The Core: Health & Fitness

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The Coaches

Our staff know what it takes to dedicate a life to fitness. They realize that not everyone takes the same journey, as they themselves come from different backgrounds, and are ready to lead you on your own path towards becoming the best version of yourself!

I am a firm believer that the lessons we learn in the gym help prepare us for the unexpected events within life not only physically but mentally as well. Within my years of coaching, training, and competing I have found no better way to push and learn about one self as I have within the community of The Core.

Dave Emery - Co-Owner & Head Coach

Education & Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 3 Trainer (CF-L3)
  • CrossFit Kids Trainer
  • CrossFit Aerobic Capacity 
  • CrossFit Mobility
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • CrossFit Power-lifting
  • CrossFit Weightlifting
  • CrossFit Weightlifting Level 2
  • Catalyst Athletics Level 1: Olympic Weightlifting
  • Issyn-Ryu Martial Arts (Black Belt) 2006 – Present
  • Hatha/ Flow Yoga Certification 2007 – Present

“I love the never-ending challenges that each workout presents, & how our actions in the gym are have a direct impact in our everyday life. Since becoming a member of The Core, I have not only improved my fitness as a whole, but have become a better member of my local community.”

Ioannis (John) Tsentouros - Co-Owner & General Manager

 

Education & Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2)
  • CrossFit Kids Trainer
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • CrossFit Weightlifting
  • CrossFit Trauma Sensitive & ACEP
  • Foundations in Trauma Informed Weightlifting
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 (PN1)
  • BirdBox Coaching Development 


“I want to help and inspire as many people as possible to find even a small piece of the passion I feel for being strong and fit and moving well at any age!  It makes life better in countless and intangible ways. I am proud to be a part of this incredible community and grateful for the opportunities it gives me to develop my coaching skills as well as pursue my own competitive goals.”

Janet Findlay - Coach & Personal Trainer

 

Education & Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2)
  • CrossFit Kids Trainer
  • CrossFit Weightlifting 
  • CrossFit Endurance 
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • CanfitPro Personal Training Specialist
  • CPR/First Aid Certified
  • Learn-to Run & Learn-to-Train Instructor
  • NLS Certified Lifeguard & Red Cross & LSS Advanced Swim Instructor
  • NCCP Swim Coach & NCCP Nordic Ski Coach

Through coaching the QUICKFIT sessions at the CORE I aim to provide you with the opportunity to explore movement and strength in different ways. Primarily with the goal of helping you discover what being strong means to you in your life. Encouraging you to learn a movement practice is a reflection of who you are – to embrace that practice, allow it to shift and change with your life – and to always remember that it is valuable because it is yours.”

Raquel Chartrand - Coach & QuickFit

 

Education & Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2)
  • CrossFit Weightlifting
  • CrossFit Weightlifting Level 2
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • CrossFit Mobility
  • Freestyle Connection Seminar
  • Agatsu Lower Body Mobility Seminar
  • Bachelor of Physical Therapy

Martene Herbert - Coach

 

Education & Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 (PN1)
  • Competitive Gymnastics Coach (20+ yrs) – Pre Elite and Elite level athletes
  • NCCP Level 3 Women’s Gymnastics Coach
  • NCCP Level 1 Trampoline Coach
  • NCCP Nutrition Coach
  • Working Against Gravity Nutrition Coach