Anze Benko

Anze Benko

Personal Trainer

Biography

Anze empowers others to achieve their wellness goals through fitness, nutrition and life coaching. His coaching career started in 2012, when he was exposed to OPEX coaching principles. Anze has 5 years of experience working successfully with a diversity of clients from the competitive CrossFit athlete to soccer moms trying to shed some post baby body fat.  His work ethic, positive attitude and love for learning make him an ideal coach for the results oriented client. 

For his own part, Anze is a 2 time Crossfit Regionals competitor who keeps striving to achieve his potential as a high level athlete.  His internal drive sets an example that inspires his clients to achieve more than they thought possible. 

Certifications

CrossFit Level 1

CCP Level 

Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified 

OPEX Life Coaching 

OPEX Nutrition 

OPEX Athlete Development Series, Mixed Modal Training

OPEX Assessment 

OPEX Business Systems 

OPEX Program Design

Training Think Thank – Strength Systems

Munis Topcuoglu

Munis Topcuoglu

Personal Trainer

Biography

Munis derives great satisfaction from helping people improve their relationships with their bodies.  With this in mind, he tailors his program design and coaching according to his clients’ needs, addressing any combination of the following areas:

● fat loss

● strength gain

● specific movement goals

● improving mobility, coordination, and motor control

 

Munis always prioritizes good technique and the importance of movement quality–he teaches his clients to move in the most effective ways without sacrificing safety or the long-term durability of their bodies.  In a similar vein, he also encourages healthy eating and is happy to give nutritional advice to clients who request it.

 

Munis has a long history of interest in diverse forms of movement: in addition to consistent strength training for the past 12 years, he has practiced yoga, trained in classical Japanese martial arts and parkour. 

 

Currently Munis trains over 20 hours a week following demanding programming  with his movement coach Ido Portal. 

 

Certifications:

● CrossFit Level 1

● Certified FRC Mobility Specialist

● Poliquin Personal Trainer Level 1

● Poliquin “Fundamentals of Periodization and Program Design” certificate

  Ido Portal online coaching student since February 2016

● Bujinkan ninjutsu 6th kyu

● Hatha Yoga teacher training (200-hour program)

 

Education, academic:

● B.ASc. Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto

● M.A. Communication, Johns Hopkins University

Jamie Tawil

Jamie Tawil

Personal Trainer

Biography

Jamie discovered Crossfit in 2012 while living in the Cayman Islands and fell in love with the sport of fitness immediately.  While being a coach at Metric, Jamie stays active in a number of sports including soccer, hockey, skiing and kickboxing. With experience coaching younger athletes in hockey he enjoys working with novice to advanced fitness enthusiasts of all ages. Jamie always brings a positive energy to the gym and his passion for fitness inspires everyone around him.   

Certifications:

Crossfit Level 1 Coach

Natalie Hallman

Natalie Hallman

Personal Trainer

Biography

Natalie has been working in Toronto with individuals to better their health since 2009. Her desire to spread fitness and health started through self-transformation. She believes that exercise is not only important for your body, but your mind as well. Natalie instills the importance of self-growth on her clients so they can be the best versions of themselves. Natalie is well versed in fitness, nutrition and wellness coaching and has a passion to broaden the awareness to those around her.

Education and Certifications:

– Canadian Society of Exercise Physiologists – Certified Personal Trainer

– George Brown College; Advanced Diploma in Fitness and Lifestyle Management

– Beginner Fitness Yoga

– Olympic Lifting Seminar

– CPR

Dr. Michelle Basu Roy

Dr. Michelle Basu Roy

Partner / Coach / Naturopathic Doctor / Osteopath

 

Biography

Dr. Michelle Basu Roy is a board certified Naturopathic Doctor and trained Osteopath. Her primary focus is clinical nutrition, targeted towards fat loss, athletic performance and optimal health. Michelle combines her skills in acupuncture and as an osteopath to reduce pain and promote balance and superior function in her patients. Michelle is an accomplished crossfit athlete and recently competed in the 2013 Canada East Regionals. She has been a strength coach for 12 years and integrates her advanced training methods with her clinical practice for optimal results.

 

Degrees

  • BSc human kinetics and nutrition
  • Naturopathic Doctor
  • Osteopath

 

Certifications

  • Biopuncture Injection Therapy
  • Intravenous Nutrient Injection (coming soon!)
  • Facial Rejuvenation and Cosmetic Acupuncture
  • PICP level 2 Strength Coach
  • Biosignature Practitioner
  • Crossfit level 1 Coach
  • Olympic lifting seminar with John Broz
  • Crossfit Canada East Regionals Athlete

 

 

Julian Scott

Julian Scott

Partner / Coach

Bio

Julian is a cofounder of CrossFit Metric and has over 9 years of experience as strength and conditioning coach. Respected by his peers, Julian has a long track record of producing RESULTS. He now spearheads programming for the CrossFit Metric competition team.

 

 

Certifications

  • Crossfit Level 1
  • PICP2
  • BioSignature
  • C.H.E.K Exercise Coach
  • C.H.E.K HLC1
  • Fascial Stretch Therapy 1
  • Pre & Post Natal Fitness
  • McGill University B.A. Economics Major

Darren Thornton

Darren Thornton

Strength Coach

Darren spent 6 years as a British Royal Marines Commando. This is where his passion for fitness started. He left the Marines to pursue a career as a CrossFit coach and fullfill his potential as a CrossFit competitor. While maintaining a vigorous training schedule, Darren is constantly seeking knowledge to help his clients and athletes. He has completed the Crossfit Level 1, Crossfit Gymnastics and Crossfit Strongman courses from the Crossfit Training program. Throughout the last year his focus has been completing the OPEX modules, which include: programming, life coaching, nutrition, assessment and business solutions. These are excellent courses which have helped him to ‘up his game’ when coaching his competitive athletes. Darren loves competing in Crossfit and enjoys sharing his passion for the sport through quality coaching.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

Strength

  • Crossfit L1
  • Crossfit Gymnastics
  • Crossfit Strongman
  • OPEX modules: assessment, programming, life coaching, nutrition

Blaise Ambrose

Blaise Ambrose

Strength Coach

Blaise has coached at various levels throughout his life, from youth soccer and track & field to strength & conditioning classes, teams and athletes. He discovered CrossFit the summer of 2012 when he entered a local competition and came in 2nd in the Masters division. Since then he’s been hooked. Blaise is available to coache athletes, the general public and groups. He customizes his clients programming based on their goals and draws from his traditional strength & conditioning education along with his training in the CrossFit methodology.
Blaise is coached remotely by Andrea Ager from California, who is a top ranked CrossFit athlete in the US. His goals are to improve in all aspects of CrossFit and improve his performance in the 2014 Open. His long term goal is to make the CrossFit Games in the Masters division.

Education

PICP L2, CrossFit L1, CrossFit Coach’s Prep, CrossFit Competitor’s Course, NCCP Track & Field L1, ViPR, Darby Training Systems O-Lifting, John Broz O-Lifting Seminar, Power Monkey O-Lifting & Gymnastics Clinic (with Durante and Chad Vaughn), Volunteer Assistant Coach with the University of Toronto Track Club – Junior Team.

Athletic/Competition History

15+ Years of Competitive Soccer
Varsity Track & Field at York University 1990-1991
University of Toronto Track & Field – Masters Division 2010-2013
Muay Thai Kickboxing 2006-2010, including two amateur fights
CrossFit Compwod.com 2013 Tag Team Competition – First place in Rx Division with Olga Hrynyak
CrossFit Underground Series 2012 Milton Event – 2nd place Masters Division
CrossFit Underground Series 2012 Downsview Event – 4th place Masters Division
CrossFit SweatRx Championships 2013 – 9th place Masters Division
Element CrossFit Open 2013 – 2nd place Masters Division
Element CrossFit Team Open 2013 – 7th place Scale Division
Wodapalooza Miami 2013 – 19th place Masters Division

Isaac Baik

Isaac Baik

Olympic Lifting Head Coach

Isaac started olympic weightlifting during his freshman year at the University of Toronto when he was approached by one of the weightlifting coaches at the school. He’s been hooked on the sport ever since. In the last 3 years Isaac has competed in numerous competitions including the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Ontario Senior Championships. He is currently ranked #1 in Ontario in the 77kg weight class and is planning to compete at the National level.

“I have a foundation in Chinese style weightlifting but also incorporate knowledge that I have attained through my own experience as a competitive weightlifter into my coaching. I have a passion for teaching and hope to help others accomplish their goals in this sport. As a coach, I believe that the teaching process occurs in both directions between the student and the teacher. Through my experience I have come to understand that there is just as much to learn from the athletes as the athletes have to learn from me. This continuous process of teaching and learning is allowing me to improve as a coach and contribute more to the experience of my students.”

PR’s:
snatch: 130kg/286lbs
Clean and Jerk: 151kg/335lbs