Certifications: CrossFit Level 2; CrossFit Olympic Lifting; CrossFit Running & Endurance; CrossFit Kids; CrossFit Striking; CrossFit Gymnastics; Level 1 Boxing (CABA); trained in mobility and movement mechanics through "The Movement Fix", advanced DB training through Dumbbell Mission.
Important stuff: Olympic Lifting specialty; Head coach of FirePower's International Competitive CrossFit team - qualified for Canada East Regionals 2011 thru 2015; Co-founder of Canadian Firefighter Appreciation Day charity event supporting Canadian Fallen FireFighters Foundation.
Stuff you might not know: He’s a giant at 6'8". Former offensive lineman with Ottawa Roughriders CFL team, invited to try out for 13 NFL teams; George also won a bronze medal in boxing at the World Police & Fire Games in Barcelona, 2003.
He is a 20 year veteran with Toronto Fire Services, and lives in Milton with Andrea & their 15 year old twins and has a not-so-secret love of 80's love ballads
Certifications: CrossFit Level 1; CrossFit Running & Endurance; CrossFit Kids; CrossFit Striking; CrossFit Nutrition, Level 2 Boxing (CABA) ; trained in mobility and movement mechanics through "The Movement Fix", advanced DB training through Dumbbell Mission.
Important stuff: CEO of FirePower Training Inc. Andrea leads the FirePower team in all areas including strategic planning and partnerships. She is also a small business mentor, Dale Carnegie CIT, and public speaker.
Co-founder of Canadian Firefighter Appreciation Day charity event supporting Canadian Fallen FireFighters Foundation;
Stuff you might not know: Nominated for RBC Canadian Entrepreneur Award 2015; Multi-year Milton Chamber of Commerce "Business of the Year"; mom of 15-year old twins. She is a former corporate marketing executive and consultant to Waterloo Police Service on project management using six-sigma methodologies.
Andrea was a competitive boxer, reaching national level with Team Ontario. Also a track & field decathlete, international equestrian rider, coach, and fox-hunter.
Certifications: CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Kids, CrossFit Weightlifting, trained in mobility/movement through "The Movement Fix", and advanced DB training through Dumbbell Mission.
Important stuff: Tonya heads up the FirePower Operations after transitioning from the corporate world. Her experience is extensive and she is leading the operations, facility management, administrative team and supporting sales & marketing.
She also coaches CrossFit as well as CrossFit Foundations and specialty programs.
Stuff you might not know: Tonya has been a FirePower athlete for over a decade. She has spent years developing her Olympic lifting and CrossFit skills under Coach Geo and the rest of the team. She lives in Milton with her CrossFitting husband Roland and their 2 children Jakob and Erika who are also FirePower athletes.
Certifications: Reflexive Performance Reset (RPR) Practitioner. CrossFit Level 2, CrossFit Kids, trained in mobility/movement through "The Movement Fix", advanced DB training through Dumbbell Mission
Important stuff: Annie leads coaching development and training for all RCFP coaching staff and interns. She is also a member of the FP Management Team and Director of Personal Training.
She is a former member of RCFP’s international competitive team for 5+ years.
Stuff you might not know: Annie holds an MBA in International Economics and Finance. She is a former national level equestrian rider living on her family farm in rural Milton/Burlington.
Certifications: Brand X Youth Coach, Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Physical Education, Bachelor of Education in Physical Education and Biology, Special Education Specialist
Important stuff: Jodi leads coaching development and training for all firepower youth coaching staff and programming for our youth athletes. She has been coaching for six years with firepower youth fitness and development and has been a firepower member for eight years. Jodi has a passion for helping your form positive relationships with physical activity and health!
Stuff you might not know: Jodi is a full-time high school special education teacher here in Milton. She is currently completing her masters of education at Laurier. When she's not at school or the gym, Jodi is usually out hiking with her dog, Steve.
Certifications: CrossFit Level 3 (CCFT), NASCM Personal Trainer, CrossFit Kids, CrossFit Gymnastics, Hybrid Athlete Level 1 Coach, IKFF L1 Kettlebell, IKSFA L1 Sport Coach, Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) Certified Trainer.
Important stuff: Ashley holds a BSc (Hons) in Sport Science. He has completed the Irish Strength Institute Mentorship Program, is a postpartum and pregnancy strength coach, certified Pose running coach, certified nutrition coach, Muay Thai instructor, and traditional Thai Massage practitioner.
Stuff you might not know: Born in the UK, Ashley pioneered the Health and Fitness industry by founding the first CrossFit gym in Greater China in 2010. He is the former owner of Reebok CrossFit Asphodel and a regional level athlete for the Asia-Pacific Region. In 2020 Ashley moved to Oakville and joined the FirePower community with his wife Milla and their 2 daughters Gemma & Freya.
Certifications: CrossFit Level 2, CrossFit Kids, CrossFit Weightlifting, advanced DB training through Dumbbell Mission.
Important stuff: Shane coaches CrossFit, CrossFit Foundations, Personal Training. Shane specializes in Olympic Lifting, leads FirePower Barbell Club and is FP's OCR expert. He's run adventure races & 1/2 marathons and is a member of RCFP's competitive team.
Stuff you might not know: Shane is a former rugby, baseball & soccer player. He met his wife when he was 2 days old, and she's been his training partner for over 12 years. He is also a closet nerd & gamer and an auto-cad designer. He designed the entire layout for the current FirePower facility. Shane lives in Milton with his wife Julia and their 2 children.
Certifications: Two-Brain Coaching – First Degree Coach Certificate, CrossFit - Spot The Flaw, CrossFit - Scaling, CanFitPro Personal Training Specialist, Human Kinetics Foam Rolling Certificate
Important Stuff: Jordan began his fitness journey like most at a regular gym with a focus in hypertrophy training. With years of experience and self-education he decided to take the next steps in becoming a certified Personal Trainer with a focus in functional strength and mobility.
Today he has graduated through the FirePower Intern program to become a full time member of the coaching & marketing team.
Stuff You Might Not Know: An undergraduate of Wilfrid Laurier University with a BA and a Post Graduate Certificate from George Brown College in Sport & Event Marketing. He also owns and operates a DJ business under the moniker "J-Kutti", performing multiple nights a week in Waterloo. He is an avid snowboarder, street-mountain biker and a big fan of the Raptors. Pro-level clementine peeler.
Certifications: CrossFit L1 Coach, Nutritionist, and member of the FirePower Youth Fitness & Development team. She combines her knowledge and passion of CrossFit and training with teaching individuals the importance of good nutrition habits. Her nutrition approach considers emotional and physical health, sleep, stress and other lifestyle factors to create sustainable health changes that helping move individuals toward their goals.
Important Stuff: Maria has helped clients with weight loss, improving athletic performance, gaining muscle, and developing a mindful eating practice to create a healthier relationship with food.
Stuff you might not know: Before CrossFit, Maria participated in competitive swimming, gymnastics and cross-country running. She is an avid tennis player and also loves yoga. A member of the St. John’s Ambulance Therapy dog program, Maria volunteers with her dog Rocky at high schools around Milton during Mental Health Awareness week.
Certifications: CrossFit Level 2, Pendlay Level 1 Weightlifting Seminar, NCCP Level 1 - Figure Skating, advanced DB training through Dumbbell Mission.
Important stuff: Nickname is “Turtle”- a self-imposed name based on how slow she was in workouts when she first started. She is now a top level athlete and former member of RCFP's Regional CF Games Competitive team.
Coach Jen also is the FirePower Client Success Manager, as well as our 911 Fitness Specialist.
Jen coaches various classes, personal training, and current lead of “Barbell Betty’s” women’s only lifting program.
Stuff you might not know: Jenny was born and raised in Sioux Lookout, ON. She is a full time Vaughan Firefighter and former competitive figure skater/coach and owner/shower of Quarter horses.
Certifications: Reflexive Performance Reset (RPR) Practitioner. CrossFit Level 1; trained in mobility and movement mechanics through "The Movement Fix", advanced DB training through Dumbbell Mission,
Important stuff: Ryan coaches group classes, private training and specialty programs. In addition, his expertise in mobility and core strength development is second to none.
Stuff you might not know: Ryan is a full time Fire Fighter with Hamilton Fire. An avid outdoorsman and rider, Ryan has been riding since age 10 and holds his Equestrian Canada Rider Level 4. He has a BBA in International Business and previously has worked in Retail and Corporate in the banking industry.
Certifications: CrossFit Level 2, CrossFit Kids, 3m coaching certified, advanced DB training through Dumbbell Mission.
Important stuff: Dan has been a member of FirePower's Coaching Team since 2008 shortly after the gym began. He has a specialty in helping people seeking a career in police or fire preparing for the fitness testing. Dan's in-depth knowledge, experience and patience with athletes in rehab or significant deconditioned-state helps them make a successful return to fitness.
Dan coaches group classes, private training and specialty programs.
Stuff you might not know: Dan is a full time Toronto Firefighter with over 20 years of service. He's a former competitive amateur tennis player and coach, ran the Toronto Marathon and ran a shelter for homeless youth in Rexdale. He lives in Milton with his 2 boys.
Certifications: Level 1 CrossFit, CrossFit Gymnastics, advanced DB training through Dumbbell Mission, CrossFit Aerobic Capacity.
Important stuff: Seanna officially joined the FirePower team in 2019. She coaches classes, and personal training. She also competes on behalf of FirePower at events such as BeachWOD, Wodapalooza, and the CanEast Games.
Stuff you might not know: Seanna played rugby at the University of Guelph, and coached the women's rugby team at Ohio State University in '04-'05. She is a certified veterinarian and owns a successful mobile small animal surgery practice. She is also a former competitive downhill ski racer!
Certifications: CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Striking,
Important stuff: Kim has been part of the FirePower coaching staff since 2008. Leading the growth and development of the CrossFit Foundations program, Kim has a keen passion for helping new people find a new life journey through CrossFit. She teaches CrossFit class, and specialty programs and is experienced in half and full marathons, triathlons, and half irons.
Stuff you might not know: Kim is a mom of 3 teenagers and lives in Milton with her husband Randy. In 2010, Kim initiated the first CrossFit Camp for FirePower members, and grew it into the wildly successful "Fall Fit Women's Weekend" and beyond!
She is an inspirational speaker, an entrepreneur and has always wanted to be a mascot!!
Certifications: CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Olympic Lifting, CrossFit Striking, CrossFit Defense, advanced DB training through Dumbbell Mission.
Important stuff: Brian, an original member of the FP coaching staff since 2008, is FirePower’s strength training guru. He leads the Strength Training specialty program and teaches various classes and personal training. He also is an expert on fitness and aging, as well as maintaining health through injury.
Brian has run both Toronto 1/2 and full marathon but his true love is trail running. He is also trained in Muay Thai and is a nutrition guru.
Stuff you might not know: Brian is a Staff Sergeant with Toronto Police Service (30 years). He is former Junior middleweight Mr. Nova Scotia @ 17yrs old! Now, over 50 years old, Brian is the fittest and strongest version of himself, and mentors others to maintain a lifelong love of health, fitness and nutrition.
Certifications: Level 1 Boxing, CrossFit L1, CrossFit Kids, advanced DB training through Dumbbell Mission.
Important stuff: Kingsley is a decorated boxing athlete including 2015 Presidents Cup Award, 2016 Canadian Olympic Qualifiers, 2016 National Champion, Youth Nationals Silver Medalist 2010, Canadian Winter Games Silver Medalist 2011 and many more!
He coaches boxing classes, personal trainings, and part of the Youth Fitness & Development team.
Stuff you might not know: Former Triple A hockey player. He has a gift for working with young athletes including special needs/autistic/LD children.
Certifications: CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Striking, CrossFit Defense, CrossFit Kettlebell, Level 1 Wrestling, Level 1 Boxing, advanced DB training through Dumbbell Mission.
Important stuff: Justin holds a Provincial Title/National silver medalist in wrestling, and is a former MMA competitor. He is currently active in kettlebell competitions, pursuing a national ranking.
He coaches Boxing, & CrossFit Striking, and is available for private sessions in defensive training or fitness training.
Stuff you might not know: 2010 champion of World Team Trials and Hungarian World Open for Grappling.
He is a cartoon artist working on broadcast productions such as Arthur, The Magic School Bus, and more. He lives in Milton with his wife Aislinn (also a boxing coach) and their new baby girl Penny.
Certifications: Level 3 Boxing Official (Referee), Level 3 Boxing Coach (CABA), CrossFit Level 1, advanced DB training through Dumbbell Mission.
Important stuff: 2008 Provincial champion & National bronze medalist in Boxing. She has completed a half marathon, the Tough Mudder and a try-a tri.
Joyce coaches boxing classes, private trainings, and is a member of FirePower's Administrative team.
Stuff you might not know: A graduate of York University with a BSc in Kinesiology and Health Sciences who worked as a personal trainer before switching to Disability Insurance. She has many secret talents including making balloon animals and sewing.
Coach Jerry has been a CrossFitter for over 7 years. You can regularly see him working out at FirePower in the wee hours of the morning during the 5:30 am class! He has also been involved in sports playing hockey, ultimate frisbee and golf! Jerry has been a high school teacher for 19 years so he knows teenagers! He holds a Bachelor of Kinesiology and a Bachelor of Education.
Coach Jerry is a Level 2 certified CrossFit Coach and holds a CrossFit Kids certification.
Certifications: Two Brain Coaching - First Degree Coach, Bronze Star and Bronze Cross Lifeguard courses, First Aid/CPR-HCP certifications.
Important Stuff: Elizabeth is a seasoned Crossfit athlete with 8+ years of experience and has been a part of the coaching staff since 2018. She currently competes in Olympic Weightlifting as well as Crossfit.
Stuff you might not Know: Elizabeth was a competitive swimmer, dancer, and skier. She plans to go to university for Nursing.
Certifications: Master of Theological Studies - University of Toronto, 2015; B. Ed - McGill University, 1994; Bio.A. - University of Waterloo/St. Jerome's College, 1993; Certificate in Bereavement Education - University of Toronto, 2017; Clinical Pastoral Education - Wilfrid Laurier University, 2020. Koru Mindfullness; A.S.I.S.T. for Suicide Prevention.
Important stuff: We all need someone to walk beside us as we travel life’s path and navigate the inevitable bumps in the road. Vanessa offers meaning-filled conversation can help bring clarity and comfort in times of grief or during distress.
She is available to contact confidentially by email at anytime. You may even randomly find a message in your inbox from her if you are having a tough time personally, with family or work.
Stuff you might not know: She holds a certification in Bereavement Education. She is also furthering her skills in spiritual care through a Clinical Pastoral Education program at Hamilton Health Sciences. Vanessa is married, the mother of 3 sons and loves to sing - she gigs locally (as well as on the gym floor) and is incredible!
Certifications: Bsc, Kinesology
Important stuff: Matt is the Clinic Director of Physiomed Milton, located at the FirePower Campus. He works with all levels of clients from beginner to elite focusing on ensuring prehab and rehab clients find their way back to active exercise again.
Clients work with Matt and his team on injury prevention, muscle activation and strength development, proper movement patterns, mobility and more. The clinic also offers physiotherapy and chiropractic treatment.
Book your complimentary assessment today!
Stuff you might not know: "Mobility Matt" is a former member of the FirePower's International Competitive CrossFit Team. He lives in Waterloo with his wife Nicky and their 2 kids.
Certifications: Smart Dogs K9 Training Obedience
Important stuff: Please note if you do not care for dogs, we will secure them in an office while you are here. Simply ask a coach or front desk assistant for help!
Stuff you might not know: Rosie (the size of a cat) licks kettlebells and your shins. Remy announces her arrival every day with a barking tour of the gym until everyone knows she is in the house.
People doing the post-wod sprawl or floor-level mobility people may get a visit with a scratch request.