Our Coaches

 are movement obsessed. 

 We care for every single member like family. We are constantly staying on the forefront of the best information to deliver the most effective training methods and ideology, not just regurgitating the latest craze. During classes, coaches and trainers are relentless to get you into the best possible positions to make the greatest benefit to you.

Working alongside Nutrition coach to give our members the best possible fitness journey.

Dudley Taylor

Head coach & Gym owner

Dudley is a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer and National Strength and Conditioning Weightlifting Level 2 Coach. He has been CrossFitting for the past decade since 2010, and with 8 years’ experience in coaching. His perceptiveness, which is one of his many strengths, enables him to pinpoint the keystone movement and lifestyle roadblocks and help to remove them to create growth in all our athletes.

Dudley understands what it takes to be strong-fit-healthy and lives what he preaches. He does not coach to be your best friend but rather to make you better, and friendship is usually just a side effect of his honesty.

When he is not moving heavy loads for long distances quickly, he’ll most likely be building equipment and creating a better gym environment in his never ending pursuit of virtuosity.

 Also, he is terrible at spelling, can’t have it all. ¯\_()_/¯

Courtney Gow

CrossFit coach

Courtney is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer who has been training with CrossFit Barwon since 2019. She loves seeing people exceed personal goals and expectations, and wants everyone to walk out of the gym feeling good about their efforts. Whilst being fairly new to the team at CrossFit Barwon, Courtney has had extensive experience coaching, specifically in the sport of springboard diving at a number of prestigious schools in Geelong. Outside of coaching Courtney is in her final year of Law and Commerce (majoring in marketing), so you may find her creating content and trying to better CrossFit Barwon behind the scenes.

Raynu Thomas

CrossFit coach 

Raynu (aka. Ray) is a Crossfit Level 1 Trainer and has been coaching at CFBarwon since mid 2019. She values people immensely and loves being a part of their fitness journey. Outside of training, she is a pharmacist. She advocates healthcare for the whole person  – encouraging lifestyle changes to promote optimal health outcomes. She believes proper nutrition and exercise are fundamental to preventing chronic disease and promoting health.

She loves the community and the camaraderie that is formed through training together. She is passionate about seeing people growing into the best version of themselves, in all aspects of life. We train to be fit for life.

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CrossFit Barwon

99 Strong Street, South Geelong, Victoria.

0421 711 867