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 FP 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 FP’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: Stop the Bleed, Level 1 Reiki certificate
Important Stuff: Mother of 2 - Victoria is in NZ and Aaron loves living at home, Retired 30Sep20 after 35 year career with the CBSA (Canada Border Services Agency), Assist with various fundraising organizations, Fundraising Committee Member with Townsend Smith Foundation to build a hospice in North Halton. Love being the FP greeter!
Things You May Not Know: 1st Language is German, Received Firearm certification in Feb16 for work, Recognized as an Absolutely Fabulous Woman over 40 in Mar17. It was Jack who suggested FP in 2014 given how well Aaron’s baseball off season training went, Love to scrapbook, travel and the Blue Jays!
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: CrossFit Level 1, Two-Brain Coaching – First Degree Coach Certificate, CrossFit - Spot The Flaw, CrossFit - Scaling, CanFitPro Personal Training Specialist, Human Kinetics: Powerlifting Certificate, Prenatal & Postpartum Exercise Design Certificate, 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. Has coached a Gold Medal Powerlifting athlete at the 2022 CanAm Games.
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: 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 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: NCCP Level One Figure Skating, Power Skating Coach, CrossFit L1, CrossFit Gymnastics L1, CrossFit Weightlifting-Burgenger Strength L1, Attendee at Ben Burgeron's Fall Camp, Honors Bachelors of Science in Nursing and Diploma in Dental Hygiene.
Important Stuff: Deana’s sport and fitness journey started when she was very young and has been a constant since. At 2 she started figure skating which became her dominant sport growing up while participating in many other competitive sports. After having children, she started long distance running. Deana completed the Toronto Marathon in 2011. She has been CrossFitting the past 9 years. Deana has worked with Annie Gordon who helped her qualify for both the Atlas Sanctional and CanWest in 2020.
Things you May not Know: With figure skating as her base, she competed around the world winning many medals in Canada and internationally. This was predominantly in the Synchronized Skating area. She competed until the birth of her first son in 1999 at the age of 29. She lives in Georgetown with her husband Mike and has two boys Blake and Garret. CrossFit is her passion as well as travel.
Certifications: CrossFit L1
Important Stuff: Joined FirePower in October 2008 . At 4’ 11” she was given the nickname “Mighty Mouse”. Completed Around The Bay 30k 3 times. Works as Registered Pharmacy Technician in Inpatient Pharmacy Department at Oakville Hospital.
Things you may not know: Married to Jason (who you will see BBQing during special events like FFAD and the Open), mom to 3 kids and a min pin. During downtime she loves to read or crochet.
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: Level 1 CrossFit, CrossFit Kids Certification, Level 1 Rugby Referee, Level 2 World Rugby Coaching
Important Stuff: Chris is a full time high school teacher in Milton, grew up in Milton, lived in Milton and loves Milton! He spends any time that he isn’t teaching, coaching rugby or CrossFit. He has started a CrossFit box at the high school that he works at and loves seeing athletes develop their skill in any area. He is also the head coach of the McMaster Womens’ Rugby team.
Stuff you might not know: He first asked his wife out in gr 6, and together they have 5 incredible children, 1 daughter in Law and a dog. They now live in Fergus and can see the club rugby pitch from their front porch! While Chris is the head coach of the McMaster Women’s rugby team, he remains a proud Guelph Gryphon, having played rugby there… and maybe even done some school!
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: 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: 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. Joyce has also completed a program of study in American Sign Language (ASL) at Seneca College.
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.
Certifications: Level 2 CrossFit Coach, CrossFit Kids certification.
Important Stuff: Coach Jerry is a full time high school teacher for 20 years specializing in physical education. He is CrossFit athlete for the past 8+ years and is a staple at the 5:30am classes.
Jerry has been part of the FirePower Youth coaching team for the past 5 years. He brings a strong knowledge of technical coaching, a passion for hard work and an engaging connection with young athletes.
Stuff you might not Know: Jerry enjoys playing hockey, ultimate frisbee and golf. He holds a Bachelor of Kinesiology and a Bachelor of Education.
Certifications: Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, NCCP Level 1 - Sprint Canoe Kayak, OCSRA - Certified Entry Level Competitive Coach
Important Stuff: Courtney started coaching at 13yrs old at the Mississauga Canoe Club & hasn’t stopped since. Courtney uses data driven & fitness testing to create individualized programming that will help athletes achieve excellence in sport and compete successfully at any level of competition. She has been incredibly fortunate to work with some incredible athletes in her career; many whom have gone on to compete at some of the highest levels of sport.
Things You May Not Know: Courtney was a National level Sprint Canoe/Kayaker, who had aspirations of competing at the Olympics. She competed in the Canada Games, made the Canadian Jr. National Team & won multiple Provincial and National titles, including setting multiple National records, one of which still stands today! Now as a retired athlete she enjoys the challenge of trekking & climbing mountains around the world - her highest summit to date 5426m!
Certifications: Registered Holistic Nutritionist. Certified Nutrition Coach
Important Stuff: Amanda has always been passionate about nutrition, fitness, and mindset. She’s committed to guiding others toward a healthy lifestyle that feels achievable to them by breaking down their goals in easy, doable steps that fit their life. Inspiring her clients on making small changes that turn into daily habits. She has had much success in transforming client’s lifestyles into a happy, healthy lifelong journey.
Stuff you might not know: Amanda is a mother to two active boys that keeps her busy through their sports and activities. You will also find her hiking in nature or reading books about personal development.
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.
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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.