Meet The CrossFit Vernon Coaching Team

Jeremy Meredith

Owner, Coach

Email: jeremy@crossfitvernon.ca

Two time World CrossFit Games competitor and nationally ranked Olympic weightlifter. Jeremy is CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit endurance, and NCCP Olympic Weightlifting Level 1 ‘Club Coach’ certified. A life of athletics and a passion for weight training led Jeremy to open CrossFit Vernon in August of 2010. Now working and training full time, Jeremy passes on what he learns in his pursuit of fitness to the members of CrossFit Vernon.

Qualifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Endurance
  • NCCP Olympic Weightlifting Level 1 ‘Club Coach’
  • Certified CrossFit Kids Trainer

Deanna Meredith

Owner, Coach

Email: deanna@crossfitvernon.ca

Deanna’s only regret with CrossFit is that she didn’t find it sooner. Deanna has always loved sports and played a wide range, and felt right at home when she joined CrossFit Vernon in January of 2012. Her favourite part about CrossFit Vernon is the community; everyone is supportive of one another and it makes her so proud to be a part of a place that creates confidence and willingness to learn. She is impressed daily with the progress of  …read more

Qualifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • Certified CrossFit Kids Trainer
  • NCCP Olympic Weightlifting Level 1 ‘Club Coach’
  • Bachelor of Education Degree – UVic
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree – UVic

Marco Arnold

CrossFit Vernon Coach

Email: marco@crossfitvernon.ca

Marco instantly excelled at CrossFit when he joined two years ago. He was playing University volleyball and found the strength increase and conditioning components assisted in his abilities on the court. Marco has a wide range of abilities as a CrossFit athlete and has made an easy transition into coaching. Marco completed his Level 1 Certification and his NCCP Club Coach Certificate in Olympic Weightlifting. He is driven to learn anything he can about CrossFit and is self-directed in reading and watching anything related … read more

Qualifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • NCCP Olympic Weightlifting Level 1 ‘Club Coach’

Tavia Pol

CrossFit Vernon Coach

Email: tavia@crossfitvernon.ca

Tavia has been a member of CrossFit Vernon since October of 2012, and since she walked in the door has been amazing us with her incredible ‘tank’ of energy. Her capabilities are vast; she is well rounded in lifting, gymnastics, and perhaps her conditioning is her most impressive feature as an athlete. She runs like a gazelle and nobody can keep up. We are delighted to have Tavia as a coach at CrossFit Vernon. She coaches CrossFit Lite, does 1-1’s with people, and intends on coaching for a long time. She has completed her Level 1 Trainer Certificate and her NCCP Club Coaching Certificate as well. She plans on taking more courses in the future to expand her repertoire and is always willing to learn. Her greatest attributes are her willingness to try anything, her incredible work capacity, and her smile. Keep up the great coaching Tavia.

Qualifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • NCCP Olympic Weightlifting Level 1 ‘Club Coach’
Sarah Robb - Coach

Sarah Robb

CrossFit Vernon Coach

Email: sarah@crossfitvernon.ca

As a former gymnast, finding CrossFit definitely brought back all the things I loved about training. The community of friends, the constant challenge and just being fit and healthy with the perks of really sweet muscles!
I got my Level 1 Certification and have been coaching CrossFit for two years. After getting certified as a CrossFit Kids trainer I started the kids program at Kamloops CrossFit in 2015.
I am attending the two year RMT program in Vernon and am so excited to be joining everyone at CFV! I can’t wait to share my passion within the kids program as well as learn and grow as an athlete by joining such an awesome community.

Qualifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • Certified CrossFit Kids Trainer

Cole Bernier

CrossFit Vernon Coach

Email: cole@crossfitvernon.ca
During my last season racing Pro Motocross, I was introduced to CrossFit to help rehab from a broken ankle. Once I was healed from my injury and returned to racing I began to realize that i enjoyed training CrossFit more and more every day. Soon after, I hung up my Motocross boots, bought a pair of lifters and began training at Bodyshop Training Centre in West Kelowna. Competing on a team at the CrossFit Games Regionals in 2014, I was fortunate enough to have the privilege to work along side Coach Jeremy Meredith to get to regionals again in 2015, placing 15th in Western Canada as an Individual. One of the best experiences of my life might I add! A few months later I was in a workplace accident which left me paralyzed from the waist down. Once again CrossFit came to the rescue, modifying workouts and using the knowledge I gained from experience, I made a very speedy recovery getting back to my version of living life to the fullest. When I was ready to get back to work, CrossFit Vernon welcomed me with open arms. I look forward to helping the clients at CrossFit Vernon reach their goals to better themselves not only physically, but mentally so they can crush life outside of the gym as well. Eager to learn From Jeremy and Deanna’s expertise I am excited to better myself as a coach and as a person everyday in and out of the gym. My classes should look forward to a fun and challenging session with a little hint of gangster beats and my pup Titus watching on the sidelines, because who can have a bad workout with a puppy in the house!

Qualifications

  • CrossFit Level 1

Michelle Little

CrossFit Vernon Gym Manager

Email: michelle@crossfitvernon.ca

Michelle started CrossFit three years ago. She was inspired by her
friends enthusiasm for not only the strength gained, but the community and
friendships that come along with it.

As soon as Michelle walked in the door, saw strong women performing
Olympic lifts and busting out pull ups with ease, she knew she was hooked.

The best part for Michelle is not only when she succeeds, but when others
around her PR a lift, or gain a new skill. She thrives on not only her own
achievements, but also thrives on the achievements of others.

Michelle works Monday evenings, come for a chat anytime!

Jen Rosenberger

CrossFit Vernon Gym Manager

Email: jen@crossfitvernon.ca

Jennifer joined CrossFit Vernon 4 years ago with her husband Landon.  At first it was to just try something different after going to a standard gym for many years.  Little did she know that CrossFit would play a much bigger part in her life.

The gym and its people have not only showed Jennifer a lot of things she can do that she never thought she could, but she also has learned how to push herself to new levels at the gym and in life.  Now she competes with other members on a team at competitions, and is a great example for her husband Landon on how to pace yourself during a long AMRAP.

With the support of friends, family, and fellow CrossFitters Jennifer has become a very familiar face at CrossFit Vernon.  Whether it be at the front desk greeting new and existing clients, peeling herself off the floor after a nasty workout, or scrubbing the toilets, Jenny is always smiling and bringing joy to the gym.

Andrea Todosychuk

CrossFit Vernon Gym Manager

Email: andrea@crossfitvernon.ca

Andrea tried CrossFit at CFV for the first time 2 years ago with a little persuasion from her friend Jen Rosenberger. Immediately she was hooked. And I mean hooked. Andrea eats, sleeps, breathes, CrossFit.
She is always eager to get to the gym to not only work on her techniques which allows her to push herself to new limits but to spend much enjoyed time with her CrossFit Vernon family. Andrea is very driven and is always pumped to PR new lifts or reps, and she is thankful for her coaches and fellow CFV members to help her achieve those goals.

Rebecca Stoddart - CrossFit Vernon Gym Manager

Rebecca Stoddart

CrossFit Vernon Gym Manager

Email: rebecca@crossfitvernon.ca

Rebecca joined CrossFit in the spring of 2012 and instantly fell in love with the community, the passion, the competition, the opportunities for personal growth, and the ability CrossFit has to encourage everyone to be strong, fearless and empowered in ALL areas of life.

Rebecca 100% loves the daily grind of training, and says that it is the perfect outlet for her driven, dedicated (slightly obsessive type A) personality.

Whether she is training for an upcoming CrossFit, Weightlifting, or Powerlifting competition, she loves having a big goal to train for, and says that she always feels so incredibly supported by the CFV coaching crew and the members. She says that she can now do things she NEVER thought possible when she first began her CrossFit journey, and is constantly inspired by the strong, amazing, capable people that she is surrounded by at CrossFit Vernon.

She is also grateful for the way that CrossFit helps teach the positive power of working hard at something and how it permeates into all areas of her life, and how she can share that with her entire family.

Rebecca also has her NCCP Olympic Weightlifting Level 1 Club Coach certification, which she took a few years back for knowledge, technical skill practice and self improvement.

Rebecca really enjoys the scientific aspect of training and nutrition, and the role of supplements, etc, and loves to chat about it.

Rebecca is loving her desk manager role and the opportunity to be a part of the CFV team. She works Tuesday evenings.

Qualifications

  • NCCP Olympic Weightlifting Level 1 Club Coach certification