OWNER & HEAD COACH
As a former gymnast and gymnastics coach, Mizar found himself looking for another physical challenge. That’s when he found CrossFit (2009). He quickly realized this was something he wanted to pursue, both as an athlete and as a coach. With the mentorship of James FitzGerald (Founder of OPEX Fitness), he qualified for the CrossFit Regionals multiple years in a row.
Seeking to understand more, he joined the OPEX CCP program and continued to develop his mind, body and spirit and looks to do the same with his clients. He became a coach for individuals who are committed to long-term progress and who are not just lookin for a quick fix. Why? Because he enjoys having a positive impact on people’s lives and he knows that everyone has the potential to be a stronger, healthier version of themselves.
As a coach, Mizar believes in starting with the basics. He encourages his clients to set goals and to understand their “why”. Why are they training? Why is this important to them. The reason we choose do things is important because it helps to set our priorities straight. The excuse “I don’t have time” no longer exists. It’s more like “It’s not a priority at the moment”.
GYM DIRECTOR & COACH
Isabelle started coaching because she passionately believes in helping people to find their way to a healthier life. She specializes in the development and support of people who are looking to make a big change, whether it be for sport performance or for their own personal well-being. Isabelle has trained with the best athletes at MFO Training and OPEX Fitness (previously OPT), while preparing athletes of all levels for many different types of sports and activities.
Étienne graduated from École de cirque de Québec in 2014. He has 15 years of training in different disciplines such as contortion, aerial acrobatics and has a strong foundation in handstands, stretching and mobility. He has traveled with several different companies worldwide, has worked as a stuntman for television programs and now works as a performer for special events. He also people of all levels: kids who are looking to be introduced to circus art, acrosport competitive teams, and even circus professionals. Étienne is fascinated by the physical aspect of training and the bio-mechanics of the movement and enjoys passing on his knowledge to everyone he can!