Our key aim is to make sure you succeed, that is what motivates us. We have experience developing first class fitness communities where people not only train and improve, but have fun, develop lasting friendships and become part of a supportive, rewarding community.
This is not your normal gym, Millenia Fitness is about pushing yourself as well as the others you’re training with, whatever your standard you’ll receive support and encouragement from the coaches and fellow members to make sure you love every session.
This is an indoor venue, so there will be no rolling around in the mud in the freezing cold in the middle of winter like some bootcamps. With our amazing training facility and brand new changing facilities you can get a nice warm shower before you leave instead of sitting in your car covered in mud!
Dan Paterson (Head Coach / Co Owner)
I have been in the fitness industry and a personal trainer since 2007. Within this time I have worked at several leading gyms and worked under many top coaches and trainers. I have tons of CPD courses to further my knowledge of the industry so that I can develop into the best trainer I can be and will continue to do so. I have been self employed now since 2009 and have opened Physique personal training, Wakefield Crossfit and Millenia Fitness. I love the industry and I live and breathe what I do. I am eternally grateful for what CrossFit has done for my personal development both as a coach and athlete. I would recommend it to anyone.
— BA (Hons) Physical Education
— Padbox (CPD)
— Premier Kettlebell Training (CPD)
— Lvl 3 Personal Training (Active IQ)
— Lvl 3 Nutrition & Weight Management (GYQ)
— Lvl 3 Exercise & Fitness Knowledge (Active IQ)
— Olympic Weight Lifting for Fitness Professionals
Paul Bedford (Head Coach / Co Owner)
I’ve been in the fitness industry over 10 years and I still love every second of it. I pride myself in delivering the highest standard of coaching I can. Everyone has the ability to continually improve, no matter what your standard. I constantly look to enhance my coaching skills and I’ve completed every possible course and taught by some of the best coaches in the UK.
I am a full time personal trainer / coach and crossfit athlete. I enjoy every aspect of health and fitness, but helping people improve their mobility, fitness and achieve their goals is what really drives me.
“If you work hard enough you will achieve anything”
— NASM level 3 Personal Trainer
— Degree (hons) Health related fitness
— Kettlebells (premier training)
— Advanced Nutrition level 3 (Premier Training)
— F.A. Level 1 coaching
— Boxercise Class and Pads training
I grew up playing sports and totally excelled in them all. However when I started training with Paul, I was complete beginner and couldn’t even do one press up. I hated not being able to do everything and that’s when CrossFit became much more than just a hobby! Fast forward 3 years and I now have my dream job as a personal trainer and heavily involved in coaching at Millenia Fitness. I’ve managed to obtain lots of qualifications with my most recent being CrossFit Level 1. Having started from the bottom as a complete beginner, I love having that understanding and being able to help! I have found that a little fun combined with being patient is the key to getting the best out everyone.
From an early age sport and been active as always been a part of my life. With a very varied array of sports being played from rugby to running, football, squash, kickboxing and MMA there’s nothing much sportwise I haven’t tried. Will holding a full time job down from leaving school it wasn’t till my early 30s I began pting and coaching. I can now proudly say I am part of the coaching team and hopefully my years of wisdom can be passed on.
Hi, I’m Liam.
I am currently a member of Millenia fitness coaching staff and consider it a privilege to be part of the amazing community down here! I originally came into Millenia with a Rugby League background which I have been involved in for a large part of my life. My proudest achievement was playing for local professional side Wakefield Trinity for many years and being fortunate enough to represent them at a top-grade level. During my time there, I developed many skills and attributes that helped me transition into the coaching. I have been involved in the health and fitness industry for many years now working as a gym instructor on a part time basis for Wakefield Council. I have very recently started taking personal training sessions down at the gym which I absolutely love as I enjoy interacting with new people and seeing them progress with every session. I often join in with many of the classes when I’m not coaching, so if you ever see me knocking about then don’t be shy and come say hello as I love to chat! I hope to see you in one of my classes soon!
Hi I’m Paul, as well as support coach at Millenia fitness, I run FutureFIT YPD a youth strength and conditioning program for children 7-11 years and teens 12-16. Primarily my background is within primary education where I work part time as PE teacher and part time as a PT. With a passion for fitness and I look to share my knowledge and experience to help others improve their own fitness journeys.
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Sport has always played a huge part in my life. I’m at my happiest when pushing myself physically and learning new skills. Growing up Dance School was my second home, I spent every hour I could there. This eventually lead to me working as a professional dancer. Life then took a twist and a change in career led to me becomming a Police Officer. Then a few years later I became a Mum to my first child. In 2012 after initially being too scared to attend, I finally plucked up the courage and went to my first crossfit class and I have never looked back. There is just nothing else quite like it. 18 years after joining the Police Force I resigned to pursue my passion in sharing my experience and knowledge with others, and qualifying as a crossfit level 1 coach. I am extremely proud to be a member of the Wakefield Crossfit coaching team.
I have always had an interest in health and fitness and have played most sports in my life, namely swimming, athletics, hockey, netball and football. I am a full time A&E Consultant at Bradford Royal Infirmary and work as the main team doctor for Featherstone Rovers and as part of the medical team for Leeds Rhinos. I am also mum to two daughters, so I am pretty busy. But I still find time to regularly coach Millennia classes.
I have been coaching since leaving the Police in 2017 and have since gone on to become a qualified Personal Trainer. I love to see the progress of the members: there is no better community and no better place to train – the atmosphere is infectious