Meet The Team

From left: Andy, Erica, Adam, Holly and Alec
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The Owners

Mount CrossFit is run by local friends who met through the gym, and purchased it back in 2020. 

Andy has been with Mount CrossFit for a long time – competing at an RX level while also playing rugby, working at Pipe Masters and spending time with his wife Erica and 3 kids. He’s a busy man, but never too busy for the gym! 

Adam joined as an owner earlier this year, and soon became Gym Manager with Tash on Maternity leave. Adam’s background saw him as a PT and Medic in the NZ navy, and more recently as a builder. Adam’s a handy man to have around, and always looking at ways to improve the gym. He’s a great athlete, having competed at the Torian in the past, and he loves a surf too! 

Alec has been doing CrossFit for about 4 years after picking it up when living in Manchester, UK. Working as an audiologist full time, Alec loves coming in for a morning session, having a banter with our members and talking anything Crossfit! 

You’ll find Erica and Holly working hard behind the scenes, making sure the business is ticking along nicely and keeping the fellas in check. 

Head Coach

Cullam Ross Davie

Our Head Coach Cullam is possibly one of the most passionate CrossFitters you’ll ever meet.

The passion really kicked off in 2018 when he completed his personal training and CrossFit Level 1 courses, and he started coaching at CrossFit Ruark in Rotorua.

Cullam’s always been a sports man – throwing himself into football, swimming, rugby and primarily rowing during his school years, but CrossFit quickly became his #1. Since 2017, he’s signed up for every CrossFit Open, been on the podium twice at team nationals and multiple other competition.

When he moved to the Mount in 2020, Cullam took up work at a HIIT boxing gym and became a member at Mount CrossFit, where he joined us as our head coach in 2021.

“If I could say one thing to someone interested in CrossFit, it’d be “Just come try one class.”

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Shannon Lockton

From a young age Shannon has immersed herself in sport – so it was only natural that she ended up pursuing her passion and becoming a trainer! 

After studying personal training, Shannon went on to complete her CrossFit Level 1 and picked up a coaching role in Hamilton. Shannon is passionate about helping people live a fit and healthy lifestyle, and enjoying training no matter their fitness level.  

With the variety in CrossFit training you have the best of everything and there is so much you can learn. I’m grateful to be able to coach our members, have our members achieve goals and enjoy their CrossFit journey – this is why I love coaching!”

In her spare time you’re likely to find Shannon at the gym training, drinking coffee or on the beach with her dog Bernie. 

Facility Manager
Facility Manager

Tash Thomas

Tash was born and raised in the northern beaches of Sydney, Australia. She moved to NZ in 2009. She is a mother to three kids (Romeo 10yrs and Evie 4yrs & Newborn Summer).

In 2010 Tash completed her studies in Sport & Recreation at AUT, and  since then has continued to up-skill her knowledge conducting courses and in multiple management roles – including at Corpore Sano CrossFit in 2018-19.

Tash found CrossFit in 2015 and like most people has enjoyed the competitive side to it but also the supportive community that comes with it. During the last five years she has taken breaks to test herself in more specific domains, such as strength and endurance. Tash represented NZ at the Arnold classic in Melbourne, Australia in the U65 category for strongwoman. She also trained for and completed her first full marathon in 2020 as well as numerous other endurance events.

Tash’s passion lies within helping everyday people to achieve the unimaginable and genuinely cares about helping them to be the best versions of themselves.


Felicity Beaston-Blase

Kia ora, My name is Felicity Beatson,

For as long as I can remember I have been involved in some kind of physical activity. I started CrossFit in 2017 to help me get stronger in my netball. In 2019 I began weightlifting and slowly began to stop CrossFit. Watching the way that Cullam was able to interact and change people’s lives inspired me.

I officially began my coaching career in 2022 and I am grateful for the opportunities that it has meant for me. CrossFit has given me the chance to watch my mother get into the best shape of her life, and it has helped me to pursue my passion for helping people.

I’m passionate about the smaller things in coaching, things that may be overlooked, such as someone being able to keep their heels on the ground in a squat! My goal isn’t to get athletes to compete, but instead to help them to become their best selves. My aim is for those who leave my classes to feel as though they’re mentally stronger and less stressed by the outside world. In the future, I hope to learn how to rehabilitate people and to help them become the best versions of themselves, whether they are 15 or 60, or any age in between.

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Join Mount CrossFit

At Mount CrossFit, our goal is to make a friendly, healthy community where fitness is fun. 

Come give it a go, meet our experienced coaches and get a great workout in!