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Meet The Staff

  • Andrea Savard

    Owner/Head Boxing Trainer
    CLICK HERE TO GET TO KNOW COACH ANDREA

    Certifications: Level 2 Boxing Coach; CrossFit Level 1; CrossFit Nutrition; CrossFit Running & Endurance; CrossFit Kids; CrossFit Striking; trained in mobility and movement mechanics through "The Movement Fix".

    Important stuff: CEO of FirePower Training Inc; Co-founder of Canadian Firefighter Appreciation Day charity event supporting Canadian Fallen FireFighters Foundation; Nominated for RBC Canadian Entrepreneur Award 2015; Awarded 2013 "Business of the Year" from Milton Chamber of Commerce for RCFP; mom of 11-year old twins;

    Stuff you might not know
    : Began FirePower as a hobby in 2005 when twins were 6-months old. Former corporate junkie for Fortune 500 companies (escaped the rat race to join entrepreneurial life), project management trainer & consultant to Waterloo Police Service; international equestrian competitor (3-day eventing & dressage) and coach, avid fox-hunter. Tally-ho! Former Ontario provincial boxing champion & national bronze medalist; closet computer nerd

    To contact Andrea, email andrea@reebokcrossfitfirepower.com
  • Annie Gordon

    Assistant Head Coach / CRM Manager

    CLICK HERE TO GET TO KNOW COACH ANNIE

    Certifications: CrossFit Level 2, CrossFit Kids, trained in mobility/movement through "The Movement Fix"

    Important stuff: Annie leads coaching development and training for all RCFP coaching staff and interns. She is a former member of RCFP’s international competitive team for 5+ years.

    Annie's role also includes statistical analysis of RCFP operations and client communications for RCFP’s marketing team.

    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.

    She has a full CrossFit gym on her farm, holds RCFP's annual StrongMan competitions with Coach Mitch. Together they brew Milton’s best maple syrup and grows award-winning veggies in her garden!

    To contact Annie, email annie@reebokcrossfitfirepower.com

  • Brian Kay

    CrossFit Coach

    Certifications: CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Olympic Lifting, CrossFit Striking, CrossFit Defense

    Important stuff: , Brian, a original member of the FP coaching staff since 2008, is FirePower’s strength training guru. He leads the Strength Training specialty program and teaches CrossFit, Ignite, Dumbbell Mission, CrossFit Striking and personal training.

    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 (close to 30 years on the force). He is former Junior middleweight Mr. Nova Scotia @ 17yrs old! Now, at 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.

    To contact Brian, email info@reebokcrossfitfirepower.com



  • Brian Koekebakker

    CrossFit Coach / CrossFit Foundations Trainer

    CLICK HERE TO GET TO KNOW COACH BRIAN (Jr)

    Certifications: CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Kids, trained in mobility/movement through "The Movement Fix".

    Important stuff: Nickname is “Junior”. Brian is a full time FirePower coach of CrossFit, Ignite, CrossFit Foundations, Varsity, and personal training for all levels of athletes. He has a gymnastics specialty and is a member of RCFP's competitive team.

    Stuff you might not know: Former competitive basketball and rugby. Brian was a basketball player and coach for most of his life before finding CrossFit as his true passion.

    He is obsessed with Rich Froning & cooks a mean steak.

    To contact Brian Jr, email briankoe@reebokcrossfitfirepower.com


  • Dan Albergaria

    CrossFit Coach

    Certifications:
    CrossFit Level 2, CrossFit Kids, 3m coaching certified

    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 CrossFit, Ignite and MetCon Classes and is just an all-round awesome guy!

    Stuff you might not know: Dan is a full time Toronto Firefighter with 15 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.

    To contact Dan email info@reebokcrossfitfirepower.com



  • George Savard

    Owner/Head Trainer
    CLICK HERE TO GET TO KNOW COACH GEO

    Certifications: CrossFit Level 1 & Level 2; CrossFit Olympic Lifting; CrossFit Running & Endurance; CrossFit Kids; CrossFit Striking; CrossFit Gymnastics; Level 1 Boxing

    Important stuff: Olympic Lifting specialty; Trained in mobility progressions and movement through 'The Movement Fix'; Head coach of FirePower's International Competitive CrossFit team - qualified for Canada East Regionals 2011 thru 2015; Dad of 11-year old twins; Full time Toronto Fire Fighter, 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. Has a not-so-secret love of 80's love ballads.

    Email george@reebokcrossfitfirepower.com for training, special programs or fire-related.
  • Jen Young

    CrossFit Coach / CrossFit Foundations Trainer

    CLICK HERE TO GET TO KNOW COACH JEN

    Certifications: CrossFit Level 2, Pendlay Level 1 Weightlifting Seminar, NCCP Level 1 - Figure Skating

    Important stuff: Nickname is “Turtle”- a self-imposed name based on how slow she was in workouts when she first started! How times have changed! She is now a top level athlete and former member of RCFP's Competitive team earning a spot at Canada East Regional’s (2012/2013).

    Jenn coaches CrossFit, Ignite, CrossFit Foundations, 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 new member of the Vaughn Fire Department, and she is a former competitive figure skater/coach and owner/shower of Quarter horses.

    To contact Jen email turtle@reebokcrossfitfirepower.com


  • Joyce Findlay

    Boxing Coach

    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 an Assistant Manages of Customer Service.

    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.

    To contact Joyce email joyce@reebokcrossfitfirepower.com





  • Justin Darbyson-Billingham

    Boxing Coach

    Certifications:
    CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Striking, CrossFit Defense, Level 1 Wrestling, Level 1 Boxing

    Important stuff: Justin holds a Provincial Title/National silver medalist in wrestling, and is a former MMA competitor.

    He coaches Boxing, Ignite, 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!

    To contact Justin email info@reebokcrossfitfirepower.com



  • Kim Turley-Smith

    Crossfit Coach

    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, Ignite, 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 kids 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 Womens Weekend" and beyond!

    She is an inspirational speaker (available for hire!), an entrepreneur and has always wanted to be a mascot!!

    To contact Kim email info@reebokcrossfitfirepower.com



  • Kingsley Alexander

    Boxing Coach

    Certifications: Level 1 Boxing, CrossFit L1, CrossFit Kids

    Important stuff: Kingsley is a decorated boxing athlete including 2015 Presidents Cup Award, 2016 Canadian Olympic Qualifiers Silver Medalist, 2016 Provincial Champion, 2016 National Champion, Youth Nationals Silver Medalist 2010, Canadian Winter Games Silver Medalist 2011 and many more!

    He coaches boxing classes, personal trainings, FirePower Varsity, and various programs with FirePower Kids.

    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. He runs the best Ninja birthday parties in town with FirePower Kids!

    To contact Kingsley email info@crossfitfirepower.com

  • Kristine Kazias

    Bio coming soon
  • Matt Munro

    Matt is Clinic Director for Physiomed Milton, located inside FirePower. As a former member of FirePower's international competitive CrossFit team, Matt has a strong understanding of CrossFit and the methodologies, modifications and injury rehab & prevention. All new FirePower members are invited for a complimentary health assessment with Matt and his team.

    Contact Matt by email at matthew.munro@physiomed.ca or by phone at (905) 878-6165
  • Mitch Creasey

    CrossFit Coach

    CLICK HERE TO GET TO KNOW COACH MITCH

    Certifications: CrossFit Level 2

    Important stuff: Mitch is a 7 year veteran of FirePower coaching staff. Initially coaching for FirePower Kids, he easily transitioned to leading adult classes. Today he coaches CrossFit, Ignite, CrossFit Foundations, and specialty programs. He is the former manager and Asst. Coach of RCFP’s International Competitive team.

    Mitch's talent as a broadcast producer has created numerous FirePower commercials including “Follow Your Fire”, "Vacation", "Alone Time", "Happy Thanksgiving", and "Greatest Living Room Ever".

    Stuff you might not know: His nickname is Father Christmas. Mitch grew up playing hockey in the GTHL and studied both Communication at Ryerson University and improv at Second City. He lives in rural Milton/Burlington on a farm with Coach Annie.
  • Shane Lloyd

    CrossFit Coach

    Certifications:
    CrossFit Level 2, CrossFit Kids, CrossFit Weightlifting

    Important stuff: Shane coaches CrossFit, Ignite, CrossFit Foundations, personal training, and young athletes in FirePower Kids. Shane is FP's resident OCR expert and coach. 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 a 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.

    To contact Shane, email Shane@reebokcrossfitfirepower.com

  • Maria Rueda

    Administrative Assistant

    Important stuff: Joined CrossFit when I was 16, previously a competitive swimmer and leisure runner (can you say cardio bunny?) Tried and played almost every sport but favorites include gymnastics, tennis, yoga, swimming, and long distance running.

    Stuff you might not know: Colombian bred and born, fluent in spanish, healthy living blogger, wants to be a yoga teacher and certified holistic nutritionist or naturopathic doctor, closet social media junkie.

    To contact Maria email info@reebokcrossfitfirepower.com


  • Ryan Devries

    CrossFit Coach


    Certifications: CrossFit Level 1; trained in mobility and movement mechanics through "The Movement Fix", advanced DB training through Dumbbell Mission

    Important stuff: Ryan is the newest member of the FirePower coaching team. He earned his Level 1 in summer 2017. He has been an aspiring competitive CrossFit athlete for the past 3 years.

    Ryan coaches CrossFit, Ignite and Varsity classes, as well as CrossFit Foundations athletes and specialty programs.

    Stuff you might not know: Ryan coaches Milton District's Improv team which won the Canadian Improv Games in 2012 when he was a member. 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.
  • Seanna Swayne

    Bio coming soon
  • Tonya Link

    CrossFit Coach

    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 joined the RCFP coaching team in summer 2017. She coaches CrossFit and Ignite classes as well as CrossFit Foundations and specialty programs.

    You will also see Tonya supporting the Barbell Betty's ladies-only program under the FirePower Barbell Club.

    Stuff you might not know: Tonya has been a FirePower athlete for almost 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.


    To contact Tonya email tonya@reebokcrossfitfirepower.com

  • Vanessa Slack

    Vanessa firmly believes the spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional, and social facets of the human person are of equal value and deserve equal attention; but, it may take a lifetime to figure out how to balance each of these areas of import. Real Life, friends! She is the creator and owner of "SISTER SOULACE", inspiring, supporting and connecting local women.

    Vanessa is available to chat with RCFP members in person or by email.

    Email Vanessa privately anytime at care@teamfirepower.ca