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 SchabetsbergerOwner and General 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. 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
Yannick Haineault
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)
Christiane Ghorayeb
Christiane GhorayebCoach, Personal Trainer & Social Media Manager
Meet Christiane. Sports had always been an important part of her life and she kept herself busy competing in Figure Skating & playing AAA soccer throughout high school. After graduating in Public Relations from McGill University, Christiane started a full time job working for a food chain behind a desk in the internal communications department. After 3 longs years she soon realized that something was missing. With minimal time to join a sports team or club, Christiane started training at a gym doing a regular gym program and again found that something was missing. That was until she found CrossFit where she rediscovered her passion for sport, loved working out with her gym buddies, enjoyed the hustle required for each workout and the element of the unknown in the workout programming! It was not too long after that she realized she had a passion for helping people with their fitness goals so she decided to become a Personal Trainer. After completing 3 years of coaching, the National Academy of Sports Medicine Certification and the CrossFit Level 1 Certification, she is excited to coach at CrossFit Westmount and share her passion for fitness with others!

Qualifications

  • NASM Certification
  • CrossFit Level 1
  • Former Coaching CanSkate (Learn-to-Skate) Coach
  • CPR / AED Training
Jessica Tallarico
Jessica TallaricoNutrition Coach & Personal Trainer
Meet Jessica. She is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Certified Personal Trainer. Though her journey to filling these roles was not a straight path. Jessica holds a Master of Arts in International Affairs and spent time working in Latin America – specifically Colombia, where she learned first-hand the power of nutrition and health supporting the development of a nutritional supplement for the malnourished.

Her involvement in and support of the creation of a nutritional supplement to pull children and elderly populations in Colombia out of a malnourished state opened her eyes to the power of nutrition for health betterment and healing. Jessica went on to become a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner through the Nutritional Therapy Association in 2018. With this expertise, she seeks to help clients identify and mediate their health priorities – whether that is improving digestion, blood sugar balancing or regulating hormones. Jessica strives to help men and women build healthier relationships with food by reconnecting to their nutrition as the source of better health and wellness, demystify all the information out there about “diet culture” and help people feel the joy in eating, feeling good and energized once again. Jessica can’t wait to work with you!

Qualifications

  • Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP)
  • DTS Level 1
  • NASM CPT
  • CPR / AED Training