SQUAMISH BARBELL COACHES

Passion for Teaching

Squamish Barbell owners Heather and Jesse are passionate about physical training and the human body. They continually seek knowledge about programming, training and rehabilitation through literature, courses, seminars and direct communication with experts in various fields of fitness and health care. The coaching team they have built demonstrates characteristics in line with their vision for Squamish Barbell.

Each coaches demonstrates:
  • A strong passion for teaching.
  • A desire to being involved in the larger CrossFit, Powerlifting or Olympic Lifting communities through volunteering and participating in events and competitions.
  • An interest in continuing to develop themselves as coaches and as athletes.
  • Compassion for people and their individual circumstances.
  • A great sense of humour and some really solid quirks.

JESSE BIFANO

ACCREDITATIONS
》CrossFit Level 2
》CrossFit Science of Exercise
》CrossFit Endurance
》CrossFit Barbell
》CrossFit Nutrition
》CrossFit Kids
》CrossFit Olympic Lifting
》CrossFit Mobility & Recovery
》CrossFit Concept 2 Rowing
》Olympic Weightlifting (Greg Everett)
》CrossFit Powerlifting (Westside Barbell)
》NCCP Olympic Weightlifting
》Ma Strength Weightlifting Levels 1,2 +3
》CrossFit Gymnastics
》CrossFit Kettlebell
》Competition Director of Canada West Regional for CrossFit Games
》Standard CPR/AED Level 3 First Aid

ATHLETICS
》Canadian Death Race 125km foot race - 2nd place in age category
》Rainer’s Strongest Man competition- 2 x 3rd place finishes
》Climbed the Regular Northwest Face of Half Dome (Yosemite CA)
》Squamish Days Loggers Sports- multiple 1st place event finishes
》100% Raw Powerlifting Federation World Championships 2019 (Calgary, AB)

Contact: jesse@crossfitsquamish.ca

HEATHER BELL

ACCREDITATIONS
》BA in Human Geography and English (University of British Columbia)
》Registered Massage Therapist (2006-WCCMT)
》CrossFit Level 2
》CrossFit Science of Exercise
》CrossFit Barbell (Mark Rippetoe)
》CrossFit Nutrition
》CrossFit Gymnastics
》CrossFit Kids
》CrossFit Concept 2 Rowing
》CrossFit Mobility & Recovery
》CrossFit Endurance
》CrossFit Kettlebell
》Olympic Weightlifting (Greg Everett)
》NCCP Olympic Weightlifting
》CrossFit Powerlifting
》K-Taping Sport
》Standard CPR/AED Level 3 First Aid

ATHLETICS
》Vancouver Half Marathon (1:40:39) - 18th/702 female in category
》SPF Powerlifting Meet 2011 (Lynnwood, WA)- 1st place female
》Twin Peaks 50 Mile Mountain Race 2011 (Corona, CA) - 3rd place female
》Leona Divide 50 km Mountain Race 2012 (Lake Hughes, CA) - 9th place female
》Angeles Crest 100 Mile Endurance Run 2012 (Wrightwood, CA)- 32:46:05
》SPF Women's Pro/Am Powerlifting Meet 2015 (Cincinnati, OH) - Elite Powerlifting Total in 123# class
》GPC World Powerlifting Championships 2015 (Las Vegas, NV)
》Los Pinos 50 km Mountain Race 2016 (Lake Elsinore, CA) - 4th place female
》Leona Divide 50 km Mountain Race 2017 (Green Valley, CA) - 10th place female
》Leona Divide 50 km Mountain Race 2018 - 12th place female with new personal course record
》Kodiak 50k Mountain Race 2019 (Big Bear, CA) - 10th place female

Contact: heather@crossfitsquamish.ca

RORY BALDWIN

ACCREDITATIONS
》BA Geography UBC Okanagan
》CrossFit Level 1
》CrossFit Powerlifting
》Ma Strength Weightlifting Levels 1,2 +3
》Brand X Method Basic and Advanced Kids Trainer (in progress)
》OFA Level 3 First Aid

Contact: rory@crossfitsquamish.ca

GEOFF PARK

ACCREDITATIONS
》4 yr Honors Recreation & Leisure studies (University of Waterloo).
》Founder & Senior Director – Camp Summit & Summit Outdoor Education Centre
》Founder & Chair of the Board – Coast Mountain Academy
》CrossFit Level 2
》CrossFit Powerlifting
》CrossFit Kids
》CrossFit Concept 2 Rowing
》CPR and First Aid

ATHLETICS
》Major Jr. (OHL) / University Level Hockey Player
》Competitive Powerlifter

Contact: geoff@campsummit.ca

IAN MACKAY

ACCREDITATIONS
》ER Nurse
》CrossFit Level 1
》Ma Strength Weightlifting Levels 1,2 +3

ATHLETICS
》Competitive CrossFitter

Contact: ian@crossfitsquamish.ca

ELLEN SOBIENIAK

ACCREDITATIONS
》Bachelor of Education (University of Victoria)
》CrossFit Level 2
》CrossFit Kids
》CrossFit Powerlifting
》CrossFit Concept 2 Rowing
》Catalyst Athletics Olympic Weightlifting
》Ma Strength Weightlifting Levels 1,2 +3
》Grade 8/9 PE, math and science teacher

ATHLETICS
》CrossFit Event Competitor
》Competitive Olympic Lifter

Contact: ellen@crossfitsquamish.ca

ZAC MCHUGH

ACCREDITATIONS
》CrossFit Level 1
》CrossFit Gymnastics
》Ma Strength Weightlifting Levels 1+2
》CrossFit Nutrition
》Standard CPR/AED Level C First Aid
》Outreach Worker at Helping Hands

ATHLETICS
》Competitive Olympic Weightlifter
》Competitive Powerlifter
》Stones & Strength Competitor

Contact: zac@crossfitsquamish.ca

JAYDE QUILTY

ACCREDITATIONS
》Full time Firefighter (Vancouver)
》CrossFit Level 2
》CrossFit Kids
》CrossFit Powerlifting
》BCRPA Group Fitness

ATHLETICS
》Heptathlon (past)
》Canada West CrossFit Open 2013- 11th place
》Canada West Regionals for CrossFit Games 2013- 6th place
》Squamish Fall Challenge 2013- 1st place
》Taranis Titan Challenge 2013- 2nd place
》Canada West CrossFit Open 2014- 2nd place
》Canada West Regionals for CrossFit Games 2014- 10th place

Contact: jayde@crossfitsquamish.ca

JASON NOEL

ACCREDITATIONS
• CrossFit Level One
• CrossFit Mobility
• NCCP Olympic Weightlifting

ATHLETICS
• Simon Fraser Varsity Soccer (2000, 2001)
• Competitive Amateur Boxing (2006-2009)
• CrossFit Regionals Individual Competitor 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Contact: jason@crossfitsquamish.ca

JESSE BIFANO

ACCREDITATIONS
》CrossFit Level 2
》CrossFit Science of Exercise
》CrossFit Endurance
》CrossFit Barbell
》CrossFit Nutrition
》CrossFit Kids
》CrossFit Olympic Lifting
》CrossFit Mobility & Recovery
》CrossFit Concept 2 Rowing
》Olympic Weightlifting (Greg Everett)
》CrossFit Powerlifting (Westside Barbell)
》NCCP Olympic Weightlifting
》Ma Strength Weightlifting Levels 1,2 +3
》CrossFit Gymnastics
》CrossFit Kettlebell
》Competition Director of Canada West Regionals for 》CrossFit Games
》Standard CPR/AED Level 3 First Aid
ATHLETICS
》Canadian Death Race (125km foot race)- 2nd place in age category
》Rainer’s Strongest Man competition- 2 x 3rd place finishes
》Climbed the Regular Northwest Face of Half Dome in Yosemite
》Squamish Days Loggers Sports- multiple 1st place event finishes
》Competitive Powerlifter

Contact: jesse@crossfitsquamish.ca

HEATHER BELL, RMT

ACCREDITATIONS
》BA in Human Geography and English (University of British Columbia)
》Registered Massage Therapist (2006-WCCMT)
》CrossFit Level 2
》CrossFit Science of Exercise
》CrossFit Barbell (Mark Rippetoe)
》CrossFit Nutrition
》CrossFit Gymnastics
》CrossFit Kids
》CrossFit Concept 2 Rowing
》CrossFit Mobility & Recovery
》CrossFit Endurance
》Olympic Weightlifting (Greg Everett)
》NCCP Olympic Weightlifting
》CrossFit Powerlifting
》K-Taping Sport
》Standard CPR/AED Level 3 First Aid

ATHLETICS
》Vancouver Half Marathon (1:40:39)- 18th/702 female in age category
》2011 SPF Powerlifting Meet (Lynnwood, WA)- 1st place female
》2011 Twin Peaks 50 Mile Mountain Race (Corona, CA)- 3rd place female
》2012 Leona Divide 50 km Mountain Race (Lake Hughes, CA)- 9th place female
》2012 Angeles Crest 100 Mile Endurance Run (Wrightwood, CA)- 32:46:05
》2013 UPA Powerlifting Meet (Seattle, WA)- 2nd place female
》2015 SPF Women's Pro/Am Powerlifting Meet (Cincinnati, OH)- Elite Powerlifting Total in 123# class, 2nd place submaster division, 2nd place 123# class
》GPC/SPF World Championships (Las Vegas, NV) 2015
》Los Pinos 50 km Mountain Race 2016- 3rd place female
》Leona Divide 50 km Mountain Race 2017- 10th place female
》Leona Divide 50 km Mountain Race 2018- 12th place female with new personal course record

Contact: heather@crossfitsquamish.ca

RORY BALDWIN

ACCREDITATIONS
》BA Geography UBC Okanagan
》CrossFit Level 1
》CrossFit Powerlifting
》Ma Strength Weightlifting Levels 1,2 +3
》Brand X Method Basic and Advanced Kids Trainer (in progress)
》OFA Level 3 First Aid

Contact: rory@crossfitsquamish.ca

GEOFF PARK

ACCREDITATIONS
》4 yr Honors Recreation & Leisure studies (University of Waterloo).
》Founder & Senior Director – Camp Summit & Summit Outdoor Education Centre
》Founder & Chair of the Board – Coast Mountain Academy
》CrossFit Level 1
》CrossFit Powerlifting
》CrossFit Kids
》CrossFit Concept 2 Rowing
》CPR and First Aid
ATHLETICS
》Major Jr. (OHL) / University Level Hockey Player
》Competitive Powerlifter
Contact: geoff@campsummit.ca

IAN MACKAY

ACCREDITATIONS
》ER Nurse
》CrossFit Level 1
》Ma Strength Weightlifting Levels 1,2 +3

ATHLETICS
》Competitive CrossFitter

Contact: ian@crossfitsquamish.ca

ELLEN SOBIENIAK

ACCREDITATIONS
》Bachelor of Education (University of Victoria)
》CrossFit Level 2
》CrossFit Kids
》CrossFit Powerlifting
》CrossFit Concept 2 Rowing
》Catalyst Athletics Olympic Weightlifting
》Ma Strength Weightlifting Levels 1,2 +3
》Grade 8/9 PE, math and science teacher

ATHLETICS
》CrossFit Competitor (West Coast Triple Crown Series)
》Competitive Olympic Lifter

Contact: ellen@crossfitsquamish.ca

ZAC MCHUGH

ACCREDITATIONS
》CrossFit Level 1
》CrossFit Gymnastics
》Ma Strength Weightlifting Levels 1+2
》CrossFit Nutrition
》Standard CPR/AED Level C First Aid
》Outreach Worker at Helping Hands
ATHLETICS
》Competitive Olympic Weightlifter
》Competitive Powerlifter
》Stones & Strength Competitor

Contact: zac@crossfitsquamish.ca

JAYDE QUILTY

ACCREDITATIONS
》Full time Firefighter (Vancouver)
》CrossFit Level 2
》CrossFit Kids
》CrossFit Powerlifting
》BCRPA Group Fitness
ATHLETICS
》Heptathlon (past)
》Canada West CrossFit Open 2013- 11th place
》Canada West Regionals for CrossFit Games 2013- 6th place
》Squamish Fall Challenge 2013- 1st place
》Taranis Titan Challenge 2013- 2nd place
》Canada West CrossFit Open 2014- 2nd place
》Canada West Regionals for CrossFit Games 2014- 10th place

Contact: jayde@crossfitsquamish.ca

JASON NOEL

ACCREDITATIONS
• CrossFit Level One
• CrossFit Mobility
• NCCP Olympic Weightlifting

ATHLETICS
• Simon Fraser Varsity Soccer (2000, 2001)
• Competitive Amateur Boxing (2006-2009)
• CrossFit Regionals Individual Competitor 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Contact: jason@crossfitsquamish.ca