Our Core Values are hugely important to us.

Community & Simplicity

Keeping tracking simple was always the goal and this is something we strongly believe in. We put our members first and so if there’s something you’d love to see added or improved, we want to know about it. We’ve all heard the joke ‘How will you know if someone does Crossfit? Don’t worry they’ll tell you’. Well, yeah! That’s just because we’re a passionate bunch! We are proud of our achievements and sharing our training. BoxMate helps members motivate others to keep going and have fun while making real progress.

Integrity & Innovation

Here at BoxMate staying true to ourselves and the reason we started is at the heart of everything we do. We are always open and honest with you and we promise to stay focused on what really matters - helping to make training fun and facilitating progress. As the saying goes: ‘Without innovation we cannot advance’. We’re excited by innovation and new ideas and are constantly working on ways to adapt and improve our app. With us, you can expect to be staying ahead of the game and giving your members fun new features to enhance their experience!

Meet the brains behind BoxMate – Owner, developer & CrossFit fanatic Danny Redfern

Since our humble beginnings in 2015, I am proud to say we have now grown to share our platform with boxes around the country and beyond. I am a huge lover of CrossFit and can’t go a day without training (much to the dismay of my better half!). I know myself the importance of tracking my workouts and the buzz I get from improving on my performance, and that’s why I am so passionate about what we have here at BoxMate. For me, training has always been about the fun, the challenge and the genuine rush you get from testing your body’s physical limits. I wanted to create a system that encapsulates that concept. BoxMate makes tracking simple and accountable but also a shared experience that’s loads of fun too.

We are a small, UK based team here at BoxMate HQ and our ultimate goal has always been to enhance peoples’ training experience. Customer support has always been a number one priority for me. I’m so proud of the feedback we have from the gyms we work with on our willingness to shape our platform, take new ideas on board and respond quickly to questions. We are quite literally at the other end of the phone whenever you need us if you have an enquiry or an issue. We are always looking to improve our service and we get genuinely excited about new ideas for how you’d like to see the app working for your gym – so if you ever have an idea, hit us up!

A Little BoxMate History


We have come a long way since the little platform we built to get a free membership at a local box and could not have done it without the support of all our gyms and members so thank you all!

  1. An Idea Is Formed

    In exchange for free membership at CrossFit Buxton a platform is built for members to book classes and log their scores to do away with the need for pens and paper.

  2. BoxMate Is Born

    BoxMate is born. Owner Danny starts to see his training partners becoming addicted to the leader board and tracking their WODs. He starts working on branding & expanding the platform outside of just his own gym.

  3. Version 1.0

    The first version of BoxMate is rolled out to Buxton and another local gym becomes the very first paying customer. It's a big day!

  4. Our First Event

    We attend our very first event at the Glacier Games Newcastle! We pick up interest from gyms in the North East as they came over to see what we were all about.

  5. Introducing TeamUp

    We find that a lot of gyms are using TeamUp. We look into the system & realise it works very well with ours. We start to integrate with this platform and an all-in-one solution for booking and tracking comes together.

  6. 800 High Fives!

    We celebrate 850 high-fives on Instagram (we know, we know now that sounds like nothing – but trust us it was a big moment back then!)

  7. We Land On The Big Screen

    BoxMate comes to the big screen. We develop BoxMate Live and find a way for our coaches to display BoxMate on the screen for members to improve their training experience.

  8. 1000 Members & 30,000 Records!

    We hit 1000 members and 30,000 recorded records on BoxMate. Our first realisation that this is really starting to become something. We feel very proud of the fact so many of our users are logging their scores daily (and enjoying doing it!).

  9. 1000 Members & 30,000 Records!

    We hit 1000 members and 30,000 recorded records on BoxMate. Our first realisation that this is really starting to become something. We feel very proud of the fact so many of our users are logging their scores daily (and enjoying doing it!).

  10. 100,000 Records!

    Fast-forward half a year and we have 100,000 records on BoxMate. (Pinch. Yourself. Moment for owner Danny looking back over the last couple of years).

  11. Approaching 1 MILLION HIGH FIVES.

    450, 000 records tracked, nearly 1 million high 5s sent, 7600 members, and 60 gyms in the UK and beyond (and counting!) We are SO proud of our journey so far and we are excited to bring BoxMate to more users around the world for a better tracking experience. I wonder what our next bullet point on the timeline will be?