Martin Flanagan

Co-owner / SW Gym Manager

Say hello to Martin Flanagan

An athletic, health and fitness enthusiast, Martin joined the British Army after leaving secondary school and quickly pursued a career promoting health and improving fitness.

Throughout his career key achievements include completing the arduous commando course and later completing the Army Physical Training Instructor Course. After being selected for the Army Physical Training Corps, Martin attended a 9-month physically and mentally demanding course which seen a successful transfer. During the course, Martin further developed his personal education with the graduation of a Foundation Degree in Sport, Health and Fitness.

After CrossFitting for 3 years and actively coaching CrossFit for 2 years within London, Martin decided to leave the Army and take up the challenge of becoming a CrossFit Affiliate Owner and full-time CrossFit Coach.

In April 2015, Martin successfully graduated with a BSc (hons) Degree in Strength & Conditioning. Martin has also undertaken several projects involving athlete programming and the personal training of individuals. As a coach, Martin has specializes in Gymnastics, Olympic Lifting and Mobility. He brings a wealth of practical experience and academic knowledge to Gym 1971.


  •  Foundation Degree – Sport Health and Fitness
  •  REPS Level 3 – Personal Trainer
  •  CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  •  CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  •  CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer
  •  CrossFit Olympic Lifting Trainer
  •  CrossFit Mobility Trainer
  •  BSC (hons) Strength and Conditioning
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