Our team is full of qualified coaches - fully certified coaches or trained assistant coaches. We have a foundation of education to support our athletes and guide them to grow on and off the platform.
Coach Kirst grew up a competitive athlete: playing volleyball and swimming. As an adult, she missed the challenge, training, and team aspects of competing and sport. In 2013, she gathered her courage and bravely walked into her first CrossFit gym and was HOOKED! After training for a year, she began her coaching journey and education in 2014.
In 2015 Kirst competed for the first time in Weightlifting. Being alone on the platform changed her life (like many others). She decided then to dedicate herself to our sport and train only for Weightlifting. First in Calgary, and now in Victoria, Kirst is involved and committed to competing in and coaching Weightlifting.
Kirst is an authentic coach and is passionate about all the athletes she comes into contact with. Her knowledge expands beyond just Weightlifting as she also coaches CrossFit and personalized nutrition programs.
Beyond the gym, Kirst loves her pups and chickies, and adventures through life with her husband Cody.
Current Education & Certifications:
Precision Nutrition 1
NCCP Club Coach Weightlifting (trained)
Other Education: Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology and Esthetics Certificate
Club & Youth Club Coach
Josh is currently in his 3rd year of the Bachelor of Sport and Fitness Leadership; exercise and wellness degree at Camosun College. He has been working in recreation and health since 2013.
Josh has been involved in Weightlifting since 2015. He has been coaching for a year and a half and is in the process of receiving his NCCP Level 1 certification. Josh coaches the Senior Club as well as the Youth Weightlifting club. Josh has his CSEP – CPT certification and is pursuing his CSCS when he finishes school.
Josh has competed at the BC Provincials (1st) and Western Canadian Championships (3rd) and has his vision set for the Canadian Championships.
Josh is as humble and happy as it gets. He brings balance, positivity, and laughter to the gym.
CSEP - CPT
Education in Process:
NCCP Weightlifting L1
Bachelor of Sport and Fitness Leadership
Junior Club Coach
Georgia Cameron is a Youth 53kg weightlifter with Siemens Weightlifting and attends The Canadian Sport School Victoria out of PISE (11th Grade).
Georgia has recently began developing her coaching skills and is in the process of completing her NCCP Level 1 coaching course and Crossfit Level 1. Georgia is a strong leader as both an athlete and a coach, she leads by example. 'Though she be but little, she is fierce.'
Georgia has been competing in Olympic Weightlifting for since 2015 and placed 2nd at the 2018 Canadian Junior Weightlifting Championships.
Current Education in Process:
Club Manager & Club Coach
Heather just loves to lift!
Heather Cameron is a Masters weightlifter(-63kg). She has been competing for 5 years, has set national and provincial records in the snatch, and currently holds the provincial record for the snatch, clean and jerk, and total.
Heather has a very athletic background. She raced in 6 Ironman Triathlons including the World Championships in Hawaii, and has competed in the World Masters games for triathlon. She also competed in the sport of CrossFit, and was a member of the 2012 Vic City Regionals team.
Heather has been married to Bob for 28 years, and proud mother to Stuart, Georgia, and Sarah. She wrangles both her family and our weightlifting club. As the manager, Heather organizes team clothing, training camps, and staff development.
Precision Nutrition L1
Current Education in Process:
Club Coach & Writer
Sophie has been involved in sport and competition all her life (ski racing, gymnastics, cheerleading, and dance). After leaving gymnastics, she coached the sport, but always missed competing for herself. In 2015 she joined CrossFit Vic City and fell in love with weightlifting and through that, grew in so many ways!
Sophie has a desire to learn as much as she can about programming, coaching, nutrition and building mental/emotional strength in athletes.
Sophie also handles our Athlete of the Month 10W10Q series and writes for the blog!
I love country music, my two cats, being with friends and family and being outside.
Current Education in process: NCCP Level 1
Other Education: Emergency Medical Technician Certificate