Royal Docks CrossFit Coaches

Our expert and highly qualified coaches are always on hand to help you realise your potential.


Photo of David Marshall

David Marshall

David’s athletic background lies mostly with Rugby where he played professionally for 4 years. Alongside his playing career David studied Coaching and Sport science at university as well as coaching rugby at junior and University level. Prior to opening RDCF David worked as the Assistant Academy Manager at Blackheath Rugby club. In his earlier years David was a practicing martial artist holding a black belt in TaeKwon Do.

David first discovered CrossFit in 2012 whilst living in Brisbane Australia. Following a move to London he set out to become an Affiliate owner with the goal of building the best box in London. He wants nothing more than RDCF to have a flourishing community filled with like-minded awesome people!


Photo of Naama Chezar

Naama Chezar

Naama joined RDCF at the start of 2016. She is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable coaches in the capital. Naama is the only female CrossFit Level 3 coach in the UK! You will be in the best hands as she has over a decade of coaching experience under her belt.

Originating from Israel, Naama holds a number of coaching certifications including her CF Level 3 and CF gymnastics certs, not to mention she is a fully qualified Krav Maga (hand to hand combat) instructor!

Naama will push you to your limit and you will still leave the gym with a smile on your face!


Photo of Bart Koch

Bart Koch

Bart holds the esteemed role of RDCF Gym Manager. Originally joining Royal Docks CrossFit as a member in February 2015 before graduating to coach and then finally Box manager.

Originating from Poland, Bart’s athletic background began in downhill mountain biking and mixed martial arts before discovering CrossFit in 2013.

Bart hold’s numerous coaching certs including CF-L2 and CF Weightlifting. Following a sabbatical to Sri Lanka Bart earned the title of Sri Lanka’s fittest man!


Photo of Dan Showkum

Dan Showkum

Dan joined the RDCF team in January 2016, Originating from the South East, Dan is a CrossFit Level 2 coach as well holding his cert in CrossFit Mobility.

Dan is a true CrossFit enthusiast! In addition to his full-time role at RDCF he also splits his time as one of the co-owners of Project Novo in his native Hastings. Dan is an exceptional coach with a true passion for his craft.


Photo of Nick Papageorgiou

Nick Papageorgiou

Nick’s expertise lies in Strength and Conditioning, with a focus on Weightlifting. He has competed in several Weightlifting competitions across Europe, and has trained in both the UK and Greece. He is a certified Weightlifting coach, and has assisted in the establishment and development of 3 teams in the UK.

Nick runs the Weightlifting sessions at RDCF and believes that a strong foundation in Weightlifting will aid all your other training goals.


Sign up for a Free Intro Class

Experience RDCF first hand by joining our intro class where we’ll introduce you to CrossFit and answer your questions.

Free intro class