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Meet The Team

  • Jodi Nieuwendyk

    Jodi has been an active CrossFitter for 8 years! She's been coaching at FirePower Kids for 6 years!

    In her full time job Jodi is a Special Education Teacher right here in Milton. She has a bachelor of science in Kinesiology and Physical Education, a Bachelor of Education Degree and a Special Education Specialist qualification!

    When she's not at the gym or school Jodi can be found hiking the trails with her dog!
  • Maria Rueda

    Maria has been a member and coach at Reebok CrossFit FirePower for close to 7 years. She is passionate about fitness, nutrition and helping people of all ages improve & find a love of staying active and healthy. When she is not in the gym, Maria is a fourth semester student at Humber College in the Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle Promotion program. Understanding the importance of nutrition has allowed her to help many people improve their health. Her hobbies include travelling, photography, tennis and spending time with her two Samoyeds!
  • Jerry Fraelic

    Coach Jerry has been a CrossFitter for over 7 years. You can regularly see him working out at FirePower in the wee hours of the morning during the 5:30 am class! He has also been involved in sports playing hockey, ultimate frisbee and golf! Jerry has been a high school teacher for 19 years so he knows teenagers! He holds a Bachelor of Kinesiology and a Bachelor of Education.

    Coach Jerry is a Level 2 certified CrossFit Coach and holds a CrossFit Kids certification.
  • Yvonne Takacs

    Yvonne is the Manager at FirePower Kids and has been working here since 2017. Yvonne started in the Mom's Bootcamp program and both her sons have attended classes.

    Yvonne is a former hockey goalie and a current minor hockey referee in Milton. She is a regular attendee of the Ignite MetCon class at Reebok CrossFit FirePower.

    Yvonne holds a CrossFit Kids certification as well as a first degree from Two Brain Coaching.
  • Kingsley Alexander

    Kingsley is a decorated boxing athlete including 2015 Presidents Cup Award, 2016 Canadian Olympic Qualifiers, 2016 National Champion, Youth Nationals Silver Medalist 2010, Canadian Winter Games Silver Medalist 2011 and many more!

    Kingsley coaches boxing at both FirePower and FirePower Kids. He is also available for one on one training.

    Kingsley is certified with Level 1 Boxing, CrossFit L1, CrossFit Kids, and advanced DB training through Dumbbell Mission.

  • Elizabeth MacDonald

    Coach Elizabeth is a seasoned CrossFit athlete with over 8+ years experience. She has represented Team FirePower at local and provincial CrossFit competitions and was nationally ranked in the 2018 CrossFit Open for her age group. Her sports background includes competitive Dance, Swimming, Skiing, CrossFit, Weight lifting, and Powerlifting. Outside of the gym, she holds her Bronze Star/Bronze Cross Lifeguard courses, Emergency First Aid 'B' certification and plans on entering the medical field upon graduating from school.

    As a graduate from the FirePower Kids Coach in Training Program, Elizabeth coaches FPK CrossFit classes, specialty programs and birthday parties.
  • Alessandra Oppedisano

    Ally has been a member of the Reebok CrossFit FirePower family for 6 years and has been coaching at FirePower Kids for 5 years. Ally has a background in both swimming and rugby. She was a member of the Milton Marlins and competed at OFSAA with her high school swim team. She also was a member of the Milton District High School's Rugby team and competed in the Halton Finals. Ally also has a National LifeGuarding Certificate.

    Ally is High Five Certified and enrolled in the TwoBrain Coaching Certification (completion date March 2020). Ally is currently a student at Humber College in the Fitness and Health Promotion program. You will see Ally coaching all ages at FirePower Kids.
  • Ainsley Christensen

    Coach Ainsley has been an avid CrossFitter for over 8 years with FirePower Kids and now with Reebok CrossFit FirePower in both the Varsity and Boxing programs. Ainsley was a also a competitive gymnast and a rep soccer player. She is currently enrolled at Craig Keilberger High School in Grade 11 with hopes of continuing her education to become a teacher.

    Ainsley is a graduate of the FirePower Kids Coach in Training Program. You will see her coaching Mighty Minis, CrossFit Kids and running camps and birthday parties.
  • Jordan Wild

    Jordan is part of our front desk team at FirePower Kids. Jordan started at FPK in 2016. She is a former soccer and volleyball player.

    She is a full time student at York University in the Childhood and Youth Program. She's hoping to attend teachers college and become a primary school teacher. She holds a High Five and a CPR certification.