At CrossFit Guelph our senior trainers have long lists of qualifications, practical experience and are life-long athletes, specializing in a variety of sports, such as wrestling, cycling and martial arts. All of them are enthusiastic and dedicated to making your goals a reality. Most importantly, all your trainers at CrossFit Guelph have a passion for helping you on your journey to health and fitness and a keen desire to further their own educations.
"Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion."
Whether you are looking to lose weight, get strong or feel great naked our trainers will do everything we can to help you achieve your goal. Meet the CrossFit Guelph trainers...
|Owner and head trainer at the Original CrossFit in Guelph and the 9th in Canada. Michael has over 25 years of experience coaching and training i|
|CrossFit, Olympic Lifting and Martial Arts.|
|CrossFit Trainer Certification 2007|
|NCCP Technical Weightlifting Coach 2008|
|CrossFit Nutrition Certification with Robb Wolf 2009|
|CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer Certification with Jeff Tucker 2009|
|CrossFit Olympic Lifting Trainer Certification with Mike Burgener 2009|
|CrossFit Barbell Trainer Certification with Mark Rippetoe 2009|
|CrossFit Mobility and Recovery Trainer Certification with Kelly Starett 2010|
|CrossFit Kids Trainer Certification 2011|
|CrossFit Judges Certification 2012,2013|
|CrossFit Regionals East Judge 2008 – 2011|
|OHPA Olympic Weightlifting for Sports Performance with Trevor Cottrell 2011|
|Certified Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Professional – Grey Cook 2012|
|Agatsu Certified Kettlebell Instructor, 2014|
|Agatsu Upper Body Joint and Mobility Instructor, 2014|
|CPR Level C|
|3 rd Degree Black Belt Shorinjiryu Kudaka Karate|
|2 year indoor private student and 1 year assistant instructor at University of Toulio (Taiwan) Kung Fu club under “Jack” lineage of Cheng Man-ch-ing, Yang style T’ai Chi|
Very proud father of two amazing teenagers, one doing her Bsc, at University of Toronto, the other entering High School both are and have been involved in the Martial Arts and CrossFit from a young age.
“The most important quality a trainer/coach must have is PASSION. Without it, nothing is possible, with it, everything”Crossfit Guelph Owner Michael Fall
In August of 2013, I sustained a pretty severe back injury. Being a spectator to anything physical for the next 6 months, I decided to go back to school and get my RMT certification. This taught me a lot about biomechanics, anatomy, postures and positions that could have prevented my injury and allows me to help prevent and rehabilitate others.
I stumbled upon Crossfit during this journey as I dug deep into the work of several movement professionals. I learned that Crossfit isn't only a workout, its a movement practice. We learn the proper way to squat, pull, push, hinge, press etc. I finally joined Crossfit Guelph in April of 2016 and working with CFG owner Michael Fall, I knew this was the place I wanted to train. He helped me fine tune some of my lifts and instantly made me more efficient. The community here at CFG is very welcoming and supportive.
I got involved in the Mobility class on Saturday Mornings after a month or so after joining CFG. I enjoy sharing my knowledge of anatomy and movement with the members and like to show them ways to essentially take the brakes off their movement. I truly believe the average human being needs to be stronger and more mobile and it's great to be able to do both here at CFG
“"We don't rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to our level of training." -Archilochus”Mobility Coach Matthew Angell
|I got my start in Crossfit at Crossfit Core K-Town in Kenora, Ontario in 2012 while looking to shake up my offseason training program. I expected hard workouts, but I didn’t expect to fall in love with the community and atmosphere the way that I did. Crossfit changed the way I saw fitness.|
|After graduating from Police Foundations at Confederation College in Thunder Bay I moved to Guelph to continue my education at the university. Putting my junior hockey career behind me meant looking for a new outlet for my spirited personality. I gave rowing a shot and although I saw potential and had success, it wasn’t what I was looking for.|
|I loved participating in Crossfit, but fitness is a passion for me and I wanted more than to be a participant. I received my L-1 in March of 2015 and I was welcomed into Crossfit Guelph as an intern with open arms. I instantly fell in love with the community at CFG and it quickly became a second home. Since joining CFG, my passion for Crossfit has slowly morphed itself into a dedication to weightlifting. Therein I was able to find my love of sport that I had been searching for since aging out of junior hockey. I obtained my weightlifting coaches certification in June of 2015 and it has since become an obsession that I hope to eventually take to the competitive circuit.|
|I have a passion for helping others increase performance and unlock their full potential. To me there is only one thing in the world that feels better than hitting a new PR, and that’s watching someone else hit one. There is beauty and grace in perfect movement, and that’s what I would like to help people achieve.|
|You’ll find me at the gym at any given time helping out wherever I’m needed; most likely reciting thoughtful and inspirational quotes from Karate Kid.|
“All good things in life begin with violent hip extension”Crossfit Guelph Coach Eric Ostenfelt
Dan is a super nice guy, always has a smile on his face and generally is just fun to be around. He is always challenging himself and others to be their best. Dan survived our internship program and now after 3 years at CFG we are proud to bring him onboard as a trainer. Dan can be found running the 5 and 6 pm classes on Wednesday night.
“Bringing CrossFit to the furthest reaches of the galaxy”Crossfit Guelph Coach Dan Neeson
I tried Crossfit to ‘shake things up’ and – following a seriously humbling WOD - have experienced continued measurable improvement in my overall fitness ever since. My passion for Crossfit has grown over the years and has morphed from purely personal improvement to genuine interest and enjoyment in seeing growth in the abilities of all members at the box.
Our core principles of technique, consistency, and intensity, combined with the passion of our coaches, are the basis for the continual improvement that is evident everyday at Crossfit Guelph
I’m a proud father of three boys and husband to an amazing woman who remains both motherly and wifely despite the abundance of testosterone within our walls.
“Bringing CrossFit to the furthest reaches of the galaxy”Crossfit Guelph Coach Stephen Borghese
- Credentials: L1 Crossfit Instructor (August 2014)
- Coaching a variety of sports at a range of different ages and abilities
- CPR – lots of practical experience (as well as annual re-certification)