meet our team

All of our CrossFit trainers are CrossFit Level 2 Certificate holders (or soon to be!) and both owners are Certified CrossFit Trainers (CF-L3) and Seminar Staff Trainers for CrossFit Home Office. Our trainers embody the CrossFit ethos and know what it takes to dedicate a life to fitness. They realize that not everyone takes the same journey, as they themselves come from different backgrounds, and are ready to lead you on your own path towards health.

Reza Mashkoori

Co-Owner, Coach

Certified CrossFit Level 3 Trainer
CrossFit Seminar Staff – Kids, L1

Reza has been doing CrossFit since November 2011. Reza stepped foot inside a local box with no formal knowledge of the sport and was offered a job shadowing a coach. Reza’s career started with a passion for working with kids as an employee of the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa. He hopes to bring CrossFit to athletes of all ages to help them live their best life.

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Paul Tremblay

Co-Owner, Coach

Certified CrossFit Level 3 Trainer

Paul is a member of CrossFit HQ Seminar Staff and has been doing CrossFit since October 2011. He quickly established himself in the CrossFit community by making it to the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games with his affiliate. Paul continues to compete and doesn’t plan on stopping any time soon.

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Kayley Walsh

Coach, Physiotherapist, Engagement and Facilities Manager

Certified CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
Mental Performance Consultant

Kayley is a sport and movement enthusiast. She played university rugby and continues to play within the Quebec Rugby League. Kayley currently works as a physiotherapist and as a mental performance consultant. She is very passionate about empowering others to maximize their potentials, both physically and mentally.

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Alessia Mastrorillo

Coach, Customer Experience Manager

Certified CrossFit Level 2 Trainer

Alessia began CrossFit in 2014 to balance out the sedentary nature of her student life. She became interested in the ways her academic work in gender studies intersected with the sport of CrossFit. This later sparked her pursuit of coaching and passion for helping athletes channel their inner strength.

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Sam Meahan


Certified CrossFit Level 3 Trainer

Sam is a former Economist turned CrossFit Trainer, spending most of his twenties focused on the field of international trade where he worked for government and non-profit organizations in Toronto, Hong Kong, and China. He made the lifestyle decision to pursue coaching CrossFit after discovering the power of fitness for combating mental health struggles as well as its ability to put athletes in a mindful state of presence. Outside of the gym, you can find Sam infatuated with learning any knowledge related to health and wellness, mindfulness, as well as hanging with his Mini Bull Terrier, Satori.

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Lindsay McCardle


Certified CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
NCCP Level 2 Gymnastics
NCCP Level 2 Trampoline

Lindsay started CrossFit in 2010, competing at the Regionals level for several years and has been focused on competing in Olympic Weightlifting since 2018. As a weightlifting coach, she combines her athletic experience, her years coaching competitive gymnastics, and her academic research in sport psychology (MA, University of Ottawa) and educational psychology (PhD, University of Victoria). In her 9-5, Lindsay leads a team of user experience researchers at an educational technology company.

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CrossFit Kids Coach

Certified CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Certified CrossFit Kids Trainer

I’ve been doing CrossFit for close to four years now and found a love for it right at the start of high school after I ended my competitive gymnastics career. Like many CrossFit newcomers, I immediately fell in love with the energy of the community and the “fun” edge CrossFit brought to fitness and exercise. CrossFit Kids joins together my passion for working with children and my love of CrossFit. As a new coach, I am eager to continue learning more about the CrossFit methodology and hope to continue coaching throughout my young adulthood.

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Erika Johnson

Creds: CF-L1

With a background in Martial Arts and Track and Field, Erika turned to CrossFit to maintain a healthy lifestyle while completing an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Mechanical Engineering. Passionate about the sport’s benefits to one’s physical and mental health, she looks forward to sharing her love for CrossFit with the younger generation.

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With a background in high level gymnastics and rowing, Kendra has always been involved in competitive sports. While completing her BSc in Medical Sciences she started training in CrossFit. It didn’t take long for her to fall in love with the CrossFit community and training methodology. Working as a paramedic has emphasized the importance of living an active life to prevent chronic disease and maintain independence through all seasons of life. Kendra hopes to help people reach their full potential and live their happiest, healthiest lives by maintaining an active lifestyle and implementing the training methodologies of CrossFit.



Jules started Crossfit in 2018, when she was just 14 years old, and has been in love with it ever since. At 17, she started coaching Crossfit at her local affiliate. During her move to Ottawa to pursue her education in Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa, Jules found a community and an outlet at Crossfit NCR. Jules is wholeheartedly committed to health and wellness, encompassing everything from nutrition and sleep to mental well-being, she aspires to explore and embrace all aspects of it.



Certified CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Master’s Certificate in Personal Training

Tyler has been doing CrossFit since early 2016. Originally only doing it “for fun” to hangout with his high school friends, he soon realized there was much more to it. Within his first year of training he had competed several times, and knew he was exactly where he was supposed to be. It was only a matter of time before he took to teaching others, and had been coaching at an affiliate prior to moving to Ottawa for almost 4 years. Coaching has been the most fulfilling thing he’s ever taken on, and has no intentions of ever stopping.

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