Meet the Coaches

ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

Our highly-qualified coaches are dedicated to you and each and every class they lead. We understand your goals - we've been there and we've coached members through every imaginable fitness goal. From the smallest (but not always the easiest) to the seemingly impossible, we're here to help and guide you though them all.

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Ryan Abush

COACH / OWNER

Ryan Abush

COACH / OWNER

Ryan has always been passionate about fitness. He obtained his degree Kinesiology with a focus specifically on exercise science so that he could pursue a career as a trainer. Ryan found CrossFit while attending university but it was a concept foreign to him, and nothing like the traditional exercise theory and methods he was learning. Over the next several years as he built his fitness career, he found that no program was as effective or as efficient as CrossFit.

With an advanced understanding of human physiology, and kinesiology, Ryan was able to delve deeper into the CrossFit methodology and learned to apply it just as efficiently as it provided superior results. He knew that the demand for a CrossFit box was there in Newmarket and in opening CrossFit Newmarket/Aurora Central, he was able to fulfill his dreams of pursuing an independent career in fitness, and provide an unmatched service to the Newmarket community.

Certifications

  • B.Sc. Kinesiology Guelph University
  • Fitness & Health Promotion Diploma - Fanshawe College
  • CrossFit L-2
  • CrossFit L-1
  • CrossFit Weightlifting
  • CrossFit Endurance
  • Agatsu Level 1 Kettlebell Instructor
  • Canadian Society For Exercise Physiology Certified Personal Trainer
  • Standard First Aid & Heart Saver(C) CPR
  • USAW Sports Performance Coach
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Michelle Fallis

COACH / OWNER

Michelle Fallis

COACH / OWNER

Michelle has always been active and into fitness but when she tried her first CrossFit workout, it seemed as if everything fell into place. After researching the methodology and experiencing the potency of the methodology, she knew she wanted to open her own box. Today, she’s realized her dreams and is truly passionate about sharing her love of fitness with the Newmarket community.

Certifications

  • Fitness and Health Promotion Diploma - Humber College
  • CrossFit L-1
  • CrossFit Weightlifting
  • CrossFit Endurance
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • Agatsu Kettlebell Instructor Level 1 and 2
  • Can-Fit-Pro Personal Trainer
  • Sports Conditioning Coach - Twist Conditioning Sports Movement Level 1 and 2
  • Sports Strength Level 1 and 2
  • Standard First Aid & Heart Saver(C) CPR
  • USAW Sports Performance Coach
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Tricia Stratton

MEMBERSHIP / OFFICE MANAGER

Tricia Stratton

MEMBERSHIP / OFFICE MANAGER

Bio coming soon!

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Andrew Carnovale

COACH

Andrew Carnovale

COACH

Andrew is a businessman by day, and coach and elite level powerlifter by night. While he has been an athlete all his life, reaching rep level in hockey and soccer, he has also competed at the Provincial and National level in powerlifting. Today, he enjoys being part of a community that’s passionate and ambitious. His goal as a coach is just to help people, no matter their goals.

Certifications

  • CrossFit L-1
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Danny Martin

COACH

Danny Martin

COACH

Danny loves teaching, from his time tutoring in high school to teaching skateboarding, he has always loved sharing anything he can with a new friend. After years of personal training he found himself at a Crossfit certification course. Still new to the sport, he became obsessed. Having come from a background full of form related injuries, he was eager to adopt a program focused on virtuosity and exploring the depth of movement capacity. He has gone through great lengths of trial and error and loved every opportunity to share his success for the betterment of others. Currently his is enrolled in a four year diploma for Osteopathic Manual Medicine in Hamilton (worth googling). In the meantime, he cannot escape his eagerness to continue throwing on music and filling a class with smiles.

Certifications

  • CrossFit level 1 & 2 certified – 2014
  • Crossfit Olympic Weightlifting Certified- 2015
  • Crossfit Endurance certified - 2015
  • GLPTI certified – 2013
  • Darby Training Systems Certification 1 - postural assessment, rehabilitation and advanced program design – 2013
  • Darby Training Systems Advanced strength training – 2013
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Ernesto Spagnuolo

COACH

Ernesto Spagnuolo

COACH

Ernesto is an accomplished athlete, having played hockey for 8 years, baseball for 5 years, and recently taking first place at 3 local CrossFit competitions. He pursued a coaching position with CrossFit Newmarket/Aurora Central after interning there to finish up his schooling. During his internship, he realized just how much experience and knowledge there was to gain as a coach. But what he really came to appreciate was helping people accomplish goals towards living fitter, healthier lives.

Certifications

  • Honours Bachelor of Applied Science in Kinesiology
  • Diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion
  • Bachelor of Education Primary/Junior
  • CrossFit L-1
  • CrossFit L-2
  • USAW Level 1
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Nikki Matarazzo

COACH

Nikki Matarazzo

COACH

Nikki is an elite athlete who’s seen success in professional athletics. She played professional soccer in Europe for 5 years, but it wasn’t until after that she found CrossFit. While she pursued a professional soccer career, Nikki has always wanted to work with people in some respect. CrossFit became the perfect avenue. With a degree in psychology and her athletic background, CrossFit became the best way for her to apply both education and experience in helping change people’s lives.

Certifications

  • Bachelor of Arts - Psychology and Sociology
  • CrossFit L-1
  • USAW Sport Performance Coach Certification
  • CPR
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Tanya Martin

COACH

Tanya Martin

COACH

As a graduate from the University of Prince Edward Island, Tanya spent 7 years as a Chartered Accountant but has recently decided to pursue a career change to chase a passion she's always had for health, fitness, and purely just helping others. She was currently enrolled in a four year diploma for Osteopathic Manual Medicine at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy in Hamilton and will be starting her new journey in the fall of 2017.

Tanya grew up playing every sport in the book but her main focus was hockey. She played hockey both in her hometown and competitively at the provincial level. She always strived to be a good leader and an inspiration to others on and off the ice. As she got older, she became more interested in sharing her knowledge of the game with others, so she decided to switch from playing her favorite sport to coaching younger female athletes growing up in the hockey world.

As a coach, Tanya’s passion for health and fitness continued as she made her daily trips to the gym to focus on her own fitness and wellbeing. It wasn’t until January of 2015 when she was introduced to CrossFit and weightlifting, but since day one, she never looked back. With an athletic background and a competitive mind, she was determined to learn as much as she possibly could about her new sport that she absolutely loved.

After only 9 months competing into CrossFit herself, with wanting to be a coach in mind, she went on to get her CrossFit Level 1 certificate in the fall of 2015 and started coaching soon after. Since then, Tanya also got her CrossFit Gymnastics Specialty Course certificate and plans to attend a weightlifting coach’s course in the near future.

With sports being the biggest part of her life since she was a child, Tanya is so grateful to have found a sport where she can continue both being competitive as an athlete as well as being the best coach she can be by inspiring and helping others reach their goals.

Tanya is very happy to have chosen to join the Crossfit Newmarket and Aurora Central community and looks forward to being a part of the fitness journeys of so many amazing members.

As she continues to grow as a coach, you will find her smiling and singing to the music in the midst of motivating others to be the best and the happiest they can be!

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Specialty Gymnastics Certificate
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Raymond Parker

COACH

Raymond Parker

COACH

Raymond came to CFNAC over two years ago in pursuit of breaking the routine and isolation that the ‘big box’ gyms had offered him for years. He realized that weight training alone coupled with the lack of guidance one generally has in their own routine didn’t translate well into his performance. What he found in his first CrossFit class was both humbling and inspirational. This sparked a passion for CrossFit’s culture and the efficacy of the results oriented programming CFNAC had to offer.

Raymond’s interest in transitioning from athlete to coach came after he experienced a life-threatening injury at work. It was an eye opening moment for him when the ER doctor said, “...whatever you’re doing, keep doing it” – referring to the conditioning of his heart.  After that experience he decided to take his passion for health, well-being, and fitness to others. He felt that by becoming a coach he would be able to help others in the CrossFit community create positive change in their lives too.

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • ISSA Fitness Trainer
  • NCCP Trained
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Rob Quilty

COACH

Rob Quilty

COACH

Sports in Rob’s life have always been the constant. Through international travel as a child, there was always soccer. Through High school there was more soccer, this time competing at a high level and coaching, track and field, lacrosse, sports photography and most influentially immersing himself into the world of climbing, a sport that still holds a special spot in his heart to this very day.

Moving into his mid 20’s sports took a back seat to school, working, marriage and children (although it can be argued that they are a sport of their own).

Feeling that hole in his life Rob sought out sport and fitness again and joined CFNAC in 2013. CrossFit became the fitness outlet that he had been missing. He immersed himself in CrossFit enjoying all aspects of the functional movement, flexibility and strength that came with it. He strives to be ever learning, fiercely training and always sharing his love and passion for how CrossFit has positively influenced his life.

Certifications

  • CrossFit level 1 and 2 certifications
  • CrossFit anatomy course
  • CrossFit lesson planning
  • CrossFit running course
  • CrossFit scaling course
  • CrossFit spot the flaw
  • USAW sport performance coach
  • CPR
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Gregg Sutch

COACH

Gregg Sutch

COACH

I have been coaching CrossFit and athletes for 6 years.

I gained my experience through completing the Fitness & Health Program at Georgian College along with my years of coaching. I have also completed my CrossFit Level 2 course.

I choose CrossFit as a profession because I find it rewarding to help athletes reach their goals whether it’s as big as competing in a competition or just being able to move their arms overhead without pain. CrossFit provides a platform for being able to measure progress in many ways such as performance-related goals, physical goals, or even simply feeling better everyday. For this reason, I choose CrossFit as a way to connect with all of you in the fitness community.

I currently train a variety of clients ranging from general fitness goals, getting ready for a wedding in the summer, and kids getting ready for their next hockey season in a few months.

I am opening up my availability to those who are interested in personal training that is geared towards whatever your goals may be.

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Jadzia Truszkowski

COACH

Jadzia Truszkowski

COACH

Jadzia is a passionate in pursuing both personal and athletic success. After playing soccer her whole life, she needed to find something that could keep her just as competitive. She walked into her first CrossFit class and everything else is History. She fell in love with everything that CrossFit is and stands for. Bringing together a community of people from all different avenues of life is what stood out to her the most and what she loves to see when she coaches. Having the opportunity to help and coach people with different experience levels, abilities and goals is what makes things exciting.
Successfully qualifying for regionals as an individual both in 2017/18 years has given her the experience she needs as a competitive athlete. This pushed her to compete in competitions throughout the year like Wodapalooza, Granite Games, Atlas Games, etc. With these bigger competitions comes the experience of what it takes to compete at a high level.

Even though competition is something she is very passionate about, working with a community of people trying to better their lives is what she loves to do most. Every day is an opportunity to make someone’s day better. Now that, right there, is something special.

Learn more about Jadzia here: https://youtu.be/kJwszjyhxBs

Certifications

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Marketing
  • CrossFit Level 1 Certification
  • Precision Nutrition Certification
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Shelby Hill

COACH

Shelby Hill

COACH

Shelby's love for fitness has grown out of a ridiculously active life, you’ll never find her too far from water or snow. With a degree in Physical Education and now completing a a post-graduate in Workplace Wellness and Health Promotion, Shelby see’s how being active has great rewards on a persons well-being and how the social atmosphere of group fitness contributes positively to our mental health. Her love for community fuels her energy to help people become their best selves and thrive for constant improvement. It’s not about being the best, it’s about being your best.

Shelby brings a lot of experience to CFNAC after spending close to a decade training and managing at multiple functional fitness facilities across Ontario.

Learn more about Shelby here: https://youtu.be/LF_6qTlF30Q

Certifications

  • BPHE - Brock University
  • Post Graduate - Workplace Wellness and Health Promotion-Centennial College
  • CrossFit Level 1
  • Agatsu Upper Body Mobility
  • Darby Training Systems Level 1
  • CPR + First Aid
  • MHCC - Mental Health First Aid
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Skyller Danis

COACH

Skyller Danis

COACH

Skyller has always had a love for sport and fitness. After having left competing in high-level gymnastics for 9 years, she was on the hunt to find something that would continue to feed her competitive edge. That is how she came across CrossFit, not only does it challenge her physically, it is also a great mental challenge. She thought it was great to see how people of all athletic backgrounds have come together to form a community that is like family. 

Being a competitive gymnastics coach of 8 years and seeing the difference she makes in young athletes lives is why she started looking into expanding her skills. Gymnastics and CrossFit go hand in hand, so why not bring both the things she loves and put them together? Working with people of all abilities is what she is truly passionate about. Skyller thinks the ability to change someone’s day is the best reward!

Certifications

  • NCCP Certified In Men’s & Women’s Gymnastics
  • NCCP Certified Trampoline Gymnastics
  • CF Level 1
  • Precision Nutrition
  • Standard First Aid/CPR Level C
  • Multiple NCCP Multi Sport Courses
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Hilary Greavette

COACH

Hilary Greavette

COACH

Hilary has always been very active and has a passion for sports and fitness. Growing up, you would frequently find her at the swimming pool, on the soccer field, out for a run or at one of the local gyms. Just over 5 years ago, Hilary was looking for something a bit different to mix up her workout routine and tried CrossFit at CFNAC. She was hooked from day one!

Throughout her high school and university years, Hilary worked with children – coaching and teaching swimming and soccer. After university, she worked as a personal trainer, until she realized that she should combine her passions of fitness and working with children and go into teaching. She has been an educator in the public education system for the last 11 years and tends to be heavily involved in sports at the school level – coaching cross country, volleyball, basketball and track and field, as well as organizing and running various events. She is very excited to work with the CrossFit Kids program at CFNAC and help the kids realize how wonderful CrossFit and the CrossFit community is!

Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Education Primary/Junior
  • CrossFit Level 1 Certification
  • Standard First Aid and CPR
  • The Brand X Method™ Online Basic Kids Course Test

"Coaches are amazing! Owners are amazing!" - Natalie M.