James Buchanan owns and coaches at CrossFit Edinburgh
. He started coaching at a beachside gym over twenty years ago whilst competing at a high level in triathlons. A knee injury stopped him running and a friend introduced him to surfing. The next ten years were spent sleeping on beaches and following the surf in first Central then South America. On returning to the United Kingdom, he found his surfing ability was directly affected by his lack of paddle fitness and sought out an exercise regimen that would replicate the varied conditions that surfing offers. CrossFit was the answer. James is also a qualified Pose running coach, personal trainer, and BWLA assistant club coach.