The InnerFight Team deliver knowledge, experience and above all the motivation that you need to become the best you can be.

Performance Coaches

Marcus Smith

Entrepreneur, motivational speaker, extreme athlete and coach Marcus Smith is the founder of InnerFight. Whilst building a career in the corporate world Marcus realized his real passion was “making people better at life” and in 2008 InnerFight was born. Today along with running InnerFight and Smith St Paleo Marcus teaches many of the Innerfight classes, coaches a number of endurance athletes, mentors both youths and adults and continues his extreme challenges which took him to 30 marathons in 30 days in 2018.

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Carmen Bosmans

Carmen is a CrossFit athlete and coach, born and raised in Belgium. She studied nutrition for 3 years at the “Plantijn hogeschool Antwerp” during her studies she discovered CrossFit. This was a life changer for her! She has competed in the European regional for Crossfit for the last 3 years taking 15th place in 2013, 14th in 2014 and 6th in 2015. In 2016 she aims to be in the top 5 and make the CrossFit Games.  When Carmen is not training she is helping others get better at life combining her studies with the practical experience she has gained from competing in CrossFit.  She truly believes that you can enjoy life more fully when your fit and healthy!

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Jamie Clarke

Jamie is an athlete, coach, and mentor. He has played and coached sport to the highest level.  His interests lie in athlete development, getting people active, and working with them from where they are to where they want to be. Having lived in the Middle East for 12 years, he understands the excitement and thrills of living here. Jamie stepped away from a successful career in the corporate world to help people achieve all they can. His diverse background comes with understanding the complex and dynamic nature of sport, health, and fitness.

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Lloyd Melling

Originally from Preston, England. Before coaching Crossfit Lloyd was still helping people get better at life by teaching first aid and restraint courses in schools throughout the U.K.
Since then Lloyd has been coaching Crossfit full time for 5 years, most of them being in the UAE, Al ain, Abu Dhabi and now Dubai! He loves to help educate, entertain and inspire everyone through the art of coaching and training. Getting to help and witness people do things they didn’t think was possible drives him and having that impact no matter how big or small keeps him happy.

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Jess Towl

Jess is one of our Performance and Endurances coaches. She spent her childhood as a competitive swimmer, before being selected for the Great Britain Triathlon team where she raced and trained all throughout her teens and University. 
Since moving to Dubai in 2011 Jess turned her attention to coaching and competing in Crossfit, she competed at the Crossfit Games Regionals and set a world wide event record. 
Most recently she has found success in obstacle course racing and is currently the top OCR athlete in the Middle East. 
Jess’ passion lies in all forms of fitness, combining both strength and conditioning with endurance. She wholeheartedly believes that it’s never too late to change your life and reach your full potential through health and fitness. 

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Andy McTaggart

Originally from Zimbabwe, Andy has  joined InnerFight after spending the last 13 years in the UK. Prior to moving to the UK, Andy was playing rugby while completing his Bsc (Hons) Degree in Sport Science at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. It was in 2013 when Andy first discovered CrossFit in a small gym in London and has been coaching CrossFit ever since. Like all the team at InnerFight Andy is dedicated to helping people achieve their goals through his passion for exercise. You will find him in the gym or even out on the track with the Endurance team. He will also be sharing his experience and expertise in rowing as he regularly competes in indoor races and has also completed a 24 and 36 hour row.

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Bonnie Tuttle

Bonnie is our Head of Kids Program and from the US. After attending the University of Michigan and subsequently working for a major consulting firm, she left her corporate career to become a full-time mom.  Prior to moving to Dubai in 2014, both she and her 4 children began doing CrossFit. Upon recognizing all of the physical and mental benefits they were gaining, she decided to become a CrossFit Kids trainer. Her goal has always been to help children develop a strong affinity for fitness. She does this by focusing first on building a strong foundation and ultimately guiding kids down the path to a lifetime love of fitness. Her keys to achieving this goal center on instilling confidence in the children and growing a community among her young athletes. She currently holds ten certifications in both CrossFit and youth training.

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Endurance Coaches

Tom Walker

Tom is one of our endurance and performance coaches. He blends nearly 10 years of coaching experience with a BSc (Hons) Degree in Applied Sport Science and competitive experience at national and international level.

Tom takes a wide interest in all endurance sports but works closely with high performance athletes, middle to long course triathletes and ultra runners.

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George Crewe

George moved to Dubai in 2014 to work in the automotive industry where he was introduced to his first Obstacle Course Race. Growing up in the countryside in the UK, George quickly developed a passion and appreciation for this outdoor sport. George has quickly established himself as one of the top racers in the Middle East and Asia and has transformed his life completely dedicating himself to this sport.

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Rob Jones

Rob is from the UK and spent his early sporting life as a competitive swimmer from the age of 13.  Coming from 10 Years in Secondary education has enabled him to gain vast experience in coaching and helping  people with many different levels of ability. Rob has competed in numerous International and local ultra distance events, most recently the 24hour Back Yard Ultra race, UTMB OMAN 140km and just for fun, ran from the top to the bottom of Corsica on “Europes hardest Ultra trail” Rob believes that no excuse is valid and that everyone can go to sleep 1% better than when they woke that day.

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Stephanie Humphrey

Steph is one of our endurance running coaches from the UK. She spent her childhood playing tennis and attended the University of South Carolina on a full tennis scholarship. Following her graduation, Steph worked in the media industry in London and Auckland, whilst running and racing in her evenings and at the weekends. Steph made the transition to Running Coaching in order to follow her passion, and to help others improve and train for races. Steph specialises in 5km – Marathon distances and also heads up our Ladies Running Club.

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Rob Foster

Rob is one of our Endurance coaches. Having performed at a high level in both running and cycling, over 10 years of coaching experience and a BSc in Applied Sports Sciences. He has the knowledge, experience and passion to get you where you want to go. He believes a scientific approach should always be employed and cleverly combined with life to maximise the potential of each athlete.

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Yoga teacher 

Claire Ames 

Claire is our Head of Yoga.  She has been practising yoga for over 20 years & began teaching in 2006.  Claire teaches Hatha yoga, Yoga Shred, kids & family yoga bringing the benefits & joy of yoga to all ages & abilities.


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Reception Rockstars

Gie Aungon

Gie is one of our rockstars you see in the front desk as you enter InnerFight. She is very energetic and always greet you with a big smile.
Don’t hesitate to ask any help from her as she’s very happy to give a hand. She cares for you too thus offer you some delicious and healthy food to make sure you’re fueled before and after the workout. And of course, Gie loves to workout like everybody else.

Sam Caing

Sam is one of our rock stars you see in the front desk as you enter the InnerFight Gym. She is passionate about working in the gym and always has a smile to greet you.  Her enthusiasm is contagious and her laughter is infectious. Ultimately, this girl rocks in the workouts too! Sam will be out there training with you in the class as well so feel free to have a chat anytime.


The InnerFight Team deliver knowledge, experience and above all the motivation that you need to become the best you can be.

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