Will Gibbs


I moved to Bristol in 2019 for my PhD and, having never been involved in sports growing up and deciding to give Functional Fitness a go, found myself booked on a taster class at Valesco! I’ve now been a Coach since September 2022.

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Hi team,

I’m Will, I’m originally from Portsmouth, but moved to Bristol in 2019 for my PhD, and joined valesco in August 2020. I’ve been coaching at valesco, mainly at our St Phillips site (V1) since September 2022 after completing the coaching internship and my Functional Fitness level 1 qualification. Outside of the gym, I work for a biomedical research company where we do all things immune system.

Growing up I never got into sport, and then on a whim I tried our Functional Fitness at Valesco after the first Covid lockdown… I nearly didn’t show up for my taster but boy am I glad I did! Since then, I’ve been absolutely hooked and have started competing. The sport is all about improving, whether that be getting a new PB lift, or nailing your first gymnastic movements – there’s always something to work on. The community here is so supportive, irrespective of your background or ability – everyone wants everyone to succeed! That’s what makes our gym so special.

I’m super passionate about helping our members improve, whether that be gymnastics or Olympic lifting, I’m always happy to help!

Fun fact about me: As a teenager, I was on two TV adverts.


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