WHO WE ARE

Meet the CrossFit Westmount team

Tom Schabetsberger
Tom SchabetsbergerOwner and Head Coach
Meet Tom. Over 7 years cumulative experience as a leader in the sports & fitness industry. In addition to his certifications, he is a lululemon athletica brand ambassador and competitive athlete who used to live by the slogan “Yoga, run, ice cream.” Since his marathon days are over, this has changed to “Yoga, CrossFit, more ice cream”. Tom started coaching CrossFit in 2013 and has continued the pursuit of knowledge to be able to deliver the best experience to the athletes whom he coaches.

Qualifications

  • CrossFit Level 2 Certificate Holder
  • CrossFit Mobility Certificate Holder
  • CrossFit Aerobic Capacity Certificate Holder
  • Agatsu Level 1 Certificate Holder
  • Yoga Flo Certificate Holder
  • Former Can-Fit Pro Certificate Holder
Andy Schabetsberger
Andy SchabetsbergerBusiness Manager
Meet Andy. Andy has over 8 years of leadership and management experience in the Canadian Armed Forces as a Logistics Officer, getting his hands on everything from overseeing operations & administration of large teams & organizations and hands on work in event coordination. In addition, he remained a competitive Triathlete and developed & coached a Tactical Athlete Club, which focused on functional strength and conditioning movements. At CrossFit Westmount, Andy will be the man to take projects from concept to reality. Andy is passionate about fitness and takes pride in ensuring quality service is delivered to everyone that walks into the gym.

Qualifications

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Holder
  • CrossFit Endurance Trainer Certificate Holder
  • Former Can-Fit Pro Certificate Holder
Samy Bhatnagar
Samy BhatnagarCoach
Meet Samy. A passionate coach and athlete who loves helping and motivating others towards their goals. Coach Sam is a L2 CF coach, with numerous specialty certifications.

Samy has been in the fitness industry for over 5 years now – with her all her experience and knowledge, she is certainly able to help people get fit! Coach Sam is very determined, hardworking and committed to her job. Her energy and smile always has a positive impact on others.

Qualifications

  • CrossFit Level 2 Certificate Holder
  • CF Weightlifting Certificate Holder
  • CF Gymnastic Certificate Holder
  • Functional Movement Screen Level 2
  • Agatsu Kettlebell Certification Level 1
  • Agatsu Upper and Lower Body Mobility & Movement Level 1
  • TRX Level 2 Trainer
  • CPR / First Aid / AED Certified
Amelia Boaks
Amelia BoaksCoach
Meet Amelia. Looking for something different after years on Varsity cycling, Amelia decided to try out a CrossFit class in 2012, and has never looked back. Taking her passion for teaching, anatomy, biomechanics, nutrition and (duh!) CrossFit even further, she began coaching at CrossFit Toronto in 2013 and has since taken great pride in helping people work toward becoming the best versions of themselves every single day.

Always interested in pursuing knowledge, Amelia has, in addition to her CrossFit Level 2, obtained certifications in Olympic Weightlifting from Kanama High Performance, CrossFit Mobilty, and CrossFit Gymnastics Level 1. Further, in 2015 Amelia began a Master’s in Physiotherapy at McGill University with the sole purpose of bringing her knowledge back to her CrossFitters to correct imbalances, prevent injuries, and to help people achieve just that little bit more every day. Graduating in November 2017, and set to work with some of the best Sports Physiotherapists in Montreal, Amelia cannot WAIT to be able to take her coaching and her athletes to the next level!

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy, McGill University (Nov 2017)
  • CrossFit Level 2 Certificate Holder
  • CrossFit Mobility Certificate Holder
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Certificate Holder
  • Kanama High Performance Olympic Weightlifting Certificate Holder
Yannick HaineaultCoach
Meet Yannick. After graduating from high school, unsure of his next move, he decided to take a course at the YMCA. During this course, he also became a personal trainer. In 2013, he landed his first job in this field working as a CrossFit trainer. He then realised how much he loved coaching and training so in 2014, he returned to school and obtained a Bachelor’s in Kinesiology. This 3-year degree is based on the science of human movement and physical activity for improved health, prevention and performance. During his degree, he opted for the performance path, as a trainer mainly for athletes and teams of different levels and from different sports. Several internships have enabled him to have the necessary skills and ensured him that he is in the right field. Currently, Yannick continues to work as a CrossFit coach and also has a few client athletes from various sports.

Qualifications

  • B.Sc. Kinesiology (April 2017)
  • National level Physical trainer (Internship)
  • Provincial level Physical trainer (Internship)
  • College Physical Trainer (Internship)
  • Sports-Etude level fitness trainer (internship)
  • CPR / AED Training
  • Former YMCA Coach Certification
Megan Hooker
Megan HookerAthletic Therapist
Meet Megan. Growing up in a small town, playing sports was what kept Megan occupied. Her passion for rugby and soccer outshone the rest and she played both for 10+ years and coached both sports as well. When she found the Exercise Science program at Concordia University specializing in athletic therapy, she knew it was for her – Muscles and sports together!

Megan has been a certified athletic therapist since June 2011 and has worked with numerous sports teams (hockey, CrossFit, rugby, soccer, etc.) at different levels ranging from recreational athletes to professional athletes.

Her passion is teaching athletes about their body and how to take care of it so that they can be at their best and do what they love pain free. She assesses and rehab’s acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries using myofascial release, soft tissue work, k-taping, and rehab exercises.

Megan has a sound understanding of the movements performed in CrossFit so she can help you avoid movements that could slow down recovery without having to stop your training completely!

Qualifications

  • Certified Athletic Therapist, CAT(C)
  • Sports First Responder & CPR/AED-HCP
  • Senior Coaching Soccer Certificate
  • BSc. Specialization in Exercise Science Athletic Therapy

Memberships

  • Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA)
  • La Corporation des Thérapeutes du Sport du Québec (CTSQ)