Each of our coaches here at PhysXtreme play a vital role in making up the best CrossFit gym team in the city. They are extremely dedicated to their sport and the gym plays a huge part in their lives. Take a moment to read these brief bios and you’ll start to see what we mean. And by all means, don’t be afraid to stop by and say Hi!

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shane

“My passion for weightlifting started as a young teenager and continued through high school where I sought to increase my strength and size in order to improve my athletic abilities. However, it wasn’t long before my passion for lifting weights and learning about strength training, physiology, and nutrition, clouded my thirst for other sports.”

After studying Engineering in University for three years, Shane realized he needed to follow his passion and seek a career as a personal trainer.

Though he began with only private clients, it didn’t take long for people to recognize Shane’s talent for coaching and helping people transform their physique. He quickly became the go-to trainer for bodybuilders and, later, fitness and figure competitors who were seeking someone to coach them through training and nutrition in preparation for competitions.

During his years as a one-on-one trainer, Shane opened two private training studios which required him to employ an increasing number of additional trainers to help him manage a growing demand. Finally, Shane created an outdoor boot camp, which moved and eventually became PhysXtreme!

Shane has appeared on Rogers Daytime and The New RO, where he provided insight on training and nutrition to viewers everywhere. He also worked as a regional and provincial-level judge for bodybuilding, figure, and fitness competitions sanctioned by the Ontario Physique Association, from 1994 to 2011. In 2006, Shane won the Ottawa’s Best Personal Trainer award.

Certifications

  • Ottawa Sports Science Center (OSSC) – Level I, II, III Personal Trainer
  • Sport Performance Institute (SPI) – Level III Personal Trainer
  • Sport Performance Institute (SPI) – Sports Nutrition Certified
  • International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) – Level III Personal Trainer
  • Canadian National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) – Olympic Weightlifting (Technical) – Level I Coach
  • CrossFit – Level 1 Certified Coach
  • CrossFit Powerlifting – Westside Strength Training Methods

Education

  • Electrical Engineering (3 yrs), Carleton University
  • Business Marketing (Hons.), Algonquin College

dave

“When we lift something heavy, we instinctively use more than just arms; we integrate muscle chains, brace through the torso, and lift with the whole body. So why should we exercise any differently? A tool as simple as a kettlebell works the complex muscle chains within the human body, yielding results that make you stronger, faster, and better.”

Dave has over 22 years of experience in martial arts and has practiced yoga for over 15 years. His varied background has given him an acute awareness of how to train the body as one functional unit. He is passionate about teaching every individual the skills needed for movement of the kettlebell and the body.

Dave was introduced to kettlebells spur-of-the-moment and he promptly realized this simple tool was going to kick his butt! Since then, Dave has become an Agatsu Kettlebell Instructor with Shawn Mozen and a Maxwell Kettlebell System Trainer, certified by Steve Maxwell.

Dave is always seeking improvement and new knowledge to complement his kettlebell program such as:

  • Indian Clubs and Maces
  • Joint mobility and flexibility
  • Handstands and circus aerial strength
  • Esoteric practices of breath control

As an instructor, Dave stresses the importance of structure and mobility while building strength, power, endurance and coordination. His charisma, enthusiasm, and high-energy classes will have you addicted to this incredibly versatile training tool.

Swing on!

Certifications
Agatsu

  • Kettlebell Certification
  • Joint Mobility & Movement Certification (Upper & Lower body)
  • Indian Club and Mace Certification

Deflying Fitness

  • Aerial Strength Certification
  • Handstands Certification
  • Flexibility Certification

Other

  • Adaptive Bodywork, ICOpro Canyoning, Freediving, CPR

corinne

“I train for the enjoyment of the CrossFit community. The gym is a passion of mine and holds a big place in my life, and it’s a vital part of my physical and mental health.”

Corinne’s career debuted around the age of 14, when she started practicing middle-distance running and won multiple provincial competitions. She then joined the sports-study program in soccer and volleyball. She excelled in soccer and participated in many provincial competitions before joining the AAA college team in her first year of cégep.

She then moved on to indoor training and took international training and nutrition courses with Coach-Export. She participated in powerlifting competitions, which ultimately helped her perfect her training methods. She fell in love with CrossFit when she had the chance to train with top-level coaches all over Québec in 2013.  Corinne significantly improved both her personal weightlifting and coaching skills after  attending a hands-on weekend weightlifting seminar with Pierre Roy, one of Canada’s best Olympic Weightlifting coaches.

Achievements

  • 6th place Individual NCR Classic, Rx Division – 2016
  • 8th place Team Zoo Battle, Rx Division – 2015

mylene

“Before doing CrossFit I was always working out in a gym. I have no athletic background besides playing youth and high-school-level sports like judo, soccer, and basketball. I’ve been doing weight training for years now, but I really fell in love when I started CrossFit in early October of 2011, and I have been doing it ever since.”

Mylene moved to Gatineau from Gaspe in September 2011. A full-time social worker, Mylene participated in her first CrossFit class in October 2011 and quickly became addicted to the sport.
She completed her level one certification and started coaching in June 2012. Mylene’s upbeat, energetic and positive attitude quickly made her a hit with the athletes in the CrossFit community.
Motivated and passionate, she will push you to achieve your health goals as an athlete whether beginner or advanced.

Achievements

  • 1st place UG Series Ottawa – September 15, 2013
  • 1st place Sweat RX Championship – August 17, 2013
  • 1st place Team (2) Brockville – August 3, 2013
  • 3rd place Wasaga Beach UG Series – July 2013
  • 3rd place Team Competition – June 2013
  • 4th place Reebok Crossfit Games Canada East Regionals (affiliate division) – May 2013
  • 1st place Reebok Crossfit Games Canada East Regionals (affiliate division) – 2012
  • 9th place CompWOD Best of Best, November 2012 (Incidentally, Mylene’s 9th place finishing may have had something to do with her breaking an arm during one of the events and being unable to continue)
  • Participation at the 2012 Rebook Crossfit Games in Carson, California

Certifications

  • Crossfit Level 1 Certification
  • Weightlifting Seminar with Canadian Weightlifting Coach Pierre Roy – January 2016

Education

  • B.Soc, University of Sherbrooke

michael

“I’ve got the best job in the world.”

Mike’s athletic pursuits began with playing competitive baseball at a young age. He was later involved in mixed martial arts training for over five years in Ottawa, and has trained with and been mentored by one of Canada’s best Olympic Weightlifting coaches, Pierre Roy.

Mike joined PhysXtreme/CrossFit 819 in March 2013 and quickly earned the title of Head Coach. He is a career-based strength and conditioning coach and is currently learning from some of the best in the business. Since joining PhysXtreme, Mike has dedicated himself to being the best he can be through learning, education, and training.

Following his completion of a B.Sc. in human kinetics from the University of Ottawa, Mike will be a candidate for a master’s degree in the same area of study. He plans on travelling to multiple countries next year with the goal of learning from some of the best in the world when it comes to sports science and training methods.

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certification
  • CrossFit Powerlifting – Westside Strength Training Methods
  • CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting
  • CrossFit Competitors Course
  • CSEP-CPT Exercise Specialist
  • CSEP-CEP Exercise Physiologist (in progress)
  • NCCP – Olympic Weightlifting Coaching Certification
  • Formation in sports nutrition

Education

  • B.Sc. in human kinetics, University of Ottawa (2012-2016)

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“I tried every sport before I found my true passion: CrossFit.”

Bonjour 😊 je m’appelle Angélique / “Angie”. J’ai commencé CrossFit à PhysXtreme depuis plus de 3ans déjà, ce fût un long et beau cheminement vers une meilleure forme physique. Avant de faire du Crossfit, Je n’avait pas de “background” athlétique et je ne pratiquais aucun sport. À ce moment là je ne savais pas que je m’embarquais dans quelque chose qui allait changer complètement mon mode de vie. J’ai mis les efforts et le temps nécessaire pour atteindre jour après jour mes objectifs et aujourd’hui je suis fière de mes accomplissements et des résultats. Depuis le début, Je suis sous l’aile de “coach Mike” qui à su m’apporter les meilleures outils pour performer et m’améliorer en tant qu’athlète mais il m’a aussi transmis sa façon de “coacher” ce qui me permet d’être confiante lorsque je “coach” des classes. Ça me fait plaisir de partager mes connaissances d’entraînement car, comme plusieurs,moi aussi j’ai déjà été là. Et j’apprends encore, jour après jour.

C’est motivant de voir nos progrès et ça pousse à vouloir toujours s’améliorer.

Au plaisir,

Angélique.

 

 

Achievements

  • competitions individuelle et en équipe: Wodfortoys, Wodktoberfest X2, Grid, Wasaga Beach, NCR Classic
  • 2015 Canada East Open: 903ième place
  • 2016 Canada East Open: 316ième place

Certification & Education

  • Pierre Roy Weightlifting Seminar – January 2016
  • CrossFit Judge Course – 2015 & 2016

cedric

“I tried every sport before I found my true passion: CrossFit.”

Kid’s athletic background comes from 12 years of competitive soccer combined with years of track and field, basketball, volleyball, tennis, ping-pong, hockey, and bodybuilding. In July 2014 he found his true calling when he tried CrossFit for the first time. Since then, the sport has allowed him to infiltrate the amazing CrossFit community and make new friends. Kid became so passionate about it that, after only six months, he decided to do his CrossFit Level 1 certification. Without looking back, he started coaching right away and has gone on to coach hundreds of athletes.

Since he has had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of health professionals such as chiropractors, massage therapists, physiotherapists, and kinesiologists, he’s learnt a lot along the way and it has inspired him to get a degree in human kinetics.

At any given time, you’re likely to find him at the box since he trains multiple hours a day, working away at his goal to win the CrossFit Games. When you see him, don’t hesitate to talk to ask him for advice. He’s energetic, passionate, and completely dedicated to his own CrossFit development as well as the development of those around him.

Achievements

  • 5th place Zoo Battle 2016 – Quebec Qualification
  • 9th place Worldwide in the 17 – 20 age group for the CrossFit Open 2016

Certification

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certification – February 2015
  • Pierre Roy Weightlifting Seminar – January 2016
  • CrossFit Judge Course – March 2016

sebastien

“Do not limit your challenges, challenge your limits.”

Originally from Baie-Comeau, Seb’s work as a police officer brought him to Gatineau in April of 2012. He’s always had a natural talent for sports and has played everything from hockey to football and soccer.

Seb discovered his love for CrossFit when he was introduced to it in February of 2014. Through his perseverance and his devotion to learning about the sport, he quickly became a great athlete and member of the PhysXtreme CrossFit gym team. In 2015, Seb started coaching CrossFit. His calm, positive, and encouraging attitude make him a very liked athlete in the community.

Achievements

  • Zoo Battle Individual Competition, Mont St-Hilaire – September 2014
  • Team Competition, Buckingham – September 2014
  • Power Run Energy Cup, Individual Competition, Quebec City – August 2014
  • CrossFit Team Challenge, Brockville – June 2014

Education

  • 3-year Police Training Program

phillippe

“Learning to move our bodies in this world is a process that is filled with obstacles. From the day we first lift our head and drop it back down, to our first steps followed by a fall, we experience all emotion, yet are driven by the spirit to strive for more. We learn to walk, jump, squat, lunge, twist, push, pull, transfer our weight, run, sequence, coordinate, dance, and play. Somewhere down the line we also learn bad habits and begin to develop patterns that eventually leads us to poor posture, reduced mobility, and physical pain. Yoga and Conscious Movement helps us identify those patterns. Concentration and mental focus can help us change them.”

Phillippe teaches our Yoga and Mobility class tailored to individual needs of stability and mobility in movement. Exploring the body through movement and diverse mobility techniques and practices helps us identify and correct bad movement patterns and/or blind spots, prevent injuries, and heal.

He is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 200) with over 3,000 hours of training in anatomy, mobility, yoga asana, and yoga philosophy with various wold renowned teachers and mentors such as Todd Norian (Ashaya Yoga), Yogrishi Vishvketu (Akhanda Yoga), Todd Lavictiore (Yoga Tune-Up), and Leslie Kaminoff (Anatomy). He has over 4,500 documented hours of teaching classes, teacher’s trainings, and workshops, as well as private clients including competitive fighters, cross-fitters, bodybuilders, athletes, even yoga practitioners.

Experience

  • PTSD Yoga Teacher Traing – 40 hrs with Katherine Marr – 2017
  • Toronto Yoga Conference with Todd Norian – 2016
  • Hatha Yoga Teacher Training – 200hr at Prana Shanti with Laurie Howe, Todd Norian, Dr. Blaise Ryan, and Joe Barnett – 2014
  • Yin Yoga Teacher Training – 40 hrs at Pure Yoga Ottawa with Katherine Rankin – 2014

Qualifications

  • Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 200 level)
  • Approved to qualify new yoga teachers by The Yoga Alliance®
  • Furthered Educations Hours (approved by The Yoga Alliance®)
  • Over 4,000 hrs experience Teaching classes, Teacher trainings, Privates and Workshops

Education

  • Yoga Tune-up Core Immersion at Pure Yoga Ottawa with Todd Lavictoire – 2014
  • Hatha Yoga Teacher Training – 200 hrs at Rama Lotus with Abe Cartland and Laurie Howe – 2012
  • Training with Yogrishi Vishvketu, Ana Forrest, Rod Styker, and Leslie Kaminoff