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It's great to be acknowledged by other leaders.   😍

It's great to be acknowledged by other leaders.   😍

It's great to be acknowledged by other leaders.   😍


A great write up for Ben, our leader. By a leading fitness revolution.   The Level Method.



Big shoutout to CrossFit Ulysses 🙌


Crossfit Ulysses is founded by Ben Jakeman who has been a dedicated coach for over 6 years, but his love of sports began a long time ago as a 6 year old, playing football! Then fitness followed him as he grew up and became a soldier in the Britsh Army at age 21.


"My army fitness carried me forward for years" and he even started a football club,  then got into Personal Training.  Through the phases of his life, fitness has followed him, and no matter what he was doing he kept the passion to help others before himself.


3 years ago, he formed Crossfit Ulysses and opened the doors to  a massive 5400sq facility with the backing and support from his amazing wife Rachel, friends, and brother Chris and his sister-in-law Ingrid.  Through the challenges  of running his  gym and being a business owner,  Ben kept his belief in himself and his WHY fresh in his mind.


"The biggest gift I can give someone is posture, flexibility and giving knowledge and empowering members to improve the health of them, their family, and friends. "


When he reached out and was interested in using the Level Method, we were excited to unite with such a driven leader:


"I feel I’ve found my perfect team, starting Level Method and recently Two-Brained Mentorship have me more enthusiastic yet focused than ever."

Ben is a team player and strives to represent!

He lives by the philosophies like  "there is always room for improvement" and  "many minds are greater than one"


It's awesome to have you and your team onboard, Ben! 💪


Ben wants to help change the health of the people of Tees Valley.

Book a free intro and let Ben and his team help you to become the healthiest happiest version of yourself.


Working and looking after her husband, three children, and copious amounts of chickens and other farm animals, you’ll wonder where she finds the time

Working and looking after her husband, three children, and copious amounts of chickens and other farm animals, you’ll wonder where she finds the time

Kirsty has already told us her story when she was picked for member of the month for February (you can find this in an earlier blog), but since then, she’s made some amazing progress.

Kirsty is an inspiration to us all. She is a busy working mam and also has a little farm going on at home too. (if anyone has had some of her eggs from her free range chickens, they’ll tell you they are the best.) Working and looking after her husband, three children, and copious amounts of chickens and other farm animals, you’ll wonder where she finds the time. BUT SHE DOES.

Kirsty always takes time to work on her self. He inner strength is outstanding, her quiet nature is only on the surface and her total gusto for any WOD or Open Gym session she attends is inspirational.

Kirsty also looked deep into her nutrition and has made some amazing changes to her food habits. She often posts her food on instagram and they never look boring or repetitive. Proving once you get your nutrition sorted, the rest is easy!

When Kirsty was picked for MOTM for February she was slowly working on getting that first pull up. She was saying only two weeks ago she’d love to have it by Christmas! But oh no wait. She’s hit it. In May! Kirsty your smile at the end of the video says it all really. We are so proud of you and everything you’ve already achieved in the short time you’ve been with us.

Working her weaknesses and being committed to her goals has fast tracked Kirsty so much. From all the awesome guidance off our amazing coaches and the support of her fellow class members has made Kirsy shine. She deserves to be MOTM again and again, for all her hard work and determination alone.

I asked Kirsty what her next goal was. He’s what she said. Word for word.

“I’m still thinking about it at the moment as there’s an awful lot I need to work on. Possibly being able to do a handstand, Kipping pull up. Flexibility on my shoulders. Toes to bar. And still working on them pull ups so I can do more at a time. Ha ha”

And her reply just goes to show how committed she is to her goals and her lifestyle of health and fitness. Kirsty, Team Ulysses want to say congratulations on hitting your first pull up, just in time to level up on The Level Method and for all the awesome things you do to make us all smile on a daily basis.

What goals do you have? Why not book a free intro and let see if you can smash them with our help!

Nutrition and fitness should never feel overwhelming or complicated.

Nutrition and fitness should never feel overwhelming or complicated.

Here at Ulysses we believe that nutrition and fitness should never feel overwhelming or complicated. Don’t be fooled by instafamous “celebrities” claiming they know the best tips. Don’t be sucked into the restrictive diets paths and latest fad diets of shakes, skinny tea or pills.…

It’s all about the following.

1. Eat real healthy food, not processed products.

2. Work Hard.

3. Stay consistent.

Nutrition…

We can help you every step of the way and have you feeling the best version of you from day one.

Let us help you lose weight and feel great.

We want to help you focus on your goals and simplify things so you’ll never feel out of your depth .

We can help you keep on track and not fall off the healthy train. Tracking your foods and having accountability.

We approach your journey with a real healthy food plan, that is easy to stick to with delicious recipes, tricks and tips, from eating out, BBQ season and holiday foods.

WE HELP YOU STAY CONSISTENT.

Training….

One on one coaching to help get you started on the right fitness path, from the beginning.

Your level of fitness is measurable to help you train to your abilities.

Cardio to shift unwanted non-functional mass.

Strength designed to build muscles and help correct posture.

Constant varied workouts.

TRUST THE PROCESS.

Don’t just take our word for it, read our members journeys so far and now we’re in partnership with Healthy Steps Nutrition. HSN has helped over 15000 clients and is backed by a registered dietitian.

And we’re bringing this to you with support from your Ulysses nutrition and CrossFit coaches.

Click on the book free intro and let us help you start your journey right.

How can our Personal Training and Nutrition help you?

How can our Personal Training and Nutrition help you?

How can our Personal Training and Nutrition help you?


  • A nutrition plan made specifically for you. Meal plans, recipes, help and advice thoroughly and throughout.


  • Bi-weekly check ins for accountability.


  • Logging and tracking your goals.


  • To start 1:1 PT LESSONS to help you get into the swing of things.


  • Workouts that will help with mobility and flexibility.


  • Every workout is constantly varied so no two workouts are alike.


  • Cardio to help rid unwanted fat.


  • Strength designed to build muscle and correct posture.


  • Access to our online groups. For motivation, help and support.


Why not book a free intro and lets see if we can help you lose weight and feel!


Why choose CrossFit Ulysses over any other box

Why choose CrossFit Ulysses over any other box

Why choose CrossFit Ulysses over any other box.    

Here's why...

Head coach and CEO of CrossFit Ulysses has said on numerous occasions, that he wants to help people, no matter who you are or where you come from: and he does just that. Ben helps people believe in themselves. He is passionate about changing people's lives for the better.   Ben along with his great team of CrossFit coaches, PT's and nutrition coaches have been helping people achieve amazing milestones in their life!   From weight loss, fighting diseases to building muscles and even doing things in workouts like getting pull ups and lifting heavy weights.  People of all ages, weight, backgrounds, no matter your lifestyle we have a class or PT to suit everyone. Whatever your goal may be, Ben and his team can help you achieve it.   

At CrossFit Ulysses you'll do the WOD in a class environment which is capped to 16, so basically you're having a personal training session with a fully qualified CrossFit coach/PT, in a fun, safe environment

At Ulysses we pride ourselves on family/community values and everyone is treated exactly the same.  From the CEO to the cleaner, we know everyone is on the same journey.   Everyone is here for the same goal, to get fit and live a healthier lifestyle.    That's what everyone wants right? 

If you're a beginner or a veteran you'll find everyone at Ulysses has the same mindset.    To be the best version of themselves.    We TRUST THE PROCESS and find ourselves reaching potentials in ourselves we never know we had.  

I've heard people say "People talk about CrossFit like it's a cult".  Well if a cult is a group of like minded people who have you believing in yourself and help you achieve what you thought was impossible, then yes CrossFit could be 'like a cult'. 

The right coaches and members around you bring out the best in you and once you start believing in yourself like others do, you can achieve anything. Believe in yourself and the possibilities are endless.  

Have a look at our website and book a free intro.

We look forward to meeting you and helping you on your journey. 

Team Ulysses.


Coming soon

Coming soon

Coming soon. 

We are excited to announce we're going into partnership with Healthy Steps Nutrition.(HSN).

HSN have helped in excess of 15000 people achieve and maintain weight loss.

HSN and Ulysses nutrition coaches can help you make the nutrition changes that will not only help you lose weight and feel great but help you change your nutrition lifestyle.

With continued support, help and encouragement from HSN and Ulysses coaches. We will help you become the healthiest version of you possible.  

Team Ulysses


I'm absolutely buzzing

I'm absolutely buzzing

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I’m absolutely buzzing 🤣to have been picked for Member of the month for April and i’d like to thank everyone who got me to this actual point. Not just the coaches but the all the lovely members who pushed me on and made me push to points I never thought possible.    

First stepping into CrossFit Ulysses I had no idea of what CrossFit was and I didn’t know anything about Olympic weight lifting either.  I had a good level of fitness before i started, but nothing to what I have now.

I was nervous even though I had my uncle with me.  So after I completed my on-ramp I had my first session which I was also very nervous about but I loved every minute of it.  I also loved the friendly competitive side of it and I couldn’t think of a better place to train.

Since joining, whenever it was I did as i feel like i’ve been there since they first opened the door 🤣,  I now know I am much fitter and stronger physically and mentally. I also used all the training within Ulysses to get me where I am today with my career choice.

I went to catterick garrison in November last year and my only focus back then was running, but I failed which hit me really hard due to me wanting to be a paratrooper.  I thought my dream of being one was no longer and i was so upset, so my uncle advised me to join CrossFit Ulysses and since joining I have achieved so many things. Running with a weighted vest is now easy, i can do more pull ups and my strength with weight lifting is getting better day by day.

I have recently got back from catterick after attempting my tests again, knowing all my training has made stronger and I passed which I couldn’t be more happy about.   Ulysses coaches, staff and members have started me on my new journey and now i get to follow me dreams of being a Paratrooper and I am forever grateful. They all helped me grow and become the person i am today.

I used to go to a standard gym and didn’t have a clue or any understanding what I was doing, which you hear people say a lot.   But now I know I could step into any gym and create my own WOD and train effectively.

I wouldn’t recommend any other box to go to as Ulysses is THE ONE!  Never have i met such great people and all the members support each other no matter what.  The family atmosphere is one which you wouldn’t find in any mainstream gym, or anywhere else.  

 I’m going to miss my Ulysses family while i’m away on my training, but i’ll be back. Where else would i want to go when on leave?  🤣🤣 xx


Fist bump's all round!

Fist bump's all round!

Our member of the month for March Jonny tells us his CrossFit journey below. Jonny is having to leave us for pastures new and we know his next CrossFit box is gaining an amazing team player. All the coaches and members wish you the best of luck with your new job and hope to see you soon.  Keep smashing them goals and keep being awesome.


Firstly I’d like to give a massive thanks (and fist pump obviously) to all the coaches for bestowing me with this honour!! 

Last September, when I first went down to Crossfit Ulysses for my “taster session” with Chris I didn’t really know what to expect.  I had heard varying views of CrossFit and I had my own ill conceived notion that you had to be incredibly fit in order to take part.  Chris did a great job of introducing me to Crossfit and after that first session it was abundantly clear that all the work outs could be scaled to anyone’s ability.  I’m not sure how everyone else found the taster session but I did plenty of sweating!!!

I got through my foundation classes and about a months’ worth of full classes before a new addition to the family arrived.  Training took a back seat for the next 6 weeks or so but by that stage I was already hooked!!  The coaches and members in the box are awesome and there is always plenty of craic and great atmosphere to help push you through the work outs.

I got back  into the swing of things in the new year (after plenty of indulgence/weight gain over the festive period) and decided to enter the Open to keep me focused.  I thought the way that this was organised by Ulysses was great and I wish I could have made some of the Saturday sessions as they looked awesome craic!!  The Open workouts definitely pushed me to the limit but also made me realise that CrossFit is something that I wanted to work and improve at.  I would like to think that I have made a substantial improvement since starting but at the same time I have a long way to go.  I find it’s the small wins that help keep you enthusiastic though – things that might seem insignificant but I was delighted when I held myself over the bar for 15 seconds or got my nose to the wall on a wall walk!!  I’ll keep working at the headstands Chris!!!

To sign off I would like to say that the all coaches and members have made CrossFit an awesome (life changing) experience for me and I only wish that I had given it a shot earlier!!  If I ever find myself in Teesside you’ll have to make room for me in one of your classes because I’m definitely dropping in!!!

Regards

Jonny Martin

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