Meet our Team of Coaches
We each have a story – and our coaches are part of the Hive Athletics story for a reason.
They each bring their own unique style to the floor to help our members on their own journeys.
One thing they do have in common though, is they care deeply about health, fitness and wellbeing and the relentless pursuit to provide you the best coaching experience possible.
People… It’s why I coach. I love to help people.
I'd like to think that it all began when I was born. I have always been involved in sport and teams, including being on the British squad for Judo for many years, and representing GB at the Youth Olympics in Spain. My degree at university was in coaching and sports performance, and then in 2014 I started coaching at Hive Athletics.
To begin with I was a member, just wanting to get my fitness back and have fun, but being the competitive person I am I quickly found myself traveling to throwdowns and meeting people all over the UK. This included two appearances at Regionals.
I soon learned that I had a passion for passing on my knowledge and experience on to others though. And now my priority is you guys!
I have always had a drive to further develop myself in order to help those around me more. This journey will never end, and as Head Coach at Hive Athletics I will always strive to bring you the best coaching possible.
Hey team! Im Piyush and Im new to CrossFit Central Lancaster. My specialism lies in Olympic Weightlifting and this is where I will be focusing my training with you guys.
I started olympic Weightlifting during my strength and conditioning degree at university of Central Lancashire. I enjoyed it so much that I decided to pursue it even further by getting my level 2 British WeightLifting coaching qualification. Since then I have been coaching myself and several other lifters and competed nationally as well.
I am a highly motivated professional with good insight and experience of working with athletes from different sports such as cycling, sprinting, Olympic Weightlifting, and football.
I understand the requirements of sports and how to overcome obstacles to make sure that athletes are always progressing in their sessions.
I am extremely keen on absorbing new information which is why I can say I have learnt a lot from my existing positions and qualifications, and I look forward to learning more in the future and passing it on to Hive Athletic’s members
Hey I'm Lydia, or Lyds, which ever you prefer. I often get referred to as "the Irish one".
From a young age I've was involved in playing and competing in many team sports, which then developed into coaching positions as I wanted to share my knowledge and experiences with others to help them love sport and exercise as much as I do.
My first experience of CrossFit was back in Northern Ireland when a friend dragged me along when I was at home for a break at uni. I've never looked back since. I became heavily involved with Hive Athletics in my final year of training to be a teacher. 3 years later I've completed the CF Level 1 Training course and am raring to go.
Outside the gym I can be found in and about the Lake District making coffee, swimming, exploring and trying to find cool spots to go for a dip.
Can't wait to see you all on the gym floor.
I joined Hive Athletics in September 2019 as my Personal Trainer at the time retired and I wanted to try something different. I absolutely loved the CrossFit style of working out and the diverse range of movements involved. The box quickly became my second home and I developed a deeper interest in what we were doing on the gym floor. This led me to undertake, amongst other certifications, a Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training. I hope to continue in the footsteps of the other Hive coaches to deliver a friendly, safe, knowledgeable and challenging environment in which our clients can enjoy themselves whilst pushing the boundaries of their fitness.
Hi guys, I'm Adele. I have been a member at CrossFit Central Lancaster for several years but recently made the jump to coaching you guys - mainly on the Strength & Power program in the mornings.
I have 20+ years experience working in the fitness industry with a big focus on working with groups. I have taught Les Mills and was Group exercise manager at DW for 6 years.
For the last 16 years I have been self employed and worked with many individuals on a 1-2-1 basis to help them succeed at their goals.
As well as helping you guys on the floor I love to get competitive myself and even held the title of ‘fittest in the box’ in 2019!
I'm super passionate about the provision of quality instruction with good technique and understanding of the feel of movement.