Nathan Rainer

CrossFit Coach | Barbell Club Coach

I CrossFit because

I want to be the best athlete I can be

Certifications & experience

Crossfit level 1, KBT Olympic lifting , MSc Sports Coaching, BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning, PT Level 3, Spin instructor, Circuit Instructor

Born and raised

Near Bath, United Kingdom but I claim to be Welsh

Coaching philosophy

Movement is king, don’t add strength on dysfunction

Favourite WOD and movement

Favorite movement: Deadlift!!! Just pure brute strength

Favorite WOD: King Kong!!


3 rounds
1. Deadlift 206kg
2. Muscle ups
3 Squat Cleans 113kg

Least favourite WOD/exercise

Any WOD that involves running more than 400 metres per round. I tried Murph recently and that killed me.


For time:
1 mile Run
100 Pull-ups
200 Push-ups
300 Squats
1 mile Run

*if you have a 10kg vest, wear it

Favorite food

A good old English roast dinner with homemade yorkshire puddings.

Favourite desert… New York baked cheesecake!!!

What I do when I’m not CrossFitting

When i’m not crossfitting i’m cycling the world. Cycled Europe, Across the USA, Sri Lanka and parts of NZ in 2017

CrossFit Hero

Pat Velner, that dude doesn’t know how to quit. Just keeps plugging away to be the best he can be . As for Hero Athlete: James Graham (Rugby League Player)- Has the best attitude to competition and training. Never give ups and gives everything.

Favorite quote

When working out and the pain sets in… “you are already in pain, you are already hurting – get a reward from it”

I would love you to be part of the TOA CrossFit family

CrossFit Beginners Course