Chris Templeman
(Head Coach / Co-owner CrossFit Clitheroe)

I have been in the exercise industry for over 15 years now, teaching in every aspect of health and fitness, testing out new and old exercise methodology.

In 2008-2009 I was teaching alot of group fitness classes using industry standard methodology such as Bodypump and the like. I was also doing a lot of 1-1 personal training sessions, unsurprisingly I found that my own 1-1 sessions were getting better results than the larger groups, and I put this down to mainly the constant variety of exercise that we were doing in the 1-1 sessions compared to the repetitive choreographed group fitness sessions. So I began putting medium sized groups together of 10-15 and programming my own sessions. These sessions proved to be very popular and quickly produced excellent results with the added advantage of not hitting the pocket of my clients too hard. Around about this time I discovered CrossFit which basically mirrored what I had already started to implement into my own teaching so unsurprisingly I soon came to embrace CrossFit. And the rest as they say is history.

In 2009 I began to make plans for CrossFit Clitheroe and I began to search for premises. I was determined to provide an incredible, well equipped facility unlike any other CrossFit box in the UK. I  visited other boxes and quickly realised that many of them were much alike. I decided I would have something different. And different I certainly got at Primrose Mill! I believe we are amongst the best equipped boxes in Europe.

Personally I have had the most pleasure from seeing our members achieve incredible results. Long may that continue.


  • CYMCA level 2
  • CYMCA Level 3 Anatomy & Physiology
  • CYMCA Level 3 Advanced resistance and Cardiovascular training
  • CYMCA Nutrition & Weight Management
  • CYMCA Level 3 Training in different enviroments
  • CYMCA Level 3 Assessment
  • Crossfit Level 1
  • CrossFit Level 2
  • CrossFit Strongman – Lead coach for European Certs
  • CrossFit Mobility
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • Eileko Weightlifting for sports level 1
  • BAWLA assistant coach level 1
  • Opex level 1 Life Coaching
  • Opex level 1 Assesment
  • Opex level 1 Program and design
The Difference
What is the difference between us and other gyms?


Here at CrossFit Clitheroe every member has a name not a number. We pride ourselves in making every person that walks through the door feel welcome and part of the community.


We understand that joining a gym environment can be a daunting prospect, so we make sure that through every step of the CrossFit Clitheroe journey there is a Coach available to help and guide you.


We pride ourselves in the fact that our goal is your success.

The First
CrossFit Clitheroe was the first CrossFit affiliate in Lancashire.


There are many other types of fitness training facilities within Lancashire but none quite like us and we apply our dues to CrossFit unlike others who simply live off the name!


At CrossFit Clitheroe we aim to provide our members with a much more personal service and include them in our wonderful community; don’t just take our word for it.


visit our Success Stories to see what our members think.

The Experience
We recognise that we are not for everyone but experience has proved to us that as one of the fastest growing gyms in the UK people really do take to us.


Our success stories paint the picture for us but although we have many imperfections the testimonials we receive from visitors from near and far inform us that we are on the right track. Nothing gives us greater pleasure than welcoming members from neighbouring towns and cities. We wonder can any other gym in the locality have members from Lancaster, Preston, Blackburn, Burnley, and Accrington?


Members who are willing to travel miles to share the experience. Come and give us a try just like they did!

Opening times


Please note: The gym is closed for lunch daily between 12:00 - 13:00


06:00 - 20:30


06:00 - 19:00


08:00 - 13:00


09:30 - 12:00

For membership contract terms and prices please call:
07743 520 572 (Yas Nawaz – Manager) or 07841 905 540 (Chris Templeman – Owner).

Opening times


Please note: The gym is closed for lunch daily between 12:00 - 13:00

MON - THURS: 06:00 - 20:30

FRIDAY: 06:00 - 19:00

SATURDAY: 08:00 - 13:00

SUNDAY: 09:30 - 12:00

Contact Us


Chris Templeman - Owner
Phone: 07841 905 540
Email: chris.crossfitclitheroe@gmail.com

Yas Nawaz - Manager
Phone: 07743 520 572
Email: yas.crossfitclitheroe@gmail.com



CrossFit Clitheroe
Primrose Business Park

Clothing Contact


For clothing enquiries call
Chris: 07841 905 540

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