Hugo Cranswick is the Founder and Head Coach of Valkyrie Functional Training.

With over 10 years experience in the industry, Hugo has an exceptional understanding of strength training and focuses on channelling his expertise to improve the quality of life in all of his members. Along with his holistic approach to health, Hugo presents a wealth of knowledge on nutrition and paths to an active, healthy lifestyle.

The combination of his unique skill set and his absolute passion for his members has led him to consistently deliver outstanding results.

When he’s not teaching on the gym floor, Hugo loves to peruse other hobbies such as martial arts, getting out on his motorcycle and listening to live music on the weekends.

Qualifications Include:

  • StrongFirst SFG Level 1 & Level 2
  • Original Strength Instructor
  • TRX Suspension Training Level 1 & 2
  • TRX Rip Trainer Level 1
  • ViPR Training Level 1
  • Strength & Conditioning (ASCA)
  • MMA Fight Fit
  • Pre & Post Natal
  • Certificate III & IV in Fitness
  • Current First Aid & CPR


Andrew or “Fox” as he is more well known by was one of the first members at Valkyrie to join back in 2017 and is a shining example of all the principles we teach on the gym floor.

As a natural leader, he has developed his skills and worked through rigorous training to take on the role of coach and as leader in our community.

Fox is good-natured, an excellent communicator and insanely athletic, making him an invaluable addition to our coaching staff.

Fox also runs a community driven run club down at Bar Beach.

Find Fox on the floor to learn from a pro or engage in a bit of friendly banter!

Qualifications Include:

  • StrongFirst SFG level 1
  • Completed Valkyrie Coach Development Program
  • Current First Aid & CPR


Alice is the newest recruit to our short list of expert coaches. She is incredibly strong, hardworking and a talented coach with a bright future ahead.

Alice is quickly becoming very popular at Valkyrie as her upbeat attitude and smile to match often lifts our members to get the most out of every session.

Alice’s athletic background is in dance and movement but is more than capable to wield a heavy kettlebell or barbell with ease.

Find Alice on the gym floor to sharpen your skills and brighten your day.

Qualifications Include:

  • Certificate III & IV in fitness
  • Completed Valkyrie Coach Development Program
  • Awarded “Master Trainer” in 2020 through Personal Training Institute
  • Dance Choreographer of 5 years
  • Current First Aid & CPR