Our Team

 

Name: Nick Anapolsky 

Position: Head Coach/ Co-owner

Certifications/ Credentials:

  •  Honours in Recreation and Leisure from University of Waterloo
  • CF L1 and L2 (Crossfit Coach)
  • USA Weightlifting Coaching Education Certificate
  • Can-Fit Pro (personal training certification)
  • GLPTI (goodlife’s personal training certification)
  • CASI (certified snowboard instructor)
  • Certified Zumba Instructor

Accomplishments:

  • 89th place finish (Can East) in the 2018 CrossFit open
  • 111th place finish (Can East) in the 2017 CrossFit open
  • 2x OUA football all-star
  • 1st Team All-Canadain 2013 football
  • Canadian Record holder for most receptions in a single season 2013
  • Invite to CFL evaluation combine in 2013 and regional combine in 2014

About Me:

My background started with 22 years playing football competitively through Rep in Guelph, to Highschool, and accepting a scholarship to the University of Waterloo. After graduating, I continued my football carrier playing professionally in Sydney Australia. During my time spend in Sydney, I picked up my passion for olympic weightlifting from my coach Peter Upham who coaches at the national level.  When returning to Canada, as a long time personal trainer, I fell into a position of coaching at the CrossFit Side. The transition from football to CrossFit as an athlete was a no brainer. I loved to train and thrive on competition with not only other athletes, but seeing what my own body is capable of. With that being said, I pride myself on being a Coach first, and athlete second with a “practice what I preach” mentality.

My Favorite WOD: 

  • Fran: because it’s quick and dirty

My Least Favorite WOD:

  • Anything over 15 mins with running or rowing: I hate the mental game of trying to decide if I have paced properly. Although I’m working on it and it’s getting better.

If I had a hashtag that represented me, what would it be:

#workhardplayhard

 

 

Name: Kaitlyn Anapolsky 

Position: Co-Owner, Crossfit Coach, RMT

Certifications/ Credentials

  • CF Level 1, USAW Level 1, RMT
  • My post-secondary Education includes studies of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Manitoba, Kinesiology at Lakehead University, and finally my Registered Massage Therapy Diploma with the CMTO.

Accomplishments

  • I have had a wide variety of athletic experience including; Powerlifting, competing at provincial, national and world championships. Bodybuilding with the Natural Canadian Bodybuilding Association on both provincial and national stages. Finally finding my true passion, Crossfit competing at the 2018 Canada East Regionals as an Individual Athlete placing 22nd.

About Me

Originally coming to the KW area from the great white north, Thunder Bay, ON, my love of all things fitness began at a very young age. My passion for sports grew as I got older with an endlest list of competitive activities. With athletics being such a huge part of my life it only made sense to begin a career in a field I feel so passionately about. They say if you love what you do you’ll never work a day in your life, well I love all things fitness so I was set. I began working as a personal trainer at the age of 19 which eventually lead me to my RMT designation. I love the collaboration of being able to study someone’s movement pattern and build a treatment plan to help not only strengthen their bodies but also prevent injury in the long run. My work brought me down to the KW area, always looking for the next challenge. This is where I met my husband Nick and 2 years into my big life adventure we were able to open up our own functional fitness facility also incorporating my massage practice. Polsky’s Strength & Conditioning Ltd. I am so fortunate to live my passion each and every day alongside my better half, Nick.

My Favorite WOD

  • DT

My Least Favorite WOD

  • 1000m Row

If I had a hashtag that represented me, what would it be:

#trainsmart

 

 

Name: Dan Dreer

Position: Coach

Credentials

  • CrossFit Level 1 Coaching Certification
  • CrossFit Online Course Certification – Running (Version 1)
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coaching Certification
  • Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP) Certified Personal Trainer
  • Movement and Mobility Specialist

Bio

Coach Dan is a loving husband and father, with firm roots in the world of endurance sports and bodyweight exercise.

He spent time studying at the University of Western Ontario for Rehabilitative and Exercise Science, Fanshawe College for Fitness and Health Promotion, attended varying athletic therapy workshops, as well as basic training for Firefighting…which he currently is pursuing.

He believes in using fitness as a multi-faceted tool to promote well-being and integrity for the respective adult and youth community in the Greater Waterloo Region.

As an avid volunteer with running workshops and movement seminars for functional fitness application, Dan continues to serve PSC CrossFit’s members through improving overall aerobic work capacity. This is in direct correlation to his background in competing at a high-level of ultra-marathon trail races and general endurance sports.

Whether it’s coaching a fun-filled class, leading a group run, or working individually with athletes to improve their form, technique, and overall mental fortitude, Coach Dan takes great joy in helping humble learners.

You can find this man consistently training for his next athletic endeavour, spending time with his family, and taking enjoyment in applying his fitness is many different outdoor activities!

Accomplishments/Milestones/ Credentials

  • Racing Ultra-marathons Trail Runs – 26.2 miles or greater
  • 16 minute 5 km Run Time
  • 36 minute 10 km Run Time
  • Former Amateur and Professional Kickboxer
  • Community Service Volunteer of the Year Award Winner
  • Being a Dad!

Favourite WOD: Cindy

Least Favourite WOD: Bear Complex

If I had a hashtag that represented me, what would it be:

#seizetheday

 

 

Name: Samantha Robb

Position: Coach/ also, Brantford Firefighter

Certifications/ Credentials

  • CrossFit L1
  • Alexsey Torokhity Weightlifting Seminar
  • Honours Bachelor in Leisure Studies with a minor in Health Science at the University of Ottawa
  • Chritmas Abott Nutrition Seminar
  • First Responder

Accomplishments

  • Qualified for Ontario Weightlifting Championships in 2018
  • Getting hired as a Firefighter
  • Multiple competitions at the Cheerleading Worlds

About Me

I played lots of sports growing up. Focusing mainly on cheerleading (the competitive kind 😉 ), track and field, basketball and volleyball all throughout middle school into the end of high school. Continued cheerleading throughout university to retire at 13 years due to too much head trauma.

I am a Brantford Firefighter, have been on two years now and love going to work every shift.

I am a spouse/partner to Devon, and step mom to his boys Talon and Quinton.

My favourite thing in CrossFit usually involves a barbell/lifting heavy things, but I also enjoy gymnastics. I have a terrible “engine” and am working hard to improve that (blah running).

My Favorite WOD

  • Amanda

My Least Favorite Wod

  • Murph

If I had a hashtag that represented me, what would it be:

#perseverance

 

 

Name: Devon Sajkowski 

Position:  Coach/ also, Professional Firefighter

Certifications/ Credentials

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Level 2
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • CrossFit Kids

Seminars

  • TK Olympic Weightlifting
  • Outlaw Barbell
  • Bad Ass Body

Accomplishments

  • CrossFit – UG SERIES Winterfest Champions 2014, UG SERIES Beach Wod Champions 2015
  • Love The Snatch Masters event (40-44) 3rd place 2017
  • Tidal Team Series Challenge 2nd place 2017

Other

  • Greatest accomplishment, becoming a father
  • Canadian National 3 on 3 Basketball Champion 1997
  • Amatuer Muay Thai Fighter, Fire-Fit Competitor

About Me

I love fitness! I love getting to the gym and throwing down with my friends and family and I encourage everyone to do the same. In my profession, everyday is different and we never know what to expect. If it’s being ready for life and death scenarios or helping people on their worst day, I want to be as prepared as possible no matter what situation arises. We train your body AND mind! I also thoroughly enjoy and appreciate the opportunity I have to promote that to our youth. I enjoy learning even more then I do teaching. As I get older I realize I can still get better! You can live the life you always wanted and kick ass into your 90’s! Get off the
couch, quit the globo gym life and come train with us for your health and longevity. Our community is incredible and inclusive. You will always be met with a smile and leave with a high five.

All I ask for is your best effort and that you never quit. HARD WORK BEATS TALENT WHEN TALENT DOESN’T WORK HARD!

My Favorite WOD

  • Filthy Fifty

My Least Favorite WOD

  • Anything with High Skill Gymnastics!

If I had a hashtag that represented me, what would it be:

#gettingbetterwithage

 

 

 

Name: Karla Schuldes

Position: Coach

About me

My love for sport and fitness began at a young age where I trained as a competitive gymnast until the age of 18. The sport taught me discipline, hard-work and gave me my competitive drive that I carry with me to this day. I gained a respect for the technicality and precision of the sport and the skills that come along with it. I also learned about community and how much it meant to share the experience with others. When I left gymnastics, I tried track, volleyball and cheerleading but nothing that truly drove me like gymnastics did until I stumbled across CrossFit 6 years ago. I did my first Crossfit Open in 2013 and was instantly hooked. Today, I have so much passion for a sport that continues to teach me so much every day and carries over into all over aspects of my life. As a coach, I am truly honoured to share this passion with others by helping them get where they want to be and showing them that a little hard work, determination and consistency can go a long way.

Credentials

  • Crossfit Level 1
  • Kanama Olympic Weight Lifting Certification Level 1
  • Kanama Olympic Weight Lifting Certifiergency Medical Responder
Accomplishments:
– 2018 Crossfit Open, 74th Canada East
– 2017 RememberRUN 5km, 6th overall female, 1st female 30-34
– 2016 OWA Winterlift, 3rd overall female, 69kg (Qualified for 2016 Ontario Weightlifting Championships)
– 2015 OWA Mistletoe Challenge, 1st overall female, 69kg
– 2015 OWA Variety Village Open, 2nd overall female, 69kg
Favourite Wod:
Hero WOD Holleyman
Least Favourite Wod:
If it has thrusters, I probably don’t like it.
If I had a hashtag that represented me, what would it be:
#itsalluphillafterthirty

 

Name: Amber Perron 

Position

CrossFit Coach

Weightlifting Coach

Certifications/ Credentials

  • Level 1 CrossFit Certification
  • Level 1 NCCP Weightlifting Certification
  • Diploma from Canadore College in Sports and Strength Conditioning

Accomplishments

  • Qualified for The Ontario Provincials Weightlifting Meet 2018
  • Competed in CrossFit East Regionals 2018

About Me

        I graduated from Canadore College with a Diploma in Sports and Strength Conditioning. This is where I fell in love with the sport of Weightlifting and worked towards my Level 1 NCCP Weightlifting Certification to be able to coach the Olympic Lifts.  Weightlifting is a sport that encompasses so many facets of the human body. You need to be mobile, have body awareness, and have proper timing and rhythm; which are all things that can be taught and made better by practicing these lifts. I love that the sport of weightlifting is a part of CrossFit. I also have my Level 1 CrossFit Certifcation and I’m working towards gaining more certifications within the area of gymnastics.

My Favorite WOD: 

  • Anything to do with handstand push-ups!

My Least Favorite Wod:

  • Anything with lots of deadlifts.

If I had a hashtag that represented me, what would it be:

#atthegym

 

Name: Josh Woolley 

Position: CrossFit Coach

Certifications/ Credentials:

Honors in Health Studies with Pre-Health Professions Designation from University of Waterloo

CF L1 (CrossFit Coach)

Accomplishments:

CIS Academic All Canadian 2012-2014

CIS Men’s Hockey 4th Place Nationally 2013 with University of Waterloo

Sutherland Cup Championship 2011

Self awarded mediocre CrossFit competitive athlete

About Me:

I grew up playing competitive rep, junior and varsity hockey for the first 24 years of my athletic career.  When graduating from University of Waterloo, I hung up the skates and turned to CrossFit to fuel my competitive desires, and had some close regional attempts with my team at CrossFit Cambridge.  Like hockey, my competitive CrossFit days are slowing, but am taking pride in coaching and developing athletes under the Mammoth Training Methods banner.  I relate to the CrossFit technique > consistency > intensity mantra, and strive for efficient and proper movement.  Looking forward to helping out at CrossFit PSC!

My Favorite WOD:

Anything with heavy power cleans and muscle ups

My Least Favorite WOD:

Anything with Strict HSPUs, I have long arms, and have never been able to get good at them

If I had a hashtag that represented me, what would it be:

#exercisesatamediumrateofspeed