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 15 year veteran with Toronto Fire Services, and lives in Milton with Andrea & their 12 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. She is a former member of Team Ontario and a provincial boxing champion & national bronze medalist.
Co-founder of Canadian Firefighter Appreciation Day charity event supporting Canadian Fallen FireFighters Foundation (over $50K raised to date);
Stuff you might not know: Nominated for RBC Canadian Entrepreneur Award 2015; Awarded 2013 "Business of the Year" from Milton Chamber of Commerce for RCFP; mom of 12-year old twins. She is a former corporate senior marketing manager and consultant to Waterloo Police Service on project management using six-sigma methodologies.
Andrea is a former track & field decathlete, and Canadian international equestrian rider, coach, and avid fox-hunter.
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.
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 grow award-winning veggies in her garden!
Certifications: CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Kids, trained in mobility/movement through "The Movement Fix", and advanced DB training through Dumbbell Mission.
Important stuff: Tonya joined the RCFP coaching team in 2017 and transitioned to full time Operations Manager in 2018. Her experience is extensive and she is leading the operations, facility management, adminitrative team and supporting sales & marketing as well.
She also coaches CrossFit and Ignite classes as well as CrossFit Foundations and specialty programs.
Stuff you might not know: Tonya has been a FirePower athlete for 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: CrossFit Level 2, CrossFit Kids, trained in mobility/movement through "The Movement Fix", advanced DB training through Dumbbell Mission.
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 was 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 our in-house gymnastics guru, is obsessed with Rich Froning & cooks a mean steak.
Certifications: CrossFit Level 2, CrossFit Kids, CrossFit Weightlifting, advanced DB training through Dumbbell Mission.
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 was 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.
Certifications: CrossFit Level 2, advanced DB training through Dumbbell Mission.
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, 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.
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! 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 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 new member of the Milton Fire Department and also works part-time for The Darling Home for Kids, a local children’s charity. Former competitive figure skater/coach and owner/shower of Quarter horses. She is also a full-time firefighter with the City of Vaughn.
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 CrossFit & Ignite Classes and is just an all-around 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.
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: With years of self-education and personal experience, Ryan heads up the FirePower Nutrition program. His clients see significant improvement in overall health and weightloss when following his guidance. In addition, his expertise in mobility and core strength development is second to none.
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.
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, 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, 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, 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.
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, 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. He lives in Milton with his wife Aislinn - they met as classmates in FirePower Boxing!
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 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!
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.
Certifications: Level 1 CrossFit
Important stuff: Jason officially joined the FirePower coaching team in 2016. He has a FirePower Hockey coach since 2014 supporting young athletes in their off-season training. As a FirePower Varsity athlete, Jason earned an invitational spot to compete in the CrossFit Games in California in 2013 during the inaugural Teen Division demonstration.
Jason coaches Varsity and Ignite classes, the Summer Athlete Training program and more to come!
Stuff you might not know: He began training with Team FirePower when he was 12 years old, even before operations opened in Milton. He spent years lifting and boxing with George and Andrea under the FirePower Hockey training program before being drafted to the OHL as a goalie. His nickname is 'PumpMaster J" and his family owns/operates the famous Ivy Arms Pub in Milton.
Certifications: Registered Kinesiologist
Important stuff: Matt leads our No Sweat Intros for all clients new to the FirePower campus. He will work with you to determine the best path to help you meet your health and fitness goals!
Matt is also the Clinic Director of Physiomed Milton (located inside FirePower). The PM team are available for any rehab, prehab, and injury prevention needs. Matt can provide a complimentary assessment and guide you to a supportive health management program that supports your fitness goals with FirePower.
Stuff you might not know: A former member of FirePower's 2x international competitive CrossFit Games team. Matt lives in Kitchener and is dad to young Thomas with his wife Nicky.
Certifications: Master of Theological Studies; Certification in Bereavement Education. Former high school theology teacher.
Important stuff: 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.
Stuff you might not know: She is married, is the mother of 3 sons, loves to sing & gig; has a not-so-secret addiction to funky belt buckles and rock’n’roll boots, and happily bakes chocolate chip cookies, but preferably only after midnight.