobility
  • CrossFit Weightlifting
  • UK Strength and Conditioning Level 1
  • British Weightlifting Level 2
  • Power Athlete Methodology Level 1
  • OPEX CCP Lifestyle Coaching, Assessment and Programming
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1