Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Angelo Flammia - Owner/Head Coach

Angelo was Physical training Instructor (PTI) in the Royal Air Force for 8 years where he was working on improving the fitness of basic trainees and preparing soldiers for deployment. A fully qualified Level 3 personal trainer with an NVQ Level 3 in Exercise and Physiology, fitness has always been a big part of his life. A very keen rugby player, he competed at a semi professional level for many years and represented the Royal Air Force and Combined Services in both rugby union and rugby league. He was also selected to represent Great Britain in the Defence Forces Rugby League World Cup in 2008 and was part of the winning team.

Angelo left the military and hung up his boots to pursue his passion of owning his own CrossFit Gym in 2011. As well as coaching he does a lot of programming work for the competitors at the gym. As a competitive Athlete himself he takes great pride in ensuring his Athletes are doing everything they can to achieve their goals. Angelo would like to get CrossFit Team GB to regionals and ensure they maintain their reputation as the Fittest Gym in Bristol.

He is very passionate about his own training and particularly enjoys Olympic Weightlifting and Strength training. He trains 6 times a week and likes to ensure he gets a good mix of CrossFit, Weightlifting, Gymnastics and Conditioning in his program. He has competed in both CrossFit and Strongman and completed numerous challenging events ranging from a Half Marathon Run to a Marathon Row. He will continue to train hard and work towards his main goal of ensuring CrossFit GB continue to grow and remain the fittest and most successful gym in Bristol.

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • BWLA Level 1 Coach
  • BWLA Level 2 Coach
  • Personal Trainer Award (PTA) Level 3
  • NVQ Level 3 in Physical Activity and Exercise
  • Joel Jamieson Certified Conditioning Coach
  • Kettlebell Level 1 Trainer
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Chris Jillard - Coach

Chris has been involved in sport all his life, playing both football and rugby, with injury the reason why he first joined a gym at the age of 15.

Fast forward to 2012 where Chris joined CrossFit Bath, and he never looked back. Moving over to CrossFit GB in 2015 Chris represented the gym in numerous competitions one of which he won along side our other coach Connie back in 2017.

In more recent years his training has shifted in favour of training for longevity, with a big emphasis on quality movement, developing overall strength and progressing/regressing body weight exercises as-well as learning different methods of training to help him become a better athlete and a better coach.

Chris has a passion for fitness and helping others achieve their fitness goals, whatever they may be.

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • BWLA Level 1 Trainer
  • Personal Trainer
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Raquel Sanjurjo - Coach

Raquel has always been very active and from a young age would do any Sports she could, from gymnastics, to figure skating, swimming, dancing, and even triathlon. When she was just 18 years old she discovered Crossfit, and has been training hard in this sport ever since.

Raquel took a keen interest in the human body and decided that this was the road she wanted to go down, helping others increase their performance and live a healthy lifestyle. In 2012 she started personal training, group coaching and nutritional programming and since then she has worked in many sports related jobs, before making the move over to Lanzarote to work as a fitness manager at one of the best sport hotels in the world, as part of the Bella Bayliss triathlon coaching team. Having recently moved to the UK she now divides her time between coaching CrossFit here at GB, working as a Studio and PT manager at Ministry of Fitness, and she also does some Swimming coaching. She is doing her Performance Nutrition diploma, as well as her L4 Exercise referral qualification.

Raquel is super passionate about helping people improve their life through exercise and food, and does so with loads of energy and a big smile on her face.

  • Crossfit Level 1 Trainer
  • Personal Training L3
  • Nutrition and weight Management
  • Behaviour Change Coaching
  • Pre And Post Natal exercise
  • Pre and post natal nutrition
  • Indoor Cycling
  • Nutrition for sport and exercise
  • The ASA Swimming Coach Level 2
  • Actually Exercise Referral for Health Management L4 (Future Fit Training)
  • Actually Performance Nutrition (IOPN)
  • Actually Weightlifting
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Sarah Ashby (Membership Manager)

Sarah has been a long-standing member at CrossFit GB since 2011 and has since completed her CrossFit Level 1 as well as Level 1: British Weightlifting Assistant Club Coach. Since 2010, Sarah is also a Level 3 personal trainer and spinning instructor in her "spare time" outside of her office job.

As our Memberships and Enquiries Manager, Sarah will often be the person you have first contact with. You'll find her at the end of the emails, or in the gym lifting heavy(ish) weights! Whether you've done CrossFit before or not, Sarah really enjoys helping new people try out GB for the first time and getting them signed up for sessions, so please do drop her an email to get started (crossfitgb.enquiries@gmail.com)

Sarah says: "CrossFit is for everyone. Whatever your fitness level, age or background, we all need to be able to move functionally and CrossFit does exactly that! It helps you to move better, get fit and be part of a great community."

Sarah has a crazy trainer obsession, as well as a passion for cycling, yoga and all things food!