Coaching Team – learn more about our dedicated trainers

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As the affiliate owner of CrossFit Evolving Kilburn I work closely with my husband, business partner and CrossFit Level 3 Trainer, Scott Tudge, to provide a supportive and fun environment for you to train in and achieve your fitness goals. Scott first introduced me to CrossFit back in 2010 and it opened my eyes to the benefits of coached functional fitness training. I LOVE the community atmosphere especially on long workouts but the tips, hints and encouragement from our coaching team are what makes CrossFit special. We are sure you’ll agree our team here at CrossFit Evolving Kilburn is pretty awesome.

Husband and wife team heading up CrossFit Evolving Kilburn

Emma and Scott Tudge

Our Team

At CrossFit Evolving Kilburn Scott and I are proud to work with a range of skilled and committed coaches to deliver our scheduled group classes and 1:1 training.

Our Head Coach, Dan McNaughton, has been with us since 2016 and has over 18 years experience working with clients to improve their fitness on a 1:1 and group basis. He leads a team of coaches committed to their ongoing professional development – providing regular feedback and knowledge share opportunities to ensure you receive a consistently high quality coaching experience every visit. When you are training with us, we are committed to making your goals our focus and to helping you achieve those, one workout at a time.

Details of the CrossFit and other relevant fitness qualifications held by our coaches and their relevance to your human evolution can be found here 

The biogs below demonstrate the diverse range of skills and experience across our team and the value they can add to your fitness journey with us.

Our coaching team is supported by a small Front of House team who share our passion for CrossFit. They enable members, new and experienced, to get the maximum benefit from training with us and look forward to welcoming you to our community.

Head Coach Dan McNaughton
Head Coach Dan  McNaughton
Gender: Male Experience: CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, 18 Years Personal Training Specialty: Strength and Conditioning, Nutrition Phone: +44 (0) 7391 458 455 Email:

I’ve been one on one personal training since 1999 in both New Zealand where I’m from, and London. Over the years I’ve trained actors, sports people and regular Joe’s.

Leading up to that I was a super-geek at school. I got good grades, played D & D, and read books. Played a little soccer and hockey but not very sporty until I found the gym in my early twenties while I was beginning working as a chef.

Decided that the cooking thing wasn’t for me, but that I did love the gym and the benefits it gave me, so I did my full time Exercise Science study and then got to work.

I’m still relatively new to Crossfit, having been a once per week member back in NZ for a couple of years. The learning curve has been steep and I know that I still have a lot to personally improve upon, and that’s what I love most about it.

Most recently my business partner and myself built our personal training studio in Welington up to help 200 members reach their goals, before selling in early 2016 in order to come back to London so that I could continue putting off mid-life responsibilities.

I love to help my clients achieve whatever is important to them regarding their health and fitness, and use the years of experience I have to decide the best method for the individual.

I’m into training, travel, lasagne, still into reading, and loving being part of the Evolving community.

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Danny Brown
Danny  Brown
Gender: Male Experience: CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, 5 Years in the fitness industry Specialty: Strength Phone: 07730037775 Email:
Danny has been a long term member of Evolving since 2014. He has worked in health and fitness since 2012 with a vast experience in personal training and teaching group fitness classes at some of Londons top gyms. He eventually completed his Crossfit level 1 in 2016 and joined our coaching team.
He played county rugby at school, and has also completed a few endurance challenges before finding Crossfit after another PT  introduced it to him.
“I was instantly hooked, loved the community spirit and training methodology associated with crossfit”.
Since then Danny has spent the last few years developing his knowledge and understanding of the sport.
“Crossfit got me out my comfort zone, made me learn new skills and  new limits that my body was capable of.”
He particularly enjoys coaching Crossfit to beginner athletes , as well as supporting our Competition teams. His passion and enthusiasm and soundtrack are second to none.
He also has a large collection of snapback hats and buys new pair of trainers every month!
Crossfit level 1
Crossfit online judges course
Crossfit scaling course
Crossfit spot the flaw
Level 3 personal trainer
Ymca Kettlebells
Ymca stretch and conditioning
Rowing WOD certified instructor
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James Pook
James  Pook
Gender: Male Experience: CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, 1 year Specialty: Weightlifting, Strength development Phone: 07887582858 Email:

Originally from South Africa I have always been into fitness; I swam, played tennis, hockey and kickboxed at different levels for South Africa. I moved over to the UK in 2007 and joined the British Army, after my time in the army I moved to London but found myself behind a desk while doing PT around my job. I first got into Olympic Weightlifting after the gym I was training at put some Oly lifting platforms in and my curiosity got the better of me but I loved it! Crossfit soon followed as I needed something to keep my fitness up. I first tackled the Open in 2016 exposed to many weaknesses to speak of but that just drove me harder and it was shortly afterwards I decided to make Crossfit the centre of my fitness goals. In 2017 I hit the open again and was lucky enough to do it at Crossfit Evolving with the team. After overcoming many of the weakness I had and experiencing the community that came with Crossfit I decided to quit my desk job, complete my Level 1 and after a few meetings with the team at Evolving I was officially made a coach and as they say the rest is history.

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Mehmed Fikretov
Mehmed Fikretov
Gender: Male Experience: National Weightlifting Champion, Junior European Champion Specialty: Weightlifting Phone: Email:

Originally from Bulgaria Mehmed has a wealth of weightlifting experience as both Coach and Elite level competitor on the international stage.

Whether you are a weightlifting newbie or an experienced lifter; Mehmed will have the cues and programming to develop you to the next level.

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Scott Tudge
Scott Tudge
Gender: Male Experience: CrossFit Level 3, CrossFit Kids, CrossFit Gymnastics, CrossFit Weightlifting, CrossFit Mobility, CrossFit Sport Specialty: Affiliate Co-Owner; MSc Bio-Mechanics of Sports and Exercise Phone: +44 (0)7867 805 007 Email:

My aim is to make this fitness experience all about you. I have one very simple promise: to do all I can for you, all of the time. Personal training should be exactly that, it should be training based around your individual needs and goals. That is why all of my program designs and training sessions are unique depending on our agreed direction. We will plot your start point, your desired end point and a time frame for reaching your goals.

This will allow us to track your progression and keep you in line to achieve your desired fitness levels. Depending on your specific requirements this could take place over 6 months or it could take as little as 2 weeks. I have used this method over my 13 years of training and have had great success with all of my dedicated clients.

  • 13 years Personal Training experience
  • Over 12,000 client hours
  • MSc Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise
  • BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science
  • CSCS – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • ACSM Health Fitness Instructor (HFI)
  • Boxing Coach Level 1 (BBBofC)
  • BAWLA – British Amateur Weightlifting Association
  • Ante and Postnatal Training
  • First Aid & AED
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