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WHO WE ARE
Wesley is the Head Coach and lead of all the Programming at Fitness Academy. Coming from an athletic background, he found CrossFit in 2008 and never looked back. Competing in badminton and ice hockey from a young age, he could instantly notice the effectiveness that constantly varied workouts had on his performance when competing in his respective sports. Wesley decided to begin his career in fitness shortly thereafter, having a goal to develop a good strength and conditioning program that would help people get stronger, fitter, and healthier in a fun, community oriented setting.
Since taking up CrossFit, Wesley has dedicated his time splitting between helping individuals reach their fitness goals in the form of group and individual training and furthering his education in mixed modal training. In 2013, he decided to take the first steps into the OPEX CCP Coaching Certification, a website that he followed for his training even up to this day. This would provide the foundation of his programming to date as he believed that a strong strength and conditioning program must have a structure to provide the optimum results for each individual, something the traditional mixed modal programs lacked.
Wesley still participates in various sporting competitions in badminton and ice hockey as well as CrossFit competitions around the region. His most notable achievements include a 1st Place finish in the North Vancouver Weightlifting Competition in the -69kg Category and a 2nd place in X45 Challenge in Malaysia. He also competed in the CrossFit Regionals in 2014 and 2015 as a team competitor.
In 2013, Allen was introduced to CrossFit and immediately fell in love. Attracted by its intensity, variety, scientific training and friendly community, he felt that CrossFit is really the sport that he wants to stay with and practice for life. He participated in his first CrossFit competition at the City Throwdown in Hong Kong, and later made the affiliate’s team at the CrossFit Regional Competition in Korea in 2014.
Hurmen was first introduced to CrossFit in 2012 by a college buddy, and immediately fell in love it. He practiced CrossFit at an unaffiliated box in downtown Toronto with the coaches, and through them, learned all the fundamentals and movements of CrossFit. He participated in his first CrossFit team competition, fall of 2012, and was placed 23rd out of 55 teams. The coaches saw potential in him and hired him as a part-time boot camp trainer at Dynamic Conditioning Center, teaching various classes from beginner boot camp to strength training.
Anthony's sport life came to a short halt after a knee surgery in spring of 2013 due to a snowboarding accident. During recovery, he came across CrossFit while surfing on the Internet and fell in love with it after his first trial. 2014 Summer was where he participated in his first CrossFit team competition with his fellow affiliate members at the X45 Challenge in Malaysia. Shortly after, he obtained his Level 1 trainer certificate. In early 2015, he changed his focus to Olympic Weightlifting, attended the Level 1 seminar conducted by Catalyst Athletics, and became a certified coach.