Team

Louis French

Head Coach & Co-Owner

My coaching journey started when I set up my first gym in 2011. Spending most of my days running the gym and doing casual PT sessions in the usual commercial fashion, which ultimately led to me feeling disheartened with the fitness industry due to the narrow approach it allowed me to take supporting people in their development. It was during this time I completed a Strength & Conditioning course and was fortunate enough to be exposed to a GB Olympic Weightlifting coach.

Looking for something different, I moved into my second venture, running bootcamps and personal training out of a small private fitness studio. I ran this for almost a year before stumbling into CrossFit. I had already been practising some of the physical aspects of CrossFit but it was the ethos and culture surrounding the sport that resonated with my own personal values and I knew I had to be part of it.

The social inclusion, the camaraderie and the constant humbling of the sport, has helped me to not only to develop myself physically but also mentally and holistically.

My belief is that training isn’t only about the physical gains but also the mental strength of which we are all capable.

Loves: Coffee & CrossFit
Hates: RMU

Ashley Fowler

Gym Manager, Coach & Co-Owner

Going to the gym at the age of 18 involved doing the usual Chest & Biceps split. By the age of 22, I began doing more powerlifting, enjoying the thrill of striving for personal bests. This was when I started training with Louis in 2013 and got hooked on Weightlifting.

I actually started CrossFit in 2015 and fell in love with the diversity of the sport.

My love for training and wanting to help others led me to make a huge decision in my life. I decided to leave my career as an electrical operations manager and set up a CrossFit box with my best friend.

I am now a passionate and enthusiastic CrossFit Affiliate Owner. I believe CrossFit can really change lives due to the supportive community-based methodology that is inclusive and flexible, a place where you can grow, learn new skills and build new relationships

Loves: Gymnastics & Weightlifting
Hates: Cardio

Dan “The Goodfellow”

Coach & Resident Sadist

I’ve been training for the last 12 years and CrossFitting for the last 6. I’ve been a qualified PT for 10 years and a CrossFit coach for 2 years. I also have a 1st class physics degree – this means I can think logically and see through all the ‘science’ articles that are too common in the fitness world.

I like CrossFit because there is no hiding with it, you can’t fake how fit you are. A CrossFit competition is a refreshing break from everyone trying to impress each other on Instagram – what can you do on the day? How well balanced are you? Are you strong? Can you move your body? Do you have stamina? Can you take control over your mind? Your weaknesses are exposed for everyone to see.

But the community aspect is what CrossFit is all about, it brings people together. It takes people away from the image side of things, people stop focusing on what they look like & instead focus on what they can do. It transfers through to the rest of their life, they become more active, have more friends & enjoy themselves. They just become better.

It’s an extremely rewarding experience to see someone transform themselves at Urban Outlaws & I’m very proud to be a part of it.

Loves: Muscle Ups & Brioche Buns
Hates: Snatch

Atilla Gilanyi

Coach & Manual Therapist

I have been practicing karate since the age of 7. I have 25 years of experience in Smart Shito karate, Smart Guard, Kyusho Jitsu, Smart Chi Kung, Muay Thai, Thay won do, Yoga

My sporting achievements and experiences as a professional athlete include being a member of the Hungarian National Team: 3 x Amateur Muay Thai Champion, 4 x Pro Muay Thai Champion, 1 x WKN K1 Hungarian Champion.

My treatments offer a balance between the body, mind and soul. Through a complete body treatment, harmonizing your flow of energy, the structure of your body regarding the muscles, joints and skeletal system.

I began working as a manual therapist in Hungary in 2008. In 2010 I started a deep tissue massage and chiropractic methods course at this same time I also attended the school of traditional Chinese medicine studying for over four years.
I received a broad practical knowledge from doctors and professors who have studied in China. The complete basic theory of Chinese Medicine, the meridian system of the body, the efficient treatment of the body’s imbalances through the acupressure points. My last course was in 2018 where I learned the Horus Massage method which is based on the Yumeiho, traditional Japanese meridian massage, a complex treatment, include acupressure and joint mobilizations. It works on the whole body for the good body balance, and a smoother flow of blood and qi.

Loves: Anything on an ERG
Hates: Muscle Ups

Email me for manual therapy inquiries: smarturhealth@gmail.com

Mark Owens

Coach

I started CrossFit in 2017, after years of HIIT training in commercial gyms. I was the fad fanatic, if there has been a fitness fad in the past 20 years, I have tried it.

It wasn’t until I joined Urban Outlaws that I realised what it was I had been looking for – becoming a CrossFit athlete and coach.

As a masters’ athlete I continue to be strive for more, as you grow older your dedication seems to increase as you have to work that little bit harder to keep up with the young ones.

I love watching members develop and grow as they learn new skills and there is nothing better than being a part of this and seeing the difference it makes to their training.

Loves: Battle Ropes & Shake Weights
Hates: Double Unders

Chris Colegate

Coach

Chris began his coaching life in Ice hockey which he has been involved in since the age of 7.

Chris then started CrossFit in 2017 and quickly became a popular face in the box. The variation in classes, learning new skills and having a laugh with new friends got him instantly hooked. It wasn’t long until Chris wanted to learn more, develop his skills and inevitably coach others. He still works full-time but his passion for coaching and striving to improve makes him an excellent coach and CrossFitter.

A bodyweight ninja, fitness enthusiast and all around nice guy.

Loves: Pull Ups & Chalk
Hates: Heavy Weights Overhead

Laura Lomaga

Coach

I was a competitive javelin thrower for 8 years until I got injured. After surgery in my elbow and the following rehabilitation, I decided to study Bachelor’s program in Physiotherapy to understand human’s anatomy and movement.

I went to the gym and played football for years, but never felt the same joy again, it wasn’t until my friend invited me to try CrossFit this changed.

After the first workout I fell in love. I have since been CrossFitting in different countries around the world. After my first year of intense training, I completed my CrossFit level 1 and my Personal Trainer Level 3 certification and have been coaching CrossFit since then.

CrossFit has changed my life. I love competing and in CrossFit the biggest competition is always with myself. The most positive thing about CrossFit is the mental aspect, it helps fight mental struggles and the great community helps escape daily worries. I have seen so many people change their lives for better. 

Loves: Cleans
Hates: Assault Bike



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