Owner, CrossFit & Endurance Coach
Before finding her home in the Village of Cumberland, here on Vancouver Island, Ally spent 15 years in the Rockies. Her time there included adventuring in the great outdoors as a Hiking Guide in the summers and in the lodges of Heli Ski operations over the winters.
Ally is a graduate of the George Brown Fitness & Lifestyle Management Program, a CF-L2, and the proud owner of CrossFit Dodge City (CFDC). When she’s not at the box, ripping up the trails on her bike, or actively working as a board member of the United Riders of Cumberland (UROC), you can find Ally at backyard barbeques or enjoying the trails with her fur baby Lou Dog.
After many years working in and out of the fitness industry, Ally started training at CrossFit Canmore in 2008. Since then she has trained at a variety of CrossFit gyms motivated by the group environment and her highly competitive spirit.
Committed to helping her community become stronger, functional humans, Ally believes that, “coaches should work hard to develop realistic training programs for all levels of fitness.” Her guidance and encouragement is obvious to everyone that enters CFDC.
CrossFit, Mobility & Olympic Lifting Coach
This small town Alberta boy has a lot going on. He’s a Volunteer Fire Fighter with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology, a CF-L1 and a NCCP Olympic Lifting certificate. He’s also a certified fitness instructor and personal trainer working for the Canadian Department of National Defense.
As a human movement specialist, Blair’s focus is on details and form. He possess expansive knowledge and finely tuned abilities in the fields of personal training, baseball, hockey, bowling and volleyball.
Blair loves the duality of compound movements and high intensity cardio, the ability to control weight and produce power, and the functional capacity for body control and range of motion.
CrossFit & Endurance Coach
Cheryl was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and lived in the Canadian Rockies for over 15 years while traveling and working nationally and internationally. This past summer, Cheryl relocated to Cumberland with her 5-year-old son, 3-year-old lab and husband who is employed with the Canadian Forces SAR Tech division.
With a degree in Outdoor Recreation, a Bachelors of Education, a CF-L1 and her ACE health coach certification, Cheryl has a passion for helping individuals and families move more, eat well and play outside. But this wasn’t always the case, once overweight, inactive, and unhappy, Cheryl battled with her own health until she discovered a love for pushing her body and her mind and started a journey to regain her own self.
20 years later, Cheryl now loves burpees, back squats, mountain bikes, sup’ing and coffee. And can often be found guinea pigging new nutrition programs, hanging in the forest, or coaching people online with her Move Eat Play business. Cheryl has a soft spot for parents who carve out the time to make fitness happen, and loves seeing members learn, grow and push their limits.
Originally from Ontario, Amanda recently moved to the Comox Valley from Squamish BC. She has been practicing yoga for over 15 years, receiving her 200 hour teaching qualification in 2015. Her classes combine elements of Hatha, Iyengar and Yin yoga to help stretch and release the muscles. For her, Yoga is a practice that teaches us how to fully embody our physical selves while attuning our ability to bring more mindfulness into each moment, on and off the mat. Come join her to connect movement with breath, release tension in the body and find deep relaxation.