OUR TEAM

We are a highly trained group of dedicated professional trainers and health experts that are committed to helping you reach your goals

TINA DERIX

Owner/Trainer

CREDENTIALS:​
NSCA - CPT
NCCP Trained Coach, Olympic Weightlifting
Crossfit Lvl 1

TRAINING SPECIALITIES:​
Strength Training & conditioning for beginner and intermediate individuals with long term goals, Olympic Weight lifting

LOCKY HODGETTS

Owner/Trainer

CREDENTIALS:​
AIS-CPT

TRAINING SPECIALITIES:​
Strength and Conditioning, Barbell Technique, Olympic Lifting

DENISE THOMPSON

Trainer/FST Specialist

CREDENTIALS:
CSEP CPT
BSc Kinesiology
FST Level 2
IDFA Bikini Pro Athlete

TRAINING SPECIALTIES:
Bikini Prep, Functional Range, Mobility and Posture Work, Fascial Stretch Therapy

JAQ PARKER

Class Instructor/Trainer

CREDENTIALS:​
NSCA - CPT

TRAINING SPECIALTIES:
Lifestyle changes, new to training, shattering plateaus!

ERIC COPPICK

Trainer/Boxing Coach

CREDENTIALS:​
BSc Exercise & Wellness
CSEP-CPT
TRX
Bioforce Conditioning

TRAINING SPECIALITIES:​
General population, 55+, kettlebells, functional training, martial arts, weight loss

REBECCA TRANTER

Trainer/Massage Therapist

CREDENTIALS:​
Crossfit level1
Massage Therapy Diploma

TRAINING SPECIALITIES:​
Beginner Weightlifting, Crossfit

JASON ERIKSON

Trainer

CREDENTIALS:​
ISSA Strength and Conditioning Specialist
CanFit Pro Personal Training Specialist
Precision Nutrition Certification

TRAINING SPECIALITIES:​
Lifestyle change, rehab, athletic performance

MEGHANN MONGEAU-COCHRANE

Trainer

CREDENTIALS:
ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
ISSA Nutritionist (in progress)

TRAINING SPECIALTIES:
Beginner, general population, weight loss, muscle gain, technique, and form.

NATALIE MCRAE

Trainer

CREDENTIALS:​
BCRPA-CPT
TRAINING SPECIALITIES:​
Beginners, General Population, Barbell for Beginners, Muscle Development, Strength, and Weight Loss.

JACOB ERBES

Trainer/Physical Therapist

CREDENTIALS:​
BSCA in Biochemistry
Doctorate of Physical Therapy
CMFA
Crossfit Lvl 1
BFRT

TRAINING SPECIALITIES:​
Pain, injury and post-surgical rehab for Crossfit, Powerlifting, Olympic weightlifting, running, basketball, football, and those just looking to get or stay more active. General strength and conditioning focused on improving movement and health.

TAYLOR MORRISION

Trainer

CREDENTIALS:​
NASM-CPT
Fitness Nutrition Specialist (NASM)
Cardiorespiratory Training for Sports Performance (NASM)
Functional Movement Screen Level 1

TRAINING SPECIALITIES:​
Barbell strength training for beginners and intermediate lifters. Sport specific - Tennis, lacrosse, football and soccer.

SAMUEL SCOTT-MONCRIEFF

Trainer/Class Instructor

CREDENTIALS:​
ISSA-CPT
Registered Massage Therapist

TRAINING SPECIALITIES:​
General population. Introduction to fundamental movements, strength and weight loss coaching, and post injury prevention.

HAL KREISEL

Owner/Trainer/Forge Boxing Head Coach

CREDENTIALS:
B.Sc. Kinesiology
CSEP-CPT
Crossfit Lvl 1
Agatsu Kettlebell Lvl 1
NCCP Boxing; Olympic Weightlifting

TRAINING SPECIALTIES:
Beginner strength training for people with special considerations, intermediate lifters taking their skills to the next level, boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai

ZEKE CABELL

Trainer

CREDENTIALS:​
CSCS
Pn1

TRAINING SPECIALITIES:​
Functional Fitness, Olympic Weightlifting, Athlete Development

PARIS DEMERS

Trainer/FST Specialist

CREDENTIALS:
CanFit Pro
Agatsu Level 1
Fascial Strech Therapy Level 1
ELeiko Strength Coach
Darby Training Systems Level 1​

TRAINING SPECIALTIES:
General Population, Kettlebells, Olympic Lifting

JOSE AMADOR

Trainer/Class Instructor

CREDENTIALS:
CFSC
FMS
NCCP Olympic Weightlifting

TRAINING SPECIALTIES:
Functional Movement Systems, Athletic Performance, Olympic Weightlifting, Speed & Agility Coach

TYSON TAKASAKI

Trainer

CREDENTIALS:​
Bachelor of Human Kinetics with a minor in Psychology
CCEP- CTP
OFA - Level 3
Functional Movement Screen Certified
NCCP - Level 2
Camosun College Leadership Management completion
Crossfit - Level 1

TRAINING SPECIALITIES:​
General population, Weight loss, Muscle gain, Sport specific

DANZEL ROSARIO

Trainer/Athletic Therapist

CREDENTIALS:​
BAET
Certified Athletic Therapist CAT(C)
Personal Trainer CSEP-CPT

TRAINING SPECIALITIES:​
Strength & conditioning, powerlifting, resistance training for beginners, injury rehab & management

CONNOR CAIRNS-HAIRE

Trainer

CREDENTIALS:
Can fit Pro Certificate
Ace Personal Training Certificate
Darby Training Systems level 1
Pre-Script Barbell Integration level 1
Thibarmy Optimal Hypertrophy

TRAINING SPECIALTIES:
General Population
Bodybuilding
Olympic Weightlifting
Mobility/stability
Beginners

JOHNSON NGUYEN

Trainer

CREDENTIALS:​
NASM-CPT

TRAINING SPECIALITIES:​
Powerlifting, Beginner Strength and Functional Movement, Strength and Conditioning

LINDSEY WELGUSH

Trainer

CREDENTIALS:​
NASM-CPT
Bachelor of Science (General Sciences)

TRAINING SPECIALITIES:​
Strength Training, Powerlifting, Weight-loss, Muscle gain. Beginners and Intermediates.

JONATHAN BOYD

Yoga Teacher

CREDENTIALS:​
B.Ed
200-Hr Yoga (RYS)

TRAINING SPECIALITIES:​
I teach very thoughtful, playful and vigorous yoga classes. They are challenging, but include multiple stages along the way - accessibility. I emphasize alignment that is more modern and functionality based compared to historic traditional alignment. I am passionate about helping students progress their practice and build a vibrant community. Expect the opportunity to try arm balances and inversions. I've been teaching yoga since 2009 and working on my pipes at Forge since 2018.

ASHLEY MCLAREN

Trainer/Class Instructor

CREDENTIALS:​
CanFit Pro Personal Training
CrossFit Level 1
200hr Hatha Yoga
Mat Pilates

TRAINING SPECIALITIES:​
I work with the general population and specialize in working with individuals who are new to fitness.