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David Whitty

Head Trainer/Co-owner

Level 2 Crossfit Certified
Crossfit Running Endurance Certified
CrossFit Kids Certified
CrossFit Gymnastics Certified
CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certified
CrossFit Running Certified – Pose Technique Level 1
CrossFit Power Lifting Certified
CrossFit Mobility Certified
Outlaw Olympic Lifting Seminar
California Strength Olympic Lifting Seminar

I discovered CrossFit in June 2006 and started the workouts on my own in the park in the early morning hours. I was hooked right away. In January of 2007 I went to the old CrossFit Head Quarters in Santa Cruz, California and took the CrossFit Level I Trainer Certification and the search for all things CrossFit began. I’ve been lucky enough to get to Cert’s with Coach B (O. Lifting Cert.), Spencer Arnold (Outlaw Olympic Lifting), Spencer Moorman/Nicole Lim/Rob Blackwell (California Strength Olympic Lifting), the Martin’s (Kid’s Cert.) Tucker (Gymnastics), Brian MacKenzie (Endurance), Dr. Nicholas Romanov (Running – Pose Technique) and Louie Simmons (PowerLifting at WestSide Barbell), Kelly Starett (Mobility) and a host of other HQ trainers at various Level 1 and 2 Cert’s. Along the way I’ve gotten to help teach a couple times at Level 1 Cert’s to the Canadian Forces at CFB GageTown, the RCMP in Montreal and the eager masses in Toronto at Moss Park. What an amazing journey its been and its only beginning!

My previous fitness experience includes being a personal trainer as far back as the early 90′s in Toronto while going to Chiropractic College, working mostly with triathletes. I was a swim instructor, downhill skiing instructor, and I started my undergraduate education in Phys.Ed. before focusing my studies after two years to a biology degree in getting ready for chiropractic college. I graduated from St.F.X. in 1993 and the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1997, and have been practicing in Charlottetown since that time.

I am the chiropractor at bodyworks, a multipi-disciplinary health clinic in downtown Charlottetown, and I work at the Souris Hospital once every three weeks to a month for the past twelve years.

My own sporting interests include being a former downhill ski racer, competitive swimmer, runner, high jumper and member of varsity soccer, basketball and water polo teams. When life allows, I am an avid golfer and scuba diver.
E-mail: dave.cfpei@gmail.com

Michael Ives

Trainer/Co-owner

Level 1 Certified Trainer
CrossFit Gymnastics Certified
CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certified
CrossFit Kids Certified
CrossFit Coaches Prep Course
CrossFit Mobility Certified

After learning about CrossFit in November of 2007 from Dave, we started to set up CrossFit PEI. I began training in January 08 after Dave got back from his Level 1 cert.

The initial CrossFit workouts were humbling but I began to see results in a very short period of time. I found that the the efficiency and effectiveness of the programming allowed for greater gains in strength, endurance and overall fitness in a shorter period of time. On top of that, it is a great community – I have never met a more supportive group of competitive people in my life.

I have been doing Taekwondo since 1987 and am a Sixth Degree Black Belt Master. I have taken a number of National Coaching Certification Program courses for both coaching and general instruction of adults and children. I am also a certified Level 1 Snowboard Instructor with the Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors.
E-mail: michael.ives@netlegal.ca
Phone: (902) 314-5425

Cheryl Paynter

Trainer

Level 1 Certified Trainer
CrossFit Gymnastics Certified
Crossfit Running Endurance Certified
CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certified
CrossFit Coaches Prep Course

Drawn to CrossFit in 2008, I quickly discovered that I had found the right conditioning program for me. I was intrigued and was instantly hooked on the all-out intensity of the workouts. I was hungry for more knowledge and attended my Level 1 certification in January of 2009 and have been a part time trainer at CFPEI since early March of 2009. I am drawn to CrossFit for three major reasons; the fantastic (and relentless) coaching, the community and the results. CrossFit offers the best of all of these worlds along with a healthy dose of competitiveness and a great forum for us big kids to have fun all the while continuously improving our fitness levels.  In short, CrossFit rocks!

Joey Mokler

Trainer

Level 1 Certified Trainer
CrossFit Gymnastics Certified
CrossFit Nutrition Certified
CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certified

I always felt that I had a good level of fitness, but I struggled with being able to lift significant weight or able to keep high cardio intensity. My goal was to be strong, but still be fast. While I always lifted weights, I also dabbled with other programs and tried running. I did get results, but nothing really clicked.

After my first CrossFit workout, I was humbled and knew that I had found the right program for me. Beyond conditioning I wanted to move better, so I took queues from the other trainers and started looking into learning more. That is when I signed up for my Level 1 certification.

There are many skills to work on in CrossFit. So I signed up for a few more certs. I attended a Gymnastics certification with some of the other trainers—it was fun but also gave us a better perspective of the importance of body awareness. I then completed a Nutrition certification that focuses on health and athletic performance. And most recently I’ve completed the Olympic-lifting certification.

Anne Ives

Trainer

Level 1 Certified Trainer
CrossFit Gymnastics Certified
CrossFit Kids Certified
CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certified
CrossFit Mobility Certified

After trying a number of different types of workouts, I was drawn to CrossFit by it’s efficiency (that plus Mike was already doing it). I find that I can get better workout in a shorter period of time.

While I have seen a number of benefits from CrossFit, one of the more significant was improving my running. Even though I never really enjoyed it (mainly because I sucked at it), I ended up running a leg in the PEI Marathon Corporate Relay team without any training for it – and actually enjoyed it.

As a teacher who works with younger kids, I could see the benefits that this kind of program would offer to them. So in August 2009, I went to Texas to take the CrossFit Kids cert. Building on what I had learned at my Level 1 and Gymnastics certs, I learned a great deal and started to help teach the Teens class.

Corena Hughes

Trainer

Level 1 Certified Trainer
CrossFit Running/Pose Tech Certified
CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certified

Corena is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Rehab Medicine program and is a registered physiotherapist with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Corena has practiced in various locations across Canada for the past 17 years and she has operated her private clinic at Bodyworks in Charlottetown for the past nine years.

Corena’s primary area of interest is the assessment of movement. Movement is the activity that every patient with a musculoskeletal impairment wants to resume without pain and restriction. The assessment of movement is at the core of Corena’s physiotherapy practice.

Corena has extensive personal experience in long distance running, Ironman triathlons and ten years of Iyengar Yoga training. Corena has been practicing Crossfit since 2008 at Crossfit PEI in Charlottetown. Her formal Crossfit training includes Level 1 certification, Crossfit running, Olympic lifting and Mobility. Corena teaches the weekly mobility WOD at Crossfit PEI.

Corena lives with her husband in Stratford, Prince Edward Island and can be reached at www.bodyworkspei.ca .

Sarah Brown

Trainer

Level 1 Certified Trainer

CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certified

I’ve been sold on CrossFit since day one. I love the sense of community, the spirit of competition, and simply getting my sweat on. I’ve been at it since early 2008 and have seen plenty of gains across “broad time and modal domains” to keep me coming back. In 2009/10, I was lucky enough to experience my first successful “CrossFit pregnancy,” which culminated with skipping-induced labour.

My athletic background includes more than 15 years of competitive sprint canoe/kayak*, including a couple of national championships.

*Not to be confused with rowing. I have never rowed, aside from the tortuous machine in the gym.

Michael Chaloner

Trainer

Level 1 Certified Trainer

When I was first introduced to CrossFit in November of 2006 I was already a self described “gym rat”, and was at that time in the best shape of my life. I was quickly humbled and realized just how much my overall physical fitness was lacking. For the next four years I continued to improve and increase my capacity. Then in December of 2010 I joined CrossFit PEI and under the watchful eyes of the highly knowledgeable coaching staff I was able improve my technique, and to this day continually see regular improvements in my fitness.  In short, my so called “best shape of my life” before CrossFit compared to after, would be like comparing someone crawling the 100 meter dash to someone sprinting the 100 meter dash. In December of 2012 I took the long overdue plunge and completed my CrossFit Level 1 Training Certification so I could give back to others that which I am so passionate about.

My athletic background growing up focused on Football, Baseball and Basketball. Between those I also played volleyball, badminton, wrestled and ran some track. After high school I played senior mens  football, have run a half-marathon (on CrossFit training alone), completed a 36 hour adventure race and competed at the World Police and Fire Games. I now focus on competing in CrossFit competitions and have bucket list goals of trying my hand at both a weightlifting and powerlifting competition.

Mallory Malloy

Trainer

Level 1 Certified Trainer

I heard from a friend that CrossFit consisted of “lifting heavy things and swinging around on bars”, and that’s when I knew I had to sign up ASAP!

I did my first WOD in May of 2012 and fell head over heels for the sport (literally and figuratively!). Yes, it was lifting heavy things and swinging around on bars, but it was also so much more than that. I remember one of my first workouts being a couplet of squat snatch and doubles unders (daunting, I know!) and there were individuals twice my age, lifting twice as much as me and kicking my tush! I had never been both so inspired and humbled at the same time.

The relationships I have made, the tight-knit community, and the results I continue to see day after day because of CrossFit are what motivated me to become Level 1 certified in April 2013. I have gained so much knowledge these past few months having had the opportunity to be a “trainer in training” and I am looking forward to continue to grow as a coach and help others on their CrossFit journeys!


Cindy Smith

Trainer

I found Crossfit in February 2010 after becoming increasingly bored with my gym workouts. I tried constantly changing long circuits, but they were random and still somehow boring. Crossfit not so much. I think what I liked the most from day one was the personal challenge this sport presents. It kicks my ass and dares me to fight back. I’ve had big changes in body composition, strength, agility and confidence. I see women and men persevere, fail, win, and try again every day I come to class. This stuff makes you strong inside and out. Needless to say I love it, and want to see others reap the benefits it has to offer. In 2011 I got certified as a Level 1 trainer, and then shadowed our awesome trainers before starting to coach on my own. My sports and fitness background consists of some gymnastics in my younger days, high school basketball, and a 2009 half marathon. Next up for me is a Crossfit Kids course!

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