WE ARE NOT PERSONAL TRAINERS
WE ARE COACHES!
Because Trainers “Train” people…Coaches, CHANGE people! At TFW Barrie we don’t just train people, we change peoples lives. To truly change peoples lives in a positive way it takes much more than just a Personal Training Certification.
For this reason, TFW Barrie does not employ someone who just went out and got a weekend Personal Training Certification…we want to see something different in someone. We want to see passion, commitment and a true dedication to helping change peoples lives.
Rob purchased TFW Barrie after retiring from Paramedic Services after serving for 36 years.
Rob has a true passion for helping people get better and succeed and works diligently with everyone individually so they can achieve their goals. In his words “your success is my success”.
Rob has spent his entire life in some aspect of the fitness industry, including gymnastics, martial arts and weight training. Aside from coaching downhill skiing and gymnastics in previous years, Rob has spent thousands of hours in many fitness centres constantly working to improve his fitness and overall health.
Rob is a certified Level 1 & 2 Training for Warriors Instructor, is certified in Strength and Conditioning, and is currently completing his Precision Nutrition certification.
Aside from Rob’s passion for fitness and nutrition, he is an advanced scuba diver, loves kayaking and has recently been introduced to kiteboarding. Rob has been a resident of Barrie since 2003.
Alex is a professional firefighter with over 8 years of coaching in the fitness industry.
He has competed in and trained athletes in Volleyball (OCAA), Olympic Lifting, Power Lifting, and MMA along with day to day clients. He currently competes in Firefighter Combat Challenges.
Alex’s Training and Certifications:
- Strength and Sport Conditioning Diploma – Canadore College
- Recreation and Leisure Services – Canadore College
- Recruit Fire Academy Training – Texas A&M University
- YMCA Individual Conditioning Level 2 and Group Fitness Level 1
Coach Kaitlin is a strong believer that “Movement is Medicine”. Growing up, sports and physical activity were Kaitlin’s way of life. It wasn’t until Kaitlin attended University where she learned the endless health benefits which fitness brings to one’s quality of life. This is where Kaitlin’s passion for fitness grew deeper and stronger, earning her degree in Physical Education. Kaitlin also holds a diploma in Massage Therapy and is a Registered Massage Therapist.
Kaitlin’s approach is to empower clients, challenge them, push them to their limits and overcome barriers they never thought possible. By incorporating knowledge of the body and proper mechanics, Kaitlin assists clients in achieving their goals through optimal movement patterns, better training techniques and rehabilitative approaches.
Kaitlin is about “POSITIVE ENERGY” and you will always see her coaching with a smile. Kaitlin believes that, “In medicine, there is no magical cure-all. But if there were one, physical activity would be it. No other therapy provides as many health benefits!”
Born and raised just outside of Orillia, Coach Sarah has always been passionate about sports and fitness. Her drive to be the best athlete landed her a position on the Canadian National Women’s Ball Hockey team from 2010-2012.
Sarah’s commitment to being a member of a functioning, cohesive team, lead her to a career in the Fire Services, in addition to working as a personal trainer, wellness coach, and group fitness instructor. Sarah still competes in team sports as a member of CrossFit’s Team Fire Power.
Sarah is a highly motivated, energetic and passionate coach, who stands by her clients in their pursuit for personal excellence. Sarah believes, “Everyone is an athlete that has infinite potential both mentally and physically, once they unlock the power within!”