Experience Matters!

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."
Friedrich Hegel.

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...

Michael Fall

michael fall Click image to see coach info
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 2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017
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

Stephen Borghese

Stephen BorgheseClick image to see coach info
CrossFit Coach. Like most of us, I was never an exceptional athlete – painfully average some might say. Mediocrity in youth sports continued into “remaining active as an adult”; recreational sports, running, lifting weights, and DVD workouts became the norm.

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.

My Experience:
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)

“Like most of us, I was never an exceptional athlete but recreational sports, running, lifting weights, and DVD workouts became the norm.”

Crossfit Guelph Owner Stephen Borghese

Curtis Ratry

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My path to crossfit started like many others. Countless hours spent in conventional gyms with no plan, bad form, and little results led me to look for something better. Eventually, I gave in to mounting pressure from my brother to try this new exercise methodology he had discovered called crossfit. My initiation to crossfit was a smorgasbord of unspeakable pain, physical exhaustion, and shameful vomitting. I've been hooked ever since.

My passion for crossfit has continued to grow and I enjoy seeking out ways to improve my capacity as an athlete and as a coach. I enjoy working with athletes new to crossfit and seeing their initial excitement grow into a sustained effort towards living a healthier life. Crossfit helped reshape my attitude and understanding of health and fitness and I look forward to helping the members of CFG along their path however I can.

My Experience:
Crossfit Level 1
Crossfit Olympic Weightlifting Certification
Crossfit Mobility Certification
Freestyle Movement with Carl Paoli
Football Coach: Guelph Minor Football Association and Centennial C.V.I.

“My initiation to crossfit was a smorgasbord of unspeakable pain, physical exhaustion, and shameful vomitting. I've been hooked ever since.”

Crossfit Guelph Owner Stephen Borghese

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