Meet The Team
Rob Noy - Owner & Head Coach
As an early adopter of the CrossFit methodology,
Rob has poured his life into CrossFit CrossAxed and continues to do so.
With over 10 years of CrossFit coaching experience, and an additional 5 years of Personal Training prior to that, Rob brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to the gym and his team of coaches.
Along with coaching, Rob was also a professional Firefighter with the Queensland Fire & Rescue service for 17 years and while working on the front line he also trained & lead rescue teams for a majority of that time. This affords him an amazing perspective and honesty uncommon to most.
Rob's qualifications extend far but to list a few:
CF - L3
National Weightlifting Coaching Accreditation
CrossFit Gymnastics Advanced
CrossFit Level 1, 2 & 3
Cert IV Personal Training
As mentioned Rob specialised in Rescue within the fire service which included:
Swift Water Rescue
Urban Search and Rescue
Confined Space Rescue
A word from Rob - My passion for health and life is quite simple, I believe no one should miss out on doing things due to the state of their health or physical condition. Seeing parents unable to play with their kids or people not being able to do a physical task due to being overweight is heartbreaking. CrossFit sounds like a cult from the outside looking in but the reason everyone is so passionate is it truly is the best health program in history. It is for those pursuing excellence, those who understand doing what's easy and expecting results is a fool's errand & lastly it is for those wanting to be better no matter where you are starting. If that's you I would love you to join our team.
Leah Newbury - Coach & General Manager
Leah has been training in CrossFit since 2011, becoming a member with us at CrossFit
CrossAxed in 2013. Over the years, Leah has participated in many CrossFit events including
Competitions at both Intermediate and Advanced levels. She started her CrossFit Coaching
journey recently, getting certified as a Level 1 Trainer in 2020.
Leah is relentless in wanting to learn more at this stage of her coaching career and
builds her knowledge base from other coaching staff and various learning materials.
It is Leah's passion to grow as a Coach, and ensure all her athletes are moving to correct
movement standards in each class.
Leah is our Operations Manager, stepping into coach every so often. She loves being able to lead everyone through a fun, safe, and efficient workout, with member experience at the forefront.
When Leah isn't coaching, you'll see her on the gym floor with members or taking care of various duties to assist Rob & Alex on the operational side of the business. Leah trains daily to remain strong and focused, and in her spare time, you'll likely see her with her pup.
Dale Finlayson - Senior Coach
Dale Finlayson started working for CrossFit CrossAxed in January of 2020 after owning
and running his own gym, CrossFit Alive, between November 2010 and November 2019
and being a Personal Trainer prior to that.
Born in 1982, Dale tried his hand at all sports during his schooling years but settled
on Rugby League predominantly in high school with touch football and bodyboarding
his main side pursuits into his early twenties.
Owning his own gym for 9 years has seen Dale coaching both in groups and
personally to a wide array of clients from those that competed at the CrossFit
Games and Regionals to National level weightlifters, emergency services
personnel, aspiring high school athletes, shift workers, and not least the vast
majority being general health and wellness clients whose main focus is improving
the quality of daily life. Having stepped back from competing in CrossFit and Weightlifting himself Dale is focused on the balance between being sustainable in his own health and fitness while being a great example to his two kids Asha and Lennox, being a great life partner and meeting the varying needs and goals of members from CrossAxed.
Annabelle Reely - Senior Coach
Belle is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and has a Degree in Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science.
Belle was a Co-Owner of CrossFit Border in Tweed Heads South from 2010-2017 and has over
7 years of coaching experience.
Belle loves CrossFit’s ability to push people beyond any limits imaginable, the friendships
built with those enduring the same conditions and the amazing sense of achievement once
the workout is done is unmatched in any other fitness regime.
As a coach attention to detail is paramount for Belle and she believes that building
confidence in others is the best gift.
Belle strives to support others to live their best life no matter what. She endeavours all to
help members reach their goals whilst creating the most positive atmosphere possible - when you come through the doors at CrossFit CrossAxed, you’ll always be greeted by her big happy smile.
Carlos Barange Deu - Coach
Carlos began his CrossFit coaching career in 2013 in his hometown of Barcelona, until he moved to Sydney with his wife. He has been coaching in Australia across different gyms in Sydney since he relocated, and has recently made the move further north to Sunny Queensland.
Carlos was a competitive CrossFit athlete for six years and trained under and alongside the guidance of some great coaches. His main focus now is to utilise this knowledge to help anyone who wants to improve their fitness; regardless of their fitness level.
Carlos has the ability to coach any aspect of the CrossFit methodology, but his main strength is Olympic Weightlifting. This comes down to his competitive years, as he put in a lot of hours perfecting technique with other coaches in the field.
His passion has been sports from when he was a kid, he always played team and individual sports and now he is translating all this passion into coaching this beautiful sport named CrossFit!
Carlos trains most days with the community, so you may share some sessions with him not only as a coach but also as a training partner. He is always happy to help so even if he is not coaching, don’t hesitate to ask him questions and pick his brain.