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WORLD CLASS COACHES

Our Team

Owner / Head Coach

Shawn Clark

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

Shawn has been coaching CrossFit for 6 years and grew up competing through sport. This passion led him to study Fitness & Health Promotion at Humber College becoming a certified Personal Trainer that led him to discover CrossFit. Shawn has completed his L2 & CrossFit Kids certifications and is a competitive CrossFit athlete as well. Shawn is the owner and head coach who is responsible for developing our well-integrated programming weekly. Shawn is a force to be reckoned with and is committed to ensuring everyone becomes the best version of themselves.

FAVOURITE WOD: 

Hot Shots 19

CHEAT MEAL OF CHOICE:

Taco Pie

WHY CROSSFIT COL:

CrossFit COL has a been an integral part of my life since the day I walked in the doors. It’s where I found my home, my wife and continued to grow my love for the sport. Everyday I am inspired by each member as they fuel my passion to help others achieve their biggest goals. The community at COL is unlike any other and I am proud to call them my family.

Owner / Coach / Admin

Ainsley Dreisinger

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

Ainsley has been coaching CrossFit for 6 years with over 10+ years of coaching experience in the fitness industry. Ainsley graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a degree in Kinesiology & has always had a passion for health and wellness. She is a L2 CrossFit Coach and has also completed her BirthFit course specializing in Prenatal and Postpartum exercise. She is the owner of CrossFit COL & is responsible for all administrative tasks. Ainsley is the perfect combination of fun and fierce. She ensures that every member leaves COL with a positive experience.

FAVOURITE WOD: 

Kelly

CHEAT MEAL OF CHOICE:

Doughnuts

WHY CROSSFIT COL:

CrossFit COL is like coming home. You are always greeted with a smile, celebrated with a fist bump & encouraged to become the best version of yourself. There are not many reasons why I would wake up every day at 4:30am but this community is one of them! You will not find a stronger community who care about each other more than the members at CrossFit COL.

Coach

Eric Sequin

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

Eric has been coaching CrossFit for 4 years and is an integral part of our community. Eric brings an extensive knowledge base to our team and ensures everyone leaves his class having learned something to make them better.

FAVOURITE WOD: 

Nate

CHEAT MEAL OF CHOICE:

Pizza

WHY CROSSFIT COL:

I love CrossFit Col because of the COMMUNITY. Every class starts with big smiles and hello’s and ends with fist bumps and bigger smiles. The members and coaching group keep me motivated everyday.

Coach

Alison Groff

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

Alison has been coaching CrossFit for 2 years and will complete her L2 in October 2021. Alison brings an infectious amount of energy and a contagious smile to every class. She is approachable, kind and a fantastic coach that cares for every member of this community.

FAVOURITE WOD: 

Annie

CHEAT MEAL OF CHOICE:

Tacos

WHY CROSSFIT COL:

The community at COL shows up for each other day in and day out and you always feel supported by coaches and other members.

Coach

Zac Darling

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

Zac has been coaching CrossFit for 3 years and can leave an entire room laughing with his sense of humor. He mixes the perfect amount of coaching cues with humor to make for an unforgettable class.

FAVOURITE WOD: 

Helen

CHEAT MEAL OF CHOICE:

Pepperoni Pizza with LOTS of Ranch Dipping Sauce

WHY CROSSFIT COL:

Consistency, you know every time you come to CrossFit COL you’re getting the same great community, coaching, and atmosphere day in and day out.

Coach

Eden Hannam

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

Eden has been coaching CrossFit and Team Training for 10 years and has worked with a variety of hockey and lacrosse teams in the past. She is CrossFit Gymnastics certified and recently completed her Precision Nutrition L1 as well. Eden is a valuable member of this team and we are so lucky to have her breadth of knowledge on our coaching staff.

FAVOURITE WOD: 

Mary

CHEAT MEAL OF CHOICE:

Ice Cream

WHY CROSSFIT COL:

CrossFit COL has coaches who are here to listen and help you achieve your goals, big or small. Technique, mobility, intentional programming and community create this place. You are always greeted with a smile and a community who is never shy to welcome you whether it is your first time at CrossFit, dropping in from another gym or returning from some time off.

Coach

Nick Tetley

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

Nick is the newest member to our coaching staff and is fitting in perfectly. He is an early riser and the morning crew love having him as a coach. Nick is a competitive level hockey player himself and has 3+ years of previous coaching with Hockey and Football athletes.

FAVOURITE WOD: 

Murph

CHEAT MEAL OF CHOICE:

Pizza

WHY CROSSFIT COL:

Can’t beat the community, attention to detail, and integrated health approach with SWAT onsite!

Coach

Tuli Brum

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

Tuli has been coaching CrossFit for 4 years and comes to CrossFit COL with a breadth of knowledge in Olympic Weight Lifting, Personal Training and Nutrition Coaching. She will also be completing her L2 in October 2021. Tuli is a ball of energy and our members absolutely love her classes.

FAVOURITE WOD: 

Diane

CHEAT MEAL OF CHOICE:

Nachos or Salt and Pepper Chips

WHY CROSSFIT COL:

Not only is the facility great and the programming is the bomb, but mainly because of the way that COL’s community embraces everyone on their first time walk into the gym and makes you feel part of the “family” right away.

Coach

Courtney MacLean

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

Courtney has been coaching CrossFit for 3 years and specializes in Team Training and Youth Training. Courtney is a certified Physical Education teacher at a high school in Toronto and thoroughly enjoys sharing her love of fitness with her students and younger generations. Courtney is fierce, comical and will always leave the class smiling or laughing whenever she coaches.

FAVOURITE WOD: 

Murph

CHEAT MEAL OF CHOICE:

Doughnuts

WHY CROSSFIT COL:

The community at COL is like no other. You’re welcomed like family from the second you walk through the door and led through a thoughtfully programming by supportive, knowledgeable and caring coaches. No matter the workout, you’re sure to have a few laughs, a good sweat and leave with a smile.

CROSSFIT ONTARIO

CrossFit is a worldwide strength and conditioning fitness program designed for all ages. Whether you’re a beginner or a professional athlete, our programs are designed with universal scalability, making this the ideal exercise program for anyone, regardless of age or experience.

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COMMUNITY = FAMILY

Our main goal is simple, to introduce you to a community that supports and promotes an active and healthy lifestyle. We truly believe that mindset plays a critical role in your fitness, and a proper balance of community and technique can help amplify your training and overall performance.

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Partnerships

We are proud to partner with SWAT Health Burlington which provides the CrossFit Col community with access to the following professional services Chiropractic, Athletic Therapy, Massage, Acupuncture, Naturopath and Physio Rehab.

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