Our Team

JAMES NEWBURY

Owner Crossfit 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 27th fittest in the world. He has competed at the CrossFit Pacific Regionals for the past 5 years finishing 1st in 2017 James’ Favourite saying is "Recover harder than you work out"
KAYLA BANFIELD

Owner Crossfit 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.
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. Gemma also works with clients on nutrition goals through 'The Method'
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 and has a passion for helping every individual in achieving happiness in health and fitness. Simone finished 14th at the CrossFit Pacific Regionals in 2017 and is working towards a better result in 2018. Simone also works with clients on nutrition goals through 'The Method'
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.
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 make and the joy and satisfaction they go home with.. Harry finished 15th at the CrossFit Pacific Regionals 2017 and is keen to improve that result in 2018.
Aaron
Coach
Aaron came from Madison, Wisconsin in the United States to join the Mode team in 2017. He is a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer who loves working with CrossFitters, especially beginners, to help them move better, feel better, and improve a little bit each day. He has a background in a handful of sports along with a degree in mechanical engineering, and loves learning about training as much as he enjoys the training itself. 
Jenny
Coach
Jenny started CrossFit in 2010 coming from a Triathlon and Road Cycling background. After only 2 years in the sport Jenny competed at the CrossFit Games in 2012 and again in 2014 and 2017. Last year Jenny ranked No.1 in the world for her age group within the Law enforcement category in the CrossFit Open. She has a passion for health and fitness and enjoys helping others be their best.