James Wall

Personal Trainer

James’ passion for coaching and his desire to lead, brought him to pursue coaching as a career.

After leaving the UK in 2016 to travel and transition from electrician to coach, James spent many years developing in different boxes across the globe. He has trained under many experienced coaches, while attending various crossfit, gymnastics, and weightlifting seminars to further his knowledge.

James has worked with hundreds of athletes in the crossfit space, in olympic weightlifting as well as personal training and programming. He has spent the last 2 years developing and running a BCWA olympic weightlifting club.

James has helped and trained many athletes of all skill/experience levels. His coaching experience includes coaching athletes to peak for major crossfit competitions to training the everyday athlete to master their squat, deadlift, pull-ups, handstands and many more technical movements seen in the crossfit space and achieve many new gym personal records (PRs). He has also been successful in preparing many athletes and coaching them on the platform for their first BCWA olympic weightlifting competition. With a great achievement of coaching an athlete to the Canadian Provincial level.

Outside of coaching, James enjoys his own training, a good coffee, and personal development. He loves socializing with friends and getting into the mountains for a good hike or snowboard ride depending on the time of the year.


  • NCCP BC Weightlifting Association Trained Coach
  • Agatsu Level 1 Kettlebell Instructor
  • Weightlifting seminar (Leo Isaac) 2016
  • Gymnastics seminar (CrossFit Darwin)
  • Deuce Gym (Online Coaches prep 101)
  • Freestyle connection (Carl Paoli) November 16 2017
  • Strongnastics Gymnastics Seminar 5th Jan 2019


  • 5 years Amateur Thai Boxing
  • Battle for the midlands (team of 2) England 2015
  • Norfit (Individual) Australia 2016
  • Norfit (team of 4) Australia 2016
  • Allstar alliance (team of 4) Australia 2016
  • The Southern Crusade (individual) New Zealand 2018
  • Caneast games (Intermediate Individual)  Canada 2019
  • Vancouver Classic, Weightlifting competition Canada 2022

Website: https://www.jamesfunctional-coach.ca/

Instagram: @james_wall_