Our Team

JAMES NEWBURY

Owner Crossfit Mode
Part Owner Crossfit Beach Mode
James comes from a semi professional Rugby League background. He has dabbled in many sports but found a true passion for CrossFit. James founded CrossFit Mode in 2013 and from there has found success in CrossFit competitions and is currently 24th fittest in the world. James’ Favourite movement is T2B and can hit 64 unbroken.
KAYLA BANFIELD

Owner Crossfit Mode
Part Owner Crossfit Beach Mode
Kayla comes from a background in Kids TV presenting and has a huge passion for finding health through nutrition and exercise. She started CrossFit in 2012 and hasn't looked back. In 2015 she placed 160 in the Pacific Open and looks to improve in the 2017 season. Her favourite movement is muscle ups and boasts a total of 8 unbroken on a good day.
CHRIS STANSINOWSKY

Part Owner Crossfit Beach Mode
Chris has been doing CrossFit for 3 years and and has had a passion for health and fitness since his early on in his days of playing competitive football. Chris takes pride in giving every individual the best experience and believes that everyone has the potential to better themselves each day. Chris has a love for teaching Olympic lifting/ and seeing members grow and build confidence in and outside the gym.


DAVE TYRELL

CrossFit Fundamentals Coach
After first joining the Mode family in 2013 to help with rehab from knee surgery, Dave has since gone on to become our fundamentals specialist, taking care of new members through the first steps of their CrossFit Journey. With a background in Sports Coaching and Education Dave brings a patient, friendly approach to his coaching which allows for new members to learn and progress at their own level while still learning the ropes.
GEMMA DAWSON

Coach
A friendly face at Mode, Gemma joined on opening day on March 2013 and hasn't looked back. Working in Personal Injury Management for over a decade means she knows the importance of you taking care of your own wellbeing, health and movement for a quality life. Gemma will always be there for the Mode crew to help out where needed and also motivate every member and visitor to want to come in the door and reach standards that they personally will be proud of.
SIMONE

Coach
Simone joined Mode Fitness in February 2016. She moved to Adelaide after she graduated from Southern University in the United States where she played 4 years of division 1 collegiate soccer. In conjunction with her studies she was also an assistant strength and conditioning coach for Southern University. She specialises in Olympic and powerlifting an has a passion for helping every individual in achieving happiness in health and fitness.


MARY

Coach
Mary is a CrossFit coach and has been a trainer and freestyle group fitness instructor for over 15 years. Mary teaches a range of classes as well as bootcamp and yoga. Mary has been a CrossFit athlete for the last 4 years after completed 2 Marathons as well as leading groups in obstacle courses including True Grit and Tough Mudder. At 48,  Mary is the fittest she has ever been and truly believes she is nowhere near reaching her potential as an athlete. Mary's passion about helping people, especially women, reach their potential by getting stronger, fitter and healthier. Mary was once told by a client  she felt like she could now achieve and do anything her heart desired.
BEN JANESSEN

Coach
More information to come.
HARRY

Coach
Harry joined the Mode family in 2017, and looks forward to helping everyone that comes into Mode with their health and fitness journey! Harry has had a passion for CrossFit since his very first class back in 2013 and truly believes that CrossFit is for everyone. He enjoys seeing the constant improvements that members made and the joy and satisfaction they go home with..