THE CrossFit South West Sydney STORY

CrossFit South West Sydney was founded in 2010 as one of Macarthurs first CrossFit gyms. It has grown over time to be one of the oldest, respected and best equipped CrossFit gym in Australia.

At CrossFit SWS we aim to make every person feel important, respected and a part of our community. Having a science-based approach to our programming and coaching is a cornerstone of our approach with the majority of our coaches being University qualified.

Contact us today to see the difference.

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OUR coaches

James Colley coach at CrossFit South West Sydney



James is the Owner and Head trainer of CrossFit South West Sydney. With extensive experience and University Qualifications, James sets the programming, tone and methodology used each cycle at CFSWS. With strong understanding of Biomechanics, technique, efficiency and structure are the underpinning characteristics that define his approach to coaching. Outside of the gym James' hobbies include rock climbing, canyoning, ultra marathon, snowboarding and building random furniture.

Qualifications Bachelor of Applied Science: Sport and Exercise Science Accredited Exercise Physiologist Cert. 3 & 4 in fitness Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach Level 1 Aus Weightlifting Federation Olympic lifting Coach Level 1 Sports Trainer Level 1 Crossfit Instructor Level 2 Pendlay Weightlifting CrossFit Movement and Mobility course with Kelly Starrett CrossFit Strongman Trainer Course with Rob Orlando FreeStyle Connection Movement Seminar with Carl Paoli The Outlaw Way training camp Attitude nation Level 1 Weightlifting Dimtry Klokov Weightlifting Seminar

Rattana Lopez


Na has been a staple of our community since we opened in 2010. She has the ability to brighten any room with her infectious enthusiasm (even at 5.30am) and has a genuine passion for helping people improve and challenge their own self belief!

If you need that boost to get you going, Na is the coach you want in your corner!

Ryan Maslen coach at CrossFit South West Sydney



Ryan found CrossFit in 2009 in between bicep curls at AquaFit and has been hooked ever since. Ryan's primary training passion is for Olympic Lifting and is a big role model to many SWS athletes. His dedication and commitment to training as well as being keenly interested to provide help to anyone has made him an asset to the gym. Ryan is responsible for looking after the early morning crew and updating them on the latest podcast he listened to. Known for his rough sense of humour and equally rough head, Ryan has been a part of CFSWS since its initial inception.

Qualifications Began CrossFit in 2009 Became a trainer at CFSWS in 2011 Cert 3 & 4 in fitness Pendlay Level 1 Weightlifting Completion of CrossFit Strongman Trainer Course with Rob Orlando Completion of FreeStyle Connection Movement Seminar with Carl Paoli Attended The Outlaw Way training camp

Ese Uialatea


Ese brings a wealth a knowledge and enthusiasm to our Coaching team! Always keen to spend the time to truly find out each members goals and aspirations, you will often see Ese putting in the extra time after class to help people achieve their goals. Ese also makes use of her skills from a past life as an early childhood educator to run our CrossFit Kids program! When Ese isn't coaching CrossFit you'll also find her in reception for our sister company South West Health Management making sure all our patients are taken care of and feel welcome.

Rebeca Baumann


Bec comes to us all the way from Austria! She came to Australia in 2022 to study Paramedicine at WSU and made her first priority to find a local CrossFit Box. Her passion (obsession) for CrossFit has taken her down the path of coaching where she now spreads her enthusiasm to the rest of our community. Bec comes to us with a wealth of experience having travelled and trained all over the world and is a valuable member of our coaching team.

Emily Stillino


Emily started her journey here as a Exercise Science student on placement. Her amazing work ethic, ability to coach and communicate with members and the enthusiasm she showed in everything she does meant that we had to have her as a Coach. As well as being a qualified Exercise Scientist, Emily comes to us with 11 years of Taekwondo, is a 1st Dan Black belt, 8 x national champion and has represented AUS at 3 World championships and many other international competitions. Emily's work ethic means that she will go above and beyond for any member.

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