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Kirby Martin

Owner
About me

My strong desire to motivate and encourage people is what led me to becoming a CrossFit coach. When I started doing CrossFit, I loved the program. When I saw how working out like this changed peoples lives it was an easy decision to become a coach. I love seeing the positive change that health makes in peoples lives. My favourite part of coaching is when I see somebody doing something that they thought they would never do again.

I have my CrossFit L1 certification and my MWOD certification. I have also studied Carl Paoli's material and attended his course on movement. 

I love seeing that the mobility we do in the gym to prepare for our training, begins to restore functional range of motion to our bodies. The improved range of motion allows for pain free movement. This life changing impact is why I love what I do. My favourite part of coaching is when I see somebody doing something that they thought they couldn’t do. Seeing my members quality of life outside of the gym improve are the results I aim to provide.

Geoff Demeuleneare

Management
About me

I first walked through the doors of CrossFit Elmira in 2019. I was new to CrossFit, but intrigued by the movements and abilities of the athletes. After seeing some familiar faces and trying a workout I was hooked. I was not in good shape and in need of a dramatic change in my life for my overall health. The team and members at CrossFit Elmira made me feel welcome and quickly made me realize there is something much bigger to this community than the workout. I have been drawn to this community of hard working, like minded members, putting in their best effort every day to create a better version of themselves. There is something very inspiring about that and it keeps drawing me back.

I am a certified CF Level 1 Coach and really enjoy working with athletes to improve themselves through fitness. As a coach and member of this community it is very rewarding to see others achieve their goals and reach limits they thought were out of reach.The time I have spent in the gym over the last handful of years has changed my life dramatically. I look forward to embracing every opportunity and sharing that experience with others.

Zoe Rolph

Management
About me

Being a multisport athlete with a passion for health and fitness, when I found CrossFit I was enamored by the methodology. CrossFit encompasses all things fitness; cardiovascular capacity, strength, community, nutrition and wellness. 

I completed a bachelor's degree in kinesiology with a diploma in fitness and health promotion from the university of Guelph-Humber in 2021. Previously working as a strength and conditioning coach for the varsity athletes and personal trainer, I’ve always had a passion for helping others become the best version of themselves. 

As a CrossFit L1 certified coach it’s my goal to help individuals push their boundaries and create meaningful change in their lives. I truly believe with the support of the CrossFit Elmira team our members can achieve their goals!

Chris Hart

Management
About me

After several years of triathlon racing I was looking for something new to continue my fitness journey. While I felt reasonably fit in the domain of cardiovascular endurance, I felt I was lacking in the areas of strength and flexibility. My search brought me to CrossFit and I quickly realized the constantly varied, functional movement programming was very effective in achieving a higher level of overall fitness.


However, the most powerful aspect of CrossFit is the community. The loudest cheers in the gym are typically reserved, not for the 1st place finisher, but for the person fighting to get those last few reps in before the clock runs out. CrossFit Elmira is made up of an incredible group of people supporting each other to make themselves better today than yesterday.


I am a 3X Ironman finisher and have my CrossFit L1 certification. As a Masters age athlete I appreciate the challenges that age brings to our health and mobility. As a coach, it is very rewarding to help our athletes, of all ages, achieve their goals, regain mobility they may have lost and to accomplish things in the gym they, themselves, didn’t think were possible

Marylou Schwindt

Management
About me

I walked through the doors of CrossFit Elmira (CE) in 2014, knowing no one, and in no time at all I was hooked.  Before, the gym had always been just a tool to increase my fitness level but CE changed that.  A membership here not only increased my fitness and knowledge, it’s allowed me to create amazing connections with so many others.  Since joining CE, I’ve completed the CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Course as well as the CrossFit Kids Certificate course. With my training and passion to help teach young girls the importance of health, I have started a thriving CrossFit Kids class at CE.  


My goal is to teach these young participants the functional movements of CrossFit, working on technique and skill as we increase their strength. I strongly believe, and I am seeing it first hand with these young athletes, that being active is so incredibly important.

 

We work hard but even more importantly, we have fun while incorporating movement. I hope that as they grow up, the importance of movement and fitness stays with them, no matter where they are in their life.

Jayme Amos

Management
About me

I loved CrossFit from my first workout. I have always enjoyed working out but it wasn’t until I started doing CrossFit that it became something more. CrossFit to me is so much more than a fitness program -  it’s a group of like minded friends working hard to be their best. It has provided me the opportunity to have met some of the best people in my life through and being a coach and gives me an outlet to share my passion with others.


Anthony Martin

Management
About me

The environment and culture at CrossFit Elmira is something I enjoy being a part of everyday. As a coach, I love seeing people challenge themselves and walk out of the gym knowing they accomplished their goals. It is my passion to see people reach the personal goals that they have set for themselves.

I have my CrossFit L1 certification and am enjoying the process of learning new skills that make a successful coach. I want to continue to do my part to make the gym a place people look forward to coming to everyday.