MEET THE TEAM
owner | director of fitness
I have been in the health + fitness industry for over 10 years. I started personal training while studying Kinesiology in University. But after working in the corporate world, where all my time and priorities revolved around work, my own health + fitness was starting to slip. I was depressed, anxious, and I knew change needed to happen.
In early 2016 I started making changes. I exercised not to look good but to FEEL good. I changed my eating habits. I focused on creating a healthy mind. I started getting UNCOMFORTABLE. It was a challenge. But I learned true growth happens when you get outside your comfort zone. I also started (re)pursuing what has always been my passion - helping change the lives of other people through exercise, nutrition, and creating healthier habits to improve all aspects of their lives. I left my corporate career and put all my focus into helping other people.
I have been involved as a coach with CrossFit Orangeville for the past year. In November 2021, I had the opportunity to fuel my passion even further by taking over the CrossFit Orangeville business. I've always loved helping people reach their health & fitness goals and maximizing their full potential. I believe health & fitness is a lifelong journey and I couldn't be more excited for our CrossFit Orangeville community to tackle the year ahead.
Getting in shape, finding the motivation, and getting healthier can be tough.
Let’s be on this journey, TOGETHER!!
Pre/Postnatal Fitness Specialist, CF-L1, Personal Trainer
head crossfit coach
Meg is a familiar face around the gym, and we are very excited to have her on board. She will be coaching CrossFit, LIFT & HIIT, as well as the specialty classes.
Meg comes to CrossFit Orangeville with 10 years of coaching experience ranging from beginners to Elite level athletes. She is currently a Level 2 CrossFit Coach working towards her Level 3 Certification.
In addition to her coaching experience, Meg is an Elite Level CrossFit Athlete in the Womens 35-39 age division. She recently finished in 5th place for the Legends Masters Championships in San Diego, and came in 7th in the Wodapalooza Fitness Festival in Miami (and that was after opting out on one event due to an injury)! We are excited to watch her compete in the upcoming months and our members benefit from her incredible experience!
P.S. She loves donuts too!
CF-L2, Personal Trainer
Carley has been doing CrossFit since 2013, after she became hired as a Police Officer. Carley says "when running and weights wasn't cutting it anymore, I wanted more of a challenge".
Carley decided to pursue Coaching after having her son, Grayger. Carley learned all about prenatal and postpartum fitness, including core + pelvic floor rehabilitation.
Carley has her CF-L1 and she's excited to coach both CrossFit & classes for Moms!
We are very excited for Carley to join our Coaching team! She's an amazing athlete, mom, and we're looking forward to her going from a member to Coach position!
Born in St. John's Newfoundland, I moved to Ontario when I was young, and I've played team sports most of my youth through to rugby in high school. I played competitive club rugby, then team Ontario and 4 years of Varsity rugby at University of Guelph. As a former "fat kid" I discovered the benefits of weight training in my teens and loved it ever since.
After graduating university I stopped playing rugby and struggled with staying motivated. It felt like I had nothing to train for anymore. After I was hired as police officer a friend of mine told me about crossfit.com with all of these crazy workouts and so I checked it out. I did my first CrossFit workout at 2 am, by myself, in a dark gym the size of a closet and I was hooked.
I started coaching in 2011 as a way to try and help people be healthier and move better. I'm generally a very shy, introverted person, but something about coaching a Crossfit class and helping someone enjoy their workout and get a little bit better everyday makes me forget how scary it is being in front of a group of people.
The community here at CrossFit Orangeville is so positive and welcoming. I'm excited to get to know everyone and be a part of it.
My motivation and the way I train has definately changed over the years. From being highly competitive, stressing over every CrossFit Open score and trying to make regionals, to just having fun and thinking much more long term. For me, CrossFit is training for life.
CF-L1, Personal Trainer
Ashlee started Crossfit in 2016 at age 31 after having her second daughter. Having not done any prior fitness training or sports, Ashlee loved CrossFit from the start! Ashlee says she fell in love the community and how great it made her feel!
In 2018 Ashlee earned her CF-L1 and started coaching right away. Ashlee loves being a part of people's fitness journeys, and we are so excited to have her being part of our community!
Natalie was a gymnast growing up, finding CrossFit in her life about 7 years ago. Natalie instantly fell in love! She completed her CF-L1 to support the community in reaching their fitness goals, which she has done for several years!
Training since 2013, I was just a young guy trying to change my body, get fit and lose weight to play football. I fell in love with a fitness-lead lifestyle. I would spend hours learning anything I could to be better. I was introduced to CrossFit in my last year of high school in 2016. I thought it was silly at first, but after my first team competition, I was hooked. I started coaching back in CFO in November 2017.
I knew growing up that fitness was something I would always want to have in my life. It helped my in so many ways and I knew I could help others do the same. Being albe to help someone’s physical and mental well-being is a powerful thing, and SO rewarding.
I'm so driven to compete, that I started high level programming for my own training. As I started to learn more and gain more experience, I started programming for friends and now professionally. Not everyone needs to be the fittest ever, but they can still be the fittest, healthiest versions of themselves (and happy about it too!)
CFO Is my home away from home! While I'm in Ottawa for school, when I'm back to see my family, I always make time for CFO. It’s a community where anyone and everyone is welcome and I’m happy that others get to experience the same things that I’ve felt over the years training here.
CrossFit has been a BIG part of my personal journey, making me stronger in so many ways and helping me through tough times. I'm forever grateful and thrilled to be able to program for CFO today.
CF-L1, Personal Trainer