David (Dave) Cooke is an athlete who originally started CrossFit to eradicate recurring injuries. Having been successful in his first goal, he caught the CrossFit bug and completed his CrossFit® Level I Trainer (CF-L1) in Northern Ireland in 2010. After travelling to New Zealand and visiting a number of CrossFit clubs along the way he settled in Auckland and joined the Crossfit Auckland Team as an Intern Coach.
David is a driven individual who likes to inspire others to train and live life in a similar vain. He successfully competed at National Youth level in Ireland in Athletics, specialising in 110m Hurdles, Triple Jump and 4x100m & 200m relays. He grew up participating in many sports such as horse riding, quadbiking, soccer and badminton, however his main allegiance lies with Gaelic Football which he continues to play in Auckland.
Having competed nationally and internationally in Clay Pigeon, Target Rifle and Pistol shooting competitions in Ireland, David went on to become a qualified Clay Pigeon shooting Coach/Instructor at his family’s range in Ireland. Resulting from his experience coaching these disciplines, David demands safety first when partaking in any training regime. David’s coaching experience also extends to bootcamp style training giving him significant experience in a group training dynamic and the benefits to be gained from it.
Having entered CrossFit at a similar level to most CrossFit participants David has a great understanding of the work, commitment and passion required for each CrossFitter to reach their goals, a trait which serves him well as a coach and which benefits our members.