COACHES

CHRIS COOPER

CHRIS COOPER

Owner

Chris began coaching in 1996, and opened Catalyst in 2005. He is the holder of a B.Sc. and several advanced certifications. His passion for fitness has taken him around the world, and he’s a writer for the internationally-acclaimed CrossFit Journal.

Chris has worked with hundreds of clients locally and around North America, finding novel solutions to injuries, and inspiring many to change their lives.

CAMERON WILSON

CAMERON WILSON

Coach

Cam was a 400m runner in University, and now volunteers as a coach for several youth and teen programs locally. Cam leads the Catalyst Varsity and Junior Varsity programs, as well as our Endurance-based groups.

A local teacher, Cam’s demeanor and classes are always fun and educational. He plans to roll out several new sport-specific training groups in 2014.

TYLER BELANGER

TYLER BELANGER

Coach

Tyler is head of the Ignite program at Catalyst. A lifetime athlete, Ty quickly recognized the crossover between education and exercise, specifically CrossFit. Now the Ignite program is quickly being adopted worldwide, and Ty travels extensively to speak with teachers and gym owners.

Tyler specializes in learning disabilities and head injuries, and also leads our Green Army Competitive Team program at Catalyst.

JESSICA SALLY

JESSICA SALLY

Coach

Like many, Jess came to Catalyst while at a low point in her life. Always tired and often sick, Jess used CrossFit to get things back on track. After years of training in CrossFit methods, Jess jumped into our 2013 Internship program with both feet and is doing phenomenally well at coaching groups.

Jess is very skilled at taking a complex theory and making it accessible. She’s been successful through great adversity, and her coaching career is taking off quickly.

ESTHER GARTSHORE

ESTHER GARTSHORE

Coach

Esther is a lifelong student and very gifted teacher. She found Catalyst as a runner looking to improve her 5k time, and is now an avid lifter and CrossFitter also. Her curiosity and passionate pursuit of excellence make her a very knowledgeable resource, and her Personal Training clients are addicted to her coaching.

Esther leads some CrossFit groups, and sometimes coaches younger kids in Rumble/Tumble, but her skills are most obvious during Personal Training sessions.