Meet the Coaches

WORLD CLASS COACHES

ABOUT US

Our coaches are experts in working with people of all levels, and are passionate about helping each member athlete reach their personal goals. Let the Stronghearts community motivate and inspire you to work for and achieve everything you’ve always wanted out of a fitness program.

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Adam Morden

Owner and Coach

Adam Morden

Owner and Coach

Coach Adam has been involved in fitness for over 20 years and CrossFit for 16 years as one of the first affiliate owners worldwide. He was an active competitor in Boxing, Wrestling, BJJ, Muay Thai, and MMA beginning in his early teens until a motorcycle accident in his 30s medicalled him out of competition. He still trains and competes for fun.  His passion is guiding people to unlock their potential and helping them achieve things they never thought possible.  He believes firmly that challenge is how we grow - physically, mentally, and emotionally.  

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Sherry Turnbull

Coach/Admin/Nutrition

Sherry Turnbull

Coach/Admin/Nutrition

 

Specialization:

Lifestyle and Sports Nutrition
Personal Training
Scaling, adaptations
Injurys and Spinal Health
Admin

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Jessica Darroch

Coach

Jessica Darroch

Coach

Coach Jess, a practicing gymnast,  discovered her love for Strength training after the birth of her first son. Since then, she has immersed herself in Crossfit, Kettlebell sport, Powerlifting and Olympic lifting. Now a mom of 2 beautiful boys, she actively guides athletes of all ages, shapes and genders to feel strong and capable in their own bodies.

Specializations

  • Strength and speed development
  • Competition coaching
  • Training youth/adults with Autism
  • Pre & post natal fitness
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Chris Bergland

Coach

Chris Bergland

Coach

Coach "Berg" immersed himself in the volleyball world as a player and coach for almost 3 decades. This laid the foundation for his philosophy for Strength and Conditioning. He looks to help and inspire all athletes to reach their desired potential.

SPECIALIZATION: 

  • Strength and Conditioning for high performance youth athletes.
  • Overall strength improvements.
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Sandra Gray

Coach

Sandra Gray

Coach

Sandra has always had a passion for fitness and began her Crossfit journey back in 2008. She and her family relocated to the Comox Valley, in 2017, to begin a new adventure on the Island. She is always excited to see clients achieve their goals whether it be to improve on their chosen sport, get their first pistol, or feel their absolute best. Sandra was a competitive swimmer in her youth and still does open water swimming. She is a snowboard instructor and still enjoys hitting the slopes. Sandra loves to help others push through their fitness boundaries and challenge themselves. 

Specialization:

  • Kettlebells
  • Mobility
  • CrossFit
  • Pre+ postnatal fitness
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Caelan

Coach

Caelan

Coach

Coach Caelan has grown up in the Comox valley playing soccer and running long-distance races. Caelan began instructing in 2016 and can normally be found wearing a smile accompanied by a cheesy joke or two. Caelan has a big heart for people and loves to hear what you are passionate about.

Specialization:

  • CrossFit
  • Kids and youth training
  • Parkour classes
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Janna Mackenzie-Scott

Coach

Janna Mackenzie-Scott

Coach

With over a decade of experience coaching, training, competing and learning Coach Janna brings a knowledgeable approach to functional fitness and training.  Janna has dedicated many years to her own fitness whether riding her mountain bike, racing adventure races or competing in CrossFit competitions.  She loves sharing her passion for fitness, lifting, and teaching people new skills.  Janna believes fitness is so much more than working out; It brings confidence, is empowering and helps people learn about themselves.  Whether looking to compete high-level, get healthy or reach your goals Janna is grateful to be a part of the journey with you.  

Specialization:

  • Sports specific strength and conditioning
  • Kids and Youth Functional Fitness
  • GirlStrong Gang ™
  • CrossFit for all ages and abilities.  
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Sharon van Heyningen

Coach

Sharon van Heyningen

Coach

I have been active all of my life but as I got older I really felt the need to do more to combat old injuries and stay fit. I started doing CrossFit in my 50's and quickly appreciated the challenges of learning these movements as an older adult. I also recognized the incredible utility of this style of exercise for increasing mobility and strength for all ages and fitness levels. Now as a coach, my passion is helping older adults and seniors by adapting functional fitness workouts to build strength, flexibility and mobility to combat aging .  Currently I program and coach the Legends, Older Adult CrossFit, classes as well as offering my adaptive programing to regular CrossFit classes.  Outside of Stronghearts I part of a team that coaches the Parkinson's Wellness exercise classes at the local recreation centre. 

SPECIALIZATION:

  • Scaling options
  • Older adult fitness
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Compete in Kettlebell Sport Competitions

"Great coaching staff and great box!" - Anna B.